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Welcome to the website of Newbold Astbury cum Moreton Parish Council, serving the twin parishes of Newbold Astbury and Moreton-cum-Alcumlow.

The Parish Council holds the Foundation accreditation under the Local Council Award Scheme, demonstrating that it has the required documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice. The council also has policies for training for its councillors and officers and so has the foundations for improvement and development in place.

Congleton Link Road

Appointed Engineers: Graham

Construction work is now under way, with scheduled completion set for late 2020. Core elements of the project will involve cutting the road 8m deep into mudstone in a 25m high escarpment before traversing the River Dane with an 85m long bridge and landing on a 12m high embankment founded on piled alluvium. Two further road bridge crossings and two underpasses will be constructed while 3.5km of realigned and new local roads represent an additional portion of the works programme, which will demand landscaping and environmental mitigation to accommodate great crested newts, bats and ancient woodland.

If you have any concerns please contact visit the website

The Parish Council will also be in liaison with Mr Dan Cawthra (tel.
073 8479 7138 or by , Stakeholder & Communications Officer for the Congleton Link Road  so please let us know of any issues you can’t resolve, by .


  • November newsletter now available online

    If you’ve not yet received a copy in the post, you can read the latest newsletter online on our newsletters page.
  • Red Ensign day acknowledged

    Following on from flying the Red Ensign at Glebe Farm, Seafarers UK, have thanked our parishes for helping to raise awareness of our island nation’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers . Our participation is noted on our ‘Roll of Honour’ at And we’ve been awarded a ‘Certificate of Commemoration’ displayed here:
  • Congleton Link Road Newsletter

    The fourth newsletter describing progress on the link road is now available — follow this link.
  • Congleton Link Road: latest on road closures and diversions

    From GRAHAM, the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project: Please note below, an update on the road closures/diversions for your information. TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Black Firs Lane, Somerford To enable the felling of a tree and carry out vegetation removal works. Start Date – ...continue reading "Congleton Link Road: latest on road closures and diversions"
  • War memorial cleaned

    The parish council recently arranged a successful clean-up of the war memorial in the churchyard of St Mary's Church.  As shown in the picture, the names and details of each of those commemorated there are now much clearer. (The lower picture shows a section of the memorial before the clean.)