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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, demonstratating 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 .


  • Notes on Wallhill Lane Meeting, 13 March

    The notes from the meeting on measures to mitigate CLR-related traffic on Wallhill Lane in the Villagee Hall on Wednesday 13 March were well-attended by concerned members of the public, and many areas of concern were raised and many suggestions made.  You can read notes on the event in this report.
  • Smart motorway progress

    Some news on progress on the M6 junction 16-19 (Crewe to Knutsford) smart motorway project: Final stages At 6am on Friday 8 March, M6 junction 18 (Middlewich) and junction 17 (Sandbach) became fully operational, with drivers able to travel at variable speeds up to the national speed limit.The 60mph speed restriction has now been lifted ...continue reading "Smart motorway progress"
  • Forthcoming Link Road-related roadworks

    Dan Cawthra, our contact with CLR contractors Graham, writes: TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS - A536 Macclesfield Road, Congleton Works to take place between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30 pm Start – 20th March 2019 Planned Completion – 21st March 2019 ROAD CLOSURE - Back Lane, Congleton between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate ...continue reading "Forthcoming Link Road-related roadworks"
  • March newsletter now available online

    Our latest newsletter is now available on our newsletters page. This extended eight page issue contains important information about the forthcoming parish council elections (on 2 May), the annual report from the parish council chairman John Carter and plenty more, as well as more news from the school and Astbury WI.
  • PCSO report for February 2019

    The latest report from our PCSO Matthew Steele is now available online here.