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Following a resignation, there’s a vacancy for a councillor for the parish of Newbold Astbury cum Moreton.  If you have a few spare hours and want to give something back to the community you live in, please contact our parish clerk on 01260 641 854 or .

The parish council will be discussing Sibelco's application to extend the Wallhill Lane quarry at its meeting at 7:30pm on 12 June in Astbury Village Hall.  You can read the application itself (19/2173W) on the Cheshire East website.  The restoration plan for the quarry will also be discussed.

All parish council meetings are open to everyone, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and make representations at the start of the meeting.

The full agenda for the meeting is available on our Agendas for meetings page.

We've received the following information from GRAHAM, the principal contractor for the CLR, on  current and planned road closures and diversions related to the new road:

TEMPORARY TWO LANE CARRIAGEWAY – Chelford Road, Congleton, between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road overbridge and divert existing services.

Start Date – 3rd June 2019
For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge

ROAD CLOSURE  - Sandy Lane, Congleton, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent fields to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct two new roundabouts. Sandy Lane will be closed for an initial period of 9 months.

Start Date – 28th May 2019
Planned Completion - Late February 2020

TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Congleton, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a newly constructed carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction will be imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019
For the duration of the Giantswood Lane overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Back Lane, Congleton, between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme.

Started - 28th January 2019
Planned Completion – 31 July 2019

If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact GRAHAM via congletonlink@graham.co.uk

For more information or to keep up-to date with the project, please visit: www.graham.co.uk/congleton-link-road

The next surgery when you can discuss policing issues with our PCSO Mathew Steele will be held on 3 June at Glebe farm between 10:00am and 11:00am.

Details of this and other surgeries in the Macclesfield policing area are available via the Cheshire Police website (scroll down and select the Odd Rode filter to see events relevant to our parish).  This link is also available on our Contacting Cheshire Police page.

To enable work on the link road, Sandy Lane will be completely closed from Tuesday 28 May 2019 until February 2020.  The official diversion is the A534 Sandbach Road and the A54 Holmes Chapel Road via the Waggon and Horses roundabout.

You can read the full letter from Graham here and the diversion map here.

Cheshire East Highways and Graham, the CLR contractors, have just sent us the first issue of their CLR newsletter.  We will be publishing this and future issues on this website: you can the first issue here.

From CE Highways:

Dear Stakeholders/Neighbour

GRAHAM are 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 CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Congleton, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane Overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a newly constructed carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction will be imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019
For the duration of the Giantswood Lane Overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Sandy Lane, Congleton, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent fields to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct two new roundabouts. Sandy Lane will be closed for an initial period of 9 months.

Start Date – 28th May 2019
Planned Completion - Late February 2020

ROAD CLOSURE  - Back Lane, Congleton, between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme.

Started - 28th January 2019
Planned Completion – 31 July 2019

If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact us via congletonlink@graham.co.uk

For more information or to keep up-to with the project, please visit: www.graham.co.uk/congleton-link-road

I trust this information is helpful.

Kind regards
Gill

Gillian Kidd
Senior Highways Officer | Cheshire East Highways