Somerford Parish Council

A village in the heart of the Cheshire countryside

Latest News

14-12-2017 at 6:03 PM

Congleton Link Road update

Message from Paul Griffiths, Infrastructure Delivery Manager Strategic Highways and Transportation, Tel No 01270 686353
27-11-2017 at 11:38 AM

Neigbourhood Plan News Bulletin – November 2017 now published

The Cheshire East consultation period, which should have been 6 weeks and ended on 8 September 2017, was extended at the request of the Independent Examiner, Mary O’Rourke, as she had concerns that CEC had not given sufficient notice to the public regarding the consultation deadline for comments. She originally requested they give a further 3 week extension, however, following a query from a resident, the Examiner later amended this to a repeat of the entire 6 week period, resulting in the last date for comments being extended to 24th November 2017.
25-10-2017 at 10:34 AM


Message from Val Simons, Pupil Place Planning Officer Cheshire East Council
16-10-2017 at 1:08 PM

Further Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan

As requested by the examiner, a period of further consultation on the Somerford Neighbourhood Plan will now be undertaken, starting at 5pm 11th October and closing at 5pm on 23rd November.
11-10-2017 at 8:00 AM


From Tom Evans Neighbourhood Planning Manager Cheshire East Council
02-10-2017 at 10:58 AM

Appeal for information following the murder of Leanne McKie

Officers investigating the murder of Leanne McKie are appealing for information from the public.
20-09-2017 at 5:13 PM

Planning Request to extend existing garage

.... to provide a store and raise the roof height to increase door clearance height
13-09-2017 at 10:43 AM

Legal challenge to Local Plan Strategy

A message from Sean Hannaby Director of Planning & Sustainable Development Cheshire East Council
12-09-2017 at 6:59 PM

Neighbourhood plan submitted

Neighbourhood plan submitted
06-08-2017 at 3:11 PM

Outcome of Somerford Village Green Public Inquiry 8th - 11th May 2017

A Message From the Chairman of the Village Green Committee
04-08-2017 at 9:54 AM

A54 Traffic Survey Results

Letter from Simon Barker, MCIHT Senior Road Safety Engineer Design Cheshire East Highways
04-08-2017 at 9:49 AM

Adoption by Cheshire East Council of Local Strategy Development Plan

Letter from Adrian Fisher Head of Planning Strategy
19-07-2017 at 5:18 PM

Parish Councillors work hard to clear ragwort

Paul Crompton and Geoff Bell spend the afternoon clearing ragwort off the RSPB land ....
05-07-2017 at 3:08 PM

A new Police Sergeant for the area

A new Sergeant has taken over the area covering Sandbach, Cranage, Astbury, Brereton, Holmes Chapel, including Middlewich, Wheelock and surrounding areas.
26-05-2017 at 12:03 PM

Cheshire East Council Review of Supported Local Bus Services

Cheshire East Council is proposing changes to local supported (subsidised) bus services as part of its budget plans.
23-06-2017 at 6:11 PM

Somerford Village green - Public Inquiry (Report from Cllr Geoff Bell)

The Somerford Village green Public Inquiry concluded on Wednesday the 10th May 2017 and it is now for the Inspector to compile his report and submit it to the Cheshire East Borough Council Public Rights of Way (PROW) committee. We do not know the timescale for this, or whether it will be publicised before the PROW committee sees it. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday the 11th September and we would expect a result by or before then. Whatever the recommendation, it will be for the PROW committee to either accept or reject it.
30-06-2017 at 10:31 AM

New Street Naming Proposal from Cheshire East, including request for feedback

(Case Reference Number: SNN000001198 ) Under Cheshire East Council’s Street Naming & Numbering Policy procedure, we are required to gather views of various internal and external bodies, including the Ward Councillors and Parish Council for any proposed new street names being allocated under the Council’s Street Naming & Numbering statutory powers.
05-04-2017 at 11:10 AM

Residents of Somerford argue against the cancellation of speed reduction on A54

Residents of Somerford and Brereton came to a meeting to argue against the cancellation of speed reduction on A54 with Councillor David Brown .
05-03-2017 at 7:12 PM

Village Green Application News

The village green application will be heard at CE PROW committee from 8th May until 11th May. The Inquiry will be at Congleton Town Hall, and will run from 8-11 May 2017, starting at 2.00-5.30 pm and 6.30-9.30 pm on Monday
03-03-2017 at 9:58 AM

Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor(s)

Somerford Parish Council currently has a vacancy for YOU to become a Parish Councillor.
27-01-2017 at 9:26 AM

Connecting Cheshire approval of our Phase 3 roll-out.

Connecting Cheshire are pleased to announce approval of our Phase 3 (Gainshare) roll-out.
05-04-2017 at 11:01 AM

Residents of Somerford against the cancellation of speed reduction on A54 with Councillor David Brown .

Residents of Somerford and Brereton came to a meeting to argue against the cancellation of speed reduction on A54 with Councillor David Brown .
20-12-2016 at 9:41 AM

Congleton Link Road – Progress Update

Progress September, October and November 2016 The Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order were made by Cheshire East Council on 14 October 2016.
14-12-2016 at 11:17 AM


Dear Residents Somerford PC have Purchased some Wheelie Bin Stickers.
05-12-2016 at 11:28 AM

Free Parking – 4 days in a rolling 12 month period – Cheshire East - Pay and Display Car Parks

Free Parking – 4 days in a rolling 12 month period – Cheshire East - Pay and Display Car Parks Letter from Cheshire East District Council
18-11-2016 at 10:57 AM

Application No: 16/5156C:Residential Development for 170 houses & associated works.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 Notification under Terms of Article 8, Schedule 1 Concerning a Planning Application Proposal: Residential Development for 170 houses & associated works. Location: LAND OFF BLACK FIRS LANE, SOMERFORD, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE National Grid Ref: 383199.12 363911.85
10-10-2016 at 12:40 PM

Useful Crime reduction websites

Message sent by Liz Biddle (Police, Community Engagement Officer, Cheshire Engagement Unit)
15-09-2016 at 9:34 AM

Congleton Link Road Project Update

The attached document contains the project update information regarding the upcoming Congleton Link Road.

Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy


Cheshire East Neighbourhood Planning Update



ANSA have been sweeping and clearing the weeds from the footpaths and road side of the A54 Holmes Chapel Road.

Looks so much better and residents have been asking for a while to see an improvement .

Pictures below:


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