Welcome to the April edition of the Moston Parish Council Newsletter. Last month saw the departure of our ex-Chair and long-standing councillor, Alan Holder. Alan after twenty years has moved away from Moston. He and his wife Anne will be sorely missed, and we wish them all the best in their new home. Due to Alan’s resignation we now have a vacancy for two councillors, one being a long standing vacancy. If anybody would like to join the council, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk, via the email at the end of this Newsletter.

The street lighting issue mentioned last month still has to be concluded but we remain hopeful of an early resolution of the matter. The residents of Albion Lock, especially those on Morgan Rd, asked if we could help with a problem of vehicles not realising that Morgan Rd was a cul-de-sac. After lengthy negotiations with the builders, Taylor Wimpey, they have now installed a No Through Road, sign.

There are a number of items to report from the April Parish Council Meeting. The main one being the Government’s decision to return to face-to-face council meetings from the 7th May. We, the Parish Council, felt that this decision is premature, considering indoor venues will not be allowed to open before 17th May, at the earliest. Our next meeting in May is before the new ruling so we have decided to hold a zoom meeting, as normal, and to cancel the June meeting. Therefore, our first physical Parish meeting will be held in July. The venue will be Warmingham Village Hall, but the date has yet to be decided.

The planning application for 10 Gypsy / Traveller transit pitches at Cledford Hall Farm, Middlewich, was also discussed. We understand the need for transit pitches in Cheshire East but feel that the proposed site is in the wrong location and that, in granting permission, it would also alienate the settled Gypsy/ Traveller population, who also object to the site. Therefore, we will be lodging an objection to the application, with Cheshire East.

Also, this month you have the chance to visit one of our local gardens under the National Open Garden Scheme. See the link below. The money raised from the scheme benefits a number of charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s Uk.

https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42150

Finally, We hope you find this newsletter useful. If you have any comments about the newsletter or any other parish related matters, you can contact us by email. The address is:

clerk@mostonparishcouncil.org