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Windmill Wood saved from development

The Parish Council recently met with the new owner of Windmill Wood to hear what was planned for the site.  We were very pleased that the new owner’s primary focus will be actively managing the woodland with an aim to make the woodland more biodiverse. This work will include the restoration of the wetland area, […]

It’s Christmas tree light time!

Our young Parish Christmas tree seems to be growing with gusto and vigour, getting bigger every year. Situated on the corner of Oaklands Road and Marthall Lane it’s time for the annual “switch on” of its lights. With free mince pies, cakes, mulled wine and soft drinks it’s a chance for everyone to get in […]

Windmill Wood for sale

The 35 acres of Windmill Wood (Toft Woods) is being offered for sale by Fisher German by on-line auction on 23 August. Toft Woods has been used by generations of Knutsford, Toft and Ollerton residents for family walks and dog walking, bird watching and youngsters exploring. Scout groups and visitors make extensive use of the […]

Green Bins

Cheshire East Council has announced it will charge residents £56-per-year for green bin collections. The fee is the highest in the North West. Cheshire East Council says the changes are being made to address a £20m funding gap it currently faces. The council estimates the changes will raise around £4m. Council documents show a reduction […]

Manor Lane Road Closures

The parish council has received the following information regarding Manor Lane’s road closure… CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE S14 (2) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 […]

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On!

For the first time since 2019 we’re able to congregate together for the switch on of the parish’s Christmas tree lights. With free mince pies, cakes, mulled wine and soft drinks it’s a chance for everyone to get in the Christmas spirit, sing some carols and have some fun. Located at the corner of Marthall […]

Sunshine and smiles greet jubilee celebrations

A fantastic time was had by all at The Hall at Marthall’s jubilee celebrations. The hall was decorated beautifully, and festivities began at 1pm with tables laid with amazing home made cakes and sandwiches. It proved so popular that at one point with the car park, Sandlebridge Lane and lay-by were so full of cars […]

Jubilee Celebrations at The Hall at Marthall

Save the date! Saturday the 4th of June, the villages of Ollerton, Marthall, Snelson and Little Warford are holding a party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To held in the fabulous modern venue of The Hall at Marthall http://marthallvillagehall.co.uk (Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, WA16 7SB) there is loads of parking, ample space inside and hopefully […]

We want your feedback on our Neighbourhood Plan

For the past four years Ollerton with Marthall Parish Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. This is in line with government policy under the Localism Act of 2012, which encourages the production of such plans to give localities a meaningful say in the planning rules of Cheshire East’s Local Plan. What […]

Ollerton Conservation Area Consultation Begins

The Cheshire East Council Environment and Communities Committee has approved to proceed to a public consultation for the Ollerton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. Letters will be sent to residents/businesses within the boundary, including any proposed new boundary changes and invited to attend surgeries where a Conservation Officer is present to talk through the […]