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Vacancy  – Town Clerk

Middlewich Town Council, is looking for full time Clerk to work an average of 37 hours per week, including evening meetings as required and some weekend work during events.

For more details on the vacancy click here 

Community Mayor Project to cease

20200117 ‘Community Mayor’

Middlewich Town Council sets Budget for 20/21


The members of Middlewich Town Council approved the Council budget for 2020/21 at a special meeting held on 13th January 2020.


The budget includes a precept request for a sum of £384,714 from Cheshire East Council. As the taxbase in Middlewich has increased from financial year 19/20 to 20/21, the amount requested results in an increase of 3.9% in the overall Council Tax Charge. This equates to an increase of £2.97 per year on a Band D property or 25p per month.




Tonights Budget Meeting is in Room 3A, Victoria Buildings at 7:15pm. The front door will be open.


Middlewich Beat Meetings for 2020


AMENDMENT to tonight’s External Meeting. The meeting will now take place in Room 3A at 7:15pm in the Town Hall, Victoria Buildings, Lewin Street Middlewich

AMENDMENT to Monday Budget Meeting. The Budget Meeting on Monday 13th January is now in Room 3A, Town Hall, Victria Buildings at 7:15pm.



Middlewich Town Council would like to wish all its residents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Come and join us for our Lantern Parade

Incident on Holmes Chapel Road Middlewich


Various agencies and police are currently dealing with a gas leak on A54 Holmes Chapel Road, Middlewich. This is on-going and road closures have been placed on Lewin Street and surrounding side streets. Potentially this could be for a few hours whilst the leak is assessed, please do not try to travel to this area. We suggest reviewing your journey and look for diversions.

Christmas Light Switch On

This Friday is our Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas Market, road closures in place will be Wheelock Street from 12pm – 10pm and the Bull Ring including the bus stop from 3pm – 9pm.






The next Town Council Budget Meeting has been resheduled for Tuesday 26th November


Congratulations to our latest Town Councillor, Graham Orme who was co-opted unanimously at last night’s full council meeting. Graham is a genuinely independent-minded person, and I along with other councillors, am looking forward to working with him for the greater good of Middlewich.

Budget Meeting

Tonight’s Budget Meeting has been postponed. A new date will be announced.


Middlewich Bus Users Meeting


Town Council Press Release


Locking of Fountain Fields


From tonight, 11 October, Fountain Fields park will be locked around 6pm on Friday and Saturday nights and every night during half term.


Notice of Vacancy for a Councillor in Cledford Ward








We are looking at adding more times, and hopefully some weekends. Watch this space

Monday 16th September 2019

The shock of the passing of Jonathan Williams, Town Clerk for 34 years, is still being felt within the council.


However, Jonathan would have been the first person to insist that council business cannot stop completely, and we do have some business which cannot wait until next month.


We are therefore going to amend the format of the council meeting on Monday, rather than cancel it completely.


Part 1 of the meeting will give an opportunity for councillors, council staff and residents to pay their respects to Jonathan and share fond memories. We will also have a Book of Condolence for people to sign on the night should they wish to. This will then be available in the Council Offices from the Tuesday should residents wish to sign but cannot attend the meeting.


The meeting will then move into Part 2, which will allow the council to discuss pressing matters.


All other items from Part 1, including public forum questions and member’s items will be deferred until the next full meeting on the 21st of October.


Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Jonathan Williams

It is with deep regret that we announce that Jonathan Williams, our Town Clerk, has passed away whilst on holiday.

Jonathan was our clerk since August 1985, and for many he was synonymous with the Town Council. His knowledge and experience has proved invaluable for many generations of councillors and council staff, and his passion for Middlewich, its heritage and its events will leave a huge gap that we will struggle to fill.


Air Quality Action Plan Drop In Session

The purpose of an AQMA is to ensure that the Council considers and implements actions that may be needed to reduce the pollution levels in the area.  These actions will be set out in the Cheshire East Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP).  Therefore, as part of the declaration process, we would like to receive your views, comments and any actions you may consider relevant in the AQAP, which can be sent to .


There will also be a public drop in session on the 10th September 2019 between 4pm and 6:30pm at Middlewich Civc Hall where these views and comments may be discussed.



Fountain Fields Announcement

The Town Council is fully aware of a number of Anti-Social Behaviour incidents occurring at Fountain Fields park.  We can assure residents that the new CCTV cameras are working effectively and clear images have already been supplied to the Police.  The CCTV Control Room is actively monitoring the park and as a result the Police were called out to attend an incident on 28 August.  The park has had to close today (Thursday) to enable the vandalised bandstand to be permanently removed due to excessive deliberate damage which has made it dangerous.  The park will be re-opened once the clean-up has been carried out

Current Consultations

Public Consultation regarding the identification of Cledford Lane as a potential site for a transient traveller site.


Cheshire East Council has announced a public consultation regarding the identification of Cledford Lane as a potential site for a transient traveller site.


If you would like to register an objection, voice your support or offer any other feedback, please find below links to documents that summarise the relevant planning guidelines and regulations.

Link One Cledford Hall Farm – An Unsuitable Transit Site

Link Two Policies and Cledford Hall Farm

Feedback should be submitted to copying before the consultation deadline of 30th September 2019




Situated in the centre of Cheshire, Middlewich is twinned with Holywell, Wales and has a Charter of Friendship with Venables, France”. We have good communications based upon the M6 motorway, which is only two and a half miles from the centre of the town, making Middlewich a great place to:


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