New group launches dedicated to the protection of Lindow Moss


A new group has formed to which is dedicated to raising awarenessand and helping to conserve and protect the historically and ecologically important landscape at the edge of Wilmslow. 

Transition Wilmslow members have been raising community awareness of, and campaigning for, the restoration of Lindow Moss for more than a decade.

The Lindow Moss Restoration Group was formed in early 2020 in response to concerns that the promised restoration (in return for selling off the peat farm site for housing) did not seem to be happening.

The group, together with a group of community representatives met regularly and organised a Lindow Moss Community Forum with lectures and discussions on zoom from 2020-2022 with between 50-80 attendees.

The success of the Community Forum, the commencement of restoration and the need to reach out to people beyond Wilmslow has resulted in the establishment of a Friends Group, Friends of Lindow Moss which will be launched officially on Saturday 3rd February at the Wilmslow Guild on Bourne Street.

The event will feature talks on the value of peatland landscapes and what is proposed for the restoration for Lindow. There will also be the chance for attendees to contribute their thoughts and aspirations for the future of the Moss.

If you would like to join the event please follow the link here to reserve your space. Coffee and tea will be available from 1.30pm with proceedings starting at 2pm.

Gary Parker, Interim Chair of Friends of Lindow Moss said "We are looking forward to officially launching the friends group. This is an important year for Lindow as it also sees the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lindow Man.

"A series of events will be taking place to encourage more people to discover and understand this amazing landscape on our doorstep. We hope that you will be able to join us to discuss and contribute to the future of Lindow Moss."

For more information you can email [email protected].



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Keith Marsden
Monday 22nd January 2024 at 9:22 am
I am interested to see the formation of this new group concerned about Lindow Moss. I have in the past responded to comments from Saltersley Common Preservation Society but does that group still exist?
Roger Bagguley
Monday 22nd January 2024 at 5:46 pm
Don't think Saltersley Common Preservation Society still exists. Tony Evans who led the group has moved away.
Vince Chadwick
Monday 22nd January 2024 at 6:09 pm
The event is sold out. Any chance of getting a bigger room?
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 2:38 pm
Tried again today - and managed to book a ticket. Maybe they have added more.
Tony Evans
Saturday 27th January 2024 at 10:48 am
In 2022 Saltersley Common Preservation Society decided not to waste any more time or money when our last report was ignored. This was a report commissioned from Dr. Paul Hardwick of Enzygo Ltd., a consultant hydrologist and it made sad reading.
Copies were given to CEC, Transition Wilmslow and Residents of Wilmslow but just like all our other reports (LGO, Derek Gow (water vole expert) ECUS) found its way to the bin.
The land around Newgate Kennels is still sinking (causal link to the peat extraction proven). The house next to the kennels demolished and rebuilt and The WhiteHouse on Rotherwood Road in the hands of insurers whilst a decision is taken whether or not to demolish.
SCPS wishes the new group good luck. They will certainly need it.
Tony Evans
Saltersley Common Preservation Society (still going)

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