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Croghan Peat clear the path for the restoration of Lindow Moss

Croghan Peat clear the path for the restoration of Lindow Moss

Many people locally have despaired for years at the devastation wrought on the peat cutting area on Lindow Moss as it dried out and cutting continued.…
End of an era for Wilmslow’s Peat Bog Railways

End of an era for Wilmslow’s Peat Bog Railways

On 24th and 25th June this year three narrow gauge railway locomotives and some wagons were removed by lorry from Lindow Moss. The two foot gauge locos…
Reader's Letter: Absolute tosh that peat is being removed for analysis before restoration starts

Reader's Letter: Absolute tosh that peat is being removed for analysis before restoration starts

On Wednesday, 6th May, wilmslow.co.uk printed an article headed Cheshire East Council Agrees Carbon Neutral Plan. One of the proposals was to provide…
Building of 14 houses is 'a price worth paying for the significant environmental benefits'

Building of 14 houses is 'a price worth paying for the significant environmental benefits'

After nearly four years controversial plans to build houses on part of Lindow Moss, a raised mire peat bog whose origins date back to the last Ice Age,…
Decision due on plans to build 14 houses and cease peat extraction at Lindow Moss

Decision due on plans to build 14 houses and cease peat extraction at Lindow Moss

Plans to build 14 detached houses on part of Lindow Moss and restore the 28 hectares peat extraction site to a natural wetland habitat are set to be determined…
Dawn Walk in memory of archaeologist who recovered Lindow Man

Dawn Walk in memory of archaeologist who recovered Lindow Man

Transition Wilmslow's annual Dawn Walk will have special poignancy this year as the group remembers Rick Turner, the archaeologist who recovered Lindow…
Reader's Letter: Our worst fears confirmed over the future of Lindow Moss

Reader's Letter: Our worst fears confirmed over the future of Lindow Moss

In January this year George Osborne informed our group that Cheshire East Council would no longer communicate with us. Shortly afterwards residents affected…
Campaigners say Council is burying its head in the peat

Campaigners say Council is burying its head in the peat

Cheshire East Council has announced that any subsidence at properties located close to Lindow Moss is not a Council matter but a civil one. As previously…
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Council claims there's no evidence of link between peat extraction and subsidence

Council claims there's no evidence of link between peat extraction and subsidence

As reported last month our MP George Osborne has got involved in the ongoing debate about the impact of peat extraction on Lindow Moss and questioned…
Ongoing discussions with experts delay Lindow Moss plans

Ongoing discussions with experts delay Lindow Moss plans

Decisions on two planning applications for the development of a raised mire peat bog on the edge of Wilmslow have been delayed for nearly 18 months…
George Osborne questions whether peat extraction is best use of historic site

George Osborne questions whether peat extraction is best use of historic site

Our MP George Osborne is questioning whether peat extraction should continue at an historic site in Wilmslow. Saltersley Common Preservation Society contacted…
Appeal for MP help to preserve Lindow Moss and stop subsidence

Appeal for MP help to preserve Lindow Moss and stop subsidence

A local preservation society has written to George Osborne again outlining their concerns over subsidence at Lindow Moss, which they are certain is caused…
Absorb the atmosphere as dawn breaks on Lindow Moss

Absorb the atmosphere as dawn breaks on Lindow Moss

Transition Wilmslow are planning another Lindow Moss Dawn Walk on Saturday 30th July, offering people the opportunity to absorb the extraordinary…
Desperate letter to George Osborne about state of Lindow Moss

Desperate letter to George Osborne about state of Lindow Moss

A local preservation society written to MP George Osborne outlining their concerns about Lindow Moss Tony Evans, Secretary of Saltersley Common Preservation…
Expert concludes peat extraction has 'destroyed' Lindow Moss

Expert concludes peat extraction has 'destroyed' Lindow Moss

An ecological consultant who specialises in water vole conservation has described the peat extraction at Lindow Moss as 'simply devastating' and calls…
Plan for 14 homes on Lindow Moss submitted

Plan for 14 homes on Lindow Moss submitted

Plans to build 14 detached houses on part of Lindow Moss and restore the 28 hectares peat extraction site to a natural wetland habitat have been submitted…
Momentum builds for protection of important local asset

Momentum builds for protection of important local asset

Over 60 people attended a recent day school which provided a unique opportunity to learn about Wilmslow's most important historical and archeological…