Lay-by and car parks reopen as lockdown restrictions ease


Following the latest Government guidance, the lay-by at the top of Macclesfield Road re-opened this week, along with car parks at popular parks and recreational spaces in Wilmslow.

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Police decided to close the lay-by adjacent to Castle Rock and the car parks at The Carrs, Twinnies Bridge and Lindow Common last month to discourage people from travelling and to help ensure social distancing is observed during to coronavirus lockdown.

This week, the Government announced that from Wednesday, 13th May, you can exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines - and travel to outdoor open space irrespective of distance for your exercise or outdoor activity.

However, the Council has confirmed that unofficial dirt off road parking area adjacent to Beacon Lodge on Macclesfield Road will remain closed for the time being.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Highways said "There have been a number of obstruction issues in relation to Beacon Lodge and given this area is not an official lay-by, the traffic regulation order (yellow line system) along this stretch of road should also preclude parking to the rear of the footway."



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John Hannah
Friday 22nd May 2020 at 10:23 pm
The ‘unofficial parking’ at Beacon Lodge hasn’t been a problem for decades...Beacon Lodge changed ownership last year & suddenly hundreds of local residents & non locals are barred from using the seems easy enough to preserve access to Beacon Lodge whilst the other 95% of the area is preserved for those who appreciate/require it

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