A Village Lane in High Legh

Highways, footpaths and bridleways

Highways, footpaths and bridleways are currently maintained by Cheshire East Council.

Tel: 0300 1235030.


You can find information about roadworks and travel disruption across East Cheshire on the East Cheshire Council website.

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Leisure, culture and tourism

High Legh residents have access to two recreational areas, which are currently owned and maintained by Cheshire East.

For details of leisure centres, libraries, cinemas, open spaces etc. please visit Cheshire East Council for further detail.

Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling Services are run by Cheshire Council.


United Utilities
Tel: 0845 6020406


Tel: 0845 7462200

Water (Leakline)
Tel: 0800 330033

Gas Emergencies
Tel: 0800 111999

Electricity supply
Tel: 0845 2722424 / 0800 1954141

High Legh Educational Trust

Villagers may be interested to know a little about the High Legh Educational Trust. It was formed by combining the School & School House Charity Trust, which dated from 1851, and the Joseph Hazlehurst Charity founded as long ago as 1799. In 1981 £15,000 was acquired from the sale of the old school buildings, now the Village Hall and School House, and this sum was reinvested by the Educational Trust. The income generated is disbursed by the Trustees to local projects which meet the Trust’s broad educational objectives. Over the past two decades, grants totalling £23,128 have been made to 42 worthwhile causes within High Legh an average of £1,005 a year, or £482 per project.

Money is granted for educational purposes to benefit local children and young people. High Legh Primary School and our Pre-School Nursery have often requested and received donations for specific projects over the years, but allocations are made to individuals and groups too. The Trustees are frequently heartened to receive recipients’ letters of thanks making it clear that even modest sums can make a real difference. So High Legh Educational Trust hopes to continue to be able to respond to well-argued applications for funds which will help and encourage young people from the village in the years to come.

It is appropriate here to place on record the community’s gratitude to Charles, the late Lord Grey, for his characteristic generosity in creating this Educational Trust. He chaired the committee with his legendary good humour, wisdom and infectious enthusiasm and is still greatly missed.

Mike Hindley, Treasurer

Please email the Parish clerk for further information