is a village
and civil parish
in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester
and the ceremonial county of Cheshire
, situated to the east of Northwich
. The civil parish of Lostock Gralam also includes the small hamlet of Lostock Green. According to the 2001 census, the population of the entire civil parish was 2,317.
Within the village there is a post office, a Chinese take away, an off licence and a hair dresser's. There are also two pubs, The Slow and Easy
, The Wharf
- both on the main Manchester Road through the village - and the recently constructed The Watermead
off Cheshire Avenue to the east.
Redevelopment work is currently under way on the 'triangle site' adjacent to the A556. The project was initially for the whole area to become the Cheshire Business Park
but only the first phase of office units was constructed and remains largely unoccupied. An outline planning application for housing on the remainder of the site was granted consent in January 2011. The triangle site also includes the Watermead pub, and a Travelodge hotel is scheduled to open in September 2011.
Lostock also hosts one of Cheshire's oldest Football Clubs, Lostock Gralam FC, having played continuously at their home on Manchester Road since 1892. Lostock are one of the Cheshires' leading amateur clubs, despite being based in a relatively small area.
Lostock Gralam has its own primary school there is also a... Read More