Parish Council News


Christmas Tree Light Switch on


Thank you INOVYN and Ward Cllr Stocks for your grants towards this years light switch on.


Thanks also to the Lostock Gralam Church Choir who stepped in at last minute to sing at the tree side.


Thank you also to the Lostock Gralam Community Centre who arranged all of the food/drinks and amusements.


And last but not least, thank you Graham for switching on the lights.



Thank You to all involved



Suggestion Box


We now have a Suggestion Box at the Parish Council Noticeboard near to the Hall Lane traffic lights if you'd rather drop us a hand written note/suggestion.




Facebook Group for Lostock Gralam Residents:

 Lostock Gralam Community Together



Parish Council Meetings


Parich Council meetings are at the Church Hall on the first Monday of the month at the new time of 7.00pm.

Public welcome.







HS2 at Lostock Gralam





October 2020 update


Following the Oakervee Review at the end of 2019, the Government has decided to proceed with legislation for the Western Leg of Phase 2b as a priority. The final design and phasing of both the Western and Eastern Legs of Phase 2b will be confirmed as part of an Integrated Rail Plan, which is due to be published by the Government later this year.

Subject to the conclusions of the Integrated Rail Plan, a hybrid Bill for the Western Leg is being prepared for deposit to Parliament early in 2022 or sooner, if possible.

This update includes information about:

  • a consultation on four proposed changes to the current design of the Western Leg of Phase 2b; 
  • an update on last year’s Design Refinement Consultation; 
  • details of a route-wide update for the Western Leg; and 
  • an update on safeguarding. 


Western Leg Design Refinement Consultation

On 7 October 2020, the Minster of State for Transport announced a consultation on four proposed changes to the design of Phase 2b.

These proposed changes are based on design development, ongoing engagement, and future integration with Northern Powerhouse Rail and other transport projects. The proposed changes only affect the Western Leg of Phase 2b.

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 December 2020.

The proposed changes for consultation are:

  • the addition of Crewe Northern Connection and changes to the design of Crewe North Rolling Stock Depot; 
  • changes to the design of Manchester Airport High Speed station; 
  • changes to the design around Manchester Piccadilly High Speed station; and 
  • the introduction of a new train stabling facility at Annandale, in Dumfries and Galloway.  


How to respond

Although the changes only affect specific areas, everybody is welcome to respond.

To access the consultation documents and for details about how to respond, please visit or call our Helpdesk on 08081 434 434.


Updates to Western Leg proposals and safeguarding

As well as the changes being consulted on, there have been a number of smaller changes to the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2b. These are a result of ongoing design development and feedback received during previous consultations and engagement with stakeholders and communities.

Also included in the update are plans for proposed works to Preston and Carlisle stations. High speed trains will continue from the new railway along the West Coast Main Line to provide services to the North, North West and Scotland.

Details of how the design has changed in your area and the new plans can be found online at

We are contacting people whose property or land is directly affected by our proposals to arrange online or telephone appointments.

In order to ensure that land needed for HS2 is protected from conflicting development, safeguarding has been updated for the Western Leg of Phase 2b. More information about this can be found at


2019 Design Refinement Consultation

Following the closure of the HS2 Phase 2b Design Refinement Consultation in September 2019, a report has been published providing a summary of the responses received.

In addition, the Minister of State for Transport, having considered the responses received, has published his decision on whether to include the refinements proposed for the Western Leg.


Where to find more information

There are a number of ways you can find more information:



  • We are holding a series of live webinars. 
  • These will give a summary of the refinements and changes, and will include an opportunity to ask questions. 
  • To see the schedule of webinar events and register to join, please visit or call our Helpdesk.  


  • Our Helpdesk is always available to answer your questions or put you in contact with a member of our team that can help.  
  • People who are unable to access the internet can call our Helpdesk to request a copy of any published document (free of charge) or arrange a phone appointment. 


Public information events are not currently scheduled. More information about how HS2 is responding to the current COVID-19 restrictions can be found


If you have any questions about the information contained in this letter, would like help in understanding its content, would like to arrange a meeting or require information in a different language, large print, braille, easy read or audio, please contact the HS2 Helpdesk at or on 08081 434 434.

Kind regards,

On behalf of HS2 Ltd

HS2 Helpdesk


24/7 freephone 08081 434 434

Minicom 08081 456 472


Write to: High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA