Weights and Measures (Metrology)

We aim to protect consumers and assist Cheshire-based businesses by carrying out a variety of Weights and Measures (also known as Legal Metrology) activities.

Our Weights and Measures Inspectors (Trading Standards Officers) regularly check the measurement of goods for sale by weight or measure, and the accuracy of associated equipment being used for trade or retail within Cheshire East.

If you feel you have a justified complaint in relation to Weights and Measures, Contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service via the Citizens Advice online complaint form or phone 0808 223 1133.

Public weighbridges

Public weighbridges are used to weigh vehicles and objects where a specific weight/load is important or to check that vehicles are not overloaded. They are operated by local businesses and are available for use by businesses or the general public.

In order to operate a public weighbridge as an employee, you would require a certificate of competence issued by The Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures. 

Available public weighbridges

Stuart Shentons - Birtles Mill Farm, Chelford Road, Henbury, Macclesfield, SK10 4RS

Phone: 01625 861315

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 12 midday

Brit European - Vita Nova Centre, Sanderson Way, Middlewich, CW10 0GU

Online: Brit European Weighbridge bookings

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Further advice and guidance

Contact Weights and Measures

Page last reviewed: 18 March 2024