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Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs has landed a £600 million contract from Cheshire East Council to continue managing its highways service across the borough.

The council approved the award of a new contract to deliver highways services for up to 15 years.

September 6, 2018 1 comment Business, Business
Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Ham-fisted highways workers have filled in two potholes in Nantwich – along with most of the drainage covers next to them!

These pictures show how clumsy workers filled in the potholes at the side of a busy Nantwich road, and ended up covering most of the adjacent drainage lids.

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

By Stephen Topping
The councillor in charge of Cheshire East’s roads insists their approach to repairing potholes is “the right way forward”.

Cllr Don Stockton believes engineers should be sent out to conduct structural repairs in a preventative way, rather than repair potholes as and when they need filling.

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council road chiefs say there has been a “sharp decline” in compensation claims for pothole damage – and that 95% of claims are rejected.

They also believe the decline is due to the authority’s “co-ordinated and robust evidence-based approach to prevention, as well as repairs”.

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Highways chiefs in Cheshire East have almost doubled the number of pothole repair teams in a bid to tackle the rapid rise in road defects.

Drivers are faced with hundreds of potholes on many journeys around Crewe and Nantwich, with major roads also badly affected.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Angry residents have called on action from Cheshire East highways to fix the growing tide of potholes plaguing the streets of Nantwich.

Highways bosses claim the weather conditions have caused the “increase in the number of potholes” this winter.

January 23, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Mooning gnomes in Wistaston make Christmas Grotto comeback

Mooning gnomes in Wistaston make Christmas Grotto comeback

EXCLUSIVE
Cheeky mooning gnomes in Wistaston who made international headlines, have made a Christmas comeback!

This family of friendly characters have taken up residence outside gnome fan Laurence Perry’s home on Westfield Drive.

December 16, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Wistaston
Call for action after spate of accidents at busy Stapeley junctions

Call for action after spate of accidents at busy Stapeley junctions

Stapeley councillors are calling for action at two busy road junctions in Nantwich after a series of accidents in recent weeks.

There have been a number of incidents at the traffic lights junctions of Newcastle Road/Elwood Way and further along where Elwood Way meets A51 London Road and Peter de Stapleigh Way.

November 7, 2017 1 comment Environment, Incident, News, Stapeley, Village News
Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Storm Aileen blew through South Cheshire overnight, causing trees to fall and roads to flood.

But Nantwich and surrounding areas escaped lightly with little structural damage, says Cheshire East Council.

September 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Incident, News, Village News
Wistaston’s mooning gnomes removed by Cheshire East highways

Wistaston’s mooning gnomes removed by Cheshire East highways

Cheeky mooning gnomes who have been entertaining Wistaston folk for two months have finally been removed by party-pooper highway chiefs.

Pensioner Laurence Perry’s two bare-bottomed garden characters hit the headlines when they caused a village rumpus back in July.

September 8, 2017 6 comments News, Village News, Wistaston
Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff were left red-faced after painting bright yellow ‘school’ warning signs outside a village school near Nantwich which closed 10 years ago!

The clanger was made outside the old Buerton Primary School on Woore Road near Audlem.

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Defiant pensioner Laurence Perry’s mooning gnomes are still enjoying the limelight in Wistaston – despite threats from highways chiefs to have them removed.

Laurence has moved one of the gnomes a few feet from the roadside at Westfield Drive/Park Drive junction into the flower border.