A zebra crossing on a busy road outside a Nantwich primary school is still “not in use” – almost three weeks after it was installed.

Parents who fought for the crossing near St Anne’s Primary on Wellington Road are calling for Cheshire East Council to take action.

The crossing was finally built during the October half-term break three weeks ago.

crossing not in use signBut signs up saying ” not in use” continue to be displayed because the crossing beacons are not working as they have not been connected to a power supply.

Rachel Greenwood, who spearheaded the fight for the crossing, says the current situation is dangerous as parents and children are using it even though drivers don’t have to stop.

She told Nantwichnews: “It is now three weeks since the new zebra crossing was installed outside St Anne’s School on Wellington Road, and still no sign of the electricity supply being connected to the beacons!

“We now have the ambiguous and potentially dangerous situation that parents and children are using the crossing to get to and from school.

“Most but not all motorists are stopping to let people cross, while the crossing officially remains “not in use” according to the signs attached to the beacons.

“We have raised this with Cheshire east’s highways engineer”.

Rachel says she has received the following response from Cheshire East Council:

“Our Street Lighting Engineer is still chasing the energy supplier for a date, it is unfortunate that we are at the mercy of the supplier for which we have no control over, our own works have been successfully delivered in the allocated time period including resurfacing Wellington Road.”

Nantwichnews contacted Cheshire East Council for an update but we have received no response.


  1. The utility companies are a law unto themselves putting up bills and carrying out works when they decide. Do they not care that our children are at risk, well done cheshire highways for having the crossing put in keep up the fight with the electricity company.

  2. It feels quite dangerous still especially when picking up after clubs as it’s getting dark then and the drivers just don’t see the crossing. It’s so frustrating that this wasn’t built into the original works. Surely the council knew they needed an electricity supply for a new crossing?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website, to learn more please read our privacy policy.


Captcha * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.