Zebra Crossing by Railway Hotel Nantwich (1)

CEC bosses are now set to carry out works to a busy zebra crossing where markings have worn out, despite initially saying it posed “no immediate risk”.

The u-turn comes after Nantwich News highlighted the concerns of resident Bill Pearson who was nearly hit a number of times bu vehicles seemingly unaware of the crossing.

Now works to re-mark the crossing on Station Road between the Railway Hotel and Chic Interiors will take place in 12 days, between August 21 and 25.

In a statement to Nantwich News today, a Cheshire East Council spokesperson said: “While these road markings are still visible, we will be refreshing the lines between The Railway public house, Chic Interiors and the zebra crossing between Morrisons and Aldi.

“This will take place alongside footway works on Wellington Road.

“The work will begin on 21 August and continue until 25 August between the times of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

“The rail crossing will be closed during the period of the works.

“Temporary lights will be in use and there will be access for emergency vehicles, pedestrians, residents and businesses.”

We highlighted last week how Cheshire East Council had told Mr Pearson the worn out markings were “not causing an immediate safety issue”.

But four days later, the council has decided it will re-mark the crossing.

After their initial reply, Mr Pearson said: “I was rather shocked by their response – new road markings can be done relatively quickly these days. I fear that it’s just a matter of time before someone gets badly injured there.”

Details of traffic diversions during the works between Aug 21-25 can be viewed via: https://one.network/?tmi=GB27172801

Between 09:30 – 15:30 on those dates, Wellington Road will be closed between Railway Line to Station Road.

Pedestrian / Vehicular access for emergency vehicles / residents / commercial business / buses / pedestrians / cyclists dismount will be maintained.

The diversion is detailed here – https://one.network/?tmi=GB27172801

Diversion route on Audlem Road, Wellington Road, Pillory Street South, Park Road Roundabout, Station Road, Pratchitts Row, Hospital Street, London Road Roundabout, London Road, Newcastle Road, Elwood Way, Peter De Stapleigh Way.


  1. Hi these people who voted for Tory and Labour deserve this Council when councilors turn round and say crossings are not a hazard same old story from those whe never have enough money for safety!

  2. Barrie Duke says:

    They’re not legally pedestrian crossings without full markings. What about the other crossings around Nantwich- some are just as bad.

  3. 3 days & road closures???
    Really, you need to paint 30 boxes.
    I’m sure if CEC sourced one of the amazing painting contractors in the borough, the job would be done in a day. Who knows with the money saved they may only need to charge £40 for garden waste collections.

  4. Fantastic news the council do have ears, it’s only a shame they don’t also respond to the overwhelming negative feedback on Nantwhich News regarding there need to charge for the removal of your garden waste from next year

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