Letters & Opinion

READER’S LETTER: Animal sentience should enshrined in UK law

READER’S LETTER: Animal sentience should enshrined in UK law

Dear Editor,
As a nation of animal lovers we are calling on your readers to speak up for animals to make sure that animal sentience becomes enshrined in UK law.

Animal sentience was the only issue which was not carried over after Brexit and so the RSPCA has been campaigning to ensure the needs of sentient animals are taken into account by Governments when making policy decisions.

January 17, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Campaign on perilous pathway rewarded

READER’S LETTER: Campaign on perilous pathway rewarded

Dear Editor,
I am pleased that after my years of campaigning a permanent footpath is close to completion adjacent to the 150 dwelling Bellway ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing estate on Wistaston Green Road in Wistaston.

January 11, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Covid and bin collections: the dirty facts

READER’S LETTER: Covid and bin collections: the dirty facts

Dear Editor,
Last week, Cheshire East’s Waste Collection Service, ANSA announced the difficulties they were experiencing in maintaining bin collections due to Covid-related staff sickness and staff shortages – a situation repeated across the country.

This week, I received a positive CPR test and am self-isolating.

January 10, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Kieran Mullan – time to get serious tackling Covid!

READER’S LETTER: Kieran Mullan – time to get serious tackling Covid!

Dear Editor,
To Kieran Mullan MP – just when are we going to get serious about tackling Covid and start doing the same as the rest of the world?

Compulsory wearing of face masks everywhere as this is an airborne virus.

January 9, 2022
Coole Lane accident in icy conditions

READER’S LETTER: Delays result in gritting concerns kicked into Spring

On 7th January 2022, since being cut from the winter gritting routes by CEC, yet another serious road incident caused by icy conditions occurred on Coole Lane, near Audlem.

My colleague, Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem) referred to the “carnage” now occurring on this lane which has highlighted the unacceptable costs to road users, blue light services and to Cheshire East Council being incurred by this poorly considered policy.

January 9, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Priority needed for Covid testing queues

READER’S LETTER: Priority needed for Covid testing queues

Dear Editor,
I’m sure you are sick of Covid as much as the rest of us.

But I went for a pcr test in Crewe yesterday with my 14-year-old as it’s been Xmas.

January 2, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Take part in Speed Management Strategy consultation

READER’S LETTER: Take part in Speed Management Strategy consultation

Dear Editor,
The Cheshire East Speed Management Strategy is out for consultation until 31st January, following on from the Motion passed at Council in Nov 2020.

We need your help to shape this strategy to implement 20mph speed limits on local roads, housing estates and in town and village centres and 40mph on country lanes.

December 20, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Communities on slashed gritting routes left out in cold

READER’S LETTER: Communities on slashed gritting routes left out in cold

Dear Editor,
It’s now nearly two years since I ‘called in’ the CEC Labour/Independents Cabinet decision to cut winter gritting routes and six months since a decision was made somewhere in the corridors of Cheshire East Council, that despite a second consultation, confirmed the cutting of miles of the highways network from the Adverse Winter Weather gritting scheme.

December 13, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Three days of carnage on Coole Lane

READER’S LETTER: Three days of carnage on Coole Lane

Dear Editor,

To Cllrs Browne and Corcoran.

In launching your 2022/23 budget consultation you claim a balanced four-year budget but totally ignore the impact of ‘your policy’ of cuts to rural areas and passing on cost to Parish Council’s via your ‘highway pilot top up scheme/price list’.

December 12, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Why no crowds at Crewe lights switch-on?

READER’S LETTER: Why no crowds at Crewe lights switch-on?

Dear Editor,
At their recent meeting, I criticised the Labour run Crewe Town Council for not allowing the people of Crewe to attend the official switch on of the Xmas Lights.

Usually this is a big event, which marks the beginning of the Xmas celebrations, with entertainment and street stalls etc.

December 12, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Councillors should lobby for better broadband in Crewe

READER’S LETTER: Councillors should lobby for better broadband in Crewe

Dear Editor,
I am calling on the local Labour run Town and Borough Councils and the Tory MP to lobby the Government hard to improve broadband speeds in parts of Crewe.

Crewe is already the most economically and socially deprived town in the whole of Cheshire East.

December 3, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Thanks to teenagers for helping attacked dog

READER’S LETTER: Thanks to teenagers for helping attacked dog

Dear Editor
I want to thank the group of teenagers who helped when my dog was attacked on 29th November.

It was about 5.40pm at the crossroads of Manor Road and Beam Street in Nantwich.

November 30, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Disappointed over MP’s sewage vote “bluster”

READER’S LETTER: Disappointed over MP’s sewage vote “bluster”

Dear Editor,
I was disappointed by the irrelevant bluster that Dr Mullan threw at us as justification for his voting to allow water companies to dump raw sewage onto our rivers and on to our beaches.

Under current laws many water companies have been fined for just this practice.

November 23, 2021