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Margaret Simon

READER’S LETTER: Leader of Cheshire East Council is “rattled”

Dear Editor

At last Tuesday’s virtual Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet meeting, I was outraged to have to listen to the Labour Leader of the Council, Cllr Sam Corcoran, launch into a tirade blaming the previous Conservative administration for the Well Managed Highways Infrastructure Policy which his own Cabinet team had only recently unanimously voted through

May 14, 2020
Pothole-plagued Nantwich street finally set to be resurfaced

Pothole-plagued Nantwich street finally set to be resurfaced

One of the worst pothole-ridden streets in Nantwich is finally set to be resurfaced – but not for another 12 months!

Residents on South Crofts have been fighting for years to get their street re-surfaced.

April 24, 2020
Cheshire East to step up gully clearance after flooding problems

Cheshire East to step up gully clearance after flooding problems

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Work is being stepped up to clear gullies across parts of Cheshire East that were hit by flooding this summer.

Paul Traynor, head of highways at Cheshire East Council, told councillors two more gully clearing machines are being used in an attempt to clear as many grids as possible by the end of the year.

September 17, 2019
MP intervenes as Shavington residents fight one-way plan for Main Road

MP intervenes as Shavington residents fight one-way plan for Main Road

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith has backed residents in Shavington fighting plans to turn Main Road into a one-way route.

The MP was contacted by a large number of people who objected to a Traffic Order Regulation as part of the Magenta Housing 45-dwelling development on land at the rear of The Elephant pub.

July 22, 2019
Workmen put kerbside warning signs in Wistaston the wrong way round

Workmen put kerbside warning signs in Wistaston the wrong way round

By Jonathan White
Bungling workmen have placed kerbside warning signs the wrong way round on a busy Wistaston road.

Four verge marker posts were installed at Wistaston Hall Bridge on Church Lane as a warning to drivers.

May 31, 2019
Welsh Row in Nantwich to close for five days

Welsh Row in Nantwich to close for five days

Welsh Row in Nantwich is to close for five days starting on May 28 for “structural patching work”, says Cheshire East highways.

The closure will be in place from 9am until 5pm each day between Tuesday (May 28) and Saturday June 1.

May 26, 2019
Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

A street light left in a busy Wistaston road by developers is still there – despite council bosses pledging it would be removed “as a matter of urgency” two weeks ago.

Now a local pro-cycling group has hit out at Cheshire East highways, who say they are “satisfied” the light has been safely cordoned off.

October 31, 2018
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

October 15, 2018
Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines look set to be introduced along Western Avenue after a series of complaints about parking on the Nantwich street.

Cheshire East Council is proposing the move to have “no waiting at any time” on a section of the avenue close to the junction with Brine Road.

October 14, 2018
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
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.

June 21, 2018
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.

June 20, 2018
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.

May 9, 2018