Post Tagged with: "highways"

400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Repairing Cheshire East’s roads will take a staggering 400 years if the investment from government continues at the same rate.

That’s the claim made by the chair of the highways committee at Cheshire East Council, Cllr Craig Browne.

September 24, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Wistaston is becoming accident blackspot

READER’S LETTER: Wistaston is becoming accident blackspot

Dear Editor
I have written to Nantwich News several times in recent years about my genuine fear roads in the village of Wistaston will become an accident blackspot due to the associated rise in traffic of several hundred occupants vehicles, due to two new, large housing estates: Wistaston Brook and Kingfisher Reach.

September 12, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

Dear Editor,
Looking forward to the Highways and Transport Committee meeting due to be held on 21st September I wonder if the already delayed car parking strategy will make it onto the agenda.

If so, I wonder what it will seek to impose on us?

September 8, 2021
Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is in the bottom 10 local authority areas for people using buses and the council is looking at ways to improve this.

The figure was revealed at a highways and transport committee meeting this week when councillors were discussing the national bus strategy (NBS).

July 21, 2021
Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East highways chiefs say their Government funding for highways maintenance has been slashed by almost £4 million.

CEC says it has been allocated £13 million from the government’s highways maintenance funding for next financial year.

February 25, 2021
CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Ward councillors in Cheshire East are to have an extra £4,200 to tackle issues like potholes from April.

As part of the Cheshire East 2021/22 budget, Cllr David Marren proposed an amendment to the finance plans which would see each member given ‘at least £4,200’ to tackle highway maintenance issues in their area.

February 18, 2021
Cheerbrook Farm Shop still open despite A51 road closure for repairs

Cheerbrook Farm Shop still open despite A51 road closure for repairs

Bosses at Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich say they are still open this weekend – despite the main A51 Newcastle Road being closed by highways for major repair work.

The business was preparing for a busy Valentine’s weekend when they told about the closure by a customer.

February 12, 2021
Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

A primary school near Nantwich has waited almost a year to have a speed warning device on a busy road repaired by Cheshire East highways.

Now staff and parents at Bridgemere CE Primary School have finally received a reply – to be told the SID (speed indicator device) on Bridgemere Lane won’t be repaired at all!

November 24, 2020
Poppies painted on roads to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

Poppies painted on roads to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

Highways teams have painted specially designed poppy markings across roads in Cheshire East to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The iconic poppies, including one outside Nantwich Civic Hall, have been painted in honour of the service and sacrifice provided by our Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

November 7, 2020
Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plans have been unveiled to change the junction of Colleys Lane with the A530 Middlewich Road in Willaston.

Draft proposals from Cheshire East highways include making it no entry into Colleys Lane from the A530.

September 24, 2020
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