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READER’S LETTER: CEC should follow Cornwall on highways

READER’S LETTER: CEC should follow Cornwall on highways

Dear Editor,
We are in Cornwall at the moment returning home tomorrow, have yet to see a pothole, in fact we are having withdrawal symptoms due to not having too continually meander to miss holes in the road.

CEC please contact Cornwall Council for advice on road maintenance and management.

June 10, 2022
£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A £5.799m government grant for potholes is welcome but “will not even begin to scratch the surface” of the £180m backlog of repair work, Cheshire East’s deputy leader said.

Cllr Craig Browne said Government funding to Cheshire East for road repairs has remained largely static over the last decade.

May 3, 2022
“Quality assurance officers” to inspect Cheshire East road repairs

“Quality assurance officers” to inspect Cheshire East road repairs

New “quality assurance officers” are to be used by Cheshire East Council to inspect work carried out on the borough’s roads.

The authority said it aims to improve the quality of highways repairs after mounting criticism about the state of the area’s roads.

March 23, 2022
£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council needs to invest as much as it can now to improve its highways to avoid closing unsafe roads in the future, a councillor warned.

It comes as the authority has included £7 million in its capital programme in 2022/3 for highways.

February 13, 2022
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
Alpraham villagers battle to fix drains on crumbling Cheshire road

Alpraham villagers battle to fix drains on crumbling Cheshire road

Villagers say they have been fighting for authorities to fix blocked drains which have flooded their pothole-ridden road for almost four years.

Families on Hilbre bank in Alpraham say Cheshire East Council and water companies have not carried out essential repairs on a section of the route.

June 13, 2019
Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government has handed borough chiefs another funding boost to tackle potholes – but an opposition councillor warns some roads might never be restored.

Cheshire East Council has been given an extra £533,171 from the Department for Transport to improve the borough’s roads.

April 8, 2019
Cheshire East potholes deeper than most before intervention, study shows

Cheshire East potholes deeper than most before intervention, study shows

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Potholes need to be deeper in Cheshire East than in most other British boroughs before the council intervenes, a new study has found.

The RAC Foundation submitted Freedom of Information requests to each local authority in September 2018, and 190 responded with enough data for the charity’s research.

January 24, 2019
Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Action is being demanded to fill Cheshire East’s potholes after councillors complained that patched up roads are breaking back up.

Cllr Mick Warren, independent member for Macclesfield East, told Thursday’s full council meeting that two potholes in his ward have broken back up just three weeks after they were repaired.

December 15, 2018
Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government is set to invest more than £8 million on patching up Cheshire’s roads next year.

Cheshire East Council will receive £4,632,000 from the Department for Transport in 2019-20, while Cheshire West and Chester Council will receive £3,525,000.

November 14, 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