Post Tagged with: "potholes"

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
Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Angry residents have called on action from Cheshire East highways to fix the growing tide of potholes plaguing the streets of Nantwich.

Highways bosses claim the weather conditions have caused the “increase in the number of potholes” this winter.

January 23, 2018
Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Villagers and councillors in Willaston have welcomed re-surfacing plans on two key roads.

Wistaston Road and Wybunbury Road, two main routes through the village, will undergo work to repair potholes and uneven surfaces.

March 9, 2015
Cheshire East Council chiefs claim victory in war on potholes

Cheshire East Council chiefs claim victory in war on potholes

Council chiefs claim they are winning the battle against potholes – despite criticism over the amount of compensation paid to drivers.

Cheshire East Council says reports or complaints about potholes have fallen to 2,849 in 2014/15 – down from 17,241 in 2012/13.

February 12, 2015
£20,000 grant to repair Wingate Children’s Centre potholes

£20,000 grant to repair Wingate Children’s Centre potholes

A pot-holed road leading to a Nantwich children’s centre is to finally be repaired thanks to a £20,000 grant.

Parents and visitors have complained for years about the access road to the Wingate Children’s Centre, Wrenbury.

August 19, 2014
More Government cash earmarked to tackle potholes on Nantwich roads

More Government cash earmarked to tackle potholes on Nantwich roads

Crewe and Nantwich is to get a “double cash boost” to help blitz the area’s pothole-ridden roads. The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed Cheshire East’s share of a £103.5 million pot to deal with the damage caused by severe weather is £1.25 million.

March 24, 2014