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Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen caused travel chaos across Cheshire as high winds brought down trees, blocking roads and railways.

The winds also brought down the Tree of Light in the centre of Nantwich.

November 27, 2021
Weaver at Church Minshull by Kay Doughty

READER’S LETTER: No action plan on flooding in Church Minshull

I was going to write to Prime Minister Johnson about the report we made on roads and flooding issues in our parish but as he doesn’t know us, that wouldn’t work.

October 18, 2021
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
CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

Up to 230km of roads will be removed from Cheshire East Council’s winter gritting routes, the authority has confirmed.

The review into gritting – called “Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure” (WMHI) code of practice – will see 103km of roads added to the routes.

June 25, 2021
READER’S LETTER: “Outrageous” still no CEC decision on winter gritting cuts

READER’S LETTER: “Outrageous” still no CEC decision on winter gritting cuts

Dear Editor,
At this week’s Cheshire East Full Council meeting I asked, once again, if the Labour/Independent Cabinet had made up its mind regarding its proposal to axe winter gritting from some of our semi-rural and rural roads.

February 21, 2021
Councillors push through 20mph “restrictions” scheme for Cheshire East roads

Councillors push through 20mph “restrictions” scheme for Cheshire East roads

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Councillors have voted to approve “the principle of introducing 20mph speed restrictions where appropriate” in Cheshire East towns following farcical scenes.

Members debated the motion during the authority’s full council meeting yesterday (December 16) — the third to be held virtually.

December 17, 2020
20mph “default” limit on Cheshire East roads proposed  by councillors

20mph “default” limit on Cheshire East roads proposed by councillors

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Twenty miles per hour could soon be the default speed limit on Cheshire East’s residential and urban roads.

Independent Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, the council’s walking and cycling champion, has proposed a motion to adopt the policy.

December 15, 2020
READER’S LETTER: My aims as CEC Cycling and Walking Champion

READER’S LETTER: My aims as CEC Cycling and Walking Champion

Dear Editor,
One of my aims as a Cheshire East Councillor is to improve the safety of our roads.

Anybody in Cheshire East who has crossed roads and roundabout junctions will have either been tooted off the road, or not been ‘allowed’ to cross.

November 22, 2020
£5 million to improve three Cheshire East danger roads

£5 million to improve three Cheshire East danger roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than £5 million is to be spent on improving three dangerous Cheshire East roads including one in Crewe.

Cheshire East Council is to secure £1.1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve the A532 at West Street, in Crewe.

March 10, 2020
Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

A Cheshire East Council report shows the authority could be about to cut 230km of roads from its winter gritting routes – including a number of rural roads around Nantwich.

The Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure report, to go before councillors next week, highlights potential changes to its winter service.

January 29, 2020
Plans for 13 new “rapid response units” to cut deaths on Cheshire roads

Plans for 13 new “rapid response units” to cut deaths on Cheshire roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Thirteen new rapid response rescue units could soon be introduced across Cheshire including one in Nantwich in an effort to cut the number of deaths on the county’s roads.

December 10, 2019
Police and fire chiefs’ fears as fatal accidents rise on Cheshire roads

Police and fire chiefs’ fears as fatal accidents rise on Cheshire roads

Chief Officers from Cheshire’s three emergency services have voiced their concerns at the rising number of people being killed on the county’s roads.

Forty-six people died in road traffic collisions in Cheshire in 2018, and this year so far 22 people have died – more than one a week.

May 9, 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