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READER’S LETTER: “Relief and despair” at latest CEC gritting decision

READER’S LETTER: “Relief and despair” at latest CEC gritting decision

Dear Editor
Re: Coole Lane WILL be gritted after CEC reinstates it to winter programme – By Belinda Ryan, 26th July 2022 (Nantwich News)

I read this article with a mixture of relief and despair; relief that at two dangerous routes have been reinstated to the Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes but despair that so many routes have been effectively ignored.

July 27, 2022
Coole Lane WILL be gritted after CEC reinstates it to winter programme

Coole Lane WILL be gritted after CEC reinstates it to winter programme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Coole Lane between Nantwich and Audlem which was axed from Cheshire East’s winter gritting programme have been re-instated following a number of accidents.

The route will be gritted again following six incidents, and is one of two to be reinstated including Brook Street in Macclesfield.

July 26, 2022
Consultation on winter gritting changes was held, CEC chiefs say

Consultation on winter gritting changes was held, CEC chiefs say

Organisations and residents were consulted over changes to the winter gritting strategy in Cheshire East, council chiefs said today.

Many have aired anger over changes to the winter gritting routes, which has seen busy rural roads like Coole Lane and Checkley Lane near Nantwich no longer being gritted.

January 15, 2022
Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Council chiefs who withdrew a rural lane from its winter gritting route, today admitted they had to grit part of it after pressure from Cheshire Police.

Highways were called out by police after officers attended the latest in a series of accidents on Coole Lane, between Nantwich and Audlem.

January 11, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Three days of carnage on Coole Lane

READER’S LETTER: Three days of carnage on Coole Lane

Dear Editor,

To Cllrs Browne and Corcoran.

In launching your 2022/23 budget consultation you claim a balanced four-year budget but totally ignore the impact of ‘your policy’ of cuts to rural areas and passing on cost to Parish Council’s via your ‘highway pilot top up scheme/price list’.

December 12, 2021
Coole Lane accident in December 2021

Third crash on Coole Lane after road removed from CEC gritting routes

Coole Lane in Nantwich has seen another crash – the third in three days – after Cheshire East Council removed it from its winter gritting route.

The latest accident involved a skip lorry which crashed off the road into the ditch.

December 2, 2021
FEATURE: How to have a successful winter nets in cricket

FEATURE: How to have a successful winter nets in cricket

After a long summer season, cricket players all around the country enjoy a few months of mental and physical recovery.

But soon enough, the festive period passes, and new hopes and aspirations start to gather for the new season.

November 25, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Real impact of CEC winter gritting cuts will be felt

READER’S LETTER: Real impact of CEC winter gritting cuts will be felt

Dear Editor
Each day more and more residents are finding out that Winter Gritting is being cut from some of our rural and semi-rural roads.

They are only now realising how that will affect them and they are expressing their feelings of displeasure and outrage at this decision, taken recently, by Cheshire East’s Labour/Independent administration.

November 5, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Have gritting fears been listened to by CEC?

READER’S LETTER: Have gritting fears been listened to by CEC?

Dear Editor,
Two years on, does it sound like the Independent/Labour Alliance at Cheshire East Council are finally recognising their failure to take or consider a paramount responsibility, that of safety of its residents.

November 4, 2021
Lives at risk under Cheshire East winter gritting policy, warn councillors

Lives at risk under Cheshire East winter gritting policy, warn councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors and residents have urged Cheshire East to urgently review its winter gritting policy claiming lives are at risk.

We revealed in June how some roads have been removed from the route this winter including many rural roads in and around Nantwich.

October 24, 2021
Cheshire East given £2.2m for vulnerable families in winter

Cheshire East given £2.2m for vulnerable families in winter

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has been allocated £2.2m of government funding to help provide food and essentials for vulnerable households over winter.

The household support fund runs from October 6 to March 31, 2022.

October 19, 2021
FEATURE: Home renovation projects to tackle before winter

FEATURE: Home renovation projects to tackle before winter

As we spend more time indoors during the darker, cooler months, many people turn their attention to home renovation.

With winter approaching, we’re spending less time in the garden.

September 28, 2021
Cheshire emergency health and care system facing huge winter pressures

Cheshire emergency health and care system facing huge winter pressures

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire’s emergency health and care system is under huge pressure and a plan is being drawn up to help cope with the coming winter as hospital targets are missed.

And bosses say A&E at hospitals like Leighton are failing to meet ambulance handover times due to lack of community care for patients who could be discharged.

September 14, 2021