Mad, scary and bad

Surviving the walk to school each morning

Pavement hopscotch

Tight squeeze

Another crisp, chilly autumn morning, just right for a brisk walk.  Wrapped up for the first time this school year, we could see our breath steaming as we made our way towards school.

A good thing about this time of year is that the overgrown hedges and nettles are starting to die back.  For most of the school year they make it tricky to stay on the pavement.  So for once, I didn’t need to play “pavement hopscotch” and step into the road so that my daughter could walk safely.  The leader of Cheshire East said, at a public meeting on 20th Sept, that the council would cut back the hedges and bill the land owners.  No sign of this happening yet.  How much safer it would be with a wider space for children and their parents to walk down.

Thankfully, there were no incidents during the journey to school.  The traffic managed to squeeze past each other, a bit too close for comfort at times.

Just one car decided it was fine to park on the zig-zags this morning.  At least it didn’t lead to any traffic snarl-ups today.  Coming back out of the playground, there was another log-jam, you can make out on this photo vehicles on the pavement.  Just as well that children were mostly inside school by this point.

Letter of support, 64 photos and blog, ready to send to Cheshire East

There’s still time today to send your comments on the school’s car park planning application (12/3464N).  Here’s my comments, just before being sent to Cheshire East.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your comments, take a look at this document.  The planning committee meet tomorrow (Wednesday), 2pm at the Municipal Buildings in Crewe, perhaps I’ll see you there.

My poll is still open to share your views about the situation on Broad Lane.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken part.

Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 8
Stupid/careless parking: 3
Manners: 9
No. of cars parking illegally:1 (too slow to get a photo whilst they were parked up)


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