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Surviving the walk to school each morning

Close encounters of the tractor kind

That’s what it felt like, walking to school this morning.  I  guess it’s appropriate, as it’s the school’s Harvest Festival celebration today.

How close?

First there was a combine harvester. Wow they’re wide when you’re on the pavement.  Then a tractor, then another.  Next there came a tractor and finally a tractor.  Most of them with a trailer bouncing along behind.

Luckily we’d managed to dodge past much of the overgrown hedgerow before they arrived.  My daughter kept us back against the hedge, she was so worried about our safety with the vehicles so close.

A brief period of mayhem as the convoy made its way past school and battled against the oncoming traffic.  Thank goodness the bin lorry wasn’t there too, it usually is on a Wednesday morning.

Then a moment of calm, before a couple of lorries attempted to pass each other just before the school bell went.  More pictures from today are in the photo gallery.

Amongst all this, a familiar car pulled up on the zig-zags to drop children off for school. Perhaps they enjoy appearing in these pages.

D-day today – Cheshire East’s planning committee will decide upon the school’s car park planning application.  Looking at the council’s website, there have been over 100 supporting comments sent in (12/3464N).  The planning committee meet at 2pm in the Municipal Buildings in Crewe.

Keep a look out for a special posting this afternoon – I’ll share the committee’s decision as soon as we have it.

Thanks to everyone who took part in my poll.  There’s a wealth of support for change to this daily nightmare.  The results are:

The situation is unacceptable: 23 people
I will/have sent comments on the car park plan: 18 people
I’m going to the planning meeting: 7 people
Things are fine as they are: 0 people

Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 10
Stupid/careless parking: 3
Manners: 9
No. of cars parking illegally:1

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