Mad, scary and bad

Surviving the walk to school each morning

And so it begins …

It often seems to start like this.  We’re happily walking down the road to school, all is fairly quiet alongside the line of parked cars.  A couple of cars pass us, then nothing.  A quick look behind us reveals why…

Zoom in, there’s a parent on the path by the lorry

There just isn’t enough space for two lines of cars to pass alongside parked vehicles.  It’s impossible with lorries involved.  Fortunately, drivers waited until parents with children and buggies had walked past before mounting the kerb.

What possesses people to join a queue when they can see a logjam up ahead?  Surely the sensible option is to wait where they are.

Reaching school, all was quiet on the zig-zags. No cars parked either there, or at the bus stop, so it was safe to cross over and safe for the school bus to pull up too.

Click to view the road plan

The start of Nantwich South?
Did you know that Muller have applied for planning permission for an access road, the first step towards building “Nantwich South”?  The plans show a road going South from the traffic lights by Pear Tree School, ending with a roundabout and two spur roads.  Public consultation ends on 7 November 2012, the application documents are here (ref: 12/3746N).  More on this soon.

Council taking notice …
At the beginning of October I emailed the leader of Cheshire East Council, Michael Jones, about the scary situation we face each day.  This morning, I had a reply from Kevin Melling (Head of Highways and Transport), saying “The Leader has requested that Highways investigate and I will forward this to the relevant officers in the first instance.”

Lets see what happens over the next few weeks about hedges, bin collection, traffic ….

Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 7
Stupid/careless parking: 0
Manners: 7
No. of cars parking illegally:0

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4 thoughts on “And so it begins …

  1. Hi did you witness the crazy parent or guardian in the black Range Rover Friday 12th, pick-up time. I had to take my son to Brine Leas for 3:30 from Audlem and forgot about the Stapeley chaos. I approached the 30 limit and could see cars trying to get through travelling south so I waited behind the first parked car. The Range Rover proceeded to overtake barge his or her way through and then park on the white line just south of the Zig Zag. The sooner the who;e road is double yellow lines the better. Good on you for walking every day, well done keep it up.

    • Thanks for your comments, they’re greatly appreciated. I also try to avoid the road at that time of day – and get a sinking feeling if I forget and drive round the corner by Maylands Farm.

      I didn’t see this incident, and sadly this kind of thing happens all too often on Broad Lane. Did you happen to recall the reg. no. of the Range Rover? There is one that seems to do this kind of thing quite often.

  2. my objection is in!

    Traffic Chaos: Good on you Helen 🙂

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