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…
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.
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
No. of cars parking illegally:0