Mad, scary and bad

Surviving the walk to school each morning

The milk lorry cometh

It’s bin day today.  Maybe you’ve read some of my earlier postings about the timing of the bin lorry coinciding with school drop off.  This morning, no sign of the lorry at all, perhaps Cheshire East have listened.  Consequently, the walk to school was far less fraught that it has been every Wednesday for the past few years.  Just as well, as along with about 30 other parents, we were going to school with overnight bags for a class trip.

Then again, the arrival of the 73 bus is always fun.

This morning, a car reversed for several hundred yards to make room for the bus, only to become stuck at the queueing traffic behind (it’s at the start of today’s film).  The only way they could escape was to pull into someone’s driveway.

The sound of wheelie bags filled the air as we crossed the road by school.  Traffic was light for a Wednesday, so that was good.

Spoke too soon.  For the second day in a row, all it took was a single large lorry for chaos to be unleashed.  There was some pretty scary starting and stopping, close to a brave cyclist (you can make out their head to the left of the lorry about 1 minute into this film).

Traffic backed up, making the trip into school for KS1 children and their parents dangerous.  Just see how busy the pavements are.

All of this is fairly standard stuff for this road.  Would it be so normal anywhere else, would we become so desensitised to this if it wasn’t a daily thing?

There’s a new entry in the zig-zag gallery today.

Put this in your diary – Thursday 1 Nov, 7.30pm
If you are at all concerned about the plans for Nantwich South and the massive impact they would have on our roads, do go along to a parish council meeting at Pear Tree School this Thursday.

Muller recently submitted its first two applications as part of a larger proposal to create a 1,100 home village on the fields. Protect Stapeley is urging people opposing the scheme to attend.  Remember to send comments on the plans to Cheshire East Council before public consultation closes on Wednesday November 14.

The two applications to be discussed are for;

  • A new highway access road, including footways, cycleway and associated works on land off Peter de Stapleigh Way,
  • Phase 1 of Muller Group Homes development to include 189-homes and business units.

Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 8
Stupid/careless parking: 0
Manners: 8
No. of cars parking illegally:1 (a lorry this time)


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