If you want a blocked gully cleared now's your chance

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Local residents are being enocuraged to highlight any gullies that need clearing as Cheshire East Highways will be in the village next week to carry out this work.

Councillor Craig Browne said "On Monday, 26th June, I will be accompanying colleagues from Cheshire East Highways as they carry out gully emptying in Alderley Edge. I have been invited to accompany them in order to highlight any areas that may have been missed on previous visits.

"I am aware that there are particular issues on Beechfield Road, Macclesfield Road, South Street and Crescent Road, but if there are any other areas close to your home, please let me know via the comment box below or email."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Andy Whittaker
Friday 23rd June 2017 at 8:09 am
Oak Road. Mottram St Andrew . Opposite Lowlands has a blocked gully
Craig Browne
Friday 23rd June 2017 at 10:47 am
Hi Andy,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. Sadly, Councillor etiquette means that I cannot get involved in issues within another Member's Ward.

As Mottram St Andrew falls within the Prestbury Ward, you will need to take this up with your own Ward Councillor, who is Cllr Paul Findlow.

Kind regards,
Roy West
Saturday 24th June 2017 at 9:36 pm

Twice I have reported two gullies at the top of Brook Lane (opposite Willan House) have been blocked for years without anything being done to clear them. I know that the one on the Girls school side is usually covered by parked cars, but a couple of weeks ago signs were put out warning that gullies were to be cleared but they were never done! What DO we have to do to ensure that they will ever be cleared?

Your help this time would be appreciated.

Roy West
Jon Williams
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 11:46 am
End of Annis Road / Davey Lane (2)
Davey Lane / Oakfield Appartments - on Davey Lane side of main gates (2)
Steven Mccrory
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 12:35 pm
A major now is opposite Christopher Jackson on Brook Lane, main grid outside No 6 Brook Lane always floods on heavy rain and despite highlighting this several times to the Council, it has never been cleared.
Duncan Herald
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 5:56 pm
In the Park please.
Alan Brough
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 10:02 pm
A couple of years ago in (I think) July, I got involved with an initiative orchestrated by Cllr Ruth Norbury. She has been informed by CE Council that they intended to carry out gully clearing work in the following September and she very cleverly felt that it would be a good idea to survey the grids and drainage systems in advance of the work being carried out so that time/ effort / money could be saved by directing resource to the point it was needed.

Along with a number of other volunteers I spent a couple of evenings cycling around the village with a notepad and a prodding stick examining grids / drains and logging all of them to identify - "free flowing" / "possible problem" / "completely blocked"

There were a large number of "completely blocked" on my round of Davy Lane and Bollin Fields estate.

As far as I'm aware the work was never carried out by CE Council and the significant effort of a large number of volunteers was wasted
Craig Browne
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 11:31 pm
Hi Alan,

In fact, the gully emptying team have been back to Alderley a number of times (since the original survey) at my request, most recently to Heyes Lane a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, there are a handful of locations that have repeatedly been missed (such as the ones identified in the article) and this is why I am taking the opportunity to accompany the officers on this occasion.

It is always possible that I might miss one or two problem areas as I walk around the village and so I do continue to rely on the help and support of local residents in highlighting these to me.

Kind regards,
Jennifer Basnett
Monday 26th June 2017 at 10:41 am
Merrymans Lane and Ancoats Lane have had severe problems over the winter and during periods of heavy rain. The drains have been reported to the council on several occasions however, the response received is always "gullies will be assessed" - they still haven't been cleared and continue to flood after any heavy rain. The worst gullies being at the Merrimans Lane junction with Ancoats Lane by the golf course and outside Heathgate Cottages.
Craig Browne
Monday 26th June 2017 at 2:54 pm
Hi Jennifer,

Once again, thanks for taking the time to comment; however, as Merrymans Lane and Ancoats Lane are outside the Alderley Edge ward boundary, I am unable to help. You will need to take this up with the ward councillor for Mobberley, Cllr Jamie Macrae.

Kind regards,