New one-way system agreed


A new one way system is going to be introduced in the village centre.

The Wilmslow Area Highways Partnership, which allocates about £22,000 a year to various small scale projects across Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Handforth, has agreed to fund the introduction of a one-way system on West Street.

Councillor Craig Browne who chaired a meeting of the partnership on Thursday, 8th March, said "The rationale of this is to improve the safety of the blind junction of South Street with West Street where vehicles turning into South Street can regularly be seen mounting the footpath in order to pass the vehicle on the other side of the road.

"It had originally been my plan to use the residual S106 funds to pay for this scheme, but a bi-product of the scheme now being funded by the Area Highway Group is that S106 funds are remaining, which is about £50,000, can now be used to improve pedestrian safety on the Chorley Hall Lane bridge."

The initial plan was to make both South Street and West Street one-way, along with George Street - which would enable seven short stay parking bays to be created on George Street - but South Street and George Street have been dropped from the proposals for the time being.

West Street


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

Deleted Account False Name
Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 4:54 pm
People already don't understand the one way system in the car park, can't wait to see how people ignore it on the roads!!!
Dave Clarke
Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 6:51 pm
Perhaps you catch me on a cynical day but its potentially another one-way system to be ignored (agreeing with Sam). You frequently see cars totally ignoring the one-way direction on other roads in the village and enforcement (not that really it should be required) is non existent.
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 9:53 am
A plan to have three streets made one-way is shortened to one street only.If a plan is two/thirds cut, shouldn't the plan be given up?
By the way, how much will this cost?
Will making West St. one-way have a knock-on effect of reducing access to the Post Office? If so, how long before 'they' think about saving money by closing the Post Office?
Charlie Gaughan
Saturday 17th March 2018 at 2:48 pm
Maybe we could run evening classes in the festival hall on the high way code and explain what one way means . Not just the fact the way some is driving one way doesn’t mean the way your going . Unless you follow the blue and white signs we could give prizes for the biggest idiot