Reader's Letter: Call for action on weekend sports vehicles events

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Residents of Wilmslow(RoW) do wish to promote and welcome people to Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and nearby towns, to live and work and for leisure but unfortunately at weekends the sports cars and bikes with the incumbent followers are having a detrimental effect on our environment. The vehicles cause traffic and noise pollution plus some of the spectators, who come to watch from the roundabouts and bridges, are parking illegally blocking people's driveways and residential roads.

The Fulshaw Park area has an active "Prohibition of Entry Order" clearly posted at both entrances to the park (at Knutsford Rd and Alderley Rd). Awareness of this needs to be broadcast over a wide area and enforced by the authorities, some of the drivers and spectators are coming from long distances from across the country. We have brought this Order to the attention of the Police and Crime Commissioner. There is quite a police deployment at these events and this active order needs to be enforced.

Although the events started in Alderley Edge village they have been spreading northwards to the Whitehall Roundabout and along the A34 by-pass and beyond into Fulshaw Park, along Fulshaw Park South, Westminster Drive, Ashford Road and other roads within the Park.There is also quite an issue with illegally parked cars on footpaths, revving car etc engine noise and spectators leaving cars in Fulshaw Park to view the cars from Whitehall roundabout and bridges. The noise has driven people from their gardens. In summer, with open windows, you can even hear the noise in the houses.

We do want people to visit Wilmslow and drive within the speed and noise limits. We do need a joined up effort now across both Wilmslow and Alderley to ensure the pleasant environment that people come for isn't hurt and our residents' lives aren't harmed.

R o W now hopes the authorities will make efforts to re-establish law, order and a clean environment (noise, air pollution etc) for local residents at weekends.

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Andy Brown
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 7:17 pm
A dispersal order for car spotters in Alderley Edge, down the by pass and in Wilmslow should be in force every weekend.

These people are not welcome and it encourages the idiots in the cars.
Mark Russell
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 5:24 pm
A dispersal order for teenagers stood on a road? Are you from North Korea? And what about the money they spend in local shops on food etc? Silly man
Andy Brown
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 7:01 pm
You must be one of those grown men that chase after sports cars in the village.

I'm sure the local shops won't miss what these clowns spend.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 8:35 pm
Dear Wilmslow,
Please do not assume all these yobs are from Alderley. (Try Bolton or Stockie' for the real Chav speedsters).
Also this problem has worsened since the middle of lockdown as I have read that other towns have been beset by this menace with the drug dealers bored with nowhere to go and show of their flashy motors.
Love Tony
James MacDonald
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 9:51 pm
Don’t forget defecating in people’s gardens, dropping litter, foul and abusive language and hitting a pedestrian on the pavement. Instead let’s celebrate them spending their money at all the shops surrounding the Whitehall roundabout.
Verity Williams
Monday 10th August 2020 at 11:35 pm
Wow. Pretty nasty to typecast people so one dimensionally, especially based on where they live, and especially when they’re mostly still kids. It’s worth taking the time to find some of the Instagram accounts of the car followers (they often use #AlderleyEdge). They’re real enthusiasts with incredible car knowledge. Besides, spending all day photographing cars seems a pretty wholesome activity for teenagers to me. Perhaps if people could stop demonising them all and talk to them as people, a happy medium could be reached.
Kareem Masdoon
Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 9:47 pm
Verity your halo awaits ...pick it up at the roundabout along with your goden harp ;)

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