Reader's Letter: Blown Away!

Being a frequent user of the public footpath which runs from Davey Lane to the railway station car park, I have often been concerned for the safety of myself and other users due to the tremendous build-up of dead leaves and overgrowth which accumulate all along it, particularly during this season.

I have frequently seen a gentleman with a leaf blower removing the debris from the top of the path, and now this week, the entire path has been cleared from top to bottom and what a marvelous difference it makes!

I would just like to extend my heartfelt thanks to whoever is responsible, for helping to make our surroundings cleaner, tidier and safer for us all. We're all very proud of you!

Reader's Letter


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

Helen Gaughan
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 5:48 pm
Agreed Julia !! Thanks so much to all who've made the "ginnel" leaf free !! All that's required now is the re-lamping of the street light at the station end , which I know Cllr Craig is aware of !!!
Duncan Herald
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 6:12 pm
Unless there has been a change recently, the path is not owned by Cheshire East or the Railway folk.
In the past, a variety of people have helped out and the last Parish Council organised some of the removing of branches etc.
If a perticular organisation/group did this, please come forward to be generally congratulated.
Dina Robinson
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 6:58 pm
I saw the gentleman as he was finishing clearing the "cinder path" the other day. Don't know who he is but he's made a great job of clearing it and making it much safer to walk on. Well done and thank you.
Alan Brough
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 9:04 pm
Nice to hear it called the "Cinder Path" again.

I remember walking from Bollin Fields (the New Estate), up through "The Grove" to the village.

When I was at Primary School (in the sixties) Alderley Edge Urban District Council had a team of full time road sweepers who kept the place pristine - never so much as a leaf out of place!
Helen Gaughan
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10:27 pm
Thanks to whoever is responsible , whether the person is the village linesman or a kind-hearted resident . The ginnel/cinder path is well used on a daily basis ; the fallen leaves had become somewhat of a slip hazard . All cleared for the winter season !! Nice to see London Road pavements gritted Saturday AM !! Brrrrrrr ! ❄️
Diana Bullock
Monday 11th December 2017 at 11:55 am
Yes, I totally agree with the above comments regarding the "cinder path". Thank you to whoever did the clean-up. Over the week-end, as it was the Christmas Tree Festival at the Methodist Chapel and I was helping, etc., I walked along the path at least five times over the week-end and it was a pleasure to walk down. Thank you.