As a dog owner of coming up to twenty years I have enjoyed exercising my dog at Heyes Lane fields for much of that time.
In the last few years there has been increasingly frequent fly tipping of mainly houshold or garden rubbish and (just recently removed) builders rubble dumped on the layby on Heyes Lane opposite the field entrance.
Annoying as this is, and the expense incurred by East Cheshire on our behalf, recently offenders have been driving well on to the fields to also dump waste.
This has included houshold waste Inc wheelie bins and possibly catering waste of unknown type.
The pictures show no respect for blockage of the landowners vehicle access, or ingestion by scavenging pet dogs or wildlife.
You may be able to see from the photos, all kinds of waste including the wheelie bins themselves have been dumped near and in watercourses and right by a small pond undoubtedly used by wildlife.
I feel very privileged to be able to use this asset on foot but the landowner may feel that a padlocked gate near the road with hopefully an adjacent stile is now essential.
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Potholes (which come under the category of Level 1 defects) are fixed from the council’s revenue budget, whereas more substantive work (Level 2 - patching and Level 3 - resurfacing) is funded from the capital budget. Whereas the former involves more reactive work, the latter has to be programmed at the start of the financial year; due to the way local authorities are funded by central government to carry out road repairs, this work cannot be done on a “worst first” basis, but also has to take into account other factors such as the volume of traffic travelling over the road surface.
Since the summer of 2016, I have been calling for both Wilmslow Road and Heyes Lane to be included in the capital programme. Generally, the Highways Officers are very supportive of the work I am trying to do in Alderley Edge and they put both roads forward as “Priority 1” schemes in 2017/18, but the ultimate decision rests with the Portfolio Holder. As you may have seen on another thread, Wilmslow Road is to be resurfaced next week, using residual funds from this year’s budget. I will find out whether Heyes Lane has been included in the 2018/19 budget in a few weeks time.
Lane in October 2016!!! Highways had other complaints from the start of 2017 and we have been told work was scheduled then cancelled then cones were left there for 6 months festering in the puddles and now there is a possibility of them not doing it at all. Sorry to say this but their incompetence is galling and whilst there may be a few caring individuals in the Highways team I feel the management are absolutely dreadful Craig and SHOULD be held to account. They cannot be allowed to drop the ball on this and I am begging you to get them to resolve it. They need to look at the quality of tarmac now used as clearly it is not fit for purpose we need the good quality high grade tarmac used on the continent in Scandanavian countries who face worse weather than ours. Driving toward Knutsford on the Mobberley road on Saturday on the open 50 mile an hour stretches it would be dangerous to exceed anything over 30 as there are numerous lethal potholes. Highways clearly do not give 2 figs for any of the roads in this area.