Cheshire East Highways continues to carry out annual gully-emptying on primary routes; however, Alderley Edge Parish Council has decided to supplement this programme, enabling gullies to be emptied on a number of residential streets across the village.
Councillor Craig Browne said "Government funding paid to local authorities for highways maintenance has fallen in real terms over the last few years, meaning that there are a number of non-primary routes where there is little prospect of gullies ever being emptied by Cheshire East Council."
The Parish Council has compiled a list of "Secondary Routes" and engaged with a private company to carry out the work on its behalf.
The identified routes include: Davey Lane, Elmfield Road, Oakfield Road, Heywood Road, Moss Road, Moss Lane, Chorley Hall Lane, Trafford Road and South Street. If time allows, Devonshire Drive, Beaufort Close, Marlborough Avenue, Talbot Road and Stamford Road will also be included.
Councillor Craig Browne added "We are conscious that many residents are concerned, particularly in the light of recent heavy rainfall and therefore the Parish Council has decided to step in. Gully-emptying vehicles will be in the village on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd February.
"We are asking residents and visitors to Alderley Edge to assist with the operation, by remembering not to park their vehicles on any of the above streets on Monday or Tuesday next week. The Parish Council will review this operation and if successful, potentially look to extend it to other streets in future."