Drivers urged to keep roads clear for gully emptying

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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."



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Jon Williams
Friday 29th January 2021 at 7:37 pm
"Cheshire East Highways continues to carry out annual gully-emptying on primary routes"
Needs doing once a month in winter, not once a year !
Tony Haluradivth
Saturday 30th January 2021 at 9:24 am
CEC did a great job at resurfacing the upper stretch of Trafford road but regrettably allowed tar to seep into a grille covering one of the drains ....the last grille on the left hand side (if one is driving down) as one comes down the hill joining Mottram road. It looks like a pick axe maybe needed.
Jon Williams
Monday 1st February 2021 at 9:08 am
Nice to see the work being carried out this morning, keep it up !
Graham Nicholson
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 4:40 pm
Well done the Parish Council. Good work.
Raymond Walker
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 6:29 pm
I am cheered that the Council is renewing its responsibility to clear the gullets, but All roads need attention. This used to happen annually.
We still find blocked gullies on London Road after drawing the Council’s attention to them two years ago. Regular maintenance is now far more important with flash floods becoming more the norm.