Updated - Police Commissioner calls public meeting to discuss A34 issues

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Updated - 5th August

The meeting has been postponed.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer is holding a public meeting to discuss speeding and anti-social behaviour on the A34 in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

The Commissioner has received lots of correspondence from local residents about the issues the community faces, and when he met Dean Row Councillor Frank McCarthy, the issues surrounding the A34 were also mentioned.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd September from 6.30pm to 8pm at Alderley Edge Festival Hall on Talbot Road with representatives from Cheshire Constabulary, Highways and local elected representatives.

John Dwyer said: "A number of residents have raised concerns about the speeding and anti-social behaviour that is taking place on the A34 between Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. Nobody should have to live with the types of issues the residents are describing and some are concerned that the behaviour will eventually lead to an accident.

"This month, is National Road Victims Month, and it's vitally important that agencies such as the local police, highways and local authorities do all they can to make Cheshire's roads safer.

"I'm conscious that numbers at the meeting will be limited, as we want to ensure we make everyone feel comfortable as the UK continues to emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, but I'd urge you, if you can't attend the meeting and want to get something off your chest, then please get in touch with me and share your views. The more information and questions I can put to the panel at the meeting, the better the outcome."

You can reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a34-public-meeting-tickets-165257215781

If you'd like to submit a question in advance, please send then to [email protected] with the subject: A34 public meeting.

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Comments

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Andy Brown
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 2:57 pm
The issue really isn't on the A34 it's the clowns tearing through London Road etc in the built up areas.
Kelvin Briggs
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 3:36 pm
Good to see the new Commissioner taking a positive stance and getting stakeholders together on this longstanding issue. Interesting the previous Commissioner rarely visited Alderley Edge.

Wilmslow and Alderley Edge can hopefully look forward to a reduction in noise, nuisance and a safer road environment.

AndyBown , I agree the built up areas along London Road in Alderley Edge are a key safety and nuisance concern. I think London Road is part of the the A34 but Um not certain.
Yvonne Bentley
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 4:08 pm
Congleton Rd , coming out of Alderley Edge towards the bypass, seems to be omitted yet is effected as much as the areas mentioned.
I have shared this information with the residents of Nether Alderley in order that their voice may also be heard
William Harris
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 4:55 pm
As a resident of Alderley Edge for 50 yrs+ I have seen increases in traffic volumes and numerous changes to the "village" over the years. There are sadly occasional selfish idiots driving through the village center in noisy or expensive cars but relatively infrequently. These noisy cars may annoy but are not illegal. Thankfully the number of accidents is incredibly low compared to national statistics.

The idea of 20mph speed limits or humps in the road will have little or no impact on the problem. The attention to this car issue is disproportionate compared to the crazies' falling out of the now numerous late night bars.
Jon Williams
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 9:13 am
All it needs is for Cheshire Constabulary to act on any cars that are illegal or committing an offence, what's wrong with showing off your nice car in our lovely village.
Nigel Lane
Thursday 5th August 2021 at 5:17 pm
All you need to do to stop these owners are temporary police cameras up in the various hot spots for a few months etc around AE. Maybe get some nice pictures, like those little boys do on the side of the road. Nail the drivers with huge fines or prison sentence who are doing the silliness and end of story. Incidentally if the police were really clever they could (confiscate the cameras of these little boys) get the pictures of all these cars (owner's details of number plates could be gathered from DVLA) being naughty and warn them to their future conduct. Anyone caught then again could get a huge fine or prison sentence. It is simple really but will our liberal laws allow it, probably not? These owners however are clever, if you can spend £50k on a car you are not so stupid you wont try speeding again. They will just stop the silliness.

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