Budget allocated for repair of more Alderley Edge roads

Cheshire East Council recently approved an extra £19m spend on improving roads and streets across the borough, which includes carriageway patching and resurfacing.

The budget includes an extra £7m to be spent during 2022/23, which had to be funded through borrowing, since the Council's funding from the Dept for Transport for road maintenance has been cut by 21%.

Councillor Craig Browne said "Whilst I have successfully fought for repairs to our local roads over recent years (including Heyes Lane, Macclesfield Road, Brook Lane, Wilmslow Road, Mottram Road & Trafford Road - to name just a few), the condition of our road network across the wider borough has continued to deteriorate due to continued underinvestment.

"So, I am delighted to share the news that this extra investment will deliver results for several of our local roads and that during the first quarter of 2022/23."

Level 2 carriageway patching works are to be implemented on South Street, Stevens Street, Eaton Drive and on Church Lane.

Councillor Craig Browne added "The additional investment the Council is making over the next three years is expected to prevent an additional 6,000 potholes from forming across the borough and this in turn will have a positive impact on the amount the Council has to spend from its day-to-day budget on reactive pothole repairs (which are the least efficient and least cost effective form of repair, but necessary to keep the roads open)."



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

Andy Brown
Saturday 12th March 2022 at 6:05 am
Congleton Road from the De Trafford pub up to Alderley Park is an absolute danger to anyone on two wheels, push bike or motor bike!
Alan Brough
Sunday 13th March 2022 at 9:17 pm
Macclesfield Road from The Wizard to Black Greyhound Smithy is a dangerous disgrace.
Steven Mccrory
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 4:53 pm
The East Cheshire Roads are a disgrace. Constant bodge up repairs that have only had to be re done over and over again. They are unsafe to both the motorist and others. It's amazing when some repairs are properly done to find 50 feet up the same lane or road even motorway huge craters. Years of under investment.
Donald Strathdee
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 5:44 pm
Well Criag, that's just wonderful.!
Only yesterday CE wrote to me to say that they did not have a couple of hundred pounds for a CCTV survey at Warford Road, Great Warford.
After all the road has only been flooded since November and it has only happened for the past seven years.
The latest suggestion is to close the road, not to fix the problem.
Clearly the residents of Great Warford are only just good for paying council tax and not for receiving services.
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 5:46 pm
Steven, twelve years and counting. That's democracy; it's what the populace voted for. It's clear Tory austerity policy to reduce, year on year, the payment to local authorities for the upkeep of public services, including road maintenance. They make no secret of it.

In this constituency particularly, we have no room to complain about the state of the UK local road system. We vote for it every time (well, OK, not all of us do, but in the 'first past the post' electoral system we 'enjoy' it's as if we all do).

The remedy, however, IS in the ballot box.
Marcus Holt
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 7:46 pm
Oh look, usual suspects and their constant bash a Councillor....well firstly for anyone that has pot holes, report them on the council website. It been said on this forum many times, the more it's reported the more likely it will get on the list. We moan when our council tax goes up and resist it and then we moan when there is not enough money in the pot (no pun intended). As someone who travels around the UK for work I can tell you CEC have a much better road system than most, and once you get into Wales it's like an assault course.

Yeah we got pot holes, no they are not all going to get fixed, yep temporary repairs are not always great, damage caused to cars in the most part is because the drivers are not paying attention or are speedy, after all more people don't get damaged cars from pot holes than those that do! I prefer my money to be spent on more important things quite frankly, however when we hear news like this and we are getting more repairs then I say well done councillor.
Alan Brough
Thursday 17th March 2022 at 11:00 am
Marcus Holt,

I also travel extensively around the UK (at least I did before Covid) and I completely disagree that CE Council compares well with other Council Areas.

Wales (in particular) have much better roads as the devolved Government make a political point of providing better public services. The roads in Meirionnydd are like billiard tables!

On your broader point about "Councillor Bashing" I think that its right and proper that our frustrations are expressed to Local Councillors and that they in turn feel the heat of public opinion and report it in committee and in dialogue with Central Govt Departments and MP's