Please see above photographs which I took yesterday on my way home.
Isn't it a shame that we have dedicated residents in our village keeping it tidy and free from rubbish.
As you walk up Congleton Road by the Trafford Arms the situation deteriorates badly with weeds and rubbish on paths.
What on earth is going on with our Local Authority and who is responsible in keeping Alderley Edge clear of weeds and litter?
Please please do not trot out the mantra, no money/cut backs.
Someone needs to get out from behind their desks and their ivory towers and see what we have to put up with.
Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.
Thank you for your letter and photographs. Cheshire East Council has an annual weed treatment and spraying programme, which is carried out in August of each year. Outside of this, Councillors or members of the public may request targeted interventions on an ad hoc basis, which the Council's Street Cleaning Team respond to as and where they are able.
For example, I recently put in a request for weed treatment around the perimeter of South Street Car Park and am pleased to say that the Team have responded positively over the last few days (you can see the photographs I have posted to my twitter feed, here: https://twitter.com/Craig_9320/status/1551885939953262593/photo/3).
In preparation for the visit of the North West in Bloom judges at the end of next week, together with the Parish Council I am also arranging a working group to go round the village and carry out weed removal this coming Saturday morning. I will also be joining the Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers with their weekly litter pick next Monday morning.
Cheshire East Council has a number of "Clean Teams" around the borough (https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling/street_cleansing_and_litter/clean-teams.aspx) and frequently relies on these volunteer groups to carry out additional or targeted activities at local level.
Our estate roads in Gawsworth are just the same. I do what my grandmother did two generations ago and keep in front of my house clear as possible. If everyone did that then there would be an improvement. We even keep grassed areas neat and mown and then watch the school drop drivers run their Chelsea tractors over these and tear up the ground. All very frustrating.
I would like to know why it is done in August when some weeds start to die by then anyway