By Peter Oxley - 31st March 2012 7:04am
My wife and I are now 'Pothole — hunters' as last weekend we went out on our bikes, cameras in hand to record the horrendous and (for cyclists and motorcylists) very dangerous hazards on the roads around Audlem.
We were using the CTC 'Fill that Hole' iPhone Application and found this the speediest way to report the problems with a photo attached for evidence — the council response is then monitored and recorded by a 3rd party to add urgency to the required work.
We risked life and limb to get some pictures but felt fully justified as we witnessed one road-race cyclist going downhill near the banking on Whitchurch Road, (between Copthorne Drive and Heywoods Ridge) swerve this way and that, to avoid some serious road damage.
This was at great risk to the poor rider, who would certainly either have suffered a serious accident or, at the very least, wheel damage to his bike had a car been beside him and he had crunched through the offending severe potholes!
We knew that others are finding this situation very concerning by the way we were applauded by other cyclists who saw us taking pictures of the holes.
You might notice that as a result quite a few (including the severe one mentioned) have been fixed during the week, though in some cases a hole just 5 feet away was left unrepaired, which really defies common sense.
Readers of Audlem Online may notice this has also happened at the 'S' bends north of Oakes corner (A529 between Park lane and Crewe road turning) which is just beyond belief! We have reported this.
So please can we appeal for other concerned road users to also log and report any really nasty and dangerous potholes they encounter as the council will have their new budgets next week and have no further excuse for not bringing the roads up to a safe standard.
To make a report — click on the link below the photos.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
The funeral of Jack McClintock, affectionately known by everyone as 'Jack Mack' will take place in St James's Church, Audlem on Friday 15th December 2017 at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, any kind donations received will be given to The Countryside Alliance Foundation, a charity which enables children and young adults to visit and enjoy the benefits and adventures of being...
After the sad closure of our local Post Office last year, it was so great to see that our new Post Office in the LLLovely premises at 11, Cheshire street is now open. The "soft opening" as Denise Nutbrown of the Post Office Ltd. described it, took place approximately 3.30pm on Monday (just a tad later than the 1pm target — but who is counting?).Customers were immediately in a line...
The annual arrival of Santa on the superb Round Table sleigh along with his helpers will be on Saturday and Sunday night from 6-9 pm. The routes will be -Saturday — AudlemSunday — Hankelow , Buerton, Kinsey Heath, Cox Bank, and SwanbachAll the donations given during the tour are to be used for groups here with our village and surrounding district.Last year we were able to give...
Saturday 9th Dec
St James Church
St James Church
Meet in Audlem Car Park at 9.30am