By Audlem Webteam - 25th July 2012 8:50am
Audlem Online received an email last night from Scotland — another land of wonderfully smooth roads, we were told — from Audlem-based local roads campaigner, Peter Oxley.
Regular readers will recall his email last week to a senior Highways officer commenting about the poor quality of the few repairs that were carried out on Friday following pressure from him and, possibly, this website.
Peter says Cheshire East have promised that they will organise a skimming machine to tackle the other road faults in 2-3 weeks.
We will wait and watch with interest.
Following our story on Monday from a resident about Coxbank's potholes being seen from Space, we must admit another light-hearted, but pointed, story had been planned for this morning.
Well, maybe it's still worth airing:
Divers search pothole for missing cyclist
A cyclist went missing after leading last night's ACC July Series road race around the Audlem area.
Ulysees P Andover, know to all as UP in the cycling world, had made a strong break-away to lead the race. It's thought he may have momentarily turned his head to assess that lead when he hit the massive pothole.
Up Andover, it's suspected, then lived up to his name, flew off his bike and simply disappeared. Race officials called in police divers to search the underwater caverns beneath the road without success.
We understand Highways officers are being asked if they explored the underwater network, now thought to be connected to the River Weaver, when they drew a white chalk mark around the pothole entrance six months ago.
Apparantly these chalk marks indicate the pothole has been reported and listed by Cheshire East for repair at some unspecified time in the future.
(But then again, maybe it shouldn't have been published and the editor should have kept it to himself!)
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...
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...
In the early hours of December 5th shed and garage burglaries have occurred in Sheppenhall Lane, Aston and Whitchurch Road, Burleydam. A number of items have been stolen which include expensive power tools.We ask all residents to check security on outbuildings and garages as the number of this type of incident has increased over the past months.If you have any information please call the...
Monday 11th Dec
St James Church
St James Church
Meet in Audlem Car Park at 9.30am