We had our vaccines today at Nantwich Civic Centre and like others have done already, we must congratulate and thank everyone involved in the whole operation there. It was extremely well organised and everyone was so friendly and supportive. THANK-YOU!
When I was first elected as your local councillor in 1998, we were already experiencing the impact of a reduction in government funding for maintenance of our roads, this has continued to be replicated in council budgets, although I don't recall neglect akin to that we have experienced in the last eighteen months.
I agree with and indeed represent to the council so many of the salient comments made on AoL as I battle on behalf and along with you, to get basic services to our area. I also share your frustration at the waste when issues, are left unresolved, eg, 'waiting to be approved for funding' whilst the ensuing cost to the highway escalates nevermind impact on you.
I would ask however, to remember that highways teams are allocated/contracted work based on their share of the council budget and it is not those front line workers who are ignoring us.
There is currently a smoke screen of reasons being promoted as to why the Cheshire East Cabinet are proposing a council tax increase of 4.99% but little or no explanation as to why they are proposing a further cut to the highway budget; this is this is on top of the proposed winter gritting cut for rural roads such as Coole Lane and Longhill Lane.
I have noted and share concern that on occasions the council appears to be more interested in headlines and possible 'vanity projects', rather than delivering on its core responsibilities.
The Council will vote on the 2021/22 Budget on 17 February, perhaps a distraction to lockdown is to take a look at the proposals on the CE website and let me know your views.
Try Phillip Jones who replaced our oil tank. Pipjones26@icloud.com or 07727195566. He is based in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch.
It's strange to think that in the future, when friends are gathered together outside, they can turn to a young child and tell them 'this used to be illegal!'
Lived in this area.for 60years plus .Got to say the condition of both as reached a new low Suggest C E is top heavy with chiefs and computers and very short on real workers doing real jobs. We are lucky in Audlem we've got Gavin keeping our village in good clean condition C E need lots of Gavins
Thanks guys it's driving me mad as well. As bounces off double glazing .and said starlings are in Buerton ,in my garden mostly .
Cheshire East Councillors seem more interested in issues such as badger vaccination than matters of minor importance to some of them, such as road drainage and road repairs arising from the damage caused by blocked road gulleys. Does anyone have Brian May's phone number ? Perhaps we could ring him and ask if he would have a quiet word with a few influential Councillors. And if your road gulleys are blocked up at Royals Green and Whitchurch Road, Mike, then there is little hope for the rest of us down in the village, is there Rachael?
Cheshire East have been a complete failure with drains,been trying to mend royals green lane for 3 years now,still flooded today.
Also whitchurch road going up from the river seems to be washing away from a blocked drain,most dangerous in the cold weather
Can anyone recommend someone to move the oil tank in our garden please.
Fully endorse what Celia has recommended. Peter is very good and very reasonable + he's local!
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Norman and helpers who worked hard to clear the flood at the Bagley Lane end of Wood Orchard Lane.
You have done a really fantastic job and I'm sure I speak on behalf of many local people who are using this Lane for their daily exercise (as we do!) It's good to walk with dryer feet!!
Pete Bentley Audlem electricals Windmill Drive..........
It is interesting to observe on Audlem Online the many accusations of the ineptitude of Cheshire East, especially in relation to the dysfunctional Highways Department. I'd like to add that it is now 232 days since I reported the failure of a light bulb in the dark Churchfields alleyway and subsequent requests now do not even get the courtesy of a reply. At the same time, the News section is fully of almost weekly glossy statements from Cheshire East about plans and consultations. I suggest that Cheshire East and its population would be better served with fewer plans and consultations and more basic maintenance. Too many chiefs and not enough indians? (apologies if this phrase is no longer politically correct).
The noises you can hear are on a recording loop to keep flocks of predatory starlings off local farmer's cattle feed. Also there are sounds of hawks and other birds of prey .. Seems to be working as the starlings appear to have moved on lately.
Booming noises – Its a bird scaring device at the Farm near to the Cricket Ground -sounds like a WW1 battle ground. Worse this year – dogs hate it.
In the last couple of months starting about 8am keep hearing loud bangs/ booms at first thought were shotguns potting pigeons, but now seem to be a boom rather than the pop of guns , Come from around lower long hill lane Buerton, can anyone shed some light please .
If residents would like to see an excellent example of the effects of CE's total lack of response to reported blocked drains and gullies then look no further than the junction of Mount Pleasant and Woore Road. At this location you can enjoy the sight of a water fountain reaching for the sky as it escapes with velocity and volume from a nearby BT manhole. When you tire of that spectacle why not go surfing on the torrents of water that escape the flooded main road as they hurtle down Mount Pleasant? It really is a marvellous day out but please follow social distancing regulations at all times and make sure younger ones are wearing water wings or other suitable floatation aids.
Window Cleaner. Try Mike Simpson-Wlllett. Phone 07939645913. Mail Mike.email@example.com.
Not only do his team clean windows they will clean fascias, solar panels, empty gutters and repair them.
We have used him for over 20 years – highly recommended
I live in Buerton and use a company called Dazzle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07743 478959. Website is www.dazzlewindows.co.uk.
Hope this helps
Try Audlem Online website: Directories/Businesses/Home Services & Trades/Cleaning.
There are two companies who clean windows in Audlem listed there, There is also Dave Barker who does our windows in Buerton, but unfortunately I don't have his contact number.
Heartfelt thanks for a fantastic job done by Norman and Dave.
This episode of neglected drainage, and lots more like it, generates understandably heightened feelings towards Cheshire East Council such as it not being fit for purpose. A little controlled anger can sometimes be a productive thing , providing of course it's aimed at the correct target.
Can you think of any logical reason why any local council with the equipment, manpower and money would refuse to carry out the relatively simple task of clearing a drain ? -------no, me neither.
The Local Government Association says councils have faced a reduction in core funding since 2010 of 60 %, the Financial Times has it at 77 %.
As our American cousins would put it-----go figure!
Am I not right in thinking that the traditional 'Lengthsman' was usually an employee (or called upon where needed) by the Parish Council, not usually the Borough council to maintain local roads and gulleys. Everyone living locally already knows where the habitual problems are so to employ someone to maintain them alone would surely be a huge leap forward. Please note I am in no way defending the very Poor Borough Council I would just like someone to do something about anything. Please note I am writing this post from within a pothole in Paddock Lane and if it wasn't for the lockdown I would be Kayaking around Billy's garden.
Are there any qualified electricians in the Audlem/Buerton area please?
Does anyone know of a window cleaner willing to travel to Buerton to clean our windows please?
Try Anthony Jess from Shavington. First class work.