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John, I do not think speeding through the village is a minor misdemeanour — lives are at risk. If drivers would only think about others we would not need to think about doing this.
In response to John, since the issue under discussion is speeding and using mobile phones while driving which undoubtedly cause unnecessary death and injury, I would have thought that they are not minor misdemeanors. I think if all citizens reported all those who commit crimes (which is what the above are) Britain would be a far better place. It is not the same as telling tales in the schoolyard. Please put a flag on your car so that I can let you pass if you're behind me!
.57lawnman, this idea was proposed to the parish council in September and I believe they are looking into it, they are certainly aware villagers want to help but it requires training etc.
John, I don't get your attitude on the issue? Speeding is a danger to everyone in the village and it is a poor reason for a tragic accident, it is a 30 zone after all. Having counted the stars in your title and done some 'countdown conundum' I can only smile at your pleasant way! Not sure it's the right think to be posting on a public forum? Not the greatest contribution is it. Or are you saying 'only walkers do it' ;).
Annt; just like parish councillor, you again fail to address the issue.You have gone off at a tangent...This is about potholes.
What have you or the parish council done about this? That is the issue and regarding the ambulance service we all know the excellent work done locally by bob c and others, it's a great pity the nwas didn't listen to him and others before this tragedy occurred.
That is why I was so keen to see the head of nwas axed...And still am!
I am not moaning montymoose. I am one of the people who got the potholes fixed but wonder why others go quiet when something like this needs doing — where were you all last week when this needed sorting? Is Audlem a utopia state where no councillors or other local politicians can be challenged? I suggest a bit less defensiveness and a bit more action.
Edward Timpson never even had the courtesy to write back to me over the ambulance issue. So I will be chasing him up next.
What a great idea grassman. How do we go about it do you know? They have the scheme in Shavington and it does make you think about what speed you are doing. I'll happily do a stint on the rota but lazily am unwilling to organise it.
I’ve got a wonderful idea! Let’s turn the village into a police state! Yeah that’ll be good! Then everyone can report everyone else for minor misdemeanours.
Why do the village not set up a speedwatch group? Have volunteers trained by the police and we could help in trying to cut down on all the speeding going on through Audlem? Could the parish council have a look at this and ask for volunteers. I for one would put my name down.
I doubt 'E.J swithernly' will accept 'Parish Councillor's' invitation to help the village by joining the parish council.
People on this chatbox love to complain, but can rarely argue their opinions effectively, and tend to slope off into the shadows as soon as someone challenges their views, or suggests something they could actually do to help.
Maybe the team think that they have put enough work into the search engine which most people can work. When they can spare the time from other tasks such as making a living, having a bit of a life and doing all the other tasks that supporting and developing what I think is a super village website then any hints you can put their way will no doubt be considered. I do not need help to trawl, just an expression, though I agree that it takes time, and thought.
I really must reply to canal cat. The sad fatality may have speeded up the improvement of the ambulance situation but the parish council, and in particular Mike Hill, and Bob Cartwright from Audlem Online had been working on the problem for a long time, if we even had representatives of the ambulance service (?) here in the public hall for a meeting they would have found it difficult.
It is possible that you gave this meeting your support, and also filled in the questionnaire. The two local MPs have, I understand, also given their help and support.The parish councillor has only 1000 characters like the rest of us to convey his/her message but council business is not secret and information can be had from minutes and indeed councillors unless the matter is still in hand. So attend a meeting and find out what goes on.
Must confess I haven't done that either. I'll calm down now. Sorry if I have been too forthright.
Photos at church. I would have thought the fire brigade helmets may be able to more closely fix the date
Annt writes of "trawling the chatbox archives". If the search application were set up as it might be it would do the trawling for her.
From reading today's news story, it sounds like I am not the only one ringing the council, which is reasuring. I notice however, that parish councillor makes no reference to what he and his colleagues have done about this, despite this being the subject of his post? And it took a sad fatality for something to finally be done about the poor ambulance service here, as I fear may be the case with the village speeding problem and pot holes.
E J Swithernly, it's a shame you can't appreciate the voluntary efforts put in by Audlem's Parish Councillors on behalf of the community. Our meetings are not “talking shops” as you suggest.
Serious issues are discussed to be followed through with the relevant authorities, such as Cheshire East or the North West Ambulance Service. See the Chairman's Reports, or the Parish Newsletters, to find out what the Parish Council has achieved recently.
On the home page follow the links from the blue section headed “Your Parish Council” to find them. Do you know that this website is sponsored by the Parish Council and that a Parish Councillor is a member of the four-person webteam?
This Councillor helped set up the website in 2005 and is a very active member of the team running the site. Finally, I hope you have applied for the vacant post of Parish Councillor. It could be your opportunity to show us what we should be doing.
Good luck chapel ender you have my support too! Can I suggest to the police constable that road speeds are checked at peak times like weekdays between 7am — 9.30am and 4.30pm — 7pm. Not on a Saturday evening at 8pm when the roads have gone quiet; this will give an idea of how awful it is to live along these stretches of roads when cars are speeding up and down them and overtaking at the most inappropriate points, making it so dangerous to reverse out of your driveway!
Does someone have to be killed by a speeding motorist for something to happen? Can I also say that they may well be sticking to the 60mph limit, but is this really an appropriate speed for this stretch of road?
...and there was I thinking that the potholes had the full support of the Parish Councillors in order to help as a traffic calming device?
If the councillors were effective and half as proactive as the web contributors then Cheshire East would have had to sort the problem out.
Anyway, the parish council is just a talking shop and a good night out for the lads- oh yes! and ladies!?
Well jedmaster65 I agree... the state of that repair, it would surprise me if it would last the day. Editor, have the fisherman on standby as I reckon he may be in with a chance.... better just be careful he does not get flattened by one of the lorries going past though!