George Beaman has contacted Audlem Online with the following tale and comment:
"Motorist in 1906: "Hey Jack, which road to Whitchurch?"
Jack: "How did you know my name was Jack?"
Motorist: "I guessed."
Jack: "Well guess your road to Whitchurch."
Those were the days – no road-signs, no 12-wheelers, just arrogant motorists and surly bystanders.
Audlem Parish Council is to ask for our part of the A525 to be taken out of the Primary Route Network. But if this were done it would still be the shortest route between Newcastle and Whitchurch, still be an A-road indicated as such on road signs and still be recognised as such by satnav systems. Primary Routes are defined in terms of A-roads, not the other way round.
De-priming is unlikely to be granted and if it were it would make no difference to the traffic."
George's point has now been introduced as a new Forum discussion. The last two Forum topics have created some heated debates. They can all be found by clicking on 'Forum' on the top horizontal bar, clicking on the bold titles of each Forum topic and scrolling down.
The current Vote Poll is also about de-priming the A525 and there is an article on the Homepage explaining why the Parish Plan team on transport is proposing de-priming as a first step in trying to reduce the number of HGVs going through Audlem
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