Chronicle features A525 issue with photo

Home » Latest News » Chronicle features A525 issue wit

This week's Chronicle carries an extensive report of the bid to have the A525 reduced from a Primary Route to an ordinary A-road as a first step in reducing the numbers of HGVs passing through Audlem. The report features Parish Councillor Bill Consterdine and Stafford Street resident Ann Tilling. They are photographed measuring the width of the road past the church. It came to just 3.84 metres.

Bill Consterdine says in the report: "It is only by the grace of God there hasn't been a fatality. Near misses in the village centre are regular with big lorries trying to squeeze past each other. A lamp post was knocked down, replaced and knocked down again within a day and it's all because there's no room for lorries to get through."

Ann Tilling added: "Sometimes lorries mount the pavement at speed and one man had to leap into the Post Office garden to avoid being struck. We just want the road changed to an ordinary A-road, which is marked red on road maps, rather than a primary A-road, which is marked in green. (The website link that was here no longer works)

The report also covers the worst accident to date when two vehicles hit head-on eight years ago and a truck exploded near the village centre — pictured here. Just metres away from houses, the fire was so severe it caused the road to sink 15cm.

Full details of the draft submission being prepared for the Ministry of Transport can be found under 'Articles'. The bid to 'de-prime' the A525 is also this month's Vote Poll on Audlem Online.


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Billy Gibbons
Sat 16 Nov 6:07am  |  hits: 883

Hello. Audlem is yet again featured on national TV!Tuesday 19th November at 3.00pmChannel 4 HD (and probably at 4pm on Channel 4+1)Season 4, Episode 2 of Find It Fix It Flog ItSimon O'Brien and Max McMurdo head for Crewe to meet rock and roller Billy, who lives in a house that is frozen in time in the...

Sat 16 Nov 6:08am  |  hits: 670

The New Years Eve event We aim to mark the passing of the year 2019 in traditional manner as we have so done since we welcomed in the new millennium in 2000. Apart for the one year when it did not happen!.This year we are again well on track to enjoy the camaraderie of being in the Square at Midnight on the 31st .I am close to receiving the needed funds and I urge all who wish to give their...

greys bridge
Sun 17 Nov 6:08am  |  hits: 631

The bridge from Green Lane into Turnpike Field, known as Grey's Bridge has been reinstated after being swept away by the recent floods.The 'Footpath Closed' sign has been removed but that on the canal end of the footpath remains.Unsurprisingly the lower part of the field remains very slippery and muddy, negotiable only with care.For previous report on AudlemOnline click...