By Audlem Webteam - 29th September 2012 7:02am
The Chatbox has been busy in recent days with a range of views about the new parking arrangements in Shropshire Street and the impact they may have on traffic flows.
A week ago, there were also a number of Chatbox comments about the flashing lights that were installed in Stafford Street as an experiment some years ago. You can see the one that stands beside the steps up to the church to the right.
A council traffic study after they were installed declared them a success — despite reporting more incidents, that is, vehicles meeting head on and one driver having to back up or down the road depending on who best stood their ground.
Sometimes drivers stop and wait in the Square when the lights are flashing causing a mini-jam behind them, only to find nothing approaching up Stafford Street.
Residents in Stafford Street complain because the sensors for the lights take no account of vehicles coming out of their drives or from side roads such as School Lane by the Post Office or Churchfields.
Others argue that the lights do give some warning of approaching traffic and that could help avoid worse jams in the narrow sections of Stafford Street.
What do you think? Should they stay or should they go? Do they help or hinder traffic flows? Are they an eyesore or a necessary addition to the village's traffic signage?
Your thoughts would be welcome, either via the Chatbox or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then try to pull an article together reflecting your views. Judging by recent work on road resurfacing, it seems the Highways department are regular readers of Audlem Online so your comments could make interesting reading.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Update: Helen Cartwright sent us this good news on Dime the Lost Dog."I'm delighted to tell you that she was found yesterday, safe and sound having run all the way to Wybunbury!Many thanks for your helpKind regardsHelen Wainwright"Lost: Mainly Black, Some White On Face And Chest And White Tip On Her Tail Border Collie Female.Her name is DimeLost somewhere between the...
Allan and Jo Brown — Pillars of our CommunityAs I sit here with my glass of wine — alcohol is necessary because no great story ever began with someone eating a salad — I contemplate the fact that great pubs don't happen by accident. Some clever people have made them happen, through their choice of staff, drinks, decor, furnishings and, more importantly, by stamping their personalities on...
Information from Cheshire East Proposed Traffic Management ReportFriday February 28thLonghill Lane will be closed "near Audlem Cricket Club and Windmill Lane" from 9.30am to 3.30pm.This is to allow the erection of Horse Warning...
Wednesday 26th Feb
Tuesday 25th Feb
Methodist Meeting Rooms
Audlem Methodist Church
Scout & Guide Hall