Council to consult on pedestrian crossing strategy

Cheshire East Council is updating its crossing strategy and asking residents of Cheshire East to have a say. The strategy aims to achieve consistency in the assessment and provision of pedestrian crossings across the borough, prioritising locations where they are most needed. The council is updating its strategy because it wants to have a more intuitive […]

Two environmental awards for highways’ all electric road bridge repair work in Cheshire

No noisy drilling, no heavy digging as Cheshire East Council highways engineers set about repairing a badly damaged road bridge in the borough. The team managed to carry out the whole repair project using carbon-saving super-quiet equipment and in return have been awarded an environmental award by the Green Apple organisation, plus an innovation award for the […]

Cheshire East Council seeks ‘fair and equitable deal’ following HS2 Phase 2 scrapping

Cheshire East Council is pursuing a compensation and investment package from Government following the decision to scrap HS2 north of Birmingham – a deal the authority says would fairly compensate for the loss of an ‘unprecedented economic opportunity’. On Friday (20 October), the leader and deputy leader of Cheshire East Council wrote to Minister of […]

Better provision for pedestrians and cyclists as highways improvement scheme progresses

Work is progressing on the latest highways scheme to improve walking and cycling provision in Cheshire East. The B5358, in Handforth, is undergoing significant improvements, including a new shared footpath for pedestrians and cyclists, including widening of the footway, new drainage, kerbing, refreshed road markings, improvements to a controlled pedestrian crossing, and the installation of […]

Cheshire East Council reports potential budget deficit of £12.8m

Cheshire East Council is set to report financial pressures of £12.8m against its 2023/24 budget. Savings have already been identified to reduce this from £26.6m. A report will be discussed at the corporate policy committee meeting on 5 October to identify areas for the additional savings that will be needed to achieve a balanced budget. […]

Minister visits South Cheshire amid councillors’ concerns over road repairs

Councillors in Willaston and Wistaston in Cheshire met with Roads Minister Richard Holden to air concerns about the state of local roads caused by utility works. Mr Holden, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads & Local Transport) Department of Transport. met with Cllr Allen Gage (Willaston), Margaret Simon (Wistaston) and Janet Clowes (Wybunbury) Cllr Gage […]

Traffic and pedestrian improvement scheme well underway in Cheshire

Extensive traffic calming measures are to be introduced in a Cheshire East village to improve pedestrian safety and deal with traffic concerns.  Works are taking place in Alderley Edge to create a 20mph zone, with additional highways safety measures at various locations.  Several highways features are being introduced, aimed at slowing traffic and forcing drivers […]


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