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Light out in Churchfields Alleyway.

Reported via desktop in the Light Out category anonymously at 15:02, Wednesday 17 March 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2615237.

This was first reported on June 10th 2020 but nothing has been done. This is a route used by children to and from school. When the Scout and Guide hut is back in action, it will be used by children and the elderly (History Society). It is quite disgraceful that this has been left so long as it is a very dark alleyway.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your report and assigned it to a member of our team. The report will be assessed and any necessary action taken. You can monitor your report online at

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 15:02, Wednesday 17 March 2021

  • The work relating to your enquiry has now been programmed in accordance with our current priorities and will be completed in due course.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:30, Thursday 18 March 2021

  • Problem first reported on June 10th 2020. Still no attempt to fix it. How many Cheshire East employees does it take to change a light bulb?Surely, Guiness Book of Records beckons? Shameful.

    Posted anonymously at 21:16, Wednesday 14 April 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Coming up to a whole year taken to not fix this light in this dark alleyway. Clearly, Cheshire East has no interest in protecting people's safety through well-lit paths.

    Posted anonymously at 08:31, Thursday 13 May 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I received an email from Cheshire East saying the problem 'has been resolved'. As the light in this dark alleyway is still not working, then it is not resolved. It is now a full year since I first reported the fault. Shambles!

    Posted anonymously at 09:16, Thursday 10 June 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Continued shambles.

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Thursday 8 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I thought Council Tax was paid in return for services such as this. I didn't realise I was merely making a donation. Cheshire East Highways Department is a dysfunctional, incompetent, uncaring organisation not fit for purpose.

    Posted anonymously at 11:47, Thursday 5 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Light has been out for over sixteen months (first reported June 10th 2020). Schoolchildren going to and from school will be walking down a very dark alley and those attending events at The Scout and Giude hut too. Still, the lighting's fine in Macclesfield.

    Posted anonymously at 12:53, Thursday 2 September 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:52, Thursday 30 September 2021

  • Cheshire East simply do not care about the safety and security of its residents. A shocking dereliction of duty.

    Posted anonymously at 16:22, Thursday 28 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • They don't care so no point in commenting. The worst local authority in England.

    Posted anonymously at 19:15, Thursday 25 November 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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