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Leaves becoming frozen and VERY slippery

Reported via desktop in the Street Sweeping category anonymously at 19:13, Sat 4 December 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3160162.

All the tributary pavements into Alsager are in a VERY dangerous state because of failure to sweep and remove slimey leaf debris which is now freezing into a slip-hazard. The leaves are so deep that it is impossible to see the kerb edges. I sprained my ankle very badly last week, because of this. The subdued street lighting is adding to the problem because nobody keeps the trees cut back around the lights. I note with much annoyance that the roads are gritted and maintained, whilst the needs of pedestrians appear to be ignored. Government statements asking us all to walk more, feel utterly disingenuous when no attempt appears to be made to keep pedestrian surfaces safe and well-lit. Safety to walk is not just a question of addressing potential predatory attack. The pavements and lighting are a disgrace in this end of Alsager. (Dunnocksfold Road, Close Lane, Church Road, Lodge Road, Pikemere Road, Hassall Road etc.etc.) I really shouldn't have to write every year to ask for these safety issues to be resolved. I am at huge risk of falling having had much very complex and expensive (NHS) surgery to my right leg, consequent to a serious and life-changing road accident for which the causative driver was successfully prosecuted. Please ensure my safety to leave my house, by keeping the pavements clear and the streets well lit. Thank you to all those charged with these jobs, their efforts are all much appreciated by me

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  • Thank you for your report. This report has now been passed to the relevant team for appropriate action.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 19:13, Sat 4 December 2021

  • We have now actioned this report. Thank you for your enquiry. Street Cleansing will now endeavour to perform an ad-hoc pavement sweep here within the next 20 working days but please direct any street lighting requests separately to Highways (tel 0300 123 5020, opt. 1).

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:45, Tuesday 11 January 2022

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