Reported via desktop in the Winter Maintenance category anonymously at 13:55, Thu 13 January 2022
Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later.
Council ref: 3238058.
This road needs to be back on the gritting route. Cars drive down here at 60 mph and first thing in the morning not only is it now dark it is icy and dangerous too. It is an absolute joke expecting young primary school children to be able to get to school safely on this road. Using the criteria that primary children should be walking to school as a measure of winter maintenance is ludicrous, the standards should at least ensure that there is a safe route for them to get there, there are no footpaths, lights and now it is not gritted, and that is only for the very small percentage who can actually walk to school. This is a rural school, there are no nearby bus routes so of course parents have to drive their children to school, some have to drop off early too when even the school hazard lights have not yet been activated (timed for school periods). I have a disability which means I cannot walk my child to school especially on unstable ground and must rely on my car. As parents we are getting extremely nervous driving our children in icy conditions even for short journeys and find that a council's decision not to grit around an isolated school with no public transport access or pathways is downright dangerous and irresponsible. Please put this road back on the gritting route before there is a serious incident.