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Between Sunny side house and Weaver View

Reported via mobile in the Footway category anonymously at 17:11, Monday 14 November 2022

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3963754.

Today, at approx 16.00hrs, as I was walking along the pavement into Church Minshull from my house I had to take evasive action and lean against the wall to avoid a large wagon that had mounted the pavement coming through the village. I was wearing a high vis jacket so the driver would have seen me but he didn’t slow down and went passed me at speed. He mounted the pavement to pass a vehicle that was on the other side of the road near the pinch point on the road between Sunnyside and Weaver View. Large vehicles are mounting this very narrow stretch of pavement on a regular basis, sometimes at speed, as the road here is not wide enough for them to pass on coming large vehicles including buses, wagons, tractors. There are visible wagon tyre marks all along that stretch of very narrow pavement, which is badly lit at night. This is not a one off incident and has happened numerous times while I have been walking and I feel I have to report it as I am concerned that it is only a matter of time before someone gets badly injured or killed on that stretch of pavement through Church Minshull. It feels very dangerous to walk along it into the village. I have reported this incident to the police and would welcome some discussion with yourselves about how this stretch of road/pavement could be made safer or see some positive action to try and address this issue to help prevent a serious incident occurring.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team.

    Our teams are working hard to manage and respond to reports from members of the public.

    We are currently experiencing an increase in demand of reported issues along with a temporary reduction in available staff due to Covid-related sickness and self-isolation.

    During this time and until the situation improves, we will be prioritising those issues that present most risk to the travelling public. While we normally aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days, response times for all other reported issues may take longer than usual.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 17:11, Monday 14 November 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 08:19, Tuesday 15 November 2022

  • We have now written to you by email and consider the matter to be resolved.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 12:22, Tuesday 29 November 2022

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