CHEADLE'S Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville has reported the following updates to Cheadle Town Council:-
*Queen Street and The Green - Mr Deaville has requested traffic surveys to be carried out in Queen Street and The Green in Alton, having identified and prioritised both areas as traffic "hot spots" with longstanding congestion issues relating to Alton Towers traffic, alongside other areas with similar issues such as Denstone.
The speed check vehicle has been operating in recently in Ashbourne Road and Cheadle Road, Teanford.
Priority will also be given to the Highwayman junction, Threapwood, and in Glebe Road, Cheadle.
*Butlers Hill - Mr Deaville has requested priority in repair work to the pitted road surface in Butlers Hill, Cheadle.
This issue has been previously reported, but he has requested urgent repair, which will be carried out in the coming weeks.
*Cheadle Cycling Week - June 2014 - In conjunction with Cheadle Tourism Group, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Staffordshire County Council and Sport Across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire (SASSOT), Mr Deaville is organising Cheadle and District cycling event s during a week in June 2014.
The dates will be confirmed after an assessment of the local diaries of other events and could be Sunday, June 15, to Sunday, June 22, to be confirmed.
Mr Deaville said: "This event will provide an annual opportunity to promote cycling in our area and demonstrate how cycling can provide important social, health and environmental benefits.
"I would like, with the permission of Cheadle Town Council, to start and end the events at Tean Road Recreation Ground."
*Police Liaison Panel - The Police Liaison Panel will be a very useful and important communication between Staffordshire Police and the local community within Mr Deaville's County Division.
Following Claire Riley's promotion and move to Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Cheadle police sergeant Glyn Parker will now be the lead officer on the panel.
Panel members are: Cheadle town councillors Margaret Locker and Neil Plant, Checkley parish councillor Colin Pearce, Pauline Quinton from Great Wood Hall in Tean, Sergeant Glyn Parker and a member of Draycott Parish Council to be appointed.
*Nomination of Volunteer Groups for a Queen's Award - Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson recently called on to County to nominate outstanding local voluntary groups for next year's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
This award is the equivalent to the MBE for volunteer groups. If you wish to nominate a group contact Mr Deaville on email email@example.com, home 01538 724194, business 01538 722659, mobile 07814 144234.
A possible contender for Cheadle has been identified.
*Reporting of highway, footpath and lighting defects- Defects can be reported directly to Staffordshire Highways using the following methods: online www.staffordshire.gov.uk; telephone 0300 111 8000, fax 01785 276207; minicom users 01785 276207 and out of hours phone 0844 8222888.
*Extra care Cheadle - Mr Deaville said that he is "determined" to promote the need for n extra care facility in Cheadle.
He said: "Together with town councillors, district councillors and ,members of the community we need to actively promote the need for this facility."
*Winter Operation - Overnight gritters will commence overnight operations on November 9 and 3,100 grit bins are starting to be filled.
If any members of the public are interested in taking part in the Ice Busters Scheme contact Mr Deaville or Staffordshire Highways.
*Disused railway line Cheadle to Cresswell - Permissory agreement has been completed and sent to David Kemp, director of Moorlands and City Railways, which is awaiting to be signed.
Work will be carried out on improvement work at Paragon Close and Glebe Road intersection area.
*Ivy House - A second quarterly meeting with Horizon Care has taken place.