CHEADLE county councillor Mark Deaville has issued his latest updates for Cheadle and the surrounding areas:-
Surface defects and structural work – Good progress is being made on road and footway defects.
Please continue to report defects through Staffordshire Highways Hotline.
Reporting of highway, footway or lighting defects can be done by phone 0300 111 8000 email email@example.com online www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Minicom users can call 01785 276207 the out of hours phone number is 0844 8222888.
Moss Lane – A site meeting took place in Moss Lane with Councillor Richard Alcock and highways engineer Rob Steele of Staffordshire Highways. An improvement scheme is being developed with a view to improvements to drainage, ditches and repairs to road surfaces.
Threapwood – The safety improvement scheme was implemented at the end of April.
New signs and road markings will create greater driver awareness to drive at sensible speed at this location.
Mobberley – Three new village signs have been ordered and will be installed near to Raddlestitch Farm, Limetrees, and Fairtest.
Two "Beware Horses – Drive with care" signs has also been ordered for Rakeway Road and Freehay.
Eaves Lane – Following a positive site meeting on Thursday, March 6, an improvement plan has been drawn up to improve drainage.
This plan will also cover Manifold Drive and The Plantation.
School Road Safety Work – Following a meeting between Cheadle County Primary School headteacher, PCSO Mark Bridgwood, County Officer Paul Cope and Mark Deaville, the County Road Safety Officers have been active with road safety sessions at Cheadle County Primary School, with excellent feedback especially from parents.In the coming months Paul Cope will be working with St Giles, Faber, St Thomas' and Great Wood Primary on the schoolchildren's road safety programme. Work was done with years seven, eight and 10 students at Cheadle Academy last Autumn Term, Mr Cope would like to do the same at Painsley this year.
First World War Commemoration Events 2014 – Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council would be happy to support any events in our parish.
A new website has been created by Staffordshire County Council's Archives and Heritage Service to promote the county's key venues relating to the Great War.
This tells the story of Staffordshire's role during the conflict and the lives of the people who lived through it.
As well as featuring some of the county's most interesting and poignant attractions, including the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, The National Arboretum and the Cannock Allied and German war cemeteries.
The website will also keep people updated with events, exhibitions, and projects taking place in the local area.
Groups and Organisations holding commemoration activities can register on the website and access the Staffordshire Great War brand which they can use on their materials to help promote events in and around Cheadle.
The website is www.staffordshiregreatwar.com
Group Volunteer Award - Anyone wishing to nominate a local group for this award please contact Mr Deaville on home phone number 01538 724194 business phone 01538 722659 mobile phone 07814 144234 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Footpaths - Brunt's Entry footpath - Prince George Street to High Street - An application was made some considerable time ago to put this footpath on the Definitive Footpath Map.
The footpath is well used and is a convenient route into town so Mr Deaville has requested urgency in processing the application on the grounds of public safety.While the administration of the adoption of this footpath will take some time he has requested surface improvements and a hand rail to be secured on this pathway.
Footpath Number 5 - Plantation Drive - A drainage improvement plan together with some hard standing improvements has been drawn up for this Number 5 footpath. Staffordshire County Council Rights of Way Officer is contacting the landowners of adjacent properties to communicate and consult with them.
Footpath railings at The Terrace - Mr Deaville has requested these railings to be painted as part of his Divisional Highways Planned Work.
Footpath in Mill Grove - This has been identified as an urgent area for treatment and Mr Deaville has arranged a site meeting with Rob Steele, highways engineer, to assess the job.