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Shared space.

Postby Desmo Man » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 pm

Yesterday I walked the entire length of Park lane to visit the Post office, I crossed over London Rd using the crossing to the north of Fountain place, and returned to Park lane crossing Chester Rd and London Rd to the south of Fountain place. I then walked back up Park lane on the south side. I was sum what surprised and taken a back by the utterly disgusting state of the roads and the pedestrian walk ways. Many of the tiles / bricks were loose and cracked and a dangerous trip hazard to pedestrians. A lot of the slit drains were blocked with crud and dry leaves. I saw some sections of London Rd north and south and Park lane where road had deep dips in it and were obviously dangerous especially for people who are using two wheel vehicles.

Why has the so called award winning shared space been allowed to get into such a dangerous and disgusting state ! ?, What, if anything is Poynton town council or Cheshire east council doing to rectify these problems ?. What I also found unacceptable was that parts of the walk ways were in a thoroughly dirty and disgusting state, and were smelling !

I eagerly await a answer from somebody who may know the answers to these questions. OR should I turn up at the next Poynton town council meeting and ask these questions to the elected body who should be looking after and care for the infrastructure and the the financial investment of the council tax payers of Poynton.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby nedsram » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Councillors read this forum but will not post on here. There is a long history of "discussion" between the Town Council and CEC on maintenance of the shared space area. I suggest that you attend the Town Council meeting. I think that you will find that the Town Council is less than happy with the current state of affairs. I heard that CEC had said that they would repair the damage caused by HGVs once A6MARR was open, and did comment at the time that the opening of A6MARR will have zero effect on the number of HGVs going through the centre of Poynton - although more drivers may choose to use London Road North rather than Chester Road.

If you do decide to attend the Town Council, please post on here about what was said.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby POYNTONIAN 1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:40 pm

To add to the observations the channel drains have been blocked for months now & are a total waste of time as they are never cleaned out or maintained(that's everywhere not just Poynton), the road gullies need cleaning & yes the block paviors are in a poor state, many flaking. In light of the town councils yellow warning on N & G if any councillors do read this might be a good idea to act now or you may have a repeat of 2016!! Saw a group of 4/5 today with clipboards looking at the ground outside RBS. Back to channel drains the one along London Rd Sth opp Fisher) the clean out gully cover broke last year & eventually they came out to sort it, they filled the gully with Tarmac!!!!! no way of cleaning it now or the channel working(informed them but nothing done despite CE being there today doing Tarmac remedials)

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Re: Shared space.

Postby roberto » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 pm

I cycle to work from Hockley to Heald Green but never use Park Lane now. My bike wheel got stuck in between dipped paving blocks by the Post Office and the roundabout surfaces are slippery when wet. I enjoy smooth Dickens Lane, put up with the speed bumps on Clifford and then brace myself for the terrible surface along Chester Road towards Woodford, especially the railway bridge.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby EGCD » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Agreed. I avoid Park Lane and London Road too when cycling if I can. Its nightmare if on two wheels. Already had two accidents, fortunately claimed back the money for damage from Cheshire East Council. One via the Small Claims Court. The FOI results made interesting reading, and helped support the claim. An accident waiting to happen.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby Hitcher » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:12 pm

I met with PTC Operations Manager Phil Cunningham two months ago after emailing a councillor in a similar vein. On my list was also the lamp column knocked down by the drink driver, broken street furniture, damaged by the same and lake outside the old Nat West that appears when it rains (as this weekend).

In short I was told that both the above would be fixed soon and that remedial work on Park Lane would be completed ahead of the London/Chester Rd work as no SEMMS trucks use Park Lane. The London/Chester Rd mess was due for sorting when the bypass was finished, which was meant to be late Summer, but looks more like being December.

The lamp column is a special design and has to come from Italy, the street furniture need specialist work and that hasn't been done yet.

The drain outside the Nat West leads to a gulley that United Utilities are responsible for and do not look like clearing anytime soon.

It's the usual story with public works - delays, excuses, always someone else to blame and hiding behind hi-vis vests and meetings.

Thanks for reminding me on this, I'll check what the latest state of play is.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby topgunhorse » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am

Poynton Town Council wrote:Cheshire East Council Highways will be conducting repairs to the Park Lane shared space stonework starting 23rd July. This work will take approximately six weeks.

At the same time, Electricity North West will be installing a power cable to supply the new Panache Restaurant. This will result in major disruption at the roundels as this will require 4-way traffic signals 24 hours a day for up to three weeks, also starting on 23rd July.

Whilst two sets of major roadworks happening at the same time in Poynton is not ideal, it is being done in the school holidays to try and avoid as much disruption as possible. Night working is also being explored as a way to alleviate congestion during the day, however this depends on a number of factors which can’t be determined until work begins.

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Re: Shared space.

Postby Desmo Man » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:18 pm

Panache will become very popular !

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Re: Car Park Behind Mates.

Postby nedsram » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:05 pm

Cheshire East Highways wrote:Important information about work starting in your area
2018/19 Highway Investment Programme – Highways Improvement Scheme

Poynton Shared Space Remedial Works / Permit Number 11173329

We will soon be working in the Poynton area to deliver remedial works on Park Lane, Poynton.

When is it happening?

Works to deliver the improvements are scheduled to start on 23rd July 2018 and end on 31st Aug 2018.
Traffic flows will be managed utilising Stop and Go boards in order to minimise disruption.

Planned start date Planned end date Location
23rd July 2018 31st Aug 2018 Park Lane, Poynton

Planned works
• Relay/Replace footway and carriageway modular paving
• Relay/Replace ironwork
• Carriageway resurface (part)

We understand that there is no right time to undertake works on such busy junctions, and this work has been planned to try to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public. Delays are to be expected.

All roadworks, closures and diversions associated with the project are displayed online on our roadworks map at ... /roadworks.

Information for road users

• Stop and Go Boards are required to allow the works to take place safely.
• The works are scheduled for Off-Peak times to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum
• Local businesses remain open as usual.
• Access to properties will be maintained and coordinated by our team onsite. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
• On site personnel will be on hand to provide help and advice to members of the public for the duration of the scheme and are the best way to find out more information about these works.
• Delays are expected and motorists should plan journeys accordingly.

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