Cheshire East Council is to target resources to address local community concerns about road safety – as part of its commitment to putting ‘residents first’.
To ensure this investment is targeted in the right areas, residents are being asked to provide the authority with feedback about their local priorities.
The information gathered will be used to develop an initial local community road safety programme and will also be fed into the Council’s forward programme of speed limit reviews across the Borough.
Cheshire East residents have ranked ‘improving road safety’ as one of their most important highway service priorities.
Only ‘improving the conditions of the Borough’s roads’ and ‘tackling congestion’ are rated as higher priorities.
The Council continues to invest in improving the condition of our extensive highways network – and its strategic approach has been effective in reversing deterioration.
This does not mean the work is complete – as there is clearly more work to be done. However, the process being followed is working and will continue to be developed over the coming years.
The Council has an ambitious road safety education programme, which recently won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its partnership approach to accident prevention.
The Council remains committed to continuing to drive forward road safety improvements to make our highways safer.
Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of service commissioning, said: “We are a listening Council that’s determined to put residents first – so it is important that people tell us what work they would like to see prioritised to improve safety for our road users.
“Writing or emailing only takes a few moments and ensures that we get the chance to meet local needs most effectively.”
If you have a particular road safety concern you would like to be addressed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before March 16, 2015, ensuring the area of interest is clearly identified.
Alternatively please write to:
6th Floor – Delamere House
C/O Municipal Buildings
For more information about Cheshire East highways, visit the Council’s website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk