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Compacted verge over tree roots and drain system

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:54, Tue 10 April 2018

Sent to Cheshire West and Chester Council 1 minute later

Damage in vicinity of 62 Hartington Street, with a number of other verges in this street now becoming more and more damaged from such inappropriate parking on or driven across due to lack of enforcement measures at such as 77,56,83,60,56,89.91,93,66,68,101,94 etc.. Some verges already stripped away and only light tarmac work with no proper crossovers put in place, Entire accesses opened up subjecting verges to damage, and even broken paving used to create crossovers with CWAC tolerance given that has been in place for several years now despite complaints being submitted etc. All most unsatisfactory; especially given lack of action on this from CWAC. In addition long standing failure to prune and pollard trees in the avenue adding to the problems with Streetscene function here.

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  • No action taken to fix.

    Posted anonymously at 11:59, Tue 8 May 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • So far no fix but a meeting scheduled for this Friday with highways and street scene officers to take a look at this and other issues here.

    Posted anonymously at 13:36, Tue 5 June 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thanks to a Customer Relations Officer at CWAC a walkabout of the area took place on 6June with a Streetscene Officer but two Highways Officers scheduled to attend did not turn up and no explanation or apology has followed from them. One ward Cllr turned up at the invitation of the council and insisted on having a photo taken of her with some o0f the community people attending even though she was explicitly told we wanted no photographs. there was a scripted list of sites and issues to talk about but the cllr rather disrupted the plan by going here and there against this schedule. we nevertheless managed to cover the issues we wanted and at the end of the walkabout a sustainable management plan for these avenues was handed to him to be submitted to the Council. It is a month later and we have had no feedback and none of the issues we raised have been addressed; including failure to undertake the repairs noted on this submission to Fix My Street.

    Posted anonymously at 16:20, Tue 3 July 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:32, Tue 31 July 2018

  • Thanks to a member of the council Locality Team we will now have another walkabout of the area on September 10th with Officers involving neighbours who have opted to take part to look at this an other street issues here. Any developments will be reported in a future update. That said so far no actual practical resolutions yet to this and other reported problems.

    Posted anonymously at 20:59, Tue 28 August 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A community meeting attended by 30 plus neighbours with Officers has now been held followed up by walkabouts to view this and related issues. Minutes have been published by the LA acknowledging the issues but as yet no actual repair or enforcement actions have been delivered. It was suggested a Neighbourhood Plan be considered to help deal with this and other local issues. this might take four years to produce against a background of the area being unparished with no Town or Community council in place to support such development. Quite a challenge.

    Posted anonymously at 07:48, Wed 26 September 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No actual attempt at repair work by the LA ……..although we are now encouraged to set up a Neighbourhood Plan for our area. Meetings about that planned for the New Year. NPs can take up to 4 years to produce and much harder for us as we have no Town, Community or Parish Council to support us if enough neighbours opt for one.

    Posted anonymously at 09:23, Wed 24 October 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • By now, after reporting this for so long, you can see it is clear our council and elected cllrs have done nothing to fix the problem. In the new year a meeting to discuss having a neighbourhood plan might help; although note elected ward cllrs have not turned up tot he preliminary prep meetings.

    Posted anonymously at 22:17, Wed 21 November 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No change. All is left as it was in a poor state.

    Posted anonymously at 08:54, Thu 20 December 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No action and no coordinated policy in pace as yet to make care sound.

    Posted anonymously at 09:46, Thursday 17 January 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A community meeting led by the LA has just been held to discuss the possibility of putting in place a Neighbourhood Plan for this area. that may lead in time to some action. As things stand there has been no action. Nothing has been done to resolve this long running complaint.

    Posted anonymously at 10:07, Thursday 14 February 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The Neighbourhood Plan initiative has progressed due to my independent work with the LA locality Team; although sadly a local Tory group newsletter has just come through my door alluding to that group's involvement although infact they have throughout not been involved? The LA has now agreed to stop selling off local greenspaces following a campaign that I again independently led. That said no progress on the verge damage issue with a proposal for a resident parking zone initiative in nearby streets that due to no attention being paid to the avenues threatening to decant none resident parking etc from those streets onto these avenues and it seems these verges doing more damage and causing more obstruction?

    Posted anonymously at 12:59, Thursday 14 March 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • As has been ongoing for many years management of the local verges continues to be neglected with what cutting that is done poor. Standards have deteriorated over time as continues to be the case. the LA seems keener to cut down trees and place metal facsimilies rather than plant new natural trees in the city. Laughable. A meeting about a possible NP has been held since I last wrote but nothing actually being done in terms of active progress.

    Posted anonymously at 14:43, Thursday 11 April 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No change. Street scene continues to suffer neglect and the result of the recent local elections does not suggest things will improve.

    Posted anonymously at 15:07, Thursday 9 May 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No change

    Posted anonymously at 16:42, Thursday 6 June 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No change. never any change. Nothing done and nothing getting better in the management of this post WW1 1919+ Homes Fit for Heroes estate.

    Posted anonymously at 20:06, Thursday 4 July 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The council do nothing about this long standing problem.

    Posted anonymously at 21:00, Thursday 1 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no LA action regarding activating a care policy for the verges.

    Posted anonymously at 08:35, Friday 30 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Here and there a neighbour keeps their verge tidy but still no action from the LA including no response to a paper submitted eighteen months ago outlining a better policy they should adopt for street scene management.

    Posted anonymously at 09:51, Friday 27 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No LA action to repair the damage and improve maintenance,

    Posted anonymously at 13:24, Friday 25 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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