What a difference a day makes!

Home » Newsroom » What a difference a day makes!

Railings

Yesterday we put an article on- line showing the very sorry state of the barrier at the Broomheath Lane crossing of the A51.
Now I do not for one moment think that the webteam carry any weight ( clout that is) or influence with the Highways department of CWaC. Rather I put today's success down to the repeated contacts made with the Highways Dept by our Councillors Ted Lush & Hugo Deynem getting the message through that the lack of a barrier was a real safety issue and of concern to local residents who used the crossing.

Today we have a totally new barrier.

New Barrier 21-08-13

The design has been improved with a panel extending out from the hedgerow towards the road. This greatly increases the visibility of the railings to traffic coming from the Tarporley direction. Before, the driver would only see a 2 inch wide end-post of the railing. This would be a very small image to detect , especially at night. A Tarvin resident has emailed us to point out that originally there were red reflectors on the posts which car headlights would pick out.
These were lost to vandalism and evidently not replaced. Perhaps the rails visible to traffic coming along from Tarporley could be treated with some type of reflective paint to assist driving in poor lighting conditions.
I assume that the large arrow highlighting the need to move to the right and avoid the railings is only a temporary feature!.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

development site
Wed 16 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 1,286

We have become aware that a number of residents have raised concerns with both the Parish Council and CWAC concerning the development activity on the field shown in the photo.Planning permission was granted under Planning Application 19/01028 /FUL 19/01028/FUL for the land At Tarporley Road Tarvin. The application is in the public record on the CWAC Planning Site for viewing...

camp van
Mon 21 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 486

We have been informed that CWaC were refused entry on Friday 18th, following contact from Tarvin Parish Council, to this development site and as the photo shows a van is now parked behind gates.Site development in accordance with Planning Consents is part of CWaC's...

face mask
Tue 15 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 202

" Tarvinonline has recently published articles on the community clear-up scheduled for 09:30 on Saturday 19th September in both Tarvin and Oscroft. One of the new causes of litter are used face masks being thrown away. It has been estimated that 50% of the litter on Tarporley road are face masks. Please don't throw them on the ground use the litter bins around the parish...