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

About-George-V
Fri 24 Jan 6:00am  |  hits: 730

Today marks a sad day for our family as it would have been George's 24th birthday.... and so we thought, on a positive note, that we should share with you some of the latest allocations from The George Heath Foundation!In July 2019, we were very pleased to work with the Parish Council and donate a defibrillator for use on the King George V Playing Field In October, we worked with Chance...

quiz20203
Sun 19 Jan 6:00am  |  hits: 341

An extremely tight finish to the final of the Village Quiz on Friday saw newcomers, The Railway, beat Tarvin Methodist Church by 28 points to 27. This followed a number of high-scoring rounds with 2 or 3 points often being the winning margin in most matches.In Village Quiz tradition, Stuart McNeil, ' Mac', chaired the event with his usual good humour. He was ably assisted by Ellie...

cropped-CH-High-Street
Tue 21 Jan 6:00am  |  hits: 265

IntroductionThis is our third Newsletter and in very quick succession to our Christmas update. Don't forget — for information about all the actions taken, meetings attended and statements made by the Group look on our website A51 newsWhile 2019 turned out to be rather quiet on the A51 front, 2020 has opened with some...