When it comes to road maintenance, Cheshire East and Wilmslow may not have the best record in the country. However, Cedarway in Fulshaw Park, must surely be one of the poorest examples of upkeep in the area. The road was built in the mid 1960s along with the development of houses on land previously owned by the few large homes of the park. And judging by the appalling state of the tarmac, it probably hasn't been resurfaced since.
Despite residents' requests to have the road repaired and a few patches added, it remains in a dangerous condition, with extensive pot-holing, areas of loose stones and raised iron-works. The area which gets the most traffic is all but completely disintegrated, leaving drain grates and covers standing perilously proud of the road level in many places.
Cycling on the uneven surface poses a hazard, not to mention the vigorous bone-shaking that a rider receives when braving the rough, uneven surface. At local child received a knee injury last year, after his bicycle skidded on the loose stones causing him to fall.
With just nine houses on it, this quiet residential cul-de-sac isn't the most frequented in the town, and when Cedarway was in 2013 included in lists of roads to be resurfaced, residents who live elsewhere objected to it being given priority. Yet four years on, with the work postponed or cancelled, the state of the surface has deteriorated further.
The Cheshire East website states that its two jet patching repair teams can address 1500 potholes a week and that surface dressing can be done in 1-2 days. After sixty years, surely they could manage to schedule in the necessary repair to make safe this short stretch of road.