As many shoppers will know there has been an ongoing problem with flooding in the Sainsbury's car park in Wilmslow, making it difficult to navigate every time it rains heavily.
The car park is operated by Cheshire East Council who I have contacted on several occasions in the past few months about the problem, to ask what is being done to resolve the issue.
In December 2017, a spokesperson from Sainsbury's told wilmslow.co.uk "We're aware of this issue and working with the council to resolve it as quickly as possible."
Having contacted Cheshire East Council again this week I was informed that United Utilities will be investigating the problem next week and that Cheshire East Council's Highways and Flood Risk teams will also be party to any works.
Councillor Rod Menlove said "I have been told that water drains from the car park via a six inch pipe that runs along the side of Sainsbury's to Alderley Road near the Coach & Four, where there are three United Utilities traps.
"United Utilities have disputed that the six inch pipe is theirs. Apparently the traps are the source of the blockage with the added problem of flow-back in to the car park."
However, having contacted United Utilities on Tuesday, 11th April, they came back to me in a few hours.
Helen Apps, External Affairs Manager at United Utilities, said "We have been out to investigate this issue and discovered it is caused by blocked highway gullies which are the responsibility of the council. We have passed this information back to the council."
On a separate issue, resurfacing of the car park will commence on Monday, 16th April.
Councillor Rod Menlow also confirmed "The cycle shelter is beyond repair and will be replaced by a new one but I have not as yet been given any timings."
Updated: Friday, 13th April, at 1pm.
A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: “We are aware of this long-standing issue and we are eager to find a lasting solution to what is a historical drainage problem.
Cheshire East Council Highways will be working with United Utilities to investigate the cause of the flooding problem, which could be attributed to the initial drainage installation. We hope that wherever responsibility rests, this matter will be resolved in the very near future.