Council to clear bypass of litter

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Cheshire East Highways have confirmed that they will be carrying out a litter pick along the A34 bypass this week after being requested to do so by Wilmslow Clean Team.

As per usual, the verges are littered with rubbish which has been dumped by passing motorists - with the stretch from the Dean Row roundabout to the Handforth Dean roundabout being particularly bad.

Colin Jones, of Wilmslow Clean Team said "Thanks to a bit of pressure by Wilmslow Cleanteam, Ansa have agreed to litter pick the A34 Bypass during this coming week.

"We constantly receive concerned enquires from people asking why we don't clean the Bypass and we have to reply that CEC won't allow us to because there aren't footpaths alongside the carriageways."

Colin added "The timing is good because we've just completed a very successful Spring Clean Week."

Motorists are advised that lane closures, to enable Ansa to clear the verges, may well cause delays on the bypass at times this week.

A34 Bypass


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Rick Andrews
Sunday 7th April 2019 at 6:58 pm
Would be good if the council could make safe the wooden fences along the Alderley Edge by pass. Some sections collapsed due to rotten post over a year ago crushing the planted saplings and many are in danger of imminent collapse. Would be terrible if these heavy fences fell on a child.
Ruth Lees
Monday 8th April 2019 at 7:19 am
Good news! The slip road north bound from the Tesco petrol station back onto the A34 is terrible too. I know every body says it but I don’t understand why people think it is ok to drop litter everywhere - it’s so horrible.
Chris Shaw
Monday 8th April 2019 at 9:32 am
Put cameras up and fine people who throw little out £500
That’ll stop em !
Sam Cummings
Monday 8th April 2019 at 4:50 pm
I have to believe that the litter has been blown there by the wind because it seems impossible to me that ANY human being would throw litter out of their car window? Point me to these people. I'd like to have a word...
Julian Barlow
Wednesday 10th April 2019 at 6:17 pm
This laughably named “dual” carriage way is like a retirement home for elderly road cones. If it ever goes longer than a week without being coned into a single lane, the entire county will need smelling salts to recover from the shock.
Marianne Martyn
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 8:34 am
When I was in California I saw a gang of convicts picking up litter along the verges of a road to Yosemite Park. Why can't we use some of the prisoners in Styal to clear our verges and roundabouts along the A34? It would also teach them some responsible behaviour for when they get out.
Raymond Walker
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 10:20 am
The Council's responsibility in this would be appreciated. There should be an on-going programme for keeping our town clean without the benevolent Clean Team giving up their time when they pay rates. The Council whilst paying attention to the A34 might also pay attention to the need for regular grid cleaning maintenance and become conscious of the new LED lighting which are burning during daytime hours. Their installation to save energy has become a joke.
Marcia McGrail
Monday 22nd April 2019 at 8:07 pm
Zero tolerance to littering should be the norm - why should rate payers be penalised for ignorant litterbugs?

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