Reader's Letter: Great Warford residents marooned


Great Warford Residents Group have complained to Cheshire East about the planned closure, for seven days, of Knutsford Road at Chorley.

Residents normal route into Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and beyond is via the Chelford Road which is already closed and will be for a number of weeks.

Currently residents have to detour via Knutsford Road, however with this route also closed there are few alternatives.

Cheshire East have been asked to postpone the roadworks on Knutsford road until Chelford Road reopens.

Reader's Letter


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

Vince Chadwick
Monday 31st October 2022 at 9:02 am
Signs on Knutsford road recently advised it would be closed on 22nd October. I went down there that day and although there were cones and barriers halfway across the road and 'ROAD CLOSED' signs each end of the supposed closure, the road was not in fact closed and there was no sign of any work in progress.
Mark Goldsmith
Monday 31st October 2022 at 1:58 pm
Hi Vince

Knutsford Road was closed on 22nd October on behalf of Electricity Northwest, who manage our electricity network.

Some utility companies have separate road closure teams to their works teams, so you may have been there in the time gap between the two.

Alternatively, they could have been working on a nearby electrical mast. The risk of live electric cables falling on passing traffic means roads are closed for health & safety reasons and not to conduct road works.

Utilities companies have a legal right to close roads and Cheshire East does negotiate with them to ensure they conduct their work in a timely manner. However, we cannot be everywhere, all the time and sometimes they do cause unnecessary delays to road users.

Sometimes though, it is because the essential work they are doing is just not that obvious.

Cllr Mark Goldsmith
Residents of Wilmslow
Cheshire East & Wilmslow Town Council
Alan Brough
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 7:07 am
This week Knutsford Road is closed, Chelford Road is closed and Altrincham Road is partially closed and this combination is causing chaos in and around the area.

There appears to be a complete failure in coordination of works and consideration for the needs of road users.
Lisa Reeves
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 2:19 pm
I have just received notification that road closure on Chelford Road, Chorley has been extended until Friday 9th December.
David Nelson
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 3:27 pm
Chaos that should be avoided
John Duckworth
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 3:34 pm
B5085 Knutsford Road heading to Mobberley - Cars are still using the road. Which road is closed? this occurred several weeks ago. The road was open on the 22nd of October regardless of what Cllr Mark Goldsmith says does anyone know what is going on as quite clearly the people responsible don't.