The campaign is busy working with town councillor Suzie Ackers-Smith, who was instrumental in bringing the Tour of Britain to Congleton.
The result is the Tour of Britain Legacy Committee who are working on ideas to ensure this event has a lasting effect on the area by improving its health and wealth. Improving health by encouraging the uptake of walking/cycling for shorter journeys and for exercise/leisure in order to reduce air pollution and stress; improving wealth by improving the local Read more [...]
Nothing much has been done yet, despite the advance notice of closure from 16th March. Apparently work will commence Fri 27th March.
There will be Macc. Canal towpath work from 16th March onwards, so the towpath will be closed.
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Some good news:Cheshire East have agreed to spend money on two projects that we have been on about for a while.1 Cycling is to be permitted in the pedestrian precinct in Congleton before 10.00 and after 16.30.2 The towpath on the Macclesfield Canal is to be improved between Severn Close and Congleton railway station. This will complete the link from the town centre to the station that is due to be started in March.And...Stoke on Trent City Council is creating a bridleway to join the end of the Biddulph Read more [...]
Apparently the funding came from the Forestry Commission as part of the aim of getting people to/into woodland. Thanks FC.
There has been a complaint in the local paper that the council should be filling in potholes not spending money on routes such as this, but as the funding came from elsewhere, it has not taken money away from road maintenance at all.
If any of you have walked/cycled along the Biddulph Valley Way (part of National Cycle Route 55) recently, you'll have noticed the widened and resurfaced path up to the Cheshire/Staffs border. We noticed improvements to some sections last week but the work was still to be completed. The completed sections have eliminated the very muddy patches and places where puddles used to form, but in some places we noticed tyre marks and hoofprints, so hope the surface will remain serviceable with the high Read more [...]