'DIRE and dirty' streets in Cheadle are letting the town – and its residents – down.
The issue was raised by Cheadle man Tony Joynes at a meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday.
Councillors agreed to write to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) and Staffordshire County Council (SCC) to report the problems.
Speaking during the public participation session of the full council meeting on Monday, Mr Joynes explained he was working for the district council delivering household enquiry forms.
He said: “One thing I’ve noticed while going round delivering these, is the state of Cheadle.
“There are weeds growing out of the gutters and grass all over the place.
“They cut the grass and leave it lying there in the gutters.
“I’ve seen obsolete signs covered in posters and the worst culprit is SMDC – one planning application was four years old, but the notice was still pinned to a post.
“The state of the footpaths and roads is asking for an accident and the other thing that concerns me is that the crews turn up to do a pot hole and there’s two pot holes next to it – then they fill in one pot hole and leave the others!
“We’ve got obsolete bus stops going green and mouldy – the town at this moment in time is in a dire and dirty state.
“Perhaps councillors can look around and see if they can give some input into this. There are two councillors here that I’ve delivered envelopes to and their wards are in a disgusting state.
“I’ve been to Oakamoor today and it’s spotless. I don’t know what they are doing that we aren’t, but there wasn’t a weed in sight.”
Cllr Peter Jackson, who is a member of both Cheadle Town Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: “It’s the same in many villages and towns you go through.
“It’s alright coming here and having a good moan, I remember three or four months ago, the state of the roads around Cheadle and the pot holes.
“Some of the improvement work around Cheadle over the last couple of months shows we have done something – the county council have done something.
“We’d like it to be perfect, but it’s not as though nothing has been done.”
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