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13 JAN

Repairs set to make town centre area safe

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A county council has confirmed that road and pavement repairs are set to take place to make an area within a Moorlands town centre safe. The confirmation from Staffordshire County Council regarding the Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street junction in Leek, where kerb stones and pavement slabs have been damaged, comes after Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales has written to the highways department at the county council.

A county council has confirmed that road and pavement repairs are set to take place to make an area within a Moorlands town centre safe.

The confirmation from Staffordshire County Council regarding the Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street junction in Leek, where kerb stones and pavement slabs have been damaged, comes after Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales has written to the highways department at the county council.

In an open letter to a highways officer, cllr Wales said: “Can you advise if any progress with the review on traffic and road management in Leek as requested by local councillors.

Separately, I see the latest repair at Ashbourne Road /Haywood Street junction has been demolished by traffic – once again. I attach photos of this (and a serious trip hazard close by).

I understood from our last meeting and discussions that the pavement at that junction might be remodelled and also that serious consideration regarding the Bell device for pedestrian protection was on the agenda.

There are clearly identified solutions and these must now be prioritised. Please let me have an update.”

The Leek & Moorlands Echo contacted Staffordshire County Council for a response to cllr Wales’ concerns.

Councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “Improving our transport routes is vital for continued economic growth and the ongoing regeneration of our towns.

We’re always happy to work with the district and town councils regarding issues that are important to road users in Leek.

This includes making sure the wider transport plan for the Staffordshire Moorlands is both relevant and up to date.

The plan, which is available on our website, brings together the transport challenges and opportunities in one document, creating an overview that helps to secure the necessary investment when it becomes available.”

He added: “With regards to the issues at Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street junction, our highways team will be investigating the matter to see if any changes need to be made and what funding would be required.

In the meantime, crews will schedule in any repairs as required to keep the area safe.”

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