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We understand that the mitigation works to Wallhill  lane (and Eaton) are being undertaken by Cheshire East Highways, they do not fall within the scope of the contract with Graham Construction.

The intention is for public engagement this summer, with the works being implemented the following summer. Cheshire East Highways will work up the detailed programme and arrangements.

A message from Cheshire Police:

Please be vigilant there is silver Ford Transit type with black side windows in the area we believe is involved with the theft of coping stones & possibly other items . Part Vehicle registration DK02*** If seen in the area please do not approach but phone the police on 101 straight away.

If you haven’t read the printed newsletter yet, please check out the online version on our newsletters page. This issue contains the story of another Great War soldier missing from our memorial, as well as more news from the school and Astbury WI.

Here's the latest news from the M6 J16-19 smart motorway project:

Final stages

 As of today (Friday 18 January), motorists are able to use all 4 new lanes between junction 18 (Holmes Chapel) and junction 19 (Knutsford) northbound. Overnight tonight, we will be repeating this for the southbound stretch between these two junctions in time for Saturday morning.

New overhead electronic signs have been switched on to provide drivers with live information about their journeys, including changes in the speed limit, lane closures and incidents ahead.

The 60mph speed limit between junctions 18 and 19, increased from 50mph ahead of the Christmas break, will remain in place for the next few weeks while contractors complete testing of new technology, with the eight-mile stretch of motorway due to be fully operational as a smart motorway by early February.

The entire 18-mile upgrade is on schedule to be finished by the end of March, improving journeys for the 120,000 drivers who use the M6 every day.

A temporary 50mph speed limit will remain in place between junctions 16 and 18 until the construction and technology work is completed and the whole project opens to traffic at the end of March.

What is left to complete?

The remaining work includes fitting electronic signs to overhead gantries, commissioning the new technology along the route and some landscaping work to the motorway verge.

 What will happen when the smart motorway is complete?

 When the smart motorway is complete, traffic sensors will automatically monitor the flow of traffic and adjust the speed limit accordingly, tackling the stop/start conditions and tailbacks caused by sudden braking.

New CCTV cameras will provide 100% coverage of the route and allow Highways England’s traffic officers and the emergency services to respond quickly to incidents.

More details on the scheme are available at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/m6j16to19 | ( please note: there may be a slight delay in the website updating)

Our PCSO be holding his next PCSO surgeries in Astbury at Glebe Farm on the dates below:

  • Wednesday 2 January 3pm-4pm
  • Monday 7 January 10am-11am
  • Tuesday 15 January 10am-11am
  • Monday 21 January 3pm-4pm
  • Monday 28 January 10am-11am