Friday, 16 September 2011



Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor Brian Silvester has welcomed the news that new street signs are to be erected for The Fields, off Cheerbrook Road in Willaston ( See below)

He said,"There have had repeated problems with the none collection of the bins in the cul de sac, The Fields. The street signs at the junction with Cheerbrook Road are vey old, dilapidated and not vey clear to see. I am very pleased that the Cheshire East Council has responded positively to my request to replace the signs. I am also pleased that the worn signage on Cheerbrook Road (at the junction with Wistaston Road) is to be replaced."

Further to my press release below the Headteacher has put the following statement in the latest newsletter for parents. (attached)


Laidon Avenue is extremely busy at the beginning and end of the day and parents are asked not to park in the school parking places or opposite the zig-zag safety markers nor to turn vehicles or drop children in the school car park entrance. Parking continues to be a difficult situation for the school and its neighbours and could I therefore remind parents to respect the areas surrounding the school and not to park in front of driveways or on pavements in the roads close to the school.  Will you please ensure that minders or grandparents who may also be collecting children from school are aware of this.  Additionally the area around Beechcroft Avenue and Lochleven Road becomes very congested and parents are requested to park and drive with consideration for our neighbours and other road users. I have recently received a letter from a local councillor who has been contacted by residents of Lochleven road expressing their concern about this issue. The police have been informed and will be patrolling the area.   Please do not park near the top of Ropebank Avenue.  You may prefer to park slightly further away from school to try and minimise the congestion.'

I welcome the action the school has taken and hope that the small minority of parents who park irresponsibly will take the advice on board and will park sensibly in future to prevent congestion and possible accidents and stop the inconvenience to nearby residents caused by the  inconsiderate parking.

With best wishes,

Brian Silvester

Cllr Brian Silvester BA (Hons)
Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor

Tel/fax 01270 567757

                                                                         PRESS RELEASE

                                 Call for action on parking problems at Berkeley Primary School, Rope

Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor Brian Silvester is calling on the small minority of parents who park inconsiderately around the Berkeley Primary School in Rope to park more sensibly. He said," There are serious parking problems at the beginning and the end of the school day at  the top of Lochleven Road  and Rope Bank Avenue at the junction with Laidon Ave. Parents dropping off and picking up at the school  park at the junctions which makes it very difficult for vehicles to pull out safely. Also some parents park in front of drives and this makes it impossible for residents to get their cars out. I have written to the Police and the School (see below) to ask them to take action at the beginning of term to nip this problem in the bud. Local residents are rightly angry at the careless parking of a small minority of parents and I hope the action that is being taken will solve the problem to a large degree."

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