●● OUR Facebook followers had a very mixed reaction to the council’s announcement that it would close Coare Street in Macclesfield and impose ‘no waiting restrictions’ Ian Harrison: People of Coare Street: You bought a house on a road. Cars drive down roads.
Why are you shocked by this? Zoe Riley: Yes, but the street is access only, it’s not an invite for everyone to come down.
Plus there isn’t enough space for cars to come zooming down it. Luke Atkins: Are they gonna close every road in Macc used as a cut through?
Great King Street’s a nightmare for it! Blaine Walker: Just what I was gonna put. Christina Heathcote: I get that it can be a pain for residents to park, but this road has been used for the same for decades, as with many other roads around the town.
It’s not just happened, it’s got a Chinese and access to a school. How can they close this off? Jenna Bostock: Where do you park if you’re going to the Chinese?? Lee Anderton: We lived on Coare Street, we had enough of taking abuse off people for parking outside our own house, we selfishly made the road narrow so people couldn’t cut through quickly, and as one person pointed out I was being stupid for parking outside my own house. Ian Harrison: “‘continual bombardment’ of almost 1,900 vehicles per day was affecting residents’ quality of life.”
What about every single other resident who lives next to a road?? Stupid decision. Helen Maurice Jones: 1,900 cars a day, so the council have widened the main road and put other traffic management schemes in place to ensure hard working tax paying people can get around Macclesfield/ Tytherington and to their family without delay... Of course they haven’t, it’s all about the 40 houses on the street. Emma Louisa Leonard: I use it daily to get from one end of town to the other! If residents don’t like it don’t live there simples! It’s a road.... made for cars! Mel Anie: Can we block Priory Lane?
You choose to live on the streets with traffic so deal with it. Lorraine Riley: I have lived down Brynton Road and Coare Street most of my life.
The road has become worse and I hope the closure goes ahead.
It’s not just cars cutting through, wagons and vans as well, it’s a danger. Marty Hill: Same issue on Garden Street but we won’t be getting the road blocked off. Margarita Benavides: I live in the area. No formal consultation has taken place.
The closure of the road is not wanted by all residents, this is an absolute farce. Residents have not been properly consulted and this decision cannot be made without a formal consultation as promised. Mark Beresford: Have the residents of all the streets off Coare St been consulted....As that’s a few hundred houses... And where would they block the road? Lisa-Marie Collins: Try living down there, I’m sure you’d all have a different opinion then! Absolute nightmare and it’s no quicker than going through the lights, the sooner people realise that the better! Pete Watson: So it’s going to be a private carpark for the residents. Kyoris Barr: What’s the point in having roads if you can’t drive along them? Kaye Gosling: It’s just a cut through, what’s the issue? Zoe Riley: To all the people who are telling us to move, for some of us that isn’t a choice, also people have bought houses down there years ago, when there wasn’t so many cars on the road. Do you really think that’s fair to say?
Some are elderly now, have raised a family there or even grew up there. They have emotional attachment to the area. Why would they move? The only problem with the area is people cutting through. The people are lovely and the surrounding area is nice.
I have seen so many angry people cut through, who have made a road block etc. It’s actually quicker to go round. I understand it seems to not be fair on everyone else but until you’re put in the situation you probably won’t understand. Ben Richbell: The issue is that Coare St serves roughly 100 houses. Emergency planning is considered in a worse case scenario. During rush hour, in the school year emergency vehicles would have response times doubled, at best. That’s why access is limited and it’s also the reason it should never be blocked. Regardless, I doubt it’s worth the anguish. Hayley D’arcy: So are they doing this with every road in Macc?! Absolutely ridiculous!! Surely there a better ways to spend tax payers money!! Ben Kirkman: Great news. Paula Johnson: Disgusting! The residents chose to live there so shouldn’t moan about it. If they are that bothered they should either move or adopt the road between them! Why should they get special treatment at the tax payers expense?