EIGHTY residents attended a meeting on Saturday to tell council leader Rachel Bailey about their traffic concerns.

The meeting at Holmes Chapel Library was organised by Holmes Chapel MP Fiona Bruce to give residents the chance to have their say on traffic problems on Sandiford Road.

Cllr Bailey is the leader of Cheshire East Council, and the meeting was also attended by Holmes Chapel councillor Les Gilbert.

Fiona said: “The fact that 80 residents turned out demonstrates the extent of concern about the Sandiford Road traffic problems. It was heartening to note how seriously Cllr Bailey took the range of concerns expressed.

“These included extensive illegal use of the road as an access road, the speed of vehicles exceeding the 30mph limit and the dangers to children, elderly and disabled pedestrians.

“Other concerns included parking – including people leaving cars while going on holiday, and the risk of air pollution from traffic volume.

“Cllr Bailey kindly agreed to look into these concerns and to return for a future meeting with residents in due course.”

Fiona Bruce agreed to contact the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire to request closer police attention to the problems on Sandiford Road.

She added: “These are very long-standing and valid residents’ concerns, which must be effectively addressed.

“This will only happen with joined-up working by all relevant authorities, and I will therefore be requesting police representations at the next residents’ meeting with Cllr Bailey, which I am hoping to arrange for the new year.”

Sandiford Road links the A535 Macclesfield Road and the A54 Chester Road.