By Peter Devine
A £300,000 improvement scheme to upgrade pavements through the centre of Cheadle has been welcomed by a community leader.
Rev Rob Munro, the Cheadle vicar and a member of the Cheadle Village Partnership has praised the scheme, which is expected to take up to two years.
Mr Munro said: “If I am being honest, I would say I am delighted the work has started and the workmen seem to be working surprisingly quickly, which is very encouraging for all concerned.
“The other point I would make is that the workmen seem to be sensitive in working outside of shops and property by warning owners beforehand that they are starting. It has already improved the look of the village.”
Mr Munro said the one thing demanded by Cheadle Civic Society had been consistency in terms of paving and bollards, particularly along the main street.
Councillor Iain Roberts. who campaigned for the funding, after similar works were completed in Gatley, said: “When we consulted with residents in Cheadle they told us the number one priority was the pavements.”
The works which includes paving dropped kerbs, and crossings are expected to take up to two year to complete.
Councillor Roberts added: “The idea was to do the works in small bits because there simply wasn’t enough money in the budget to do it all in one go. So we are doing as much as we can within this year’s budget up to the end of March after which further monies should become available.”