Hello fellow resident! My name is James Pratt, I live in Crewe, St Barnabas ward and I’m a local councillor for our area.
From Minshull New Road, to Underwood Lane, West Street to Wheelman Road, Badger Avenue, Frank Webb, Rolls Avenue, Chassagne Square, Kettell to McNeill Avenue and all roads and communities in between – we are all Crewe St Barnabas.
I am your councillor, who also lives in your area and I’m working for local residents to tackle issues such as pot holes, litter, fly tipping, parking problems, street lighting, and anti social behaviour to make our area better. Please let me know about the issues you’d like me to work on or report them online.
|In February 2023 I wrote to every household in the area and delivered residents surveys to to find what issues you’d like to see tackled in our community.
You can still complete this survey online if you have not already.
If you would like to get in contact about any local issue please do get in touch.
Thank you for your support!
Here’s what I’ve been up to recently…
FREE EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT, DIGITAL SKILLS AND CAREERS ADVICE
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Support with CV writing and job applications, information on local jobs, help with digital skills, information on full funded training courses and all the support you need to take the next step,
Find out more:
LEIGHTON BROOK PARK LITTER PICK
Thank you to everyone who came to help out with this morning's litter pick at Leighton Brook Park, including newly elected Cllr Morris who joined us from Crewe Central ward and Darren who is one of our dedicated regulars.
10 bags of litter were collected from across the park, it's looking great ready for the half term holiday.
If you're using the park, please encourage others to use the many bins provided to keep the park clean and tidy for everyone's benefit.
If you'd like to join our next litter pick, please visit join my email newsletter to find out when we'll be out next.
BADGER AVENUE WONKY STREET LIGHT - REPLACED!
Some time ago I reported a street light on Badger Avenue which was leaning over like it had enjoyed a few too many on Friday night!
This has now been replaced with a brand new shiny one.
Let's get things sorted in our area!
If there's a problem you've spotted, let me know. Cllr James Pratt
BADGER AVENUE - ROAD MARKINGS RE-PAINTED
You will probably know that I have been pushing to get improvements to the junction on Badger Avenue with Frank Webb Avenue due to the number of recent collisions here.
Following my previous meeting with a Road Safety Officer, today I met up with the Cheshire East Highways team who were busy re-painting the road markings, including the 'Give Way' markings on the junction which I have been asking to be renewed. These are now much more visible to drivers.
I have spoken with many residents about the issues here, and so I am glad to see we are heading in the right direction. I continue to press for more to be done to improve the road safety here for both drivers and pedestrians, although it does take time as there are various aspects that need to be looked into.
I need your help! If you live on Badger Avenue or Frank Webb Avenue, please do respond to my letter that I recently delivered to provide your feedback and support on this issue.
You can read more here:
ROAD CLOSURE TODAY - BADGER AVENUE
Please note that there will be a road closure today on Badger Avenue between Underwood Lane and Minshull New Road until around 3.30pm. This is to carry out essential Highway Repair and Maintenance works.
TACKLING FLY-TIPPING! WORKING TOGETHER IN OUR COMMUNITY
It was great to speak to residents on McNeill Avenue and West Street today as I visited jointly with The Guinness Partnership and a Cheshire East Council Community Enforcement Officer to work together with residents to tackle the issues with fly-tipping, especially in the alleyways in this area.
Information was given to residents, and several items were reported to be cleared up.
Please help keep our community clean by reporting fly-tipping
☎Call 0300 123 5011
📱 Use the FixMyStreet app (download from your app store)
💻 Report online:
WORKING TO TACKLE POTHOLES IN ST BARNABAS
There has been a rapid increase in potholes across our patch in recent weeks. I’ve been working to report every pothole in the area that I’ve seen by walking the streets, photographing and reporting them to Cheshire East Highways.
The repairs that are carried out at this time of year are temporary and it is intended to make the road safe, according to the priority given by Cheshire East Highways when they are assessed. This is why they often simply look “filled”.
I’m glad to see many around Minshull New Road, Badger Avenue, Frank Webb Avenue, Underwood Lane, Sandiway Road, and Windsor Avenue have been fixed.
However there are some that are still outstanding and I have reported them including issues on McNeill Avenue, Foulkes Avenue, Underwood Lane, Sandiway Road, Westbourne Avenue, Rolls Avenue and Frank Webb Avenue.
PROPOSALS TO REDUCE GRASS CUTTING REVERSED!
ADDITIONAL INCREASES IN GRASS CUTTING NOW PLANNED!
There was a recent proposal by Cheshire East Council to reduce the frequency of grass cutting and other routine maintenance in some of our green spaces with the threat to only cut the grass 1 or 2 times a year in many areas!
I was obviously against these cuts to services that we already pay for.
Thank you to everyone who supported me in responding to these proposals with your concerns. I am glad to say that instead of a reduction in grass cutting, we will now see an additional INCREASE in grass cutting in most of our green open spaces.
Read more here: www.crewestbarnabas.org.uk/cuts-to-grass-cutting-in-crewe-st-barnabas-reversed/