The recent bad weather which has been hitting Kidsgrove and much of the Staffordshire area has got many Kidsgrove residents asking about the sweeping of the local highways.
It appears from the discussion that has been taking place in our Forum that Kidsgrove residents should expect to see their roads cleaned 6 times a year, however parked cars make it difficult to complete the task with 100% effectiveness. Staffordshire County Councillor Mary Maxfield also went on to explain that it is Newcastle Borough Council who sweep the highways and not Staffordshire County Council.
It has been claimed over the last few days that some of the localised road flooding has been caused by drains being blocked by leaves falling. It also was reported that Stoke-on-Trent council was out sweeping all the main highways in advance of the predicted rainfall. This does appear to have been successful as we have not heard any reports of flooding on the major roads in Stoke-on-Trent.
Kidsgrove does appear to have also survived the recent rainfall, with no major reports of flooding. This is probably as a result of the years of fighting that Councillor Maxfield put in to get trouble spots in Kidsgrove addressed.