A PENSIONER has been left housebound after being told by Cheshire County Council that her street was “not a priority” for gritting.
Ann Byrne, 63, of Highfield Road, Blacon, claims that two cars were written off in an accident outside her home recently, and that several near misses have occurred as a result of the icy road conditions.
She said: “The road is like a skating rink and the roads haven’t been gritted. When I called the council a young lady told me the road was just not a priority and that no roads in Blacon had been done.
“I have worked my whole life, as has my husband, and I would like to know where all the money from our rates is going that should be spent on making the roads and footpaths safe. This is a busy road, which used to be a bus route.
“It’s an absolute disgrace - I can’t even go out to the shops because the footpaths are so slippery and I have seen so many near misses on this road. We should be as much a priority as the rest of the people - no roads in Blacon have been gritted.”
However, Cheshire County Council spokesperson Rachel Newton said that many roads in Blacon are gritted.
She added: “Highfield Road is not a road we grit, mainly because it is a flat road and so close to Western Avenue, which is a priority A route.
“We do grit a very high number of roads in and around Blacon, including many A and B priority roads and problem areas such as Clifton Drive, which is on a slope, and near all of the Blacon primary schools.”