Had occasion to drive down Staion Road about 12.30-ish today. A number of hi-vis coated personel with clip boards stationed at the junctions of Station Road and Church Lane with Stockport Road. "Hmm" I thought so parked up and went and introduced myself.
Me - "Hello, you're obviously doing a survey. What is it for?"
Nice lady and gentleman - "It's a traffic survey."
Me - "Do you mind if I ask who you're doing it for? Is it for Stockport Council?"
NL&G - "No, it's for Greater Manchester."
Me - "Any idea what it's for?"
NL&G - "No, we aren't told. We just get the call and told where to go."
Me - "Thank you."
In view of what's going on elsewhere in the village (sorry, town) I thought it was interesting.