Which sign do you prefer - black or white?

Boundary signs 2019

As many local residents will be aware, Alderley Edge Parish Council is looking to develop new boundary signs to mark the road boundaries to our village.

Last year they invited local residents to consider two options, either sticking with a more 'traditional' approach to boundary signs using ones similar to most towns and villages in the country or, their preferred option, using their new logo to create more "stylish" signs.

The overwhelming vote was for Option 1, the more traditional design.

The Parish Council then sent this to their design and manufacturing company for detailed proofs and costings - and during that process it was been suggested that they look at the colour of the traditional design, which had also been suggested in some of the responses received.

In order to explore this option, the Parish Council has arranged for boards to be circulated around the village this week and into early next week showing a variation on the original sign they put forward - see above.

They are hoping to gather at least 150 to 200 responses to the question 'Black or White'? You can also submit your response using the comment box at the end of the article.

Councillor Mike Dudley Jones said "Early indications are massively in favour of cream lettering on black - which would set us apart from Wilmslow whilst still being a traditional design. Approx. 75:25 at the moment."

The Parish Council allocated a budget of £4000 to this project and after next Tuesday, they will then get the signs ordered so they can be positioned in early spring.

Tags:
Alderley Edge Parish Council, Boundary Signs
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Comments

Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Jaki Pariser
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 3:46 pm
I prefer the WHITE sign with black lettering please
Jonathan Lloyd
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 3:47 pm
White please
Sam Cummings
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 3:57 pm
White.
Andrew Norbury
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:02 pm
Option 2 white background
Allan Lunt
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:03 pm
Cream lettering on black.....................won't get dirty as easily as the white one !
Kelvin Briggs
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:05 pm
It’s the black background that gets my ‘tick’ !
Pleased to see the big majority of responses in the library today go for black.

Great if we can also have planters below the sign and a special plaque to recognise the Alderley Edge In Bloom 2018 Gold Award.

Alderley Edge In Bloom has championed new signage since the Britain In Bloom Judges gave us feedback ‘we could do better with village signage’.
Great to partner with the Parish Council -
Working together to create a greener , cleaner more beautiful village .
Roy West
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:18 pm
I agree with Allan as nobody ever cleans the signs in the area, you only have to look at the signs round the village, there is more green than white!
Margaret Seddon
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:21 pm
Option one please
Chris Templar
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:21 pm
Black sign with cream lettering please. Looks more distinguished and won't show the road dirt as much. Let's hope they are kept clean whatever the colour!
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:24 pm
White with black lettering looks better but Cheshire East’s notorious lack of attention to road signs would suggest black is more practical.

I think perhaps Allan Lunt is right. Greetings Allan.
David Wright
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:28 pm
White background with black lettering gets my vote!
Julie Biggs
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:37 pm
Prefer black background
Jack Dunlop
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:39 pm
Option 1 for me!
Peter Knowles
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:48 pm
Option 2: White
Jon Williams
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:56 pm
White background
David Hadfield
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 4:58 pm
Black Background with White Lettering please.
Andy Shaw
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 5:35 pm
Option 1 Black background with cream lettering.
Jeffrey Dennis
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6:01 pm
Option 1. Black please. As others have said, the white will look particularly scruffy when covered in road grime.
Terry Bowes
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6:02 pm
Black sign please.
Diana Bullock
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6:04 pm
White background
Nicholas Brooks
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6:05 pm
Option 1: cream lettering on black background
Caroline Blundell
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6:30 pm
Black
Lee Mason
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:04 pm
Black
Janice Hockenhull
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:12 pm
Option 1 please
Tricia Edwards
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:22 pm
Black please.
Fiona Doorbar
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:35 pm
Black background version is far classier
David Emmerson
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 8:04 pm
black
Peter Simcock
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 8:46 pm
White please.
The black version will not show up well at night.
Clive Elliott
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 9:43 pm
Option 1 please
Tony Haluradivth
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 10:04 pm
Black background cream lettering as the white one would look filthy in no time as others have said.
John Andrew
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 10:32 pm
Black background cream lettering please.
Lynn Allen-Muncey
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 9:02 am
Black background with cream lettering gets my vote. Looks the smarter of the two options in my opinion and, as has already been said, it won't show the dirt as quickly as white background.
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 9:46 am
2 please
might the P.C. spend a few pennies on having someone (such as a window cleaner?) wash the present signs?
David Carey
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 12:18 pm
Option One, forever cleaning the white sign.
Graham McLelland
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 3:45 pm
option 1 for me white signs get dirty and White on black stands out
Donald Henderson
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 4:35 pm
Option 1 for me - still need regular cleaning though and planters below would be lovely.
Geoffrey Brown
Thursday 17th January 2019 at 3:49 am
Option One Please...
Paul Jarvis
Friday 18th January 2019 at 9:47 am
Black Please
Peter Liddle
Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10:00 am
White please
Jonathan Lloyd
Sunday 20th January 2019 at 12:11 pm
It seems a pity that although many prefer the white, but the black gains votes because CE can’t be trusted to clean them.
Not a good reason on which to base our choice.
Surely the Council would want to give them a good wash for fear that they detracted from the immaculate presentation of the village.
Muhammad Rafique
Sunday 20th January 2019 at 2:51 pm
Option1 please
Dina Robinson
Monday 21st January 2019 at 8:22 am
Black
Vin Sumner
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 9:49 pm
Green or Black
Duncan Herald
Thursday 24th January 2019 at 10:16 am
20 to 13 for black background?