'Poshest' welcome to Alderley Edge

The first of the new signs are now in place to mark the road boundaries and welcome people to our village.

The new boundary signs were erected today (Thursday, 4th April) on Congleton Road, Macclesfield Road, Mottram Road and Heyes Lane. Whilst those for Chelford Road, Brook Lane and Wilmslow Road will require extra earthworks so they will be put in position next week.

Speaking about the new signs Councillor Mike Dudley Jones commented "As one of the builders watching the Congleton Road sign go up said 'I've seen some posh signs in my time - but that has to be the poshest!'"

Last year Alderley Edge Parish Council asked local residents to consider two options for the new signs, 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 modern signs (see above).

The overwhelming vote was for the white more traditional design, complete with the coat of arms. Residents were then asked about the suggestion to 'reverse' the sign and use cream letters on a black background, which those who responded clearly preferred.

The Parish Council allocated a budget of £4000 to this project to produce seven signs for the village boundaries.

Share your thoughts on the new signs via the comment box below.

Alderley Edge Parish Council, Boundary Signs


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

Mark Francis
Thursday 4th April 2019 at 1:36 pm
I just love these new signs. Very smart.
Geoff Hall
Friday 5th April 2019 at 9:42 am
Not strictly true, I think, to say that the 'modern' design was the Parish Council's 'preferred option'. What we wanted to do was to offer a less conventional alternative to gauge people's opinions. I personally think the final choice is much the best of all of the designs the group considered - including the 'modern' one!