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.
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