The Parish Council's project to install new boundary signs is now complete with the seven signs now installed to mark the road boundaries and welcome people to our village.
The new boundary signs have been erected on Congleton Road, Macclesfield Road, Mottram Road, Heyes Lane, Chelford Road, Brook Lane and Wilmslow Road.
However some residents are very unhappy with the positioning of the new signs as they are not located on the parish boundary, particularly those on Wilmslow Road and Brook Lane - where the boundaries (with Wilmslow and Chorley) are on Knutsford Road.
As a result some residents are concerned that their properties, and places such as Alderley Edge Golf Club, now appear to be located outside of the village.
Emma Ferguson-White said "The new village sign which has been placed on Brook lane just after the Oakwood pub is nowhere near the boarder and now implies that even the Alderley Edge Golf Club is now no longer in Alderley Edge.
"The purpose of the signs are to show the Alderley border, surely, and they have just been randomly placed which is incredibly infuriating for those residents it affects whose homes are now in no mans land."
Councillor Mike Dudley Jones, who led the Alderley Edge Boundary Signs Project, said "Our signs are Welcome to signs so could technically be positioned anywhere.
"Some new signs have replaced the old border signs but we knew we needed to have more flexibility with some of the old sites.
"We needed this flexibility as the design and nature of our signs made it difficult to replace some of the very small 'Alderley Edge' border signs some of which were placed rather awkwardly on the back of lampposts. I refer particularly to the signs on the bypass roundabout on the Wilmslow Road and the sign beyond the mini roundabout at Chorley next to Jackson's car showroom at the bottom of Brook Lane.
"In both these cases we chose to position the Welcome to Alderley Edge signs alongside the Ryleys School playing field and past the Alderley Edge Golf Club respectively.
"Some have commented that their houses now appear to fall outside the 'new' boundary and so feel that they are no longer in Alderley Edge and one comment has been made that this will affect their house value. Their post code has not been affected by the erection of the new signs.
"In each of these two cases above my team have left the original boundary sign in position both on the bypass roundabout and on the Chorley lamppost so the boundary is not affected in any way.
"To illustrate this further we could have left all the boundary signs in position and just placed one or two signs, 'welcoming' visitors, in the middle of the Village say by the old Royal Bank if Scotland and one near the old NatWest Bank.
Would that mean that suddenly everyone in the Village no longer lives in Alderley Edge.?
"I do not know whether the rules have changed over the past few years but the Cheshire East Highways directive on the siting of signs is that 'they must be inside the boundary not on it'. That was a consideration too.
"I hope that this explanation is helpful and that residents are pleased with the way the new Welcome to Alderley Edge signs look. The reaction I have heard has been overwhelmingly positive which is excellent."