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Council backs Local Plan as it moves forward to consultation

Council backs Local Plan as it moves forward to consultation

Cheshire East Council has backed its revised Local Plan Strategy to shape development across the Borough up to 2030. The document was passed by a vote…
Barlow's Beef: I can't tell you how tickled I am

Barlow's Beef: I can't tell you how tickled I am

'Clap along if you know what happiness is to you...' I was so happy this morning when I discovered Cheshire East was the 'happiest place in England' that…
Barlow's Beef: How Cheshire East negotiates on your behalf

Barlow's Beef: How Cheshire East negotiates on your behalf

How good are your negotiating skills? Do you just accept any price or do you haggle?Years ago I worked as a sales rep calling on small businesses. I did…
Barlow's Beef: Gym jam at the leisure centre

Barlow's Beef: Gym jam at the leisure centre

When I'm stressed I have a tried and tested antidote... I go to the gym. Having been a marathon runner in my not too distant past I always enjoy the relaxation…
Barlow's Beef: Another brick in the wall for school trips

Barlow's Beef: Another brick in the wall for school trips

I was listening to a phone-in on the radio this week concerning school outings. The question posed was: 'Would you allow your child to go on a school…
Barlow's Beef: Banking on big profits

Barlow's Beef: Banking on big profits

Apparently it's only just occurred to Cheshire East that large developers are screaming the case for the need for more housing then simply banking the…
Barlow's Beef: What are your new year resolutions?

Barlow's Beef: What are your new year resolutions?

After considerable thought I have my New Year Resolutions sorted. First and foremost I want to take offence. I am absolutely hopeless at holding a grudge…
Reader's Letter: Plan for Chorley Hall Lane car park is totally ill conceived, bias and dangerous

Reader's Letter: Plan for Chorley Hall Lane car park is totally ill conceived, bias and dangerous

I am writing to you as a resident of Greenlands Walk, off Chorley Hall Lane, Alderley Edge, and a father of two young children, to object as strongly…
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Barlow's Beef: What will 2016 bring us?

Barlow's Beef: What will 2016 bring us?

Happy New Year. I'd like to believe we shall have one but there has rarely been a more turbulent time in which to predict. The EU whilst decisive in meddling…
Barlow's Beef: Book early for HS2

Barlow's Beef: Book early for HS2

I'm sure you are delighted to know that HS2 high-speed rail service will be coming to a station near you in the next 12-17 years. Well, when I say 'near…
Barlow's Beef: Malice in Bunderland

Barlow's Beef: Malice in Bunderland

Once upon a time there were glorious pastures where animals grazed and children played in a green and pleasant county known to all as Blunderland.Then…
Barlow's Beef: Going.... Going.. Gone!

Barlow's Beef: Going.... Going.. Gone!

So... our council Leader has resigned following sustained pressure from both public and party following what has become Physiogate. Why anyone is remotely…
Reader's Letter: Closure of Hare Hill parkland

Reader's Letter: Closure of Hare Hill parkland

You recently published an article in which Emma Hill, Head Gardener at Hare Hill, justified the closure by the National Trust of the path over the Hare…
Reader's Letter: 'Carry on regardless' with 'residents last'

Reader's Letter: 'Carry on regardless' with 'residents last'

Having spent seven full working days at the reopened examination into the Local Plan for Cheshire East, you are left with the conclusion that the Planning…
Barlow's Beef : Learn the secret of Adele's stunning success

Barlow's Beef : Learn the secret of Adele's stunning success

Like millions of people I love Adele's music. She writes her own material and clearly has an amazing talent. I used to wonder where her inspiration came…
Reader's Letter: Alley between Davey Lane and the station

Reader's Letter: Alley between Davey Lane and the station

I was walking along the alley between Davey Lane and the station (since the trees have dropped their leaves this has been pretty treacherous) on 19th…
Barlow's Beef: Roll up your vest ... the doctor is on the phone

Barlow's Beef: Roll up your vest ... the doctor is on the phone

I'm told if you want to see your GP it's best to phone the surgery early in the morning. So I called at 8am today and asked for an appointment with my…