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Barlow's Beef: It's good to touch the green green grass of home (before it's gone)

Barlow's Beef: It's good to touch the green green grass of home (before it's gone)

I've just read a letter in our parish magazine urging residents to make representations during the public consultation period ending April 19. 'To date…
Barlow's Beef: Is Donald Trump heading our way?

Barlow's Beef: Is Donald Trump heading our way?

Does Donald Trump scare you? Does the thought of this misogynistic, crass megalomaniac becoming President of the United States fill you with dread? Yes...…
Barlow's Beef: Local Plan Strategy - The Great Deception

Barlow's Beef: Local Plan Strategy - The Great Deception

Having received an email from Cheshire East inviting me to read their Local Plan Strategy I considered it my duty to do so. While having no specialist…
Barlow's Beef: Parking policy can drive trade away

Barlow's Beef: Parking policy can drive trade away

Whilst I live in Macclesfield my classes and canine behaviour clinics require me to spend a lot of time in both Wilmslow and Alderley. I love the area…
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…
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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…
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…