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Picking up the dog mess problem‎

Picking up the dog mess problem‎

The amount of dog mess on the streets of Alderley Edge is a disgrace. I realise the problem is caused by a minority of dog owners but what is wrong with…
Should Alderley Edge be twinned?

Should Alderley Edge be twinned?

Driving through Poynton, I note they are twinned with somewhere. I believe Stockport are (or if I’m out of date, were) twinned with Beziers in the…
High street hard landscaping

High street hard landscaping

I'm sure many people are dismayed, perhaps disgusted, at the poor state of the hard landscaping around the village, but particularly on London Road. Perhaps…
Return to village life

Return to village life

Now that the Alderley Edge shiny new bypass is almost complete and ready for action I wonder how much thought and planning has been given to improving…
Lights should give priority to vehicles

Lights should give priority to vehicles

As a qualified Risk Assessor I was concerned to read in the Parish Council Newsletter that the intention is to make all the crossings in the village have…
Black bags and other rubbish

Black bags and other rubbish

I've recently moved onto Brook Lane and am astounded at the number of little black bags (that presumably contain dog mess) strewn in the road, on walls,…
Objections required to stop Dobbies

Objections required to stop Dobbies

The Dobbies / Tesco proposal for development in Nether Alderley has raised its ugly head again .... Dobbies / Tesco are relying on the fact that many…
Vandalism or clever marketing?

Vandalism or clever marketing?

I couldn't help but notice when I went down to the Co-op today that somebody had covered the pavements with adverts promoting their exterior cleaning…
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Have your say about Alderley Edge park

Have your say about Alderley Edge park

Getting two new tennis courts in the park last year was an impact thing, and indeed the sum of several small improvements adds up to keeping the park…
Will the vote rock the property boat?

Will the vote rock the property boat?

There has been much talk about what effect (if any) the forthcoming general election is going to have on the property market. Put simply, it will undoubtedly…
Driving standards

Driving standards

  Since moving into the village this year, I have been repeatedly shocked by the standard of driving on our local roads. Whilst driving, I find that…
Welcome to where?

Welcome to where?

What impression of our lovely village do visitors really receive? The welcoming sign, common to many Cheshire villages and often supported by tasteful…
A tale of our times

A tale of our times

Listeners to BBC Radio 2 were no doubt astonished to hear Stuart Hall's tirade against the "Gestapo" traffic wardens of Alderley Edge who ticketed him…
Investing wisely for the future

Investing wisely for the future

Alderley Edge and money are synonymous with each other and in these latter days of the credit crunch, we see Mr Brown and his Darling friend trying to…
Lap Dancing in Wilmslow?

Lap Dancing in Wilmslow?

With the furore over Dobbies/Tesco planning application it seems a greater monster has slipped through the net unnoticed (by me anyway). I was…
A full complement of retailers required

A full complement of retailers required

Although I am not a resident of Alderley Edge I often spend time in the village with friends and family. One thing I have noticed is the distinct lack…