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Barlow's Beef: It's put-up or shut-up time

Barlow's Beef: It's put-up or shut-up time

Before you decide how to use your vote please take a look at the above photos.Does it make sense to destroy this ancient green field while leaving the…
Barlow's Beef: England expects everyone to do their duty

Barlow's Beef: England expects everyone to do their duty

Due to foreign travel my election news came to me via satellite TV these past two weeks. With the benefit of distance one gets an entirely different perspective…
Barlow's Beef: Banking on a retirement bonus

Barlow's Beef: Banking on a retirement bonus

The most disingenuous argument foisted on the British public recently is the theory that British banks must continue to pay grotesque bonuses or executives…
Barlow's Beef: Election fever - I don't think so

Barlow's Beef: Election fever - I don't think so

Brought up in a staunch Labour household by a father dedicated to the union he served for 32 years I should be excited by the forthcoming election. My…
Barlow's Beef: Affordable Housing.... I think not

Barlow's Beef: Affordable Housing.... I think not

Remember when politicians trumpeted high-rise tower blocks as the solution to Britain's housing problem?You may have been part of one of those communities…
Barlow's Beef: Would councillors do this with their own money?

Barlow's Beef: Would councillors do this with their own money?

This week's column is like orienteering: you need to read the clues to know where you are heading. In July 2013 Wilmslow Town Council wanted to spend…
Barlow's Beef : Rules of Engagement

Barlow's Beef : Rules of Engagement

As I'm the new kid on the block I thought it appropriate to set out the Rules of Engagement. It's been made abundantly clear the views expressed…
Barlow's Beef: The Election Handicap Hurdle

Barlow's Beef: The Election Handicap Hurdle

They are under starters orders in the 2015 Election Handicap Hurdle...and they're off. Leader of the Year is err... leading by two lengths from Demolish…
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Opinion: "The village needs to move with the times"

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles looking at Alderley Edge's night time economy and the state of the village. The first article…
Opinion: Thoughts from the front line

Opinion: Thoughts from the front line

This is a guest post by the manager of The Bubble Room in response to my article "This village is going down hill quicker than people realise". I…
Opinion: Reclaim our pavements

Opinion: Reclaim our pavements

Let's solve the parking problem by converting the pavements to a car park - oh, we already did! There has been much comment by members over possible solutions…
Alternative approach to London Road parking

Alternative approach to London Road parking

I believe that most people consider that there is a lack of parking in the village. Especially within easy reach of the shops along London Road. Consider…
Congleton Road: Accident waiting to happen

Congleton Road: Accident waiting to happen

Has anyone else noticed the dramatic recent increase in cars parking outside the De Trafford Arms on the main Congleton Road? Possibly these folk are…
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…