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Reader's Letter: Macclesfield marathon organisation (or lack of)

Reader's Letter: Macclesfield marathon organisation (or lack of)

Last Sunday I was halted on the Alderley to Macclesfield Road because the runners were crossing this busy road. The marshals must have been somewhat frustrated…
Reader's Letter: Independents call for 'meaningful change' at Cheshire East

Reader's Letter: Independents call for 'meaningful change' at Cheshire East

The 'strong leadership' model operated by Cheshire East Council (CEC) continues to fail the residents we represent. Leaders of the Council, past and present,…
Reader's Letter: The last harvest?

Reader's Letter: The last harvest?

Back on the 28th February 2014 at a special meeting of Cheshire East Council, held at Crewe Alexandra Football Club, the Local Plan Strategy was discussed.…
Reader's Letter: Someone has got their priorities wrong!

Reader's Letter: Someone has got their priorities wrong!

Can someone please explain to me why in Wilmslow we have the most expensive and elaborate flower displays, not to mention the elaborate cast iron containers…
Reader's Letter: The Local Plan decision

Reader's Letter: The Local Plan decision

Dear Editor, As an elected Cheshire East Borough Councillor representing a ward in our northern area of Cheshire East, perhaps your readers would like…
Reader's Letter: Our worst fears confirmed over the future of Lindow Moss

Reader's Letter: Our worst fears confirmed over the future of Lindow Moss

In January this year George Osborne informed our group that Cheshire East Council would no longer communicate with us. Shortly afterwards residents affected…
Barlow's Beef: Crime Commissioner banged to rights

Barlow's Beef: Crime Commissioner banged to rights

What a difference a day makes in Cheshire Police. Seems like only yesterday our Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane was threatening to cut 26…
Barlow's Beef: George Osborne and Jedi Master of the Universe

Barlow's Beef: George Osborne and Jedi Master of the Universe

Wow... what a relief. I've been tossing and turning in my sleep wondering who would edit the London Standard. Those Russians won't allow their £1…
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Barlow's Beef: It's time straight talking and truth replaced obfuscation and deceit

Barlow's Beef: It's time straight talking and truth replaced obfuscation and deceit

I think most would agree that these are dangerous and uncertain times. For those born after the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 this is the most unstable…
Barlow's Beef: Surely it's time we gave independents an opportunity?

Barlow's Beef: Surely it's time we gave independents an opportunity?

Do you remember the withdrawal of community bobbies following the 'police officers on the street don't catch criminals' mantra of the early 80s? You will…
Barlow's Beef: Handforth Residents are not easily duped

Barlow's Beef: Handforth Residents are not easily duped

If you knew you were going to upset the company on whom you relied for your employment, you would probably think very carefully about it. You'd want to…
Barlow's Beef: Do you recall The Big Society?

Barlow's Beef: Do you recall The Big Society?

Do you recall The Big Society; education, education, education; we are all in this together and the catastrophic Weapons of Mass Destruction? Are we now…
Barlow's Beef: Another smack in the face for Wilmslow residents

Barlow's Beef: Another smack in the face for Wilmslow residents

Sometimes I wonder if there is any point trying to comprehend any decision Cheshire East make. 'Huge disappointment as town's views have been ignored…
Barlow's Beef: When is a 'saving' not a 'saving'

Barlow's Beef: When is a 'saving' not a 'saving'

Do you remember those childish riddles we loved as kids? When is a door not a door etc.? I was reminded of them when I saw this week's statement from…
Reader's Letter: A housing shortage?? Don't think so!

Reader's Letter: A housing shortage?? Don't think so!

The rape of north Cheshire East's, and Wilmslow's and Handforth's, Green Belt will be unchecked thanks to the continuing disregard of the real facts of…
Barlow's Beef: What will be the diet fad of 2017?

Barlow's Beef: What will be the diet fad of 2017?

I bumped into the 20 year-old daughter of an ex neighbour today. We stopped and chatted about families and who was doing what. She's always been a pretty…
Reader's Letter: An accident waiting to happen

Reader's Letter: An accident waiting to happen

Recently, and not for the first time, I was almost knocked down by a car when I was in the middle of a particular Pelican crossing in Wilmslow. I use…