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Barlow's Beef: Chaos on Cheshire roads

Barlow's Beef: Chaos on Cheshire roads

We know that our roads are increasingly congested. We also know the cost to companies when staff are stuck in traffic. Pricing jobs is a nightmare for…
Reader's Letter: Cheshire East’s record is poor

Reader's Letter: Cheshire East’s record is poor

Cheshire East Council has shown many incompetencies by first running to a London-based agency to advise on local town planning (instead of using a local…
Barlow's Beef: Another stunning £800k loss from Cheshire East

Barlow's Beef: Another stunning £800k loss from Cheshire East

I was somewhat taken aback by the news emanating from the hallowed halls of Cheshire East this week: Cheshire East Council has entered into an agreement…
Barlow's Beef: Hands up any who understands the new Local Plan

Barlow's Beef: Hands up any who understands the new Local Plan

I've been having another look at the all-new improved top-of-the range Local Plan and I'm err... what's the word? Baffled, yes that's the one. Of all…
Reader's Letter: Potential loss of express train service to London

Reader's Letter: Potential loss of express train service to London

I have been following the Government's proposals for the high speed rail link, HS2, from London to Manchester and can appreciate the benefits that HS2…
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…
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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…
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: New Year's resolutions for 2016

Reader's Letter: New Year's resolutions for 2016

It may be of interest to consider that others may feel that Cheshire East needs to wake up now that they have a change of leadership in 2016 and there…
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…