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Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

As a dog owner I visit a lot of local parks and often marvel at the amount of work needed to make them such a welcome relief from the expanding urban…
Reader's Letter: Yew Tree Farm planning application on Green Belt

Reader's Letter: Yew Tree Farm planning application on Green Belt

Are the developers trying to mislead the residents of Wilmslow? Living behind Yew Tree Farm I have received a glossy leaflet which has an identity crisis.…
Reader's Letter: Actions of the odd few spoil things for the rest of us!

Reader's Letter: Actions of the odd few spoil things for the rest of us!

So much for our efforts at trying to make Wilmslow a brighter place!! Thanks to whoever decided to tip our wheelbarrow planter upside down the other evening.…
Barlow's Beef: CEC Just like Morecambe and Wise but not as funny

Barlow's Beef: CEC Just like Morecambe and Wise but not as funny

Do you remember that hilarious TV sketch when Eric Morecambe insisted he was playing 'All the right notes but not necessarily in the right order'? I was…
Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Judging by the emails I receive residents are clearly angry at parking arrangements at Macclesfield General Hospital. Even blue badge holders are inflamed…
Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Sorry for my digression into national news but the sight of 3,000 migrants storming the Euro Tunnel in a frantic bid to get to the UK fills me with dread.…
Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

I had coffee with a local politician this morning. In the middle of discussing a rather thorny issue he said: "The problem is people don't like change…
Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Posting a letter this morning on Moss Road, Alderley Edge, I happened to look at the Collection Times notice (see the photo above). For many years the…
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Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Any idea what the above sign means? Evenings around 5:30pm I drive along Hawthorn Street only to find a couple of vehicles illegally parked outside the…
Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Its simple.. When leaving any roundabout, you should signal left only left!!!!! The worst spot is the Alderley Road/A34 bypass roundabout. Traffic coming…
Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Debbie James and Peppy Santo have birthday's today and guess what? I never sent them a card... they'll be mortified. Obviously not as much as Nathan Stewart,…
Barlow's Beef: Who will you meet in the loo?

Barlow's Beef: Who will you meet in the loo?

As a dog owner and regular user of our local parks the proposal to spend around £125K on a new toilet block in The Carrs is commendable. There is…
Barlow's Beef: Build it and they might (not) come

Barlow's Beef: Build it and they might (not) come

Can someone help me out please? Over the past few years I have sold three houses one I owned the others on behalf of elderly relatives. Each one took…
Opinion: Greenbelt around Wilmslow again under threat

Opinion: Greenbelt around Wilmslow again under threat

Inspection of the Local Plan was suspended last December and Cheshire East was asked to address shortcomings in the supporting evidence for economic growth…
Barlow's Beef: HS2 a miracle waiting to happen

Barlow's Beef: HS2 a miracle waiting to happen

Cheshire East Council has welcomed the announcement by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin that the Government is aiming to bring forward the construction…
Barlow's Beef: Stupid things I've done

Barlow's Beef: Stupid things I've done

Gazing over my shoulder at an article I was composing on my laptop Mrs B asked, "Why do you keep writing about stupid things other people do? Why not…
Barlow's Beef: If you are going to cheat ... cheat big!

Barlow's Beef: If you are going to cheat ... cheat big!

'Crackdown nets benefit cheat whom fraudulently claimed more than £6600,' announces the headline of a recent article referring to a Wilmslow lady…