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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…
Opinion: Cheshire East’s Local Plan raises two fingers to residents

Opinion: Cheshire East’s Local Plan raises two fingers to residents

The news that Cheshire East has signed off the endless Local Plan consultation, giving the go ahead to what amounts to a developer free-for-all on greenbelt…
Opinion: General state of Wilmslow streets

Opinion: General state of Wilmslow streets

Is it just me, or is Wilmslow now so dirty and unkept? I had high hopes that the new Town Council would clear the leaves from Autumn at least. The pavements…
Opinion: More To Let signs than road signs

Opinion: More To Let signs than road signs

In the projected Town Plan for Wilmslow it states there should be more "employment space". Bearing this in mind I have been on a grand tour around Wilmslow,…
Opinion: Cheshire East riding roughshod over resident's views

Opinion: Cheshire East riding roughshod over resident's views

We, Hands off Handforth Green Belt residents group, would like to raise several issues following the Public Meeting hosted by Handforth Parish Council…
Opinion: Maladministration and the destruction of Lindow Moss

Opinion: Maladministration and the destruction of Lindow Moss

The Local Government Ombudsman has found Cheshire County Council (and its successor, Cheshire East Council) guilty of "maladministration" in its enforcement…
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Opinion: Accident waiting to happen?

Opinion: Accident waiting to happen?

The recent addition of a zebra crossing outside Waitrose does not seem to have deterred the illegal parking on Church Street. The attached photo is not…
Opinion: Council propose to shunt Romany's caravan to Yorkshire

Opinion: Council propose to shunt Romany's caravan to Yorkshire

Two CEC cabinet members, Wilmslow's Rod Menlove and leader Michael Jones, have stated publicly that Romany's caravan, recently subject to a £7,000…
Are reduced rate Senior Railcards being discontinued?

Are reduced rate Senior Railcards being discontinued?

As residents of East Cheshire we are entitled to purchase Senior Railcards at the reduced rate of £22 per year instead of the full price of £28…
Opinion: Where is the town council?

Opinion: Where is the town council?

Estate Agents have an interest in making Wilmslow look good for prospective buyers, but they, and other commercial premises are doing the opposite, littering…
Comment on Wilmslow Vision

Comment on Wilmslow Vision

This is a member post by Joy Anderson I represented Churches Together in Wilmslow on the Stakeholder Group convened to discuss the draft Wilmslow Vision…
Wilmslow Vision process: thoughts of a stakeholder

Wilmslow Vision process: thoughts of a stakeholder

This is a member post by Pippa Jones. Since the publication of the draft Wilmslow Vision document in March, the main focus of public comment has been…
Opinion: Isn't it now time to leave the Artisan Market alone

Opinion: Isn't it now time to leave the Artisan Market alone

This is a member post by Khumi Burton who is a Wilmslow resident and organiser of the annual Bank Holiday Street Party on Grove Street. This debate has…
Opinion: Wilmslow has more pressing issues

Opinion: Wilmslow has more pressing issues

This is a member post from Rosemary Stubbs. When Wilmslow residents opted for our own Town Council, we were assured that it would attend to our immediate…
Too many dogs spoil the park

Too many dogs spoil the park

Regular readers may remember my rant about the new playground in The Carrs and the alarmingly high cost, about £25,000, charged to The Carrs Section…