THIS week we have announced the closure of Chelford Farmers Market (page 7), which has been running for more than a 100 years... Maria Hutton: “I loved going there buying at the plant auction, so sad, a large part of many people’s lives, especially the farmers. What is happening to the rural community in Cheshire?” Jenny Lomas: “Our daughter used to wait until the farmers had left then brought home the sick lambs , goats and anything that was poorly that the farmers did not take. Happy days. When we lived there it was a farming community – no longer!” Sandie Law: “Bought all my rare breed Welsummer hens (and rooster) from Chelford, plus a kid and a lamb. What a shame it’s closing. Shouldn’t be happening for new homes.” Peter Davenport: “We’re going to be like sardines shortly, another 750 homes coming to Congleton.” Karen Newton: “Grew up in Chelford and spent many a night sitting round there, chatting with mates.
“More houses will be built there and bang goes the small village that Chelford should be.” Mick Greenall: “I used to go to Chelford with my grandad when I was young. It was a regular trip out on a Monday and something that you always have great memories of. I have been back a few times since and it will be a sad day when it closes. It’s been a great meeting place for farmers selling their animals, hay, straw and implements for many generations.” Colin Grant: “Great planning – shut the pub then build houses. Will be a nightmare to get in and out. More polluted air.” Liz Regan: “We’ll have nothing left from former years. “Some things should be preserved.” Dan Caudwell: “In other news last week, supermarkets are rationing vegetables” Vivienne Landers: “More traffic nightmare! Such a sad loss to yet more land.” Emily Parrish: “My grandad, Frank Taylor, was a farmer in and around Gawsworth so used to go to the market quite a bit until he retired in the late 70s.” Julian Brindley: “More new houses?” Irene Lea: “So sad, a community wrecked.”
RESIDENTS in Poynton are opposing a planning application to create 12 new holiday lodges Kate Robinson: “I can think of worse building projects to have in your neighbourhood. But just wondering how much demand there’d really be for them?”
“We certainly need to defend our green belt. Traffic is already at breaking point, and the roads in a horrible condition.” Karen Landon: “We are having 250 lodges in an old quarry behind us.
“It was supposed to be restored to green field status when the quarry finished.
“Some of the lodges are to be behind people’s gardens, so the residents are going to get noise from that. It will be people on holiday and people getting up early for work in the same small space. We tried our best and had many good reasons that is such not be build. Dan Inchley: using such a development may wish to hold barbecues and parties, which may cause noise and disturbance and would adversely affect those living in the area. Sounds like a real fun exciting life this person leads.
“If done within a wooded area and eco friendly, the natural noise absorption of the natural woodland and area will reduce considerably the noise, if any were produced.
“Maybe the rules are that you are not allowed to make too much noise after a certain time?
“As for ‘they may wish to hold barbecues’, is this a new strange and totally mind-blowing concept for that person, or do some of Poynton residents need to be dragged, kicking and “Those screaming, into the 21st century?
“Oddly enough, I am sure the road next to the proposed scheme will be producing more noise than the development themselves.” Steve Williams: “Sounds a good idea to me.”