PARK STAFF’S LITTER BATTLE
I WALK my dog inWest Park twice a day throughout the year. The groundsmen are really dedicated and hardworking and it is usually immaculate.
Unfortunately, the warm weather of the past few weeks has meant that each evening large numbers of young people have visited the park after school and, although their behaviour generally is quite acceptable, they have no idea how to use litter bins.
I suggest that you send a photographer to the Park between 6 and 7pm to take pictures of the revolting amount of litter spread far and wide.
Then send them back at 9am the following morning and every scrap will have been removed by the groundsmen.
They are truly outstanding.
I hope that you will find a space in your paper to mention their excellent work. Name and address supplied
THANKS FOR SERVICE WORK
MAY I, through the Express, say thank you to all who took part in, or attended, the memorial service at Kerridge on Sunday, July 13.
This year, which marks the Centenary of the First WorldWar, was the first of the local services to mark this occasion.
The parade was led by Bollington Town Band and association standards.
The band provided the music for the hymns at the memorial where wreathes were laid by Bollington Town Mayor Amanda Stott, ex-service, fire, and cadet forces.
Can I say a big thank you to Dianne Smith and her team for their calm and efficient traffic management, Bollington Town Hall staff and anyone who assisted in any way.
The service next year will be on Sunday, July 5. Deryck Sutton, Parade Marshall, Sutton
SEARCHING FOR FAMILY FRIEND
name is LizWanden, and I moved from Macclesfield in 1980, aged nine, with my family to Bedford.
My mum is Brenda Mary Wanden, also known as Tina. My dad was JulianWanden and I have siblings called Sarah, Peter and Samantha.
The man I’m looking for is called Douglas Shaw. I’m not 100 per cent sure of the spelling, but I remember we called him Dougie. He will be 70 years old now.
Dougie used to be a fond family friend and a regular visitor at our home. It would be lovely to find out if he’s ok and be able to say hello to him again. Hope you can help. Liz Wanden via email
GIVE PRAISE TO WAR HEROES
IT has been refreshing to see news about heroes in the paper rather than criminals.
Sometimes it seems more attention is given to those few who break the law rather than the outstanding members of the community who really deserve it.
The war was a terrible time but now has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on those who lost their lives during the conflict and those brave men who gave their lives.
I was interested to read that there will be a memorial to the deserters. WWWho can say how we would all react if we were thrown in such horrific environment at such a young age, but it is important that these men are also recognised alongside all the others. Name and address supplied
GLAD TO SEE MORE ARRESTS
IT is reassuring to read that 59 people have been arrested in the latest drugs crackdown in Macclesfield (‘Drugs haul worth £800k seized in crackdown’, Express AAAugust 6). The recent trial following the shocking murder of Zain Sailsman brought home how destructive the drugs trade is and how it is happening right under our noses Sonia Taylor Macclesfield
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