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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


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


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


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


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

●● A bee takes some pollen from a flower by reader Amy Bow­ers. Send your pic­tures as a Jpeg to our email ad­dress mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­media. or up­load them to our flickr page at­cles­field­pics. We’ll print the best ones

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