I HAVE read with interest the article on Hollins View and the need to fight to keep it open.
We as a family had experience of the wonderful staff, care, facilities and excellent freshly cooked and baked food. My mother went to Hollins View for convalescence after a very nasty infection put her in hospital.
She was encouraged to get back on her feet, to take a real interest in life again and after a few weeks she was back in her home, preparing her own meals and went on to have a further 18 months in her own home until unfortunately a nasty fall put her in a Nursing Home.
At the time of her admittance to Hollins View she was 91.
We will always be indebted to all the staff at Hollins View and what a huge relief it was that mum was so local to us here in Macclesfield.
People sitting round conference tables often forget that visitors play a huge part in a patient’s recovery, especially when you are dealing with the elderly.
This wonderful facility must not be allowed to be closed.
It is not only used for dementia people, but people requiring care whilst recuperating from operations when they have no family.
When mum was in there was a lady in her early 60s who had been in an accident, broke her leg and she was in Hollins View until she was able to care for herself again.
Not everybody has the money to pay out the fees charged by the private sector and my experience of funding from Cheshire East doesn’t bode well for people who require assistance from them! Veronica Poulton Saville Street Macclesfield
THANKS TO ROTARY CLUB
ON behalf of Belong Macclesfield, on Kennedy Avenue, I would like to thank all the members of the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle for inviting us to their annual senior citizen’s party, at the Senior Citizens Hall on Duke Street.
I attended with a group of residents from our care village and the Rotary Club made us feel very welcome.
It was a great chance to share afternoon tea, meet new people and listen to the impressive Poynton Male Voice Choir.
From start to finish it was a wonderful party and we were even given chocolates as we left.
The event served as a reminder of the important contribution that the Rotary Club make to the community and we wanted to publicly acknowledge the value of the work that they do. Thanks from us all. Gina Moorjani Experience Day Co-ordinator Belong Kennedy Avenue Macclesfield
CENTRALISM IS NOT LOCALISM
I READ with some amusement the leader of Cheshire East proposing the re-establishing of Cheshire County Council.
This is more centralisation not localism, a policy he says regularly he proposes.
If my understanding of the people of this area is right they want a local council with powers not crumbs from Cheshire East, and would support the reinstatement of a Macclesfield borough council as a unitary authority.
It makes sense Macclesfield looks to Manchester, Crewe looks to the Potteries and the two areas have very little in common. If there is to be a debate on what sort of local governance this area wants, I, like the vast majority of people of all political views that I come in contact with, are for a Macclesfield Borough unity authority.
As for the former Crewe and Congleton borough areas that’s for the people of those areas to decide.
Let’s have some real localism and a council close to the people, not a even more remote council in Chester. Coun David Neilson Macclesfield East CAN you help me?
I am seven years old and go to Puss Bank School trying to complete my homework project on Macclesfield War Graves.
Am I able to post a letter to anyone that might have information about the following gentleman Sergeant Jack Mullins who was a gunner in the Second World War?
This is the information I have already and would really like to know more about Sergeant Jack
●● Coun Laura Jeuda takes the petition against the closure of Hollins View to the Town Hall