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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

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