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WHAT you have been say­ing on Face­book: ●● Com­mu­nity lead­ers say they are ‘op­ti­mistic’ about new town cen­tre plans (web­site, July 19) Toni Kelly: Have to say I feel the com­plete op­po­site. Why are the coun­cil not ad­dress­ing the num­ber of va­cant premises in the town cen­tre with the pos­si­bil­ity of re­gen­er­a­tion be­fore invit­ing com­pa­nies to bid to build on our car parks?! Pete Wat­son: I have to agree with Toni as there re­ally aren’t many shops worth go­ing to and if they build on the two carparks where do they en­vis­aged peo­ple are go­ing to park to go into the town? Fill the nu­mer­ous va­cant shops be­fore build­ing leisure fa­cil­i­ties. Chris Stair­mand: Shops won’t be at­tracted to open in a town with no foot­flow. At­tract­ing peo­ple to use the town cen­tre will drive in­ter­est in re­tail­ers to come to the town. When these re­tail­ers see that there is a leisure fa­cil­ity start­ing, they’ll sign up. They will not risk it if there isn’t a struc­tured plan to drive in­ter­est. Ka­rina Har­ring­ton Lovett: Lit­tle towns can get it right, ie Leek has a thriv­ing cen­tre and mar­ket. You of­ten bump into peo­ple from Mac­cles­field up there. Chris New­ton: Op­tion 1 would seem like the best most cen­tral lo­ca­tion to me, and yes there are a lot of empty shops in Mac­cles­field at the mo­ment but now the re­tail part has been dropped that should al­low busi­nesses to take on leases now with­out the un­cer­tainty of a mas­sive re­gen­er­a­tion pro­ject hang­ing over them. Daniel Py­att: This is get­ting bor­ing now.

Big on ideas, short on an­swers. ing my breath! He­len Knight: Makes one laugh, coun­cil­lors talk­ing as though we have some­thing worth sav­ing. Try com­ing up with a so­lu­tion that meets the needs of the ma­jor­ity and not the mi­nor­ity and even bet­ter take your rose tinted glasses off! Bill Belfield: So where is the £90m go­ing to now. ●● Tree planted to mark vic­tory in the Bat­tle of Waterloo is wished a ‘happy birth­day’ 200 years on (web­site July 19 and page five) Diane Baker: Two tele­grams from the Queen?

Happy Birth­day, beau­ti­ful, from a tree-hug­ging hip­pie.

Happy birth­day, tree!

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