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be an hon­our and a priv­i­lege to serve and I am al­ready en­joy­ing the Anna Jade Gough: chal­lenges of lo­cal Great, so where will gov­ern­ment. ev­ery­body be park­ing In the elec­tions in May, when vis­it­ing these new David Rut­ley in­creased leisure fa­cil­i­ties? his ma­jor­ity as did the Andy Grant: I find it Con­ser­va­tives on far­ci­cal. We have lived in Cheshire East Coun­cil and Macc for over 10 years the new Mac­cles­field now and it was be­ing Town Coun­cil has a promised with all sorts Con­ser­va­tive ma­jor­ity. of fancy mod­el­ling and This is a strong mes­sage pro­pos­als back then, Mags Long: Mem­o­ries – that the elec­torate want to and in re­al­ity is no fu­rused to take dog for walk con­tinue with the ther for­ward. You can’t from Higher Hurds­field progress made over the hide be­hind re­ces­sion then back along the last five years. How­ever as an ex­cuse for not de­canal. What a walk! there is still much more to liv­er­ing and ex­pe­ri­encedo.IWOULD­like­tothankallHeather Broadbent: tells us plan­ningO takes We were there. It was a those who voted for me in n a lo­cal level we will for ever and de­liv­ers fab­u­lous event. Thank the Cheshire East and be deal­ing with lo­cal noth­ing so I’m not holdyou to the or­gan­is­ers. Mac­cles­field Town is­sues and putting

Coun­cil elec­tions. It will res­i­dents first. I have lived

Mark Beres­ford:

Hazel Turner:

Ali Spencer: ●● Hun­dreds walk to White Nancy to com­mem­o­rate the Bat­tle of Waterloo (web­site and page 10) in Mac­cles­field for over 30 years and my daugh­ter and grand­chil­dren also live in this town. We have a strong econ­omy and low un­em­ploy­ment.

From speak­ing to peo­ple, when can­vass­ing, I am aware that roads, pot­holes and empty, un­sightly build­ings around town are ma­jor is­sues to be dealt with.

How­ever the sin­gle most im­por­tant feed­back I re­ceived was get­ting the new town cen­tre right. Nick Hynes and his team are work­ing stead­fastly to en­sure suc­cess and I have been as­sured that he has a very ex­pe­ri­enced com­mit­tee with ex­cel­lent rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

I am aware that the op­po­si­tion par­ties have said they will scru­ti­nise our poli­cies and hold us to ac­count. I have no fear of this and in fact welcome it. A good op­po­si­tion is needed for democ­racy.

How­ever I hope they will ac­cept our leader’s of­fer of a hand of friend­ship to work across bound­aries to de­liver for Cheshire East and be­yond.

There will be many times when we dis­agree but of para­mount im­por­tance is that we all re­mem­ber that we are here to serve and the res­i­dents and com­mu­ni­ties must come first.

●● This week’s pic­ture, But­ter­fly on a Fence, has been sent in to us by Natalie Pod­more. Email your im­ages to mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­media.co.uk or upload them to our Flickr page at www.flickr. com/groups/mac­cpics

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