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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to our Flickr page at www.flickr. com/groups/maccpics