●● MILK farmers meet with Macclesfield MP David Rutley over ‘unfair pricing’ (page 12 and website) Dan Hadley: Whilst I would hate to see the demise of farming in the UK and would happily pay more for milk, no other industry or business could get away with simply whinging they don’t get enough return for their product. The onus is on the farmers to adapt and diversify and make their own businesses profitable again. Forget that it’s called a farm, it’s a business like any other. They need to run like a business. Christina Webb: We need to pay a fair price for milk if we want to ensure supplies for the future, cows in our fields (not schools) and farmers who help to look after the countryside. Treating it as a business is fine to a certain extent but don’t forget it is animals we are talking about and they deserve to be treated properly while producing milk that we all need. ●● KING’S submitted plans for a new school next to its current playing fields in Prestbury (Express, Sept 16) Yvonne Knowles: Wrong place for a school to be built, also the size they want to build. The road is not suitable either. Pete Watson: Well at least people living on Coare Street won’t be complaining about people driving up their road to get to the school anymore. Toni Kelly: They’ll be complaining when they want to build 200 houses on the old King’s site! Christina Webb: Definitely not on Green Belt land! Julie Thorp: Put it where there are already 3 schools nearby and the traffic already is chaos and dangerous. Great idea. Clint Chapman: Give it a few years we will have another big eyesore strewn across our lovely green land. Alex Lawton Truswell Esq: Get those objections ready! Sara Simon: What’s wrong with the brownfield site across the river from Tesco Hibel Road? Yvonne Knowles: It’s not in Prestbury then is it! Ian Harrison: It’s just a field. Maureen Scott: Absolutely not necessary!!! Once green belt land is gone, it’s gone FOREVER! Ruth Garner: Why are people so keen to eat up our green and pleasant land! Christina Webb: For profit of course. If this goes ahead you can say goodbye to any green belt land surrounding Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe etc. Ally Chesworth: I have a distinct feeling there may well be a few objections and justifiably so!!! Chris Eifflaender: NOPE! definitely not! Not on green belt! END OF!...... and I’m not being funny but it’s not like King’s School’s exactly a dilapidated old building where underprivileged kids struggle to get the best out of their environment with little resources is it??? .... absolutely ludicrous! Matt Wendy Bracegirdle: What’s wrong with the old building? Why can’t they leave our green belt area alone. It’s not necessary for this.. ●● LOTS of our facebook followers had something to say about a planning application in Bollington. The owners of the Bay Leaf wants to knock down the building and build a bigger restaurant with a supermarket underneath. Anthony Gee: The owner wants to make a return on their investment, the locals want the building to remain as is – perhaps the village should purchase the pub and run it for the benefit of the village? Plenty of examples out there to show it could work. Emma Dawson: Don’t think this should be knocked down, it’s a beautiful building. There are already tacky houses on the old Co-op site and the new one. Keep Bollington the way it is x Wendy Notman: Do not destroy this building, we don’t need a supermarket in Bollington. Leave Bollington as it is, a lovely village. James Michael Brown: With me not living in Bollington currently but I am Bollington born I assume I can’t vote. Please vote No! My grandparents ran this pub for years my earliest memories are there. And it will just cause congestion at that junction. Martyn Ryan Heath: What difference will it make.....!? Rebecca Hulme: Shocking news!!! Dave Paterson: Is this a listed building ? Is the business using this building thriving ? Does everyone in the village feel satisfied with the facilities at the late shop? Pam Oneinamillion Castle: Please do not knock down this lovely old building. Emma Edwards: It’s part of Bolly history, do NOT knock it down! Jean Barnes: Don’t knock it down, turn it into housing.