●● MUM’S tribute after the loss of little Ellie, six (Express, January 13 and website) Julie Agar: So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I was a health care assistant on the children’s ward and spent many a day/night caring for Ellie. RIP Ellie, an amazing little princess. Helen Davies: Beautiful, cheeky girl. Megan misses her classmate and my heart goes out to you all. I hope you all find the strength you will need. Lots of love. ●● PRIDE for three veterans presented with France’s top military honour (website) Stephen Hancock: Well deserved! Ed Hanley: Cheers lads. Sam Brown: Thanks a lot, boys ●● POLICE close Cat and Fiddle ahead of heavy snow (website, January 13)
Shelagh Hill: They may have put up road closed signs on Buxton Road, Macclesfield, but as usual people just ignore it. When driving from my house earlier I had to negotiate a car transporter, a cement wagon and huge lorries all using the Old Buxton Road, which is not suitable for large vehicles. Tracy Newnham: It is down to black ice on the road. Water is running off the moors and is washing away anything the gritters are putting down. Steph Cleaver: Cheshire police have posted this twice and asked people not to ignore it. It’s been shared lots, if people chose to go up there then they are just stupid. Thanks for the warnings Cheshire police and Macc Express. Jane Sutcliffe: Why as a precaution? When it has to close due to snow people will ignore the signs. Cry wolf comes to mind... Paul Pierce: For God’s sake how the hell do they think we managed years ago when we used to get treble the amount of snow? They’d be telling us to stay at home next due to an inch of snow. ●● IVY Bank Primary School is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer (website) Caitlin Barlow: I loved this school. I was there for nine years and it has played a big part in my life. I never wanted to leave if I could I would go back tomorrow. It’s such an amazing school. Ellie Steele: Miss this school so, so bad. If only I could come back and see all the amazing teachers. Katrina Jordi Kimpton: I was at this school until September 2004. I loved the school, didn’t want to leave. ●● PARALYMPIC medallist Sarah Storey drafted in to make Macclesfield more cycle-friendly (website) John Williams If all cyclists used the cycle lanes that would be a start – from Manchester Road past Tytherington High School the majority just ignore it. Mark Bailey: They don’t use them near the airport tunnels either, John, and it is a massive new purpose-built one. John Williams: And teach them to stop wearing dark clothes – it should be the law to wear high-viz, especially in winter. Mark Bailey: And ride two/three beside each other! Which would make cycle lanes pointless anyway. One cycle lane in every route away from Alderley Park please – especially Alderley to Macclesfield Road. John McKie: Teach cyclists what traffic lights are for, and to use lights when it’s dark, and the difference between road and footpath. I got knocked down walking out of my own shop. Pauline Harris: I got a mouthful from a guy riding his bike on the pavement, refused to move out of the way for him and he let rip. ●● JASMINE Park pavilion to reopen after years of waiting (website) Simon Oldfield: Been such a long time waiting for area. The car park closed but could be used ease traffic congestion on Whirley Road when events on at church hall cause mayhem – doubleparked cars etc. ●● MACCLESFIELD council opposing plans for housing in the greenbelt on Fence Avenue, which would allow a new King’s School to be built (Macclesfield, January 13 and website) Sue Alexander: As Cheshire East still doesn’t have a local plan can it object? Note the house building in Wilmslow on greenbelt. Richard James Pattie: Well blow me down! The council, making a sensible choice! Good news! Andrew Dollamore: I really hope all its applications for greenbelt development are rejected. If this is approved then it’s open season for building on green belt in Macclesfield. Anyone in and around the area who enjoys the greenbelt should be very concerned and oppose it via the planning portal. Kings should be investing in its existing infrastructure and stop trying to justify greenbelt development that no-one wants. Christina Webb: But will it make any difference when it comes to Cheshire East Council making the final decision? It is up to all of us to make a stand against a potentially atrocious decision. Geoff Mason: So it should. This was greenbelt, greenbelt is greenbelt. If this happens houses will be built. And the design of the school was extremely boring. Trefor John Heywood: I could never understand the need for all this in the first place. Paul ‘Wakey’ Wakefield: You have less than a week to do something. Get on the Cheshire East Council’s website and make your comments there to stop the planning application becoming reality. Talking about it here is not taking action to stop it.
●● Paralympic hero Sarah Storey