Read­ers take to Face­book to air their views

Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT -

● Ste­wart Mor­tonCollings: What’s needed is more in­vest­ment in in­de­pen­dent out­lets, artists, restau­rants, etc. A mul­ti­plex cinema won’t help the town cen­tre one bit. Peo­ple will come, but won’t stick around af­ter their film. ● Carol Cap­per: We need more in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers and not to be­come the same as most other towns. Make us dif­fer­ent to at­tract vis­i­tors. ● Jonathan Bag­u­ley: I’ve been say­ing this for over a decade. Mac­cles­field’s strength is its char­ac­ter and his­tory. ● Julie Hatt: I like our lo­cal cinema, no it isn’t huge but it fits with the town and we need to di­ver­sify to get peo­ple to come into town. If we are the same as ev­ery other town then why would peo­ple make an ef­fort? ● Karen Knight: I be­lieve if there is a rea­son for peo­ple to come into the town then yes they will have a walk and look at the lo­cal shops. Let’s em­brace the change. Let’s be hon­est, it is go­ing down hill fast. We need to do some­thing to keep Mac­cles­field alive, so I am a big yes. ● Josh Sher­ratt: This town may be filled with his­tory and I adore that but it is also dy­ing, we need to make new mem­o­ries for this town. This will be the best thing to put our town back on the map. ● Mar­tyn Wood: We are a mar­ket town, let’s fo­cus on small busi­nesses and the mar­kets and let the larger ones have the retail parks if nec­es­sary. ● Jonathan White: Quick! Build it! The car park looks ter­ri­ble and is on the main road through the town cen­tre. A scheme like this would im­prove the look of the town and would at­tract fur­ther in­vest­ment. Fear and a mis­placed sense of ‘her­itage’, is stop­ping things from hap­pen­ing in the town. ● Meg Un­win: I’d love for some­thing like this to be built I just don’t ever think it’ll hap­pen in Macc! ● Andy El­lis: Hud­der­s­field was to­tally trans­formed by a sim­i­lar scheme to re­vi­talise a run down part of a dreary town cen­tre. It faced ob­jec­tions by lo­cals but it’s been such a roar­ing suc­cess that it’s now be­ing ex­tended. ● Val Pow­nall: That car park looks so de­press­ing and I think it’s the ideal spot where it’s ac­ces­si­ble to all. It’s the 21st cen­tury. Much as I love my her­itage we also have to con­sider the fu­ture. ● Gra­ham Brinkhurst: Mak­ing it even more dif­fi­cult to find any­where to park close to the banks and shops re­ally will be the fi­nal nail in the cof­fin for the town cen­tre and what shops still re­main. ● Keith Town­ley: This is great news for Mac­cles­field. If peo­ple ac­tu­ally opened their eyes to the won­der­ful sur­round­ings, great restau­rants, night life and in­de­pen­dent shops in the town they’d re­alise we’re head­ing in the right di­rec­tion. ● Kore Lisa Mack­ness: Looks hideous! Where will we park? And what will hap­pen to us who live in the town cen­tre? ● Joe Wolver­son: Much bet­ter to en­cour­age this within the town than see it built out of town. But peo­ple need to park some­where. Where? ● Paul Dun­levy: Build it asap. The town is al­ready on life sup­port. ● Les­ley Anne Bax­en­dale: Too much glass and too much strolling-about space. This is Mac­cles­field, not the Riviera.

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