THERE are many important decisions to be made over the next few months.
The Local Plan is going to consultation. The town centre regeneration will be seeking planning permission and there is the important vote on our membership of the EU.
With regard to our town centre, Nick Hines and Jo Wise have worked hard and done an excellent job. I have attended most of their presentations and the reason for their success is that they have actually listened to the views of stakeholders and the people of Macclesfield.
Since last May it has become obvious to me that local politics is somewhat different to the House of Commons. Of course, strong opposition is good for democracy but their is little need for the point scoring antics of Cameron, Corbyn, Boris and the like.
We were elected to serve the people of Macclesfield and Cheshire East and while we do not always agree and rarely vote together at Full Council, we have a positive working relationship on the planning and scrutiny committees which we share with our Labour and independent colleagues.
We have a new leader of Cheshire East Council and while the strong delivery will continue as before, we are now seeing a more inclusive style.
Members are now being given more opportunity to contribute and also be accountable and this is to be welcomed.