THE Mayor of Macclesfield has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to the community.
Coun Alift Harewood-Jones, who was inaugurated as mayor in May, is now a proud Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Coun Harewood Jones MBE was born in Guyana and came to Macclesfield to train as a midwife.
She became a Labour councillor in 2001 and, with the exception of two years, has represented the West Ward, now known as West and Ivy, ever since. She is a school governor at St John the Evangelist C of E Primary School, chairman of Macclesfield Pioneering Women, Open Spaces and the Macclesfield Almshouses Trust and president of the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir.
She said: “I feel that a dialogue with the community is the best recipe for clearing the air between gender, race and age.”
MAGISTRATES dismissed a charge against a man accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
Edward Golding, 20, of Maplewood, Macclesfield, had denied the charge.
Macclesfield magistrates court dropped the case as a result of insufficient evidence.