Appeal for return of stolen pink scooter
THE owner of a bright pink scooter stolen from outside a house is appealing for its return.
The vehicle, which is missing its right wing mirror and has L-plates on the front and back, was taken from Pierce Street, Macclesfield, overnight between Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19.
Owner Sophie Williams said: “I really depend on it to get around so I am desperate to get it back.”
If you spot it call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting crime number 50519. A 120-YEAR-OLD Swimming Club is hoping to be around for another 120 years after successfully campaigning against its closure.
Macclesfield Amateur Swimming Club (MASC), based at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, was told it must stop some of its classes at the beginning of April after learning it can it can no longer hire the pool.
Under the plans, all lessons would be taught by Everybody Sports and Recreation (ESAR), a council run charity looking after leisure services. But after attaining more than 1,000 signatures against the closure, with angry parents claiming they could not afford those provided by ESAR, a compromise with Everybody Sports and Leisure has been met.
A joint statement issued following crunch talks between the two groups said: “Macclesfield Amateur Swimming Club and Everybody Sports and Recreation are pleased to announced that they are working together to resolve passed differences.
“Both organisations have a better understanding of each others aims and will jointly seek to promote water safety and social swimming to the Macclesfield Community.
“It is hoped that this shared focus will see the Amateur Swimming Club thrive for another 123 years and ensure Everybody Sport can continue to invest in swimming for all residents.”
Janice Whitelaw, chairman of MASC, said was thrilled the groups had come to an arrangement saying it was a victory for ‘parent power’.
She said: “We are absolutely delighted. It’s parent power. Thank you to the Express too for all your support.
“If it hadn’t gone in the paper and we hadn’t got all those signatures the problem wouldn’t have been dealt with.
“We are absolutely thrilled that we have been able to get our heads together and come up with a solution.”
●● Kris Sankey (ESAR) Janice Whitelaw (MASC) and Paul Clayton (MASC) will work together
●● The pink scooter stolen from Pierce Street, Macclesfield