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Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

BOOK fans in Mac­cles­field are top of class af­ter fig­ures show li­brary is re­gion’s busiest (web­site and Ex­press, February 8) Les­ley Smith: Been in this morn­ing to choose a cou­ple of KS2 read­ing books for my son. It was buzzing. There ap­peared to be a school pri­mary class who were be­ing read to and thor­oughly en­joy­ing them­selves. Janet Cor­bish­ley: I take my four year old grand­daugh­ter, she loves it. Well done Mac­cles­field li­brary. Elisabeth Hobbes: It’s a great li­brary. I write up­stairs there most weeks and it’s al­ways buzzing. Si­mon Yates: As well as Cheshire East be­ing the high­est is­su­ing author­ity as well. The best of the best. Bar­bara Allen: Great news. It is a lovely li­brary. Tez Wilkin­son: The toi­lets! See­ing as there is vir­tu­ally nowhere else to go in town. Drof­sereb Mike: I guess hav­ing noth­ing else to do in this town has got every­body read­ing! Missy Am­ber Green­halgh: Ev­ery fort­night! It’s fam­ily day go­ing to the li­brary on a Satur­day morn­ing. Fab li­brary and lovely help­ful staff. Very proud. Peter Wood: Rub­bish. There is many a full li­brary all over the north west. Eric Waite: Work­ing there, such lovely peo­ple. Jen­nifer Hart­ley: Used to take my god­daugh­ter to the story time all staff very friendly. TOWN cen­tre busi­nesses of­fered £50k to spruce up shop fronts (web­site and Ex­press, February 8) Ju­lian Slater: En­hanc­ing shop fronts will make no dif­fer­ence. Cheshire East need to lower busi­ness rates and prop­erty own­ers need to charge a more rea­son­able rent. That way maybe small busi­nesses (like mine) may have stood a chance and would also en­cour­age more small and in­ter­est­ing shops to open. As it stands I can’t think of many rea­sons to go into town at all any more. John Mur­ray: Lone small shops are doomed. It’s that sim­ple. As a chain you can just about man­age, the more prof­itable shops coun­ter­bal­anc­ing the less prof­itable ones. The av­er­age per­son just wants low prices like they see on­line. Bron­wyn Ri­ley: Park­ing. It’s free to pop to Tesco for one or two items. Town is off-putting as you have to faff about with fid­dly park­ing charges, ei­ther with cash or on the app. Both are a pain with a small child in tow. Karen Moss: Per­haps it might be an idea to have com­fort­able (not cold hard metal) seat­ing again near St Michael’s Church like there used to be for the older res­i­dents of Mac­cles­field to meet and chat. Steven Mayer: Does that in­clude the re­moval of A-boards and ta­bles and chairs ob­struct­ing the foot­path? Bob Har­row: We vis­ited Mac­cles­field when we last came to Eng­land and were sad­dened by the state of the town cen­tre. Shops boarded up and full of hood­ies.

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