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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