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DOZENS of read­ers ex­pressed their con­cerns when we revealed coun­cil plans which could see the loss of evening and week­end buses (Ex­press, May 10). Me­lanie But­son: There isn’t an evening or Sun­day bus ser­vice for Hurds­field now. Bus travel is very ex­pen­sive in Mac­cles­field. £2.80 for one way. It’s cheaper to get a taxi if there’s two peo­ple. The sub­si­dies are not be­ing passed on to the pay­ing cus­tomers now. There is no way to ask any­one about bus routes at the bus sta­tion. In­stead you have to go to the in­for­ma­tion of­fice at the town hall who don’t have any use­ful re­sponses. The bus timeta­bles on dis­play in the bus sta­tion omit 95pc of the in­for­ma­tion you need. Mandy Reed: I hon­estly think it doesn’t mat­ter who you vote for when it comes to pub­lic trans­port. Fares have been al­lowed to go up on Ar­riva buses to a ridicu­lous amount. £2.80 for a 4 min ride is scan­dalous. Lor­raine Chap­man: If the 130 gets cut on a Sun­day that will se­ri­ously have an im­pact on my job. The num­ber 9 is also on the list but in the even­ings it quite of­ten doesn’t run now. James Matty: Bus ser­vices cut and fox hunt­ing le­galised but let’s vote Con­ser­va­tive any­way just be­cause we think Jeremy Cor­byn is not electable. 8th June - VOTE LABOUR. Kirsty Stan­ley: Oh for the love of!! What does Mac- cles­field ac­tu­ally have to of­fer. No proper cinema. No buses. Even the charity shops are clos­ing down! On a Sun­day to get to Bolling­ton it’s two buses on two dif­fer­ent bus ser­vices which is ridicu­lous. The roads are full of pot holes. ***sigh*** Mar­garet Lovett: It’s all cut this and cut that ! It’s a dis­grace. About time they started cut­ting some of the big wigs salar­ies Ali­son Tomkin­son: Un­real, what is the point in hav­ing a bus ser­vice if they cut es­sen­tial routes like these? Joseph Con­nor: A re­turn train fare from Macc to Poyn­ton is only £2.95 re­turn with a rail­card. Some sin­gle bus fares are much dearer than that just around Macc. No won­der no one is us­ing the buses and why ser­vices are de­clin­ing. Sharon Pol­lard: Does any­body know what the Tories are ac­tu­ally giv­ing peo­ple in Mac­cles­field? Peo­ple stranded again miles from town!! Sarah Hughes: So no school bus and now no ser­vice bus!!!!

LOTS of read­ers had kind things to say fol­low­ing a so­cial me­dia ap­peal for peo­ple to at­tend a war vet­eran’s funeral (‘Mourn­ers wanted for funeral of war hero Harry’, Ex­press, May 10) Bev Ben­nett: Harry’s had his Ash­fields family to look af­ter him and we will all be there to say good­bye to him xx we’ve looked af­ter him up till the end. Karen Ainsworth: I will be there. It was a hon­our to look af­ter him and hold his hand when he passed away. RIP Harry xxx Sarah Whal­ley: I will go. My dad is 94 and in a nurs­ing home god bless him I couldn’t bear for him to have no one. What time is the funeral? xx El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor: RIP Harry.... re­spect. Re­united with your wife, daugh­ter, old friends and com­rades. He­len Quin: I’m go­ing. Re­spect for our he­roes. Trevor Stokes: I’m go­ing to go x Julie Saun­ders: Me and my mate will be there xx Liz Brooks: We will be there, it will be an hon­our. Chris Hayes: Stand Down re­spect RIP X X X Ni­cholas Unonu: Farewell! Jules Clarke: I’ll go!! Steven Ash­ton: My re­spect.

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