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Wednesday 17th Feb

11:52pmKev_G on Even Gritters Do It...
  • Gobsmacked today to see a gritter hurtling down the road into the village near the Co-op, got to have been close to 50 mph and salt ON!!! Felt sorry for the parked cars, they got pebble-dashed. Still, speeding is allowed in Audlem yeah?

2:44pmWingit Sing on Chatbox Comments
  • Could somebody explain to me who are the leaders of this community as I have some issues that I'd like to discuss with them!! What makes them "The Leaders"? (11th Feb Mr & Mrs)

11:24amjedimaster65 on Logo
  • Dicky Ducky is right.That logo is the sort of thing a local authority would use.ABYSMAL !Anyone having a nosey at the Website will think it really weird.Now come along ! Stop this PC nonesence and lets have a nice village pic or painting...even the Audlem tea-towel designs were nicer than this "slaughtered Buffalo" !

Tuesday 16th Feb

2:30pmDicky Ducky on Logo
  • Come on Webteam. What's happened to the promised change of logo? It is long overdue. From the last round of comments on Chatbox everybody seemed to agree that the current logo is rubbish. I seem to remember that the Webteam stated that ithe logo would be changed. Why not have a Vote Poll with various options? They could include the Buttermarket (my favourite), St James Church and the canal. Why not sound people out democratically?

Sunday 14th Feb

8:49pmangry on Website Management
  • I agree with the web-team we need to put a lid on this debate because things were getting out of hand and i personally want to apologise for my comments if they have offended anybody but i do think that its healthy to have these kind's of debates thats why we live in a democratic country .

3:45pmFred1954 on Website Management
  • Come on Ricardo, the webteam are no doubt trying their best. I think they do a good job of keeping the Chatbox balanced. It's certainly not a job I envy.

    If you allow these sort of debates to continue endlessly, people will just get more upset and aggressive. Good points have been made on both sides, lets leave it there shall we?

10:48amRicardo on Website Management
  • School problem:-CHICKENS!!

Saturday 13th Feb

12:06pmWebteam on School problem
  • Editor's comment: We seem to have reached a point where the chatbox comments about this subject are becoming both repetitive and increasingly abusive. The mere fact that people are using pseudonyms like "Angry", "Sad" and "Frustrated" would indicate how strongly people feel about this subject. We hope to be able to publish a statement from the Governors when they have completed their deliberations and determined what action, if any, to take. Until then we will not publish any further chatbox comments on this topic.

8:12amGB on School problem
  • Some parents teach their children themselves which is more natural than sending them to be taught by others. If this were the general custom only children of parents who could not do this would need to be sent to a school.

Friday 12th Feb

10:17amMrs J.D. on School problem
  • Editor's comment: We do not make a practice of moderating chatbox enries once they have been released, but since we have now stopped any further posts on this topic it seems only reasonable to delete a provocative sentence to which we do not allow a response
    Audlem School is not a failing school. One has to understand the meanings behind OFSTED nomenclature: satisfactory means good and meeting all requirements, average means it falls in the centre band of all schools. So what is wrong with that? If the kids are happy and want to go to school then that’s a great achievement.

9:23amSad on School problem
  • Like Angry I too have always found the school to be a happy place and the fall-out from this blip should be short-lived. People have had a chance to air their feelings, which can't be too bad, but surely most parents would like a good education for their children in a secure friendly environment in the village where the children can forge long lasting friendships. I believe that Audlem St. James provides just this. The governing body appears to be fulfilling its obligations and will be supporting the staff to put into effect any recommendations that arise. It is difficult to see from the 'satisfactory' and 'average' comments on the report why there is all the gloom and doom. Get behind the school and support it, don't make a crisis out of a difficulty. Mr. and Mrs. please go into the school and discuss your worries with staff, make what we have better . Apologies for anything that appears to be impolite, it isn't intentional.

Thursday 11th Feb

11:54pmangry on School problem
  • I just feel that the fall out from this will ruin Audlem primary for years to come because future parents will not send their kids to a school with a bad reputation.

    I feel that this will destroy all the hard work that has been done to this fantastic school things like the breakfast club the after school club the tree house every time i have visited the school i have always had a sense of pride with happy faces and all the teachers are really nice R.I.P. Audlem school.

10:25pmTommy on School problem
  • To all the winging parents, just have the school shut down and bus all the kids to schools in Crewe or Market Drayton. Then maybe you’d have something to complain about!!

8:25pmfrustrated on School problem
  • Standard — check with Cheshire East. Read what you have written — where is the word 'investigation'? Well done though for using the wording of the original letter. The word 'matter' has been changed for 'report' on the
    website version — funny that.

8:17pmMr & Mrs on School problem
  • I'm grateful to the parents that complained about the school. We've had concerns but were too scared to create a fuss because of what people would say in the village. But that just meant that nothing changed at the school. We should have been braver so thanks to those parents for standing up to some of the leaders of our community.

7:04pmSad on School problem
  • Do you know 'parent' Old Tom. A bit of a harsh judgement perhaps but plainly some 'pushy' parents do exist, I suspect I tried to be one myself but it a fine line between being encouraging, keeping them under control to some extent and letting them find their feet. Not all of us get it right.

5:38pmOld Tom on School problem
  • Dear 'parent' , I feel sorry for your kids. Obviously you're the pushy type. I bet you were pretty avarage at school so push your own kids to the limit to make up for your own inadequacies. Give 'em a rest and the teachers at Audlem who seem to do a great job despite pushy parents!!

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