Right to praise the officers

Congratulations to the Derbyshire Times on running, where possible, good news stories that lift our spirits in times of international recession and, in particularly, for pointing out the beacons of hope in Chesterfield.

You were right to emphasise the hard work and ingenuity of the officers of Chesterfield Borough Council in striving to make our town a better place (‘Bounce Back Town!’, October 6).

It is noteworthy that the projects you mentioned – Waterside, Tesco, B2net and CASA hotel – were built or planned during their term in office of a Liberal Democrat-run council, which also built the coach station and Staveley Healthy Living Centre in its first administration.

But also congratulations to the current controlling group for carrying forward the policy of regeneration.

Clive Archer

Walton