Working for a town to be proud of





16 July 2019 - The annual town centre walk, to include a look at the plans for Kings School. Meet at Churchill Way Car Park at 7:30PM. A donation of £3 from non-members welcomed.


7 July 2019 - Jodrell Bank gains UNESCO World Heritage Status. Read more here and here.


15 June 2019 (Saturday) – Return visit to Alderley Park to view changes in the preceding two years - the bio technology hub and residential developments and conversions

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: Enter Alderley Park via Church Lodge ( the entrance closest to Alderley Edge ) and park in the multi storey car park. Meet in the conference centre at 2pm. Places limited to 30 - reserve by contacting the Chairman on 01625 424101 or email

A donation of £5 from non-members would be welcomed. 


15 May 2019 – Suburban development at Tytherington, 1950s to the present, including sites under development

A walk starting at the Tytherington Family Worship, off Dorchester Way, at 19:30

A donation of £3 from non-members welcomed. 


17 April 2019 – Civic Society Awards for developments completed in 2018  was held at the Heritage Centre. 

The entries in the scheme to find the best developments of 2018 were displayed. Representatives of the judging panel's winners and commendations were presented with awards and certificates by the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Adam Schofield. See the list of nominations for the 2018 awards here.

A social evening followed.  


31 March 2019  Deadline for nominations for this year's Civic Society Awards Scheme for developments completed during 2018. See our awards page.


20 February 2019  Meeting held at the Heritage Centre about the latest on the town centre developments. On 13 February Cheshire East Council launched a public consultation on a future strategic vision for the regeneration of Macclesfield. A drop-in session with information took place on 16 February in the Grosvenor Centre. Our planned meeting on renewable energy has been postponed to next season.


16 February 2019  Cheshire East Council held a drop-in session with information about the Macclesfield town centre strategic regeneration framework in the Grosvenor Centre.


16 January 2019  Meeting held at the Heritage Centre on:  Bringing major developments forward - the South Macclesfield Development Area project.

A presentation by Engine of the North - a Cheshire East owned property development company - on the planning of 950 new homes, retail and other development to the south of the town.


21 November 2018  Meeting held at the Heritage Centre on the Air Quality Action Plan and Strategy - what are the implications for Macclesfield?

A presentation given by N Kelly of the Air Quality team of Cheshire East Council.


17 October 2018  Our AGM was held at the Heritage Centre.


1 October 2018  The Annual Subscription to the Society for the 2018 - 2019 season became due. See the Join page for details or attend the AGM.


1 February 2018  The Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank is proposed by the Government as a UK candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Status. The winning candidate(s) are expected to be announced in the summer of 2019.  Jodrell Bank gains UNESCO World Heritage Status 7 July 2019.


The Fermain Academy, the winner of the Civic Award for developments completed in 2016