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Our first event of the 2021 - 2022 season will be on...


17 NOVEMBER 2021  –  Annual Meeting of the Society.

A report of the last two years followed by consideration of changes to the constitution and membership fees.  On completion of this business there will be a presentation and discussion on the implications of the COP26 Climate Change Conference for Macclesfield with speakers from MaccTastic and Macclesfield Town Council.





Dear Member


Membership of Macclesfield Civic Society and forthcoming programme for 2021/22.


The past year saw severe restrictions on our activities with both indoor and outdoor meetings prohibited. The whole of our 2019/2020 programme could not proceed and planning a resumption of activity in 2020/2021 curtailed.


Given the prospect of some easing of restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings the Committee have resolved to organise some limited activity for what remains of our 2020/2021 year and commence planning for a resumption of indoor meetings from our AGM in October 2021 onwards. If you have any suggestions for meeting topics or other events please feel free to contact me or any member of the Civic Society Committee.


So that the 2020/2021 year is not a total write off I would like to invite your participation in three evening walks in July, August and September namely :


21 JULY 2021 – Suburban and industrial development at Hurdsfield from 1950s to present day. Meet at Hurdsfield Green Shopping Centre on Carrisbrook Avenue at 7.30. Donation of £3 from non-members welcomed.


18 AUGUST 2021 – Development at Fence Avenue and along the Macclesfield Canal from Buxton Road to Hurdsfield Road. Meet at former Macclesfield Girls School at 7.30pm. A request has been made to the developer enter the site of the residential conversion and new build. Donation of £3 from non-members welcomed.


15 SEPTEMBER 2021 – The annual town centre walk – key sites and fringe areas – progress on key sites or lack of ? Meet at Churchill Way Car Park at 7-30pm. Donation of £3 from non-members welcomed.


Although these are outdoor events we will still seek to maintain appropriate social distancing and mask wearing is recommended.


As part of our forward planning we will be combining the Civic Awards schemes for developments completed in 2019, 2020 and 2021 – which may make for a mammoth awards presentation ceremony in April 2022 – something to look forward to !


These are interesting and challenging times and I believe that the Civic Society’s role remains as relevant as ever. Hopefully we can look forward to a resumption of normal activities for 2021/22.


With best wishes I remain


Keith Smith


Keith Smith

Chairman, Macclesfield Civic Society

Tel. 01625 424101 Email .

57 Orme Crescent, Tytherington, Macclesfield SK10 2HU



JUNE 2021 - Since March 2020 no Society activities have taken place. The Executive Committee met on 25 May 2021 for the first time since February 2020.


It was agreed that the Society and the Committee remain in being and prepare plans for the remaining part of the 2020-2021 year and for an AGM in the Autumn.


It was also agreed that no subscriptions should be sought for the 2020-2021 year. The Chairman would contact members to advise them hereof (see message above).


It was further agreed that the Society's Awards Scheme for developments completed in 2019 and in 2020 should be run together, with a view to awards being made at a meeting in April 2022.



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



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