Welcome to Macclesfield Macclesfield is a great destination to live, work and play. It is an ancient Market town nestling on the edge of the Peak District.
A place of industry with a rich silk tradition and a current incarnation as a town with handsome buildings, great transport links, dynamic businesses and vistas of breath-taking countryside a short stroll out of town. Whilst it’s certainly Northern, it has always forged its own unique identity with an interesting rural / urban blend as its industrial / market town heritage testifies. ‘Macc’ as it is known to its residents prides itself on its genuine, warm hearted and down to earth approach. It is passionate in its support for the things it cares about, whether the Silkmen football team, its Rugby Club, its unique events and attractions or wonderful independent shops, bars and restaurants. This is a town of complex mix, vivid contrasts but above all genuine, big hearted and independent people.
It was that passion for the town by a collective of driven individuals which led to the creation of Make it Macclesfield in 2010. Make it Macclesfield is now a Community Interest Company with the aim of getting Macclesfield on the map as a place to Visit, Invest and Live. Within this website you can find a bit more information about the priority projects Make it Macclesfield is seeking to deliver as well as the opportunities to get involved. If you are a local looking to make the most of the things happening in Macclesfield or a visitor looking to extend your stay in the area and explore the town, check out our events guide ‘The Thread’, which we aim to be the ultimate guide to things to do and see in Macclesfield.