Make it Macclesfield

Welcome to Macclesfield, an ancient market town nestling on the edge of the Peak District. This website will tell you what Make it Macclesfield is seeking to deliver and will give you an opportunity to get involved.

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A look at what is going on in and around Macclesfield. Keep up to date with what is going on with Make it Macclesfield's subgroups and partners, and everything to do with the organisation. Also features major local news from around Macclesfield and Cheshire East.

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The Thread is a Make it Macclesfield partner offering the most comprehensive events and What's On guide in town. For all the latest events in and around Macclesfield and for local community radio visit Canalside's The Thread 102.8FM.

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Historically a place of industry with a rich tradition in the manufacture of silk, its current incarnation is as a town with handsome buildings, great transport links, dynamic businesses and beautiful vistas of the breath-taking countryside a short stroll out of town. It has always forged its own unique identity which is characterised by an interesting rural/urban blend reflecting its industrial / market town heritage.

‘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 it’s the Silkmen – the local football team, its Rugby Club, its unique events and attractions or its wonderful independent shops, bars and restaurants. The town is a complex mix of vivid contrasts but is notable, above all, for its genuine, big hearted and independently-minded people.

Macclesfield is a historical town with thriving community spirit that offers visitors an experience to enjoy the creativity of its past and the enriching lifestyle of today

You’ll find a wonderful mix of independent and genuine experiences from quirky shops to unique events that offers an enriching and community minded place for people looking to connect with other sociable folk. With its hills, cobbles, silk and festivals, Macclesfield is an intriguing place with a real sense of identity and independence that will appeal to anyone with a curious mind.

For businesspeople and investors the town and surrounding villages has a wealth of varied, smart and creative businesses. Situated only 1 hour 40 from London and less than half an hour from central Manchester and Manchester International Airport, the town offers an enriching environment for businesses and their staff with easy transport nationally and worldwide. An authentic town of heritage and character which offers the opportunity of value and creativity for your business to grow, providing many business connections for the countless small, medium and large companies who call the town home.

It was the passion for the town held by a collective of driven individuals that led to the creation of Make it Macclesfield in 2010. Make it Macclesfield is now a Community Interest Company that aims to put Macclesfield on the map as a great place to visit, live, work, play and to start a business.

This website will tell you what Make it Macclesfield is seeking to deliver and will give you an opportunity to get involved. And if you want to know what’s going on then check out our events guide ‘The Thread’, which we aim to be the ultimate guide to things to do and see in Macclesfield.

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