Civic Awards return
THE search is on for the best buildings completed in the last year.
The Macclesfield Civic Awards Scheme is an annual celebration of notable developments, events or exhibitions which took place over the past year – and a few lesser known ones.
Previous winners have included parks, buildings, renovations, extensions, boundary walls, conservation schemes and festivals.
The awards are run by Macclesfield Civic Society, which is looking for good design and preservation or enhancement of the character of the town.
The size and scale of the work, appropriateness for its setting and the promotion of the history, identity and distinctiveness of Macclesfield will also be considered.
Keith Smith, chairman of Macclesfield Civic Society, said: “Forget the Oscars, Baftas, Big Brother or Strictly, it’s time to submit your nominations for the Macclesfield Civic Awards Scheme.
“The winners won’t get a statue, lifetime celebrity status or even a feature in Hello but there will be lots of recognition for a job well done, a handy commendation and, if especially good, a trendy ceramic plaque to hang on the wall – so there’s plenty to play for.”
Nominations can be made by individuals, societies, organisations or companies, including developers who can nominate their own schemes. The deadline for submission is Saturday, February 28 by writing to Macclesfield Civic Society, c/o 57 Orme Crescent, Tytherington, SK10 2HU or by email: keith76079smith @yahoo.com. The winners will be announced at the Civic Society meeting at the Heritage Centre on April 15.