Civic Awards re­turn

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

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.

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