Silk workers inspire name of new social housing scheme
Award honours ex-mayor
A NEW social housing development has been named after the town’s historic mill workers.
Throwsters Court, on Maydews Passage, includes 36 brand new one and two bedroom apartments in a former mill building.
The name of the new development honours the town’s rich silk history and was inspired by the term throwster, a person who twists silk into yarn.
The name was suggested by Macclesfield’s Civic Society to owner Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.
The show flat is now open the new development, which overlooks the River Bollin and Macclesfield cenotaph.
The site used to be home to Park Green Mill and had planning permission firstly in 2008 then a larger scheme in 2011. But development stalled, leaving the area A FORMER mayor was remembered at the end of the annual tournament at Macclesfield Tennis Club.
A new trophy for the Most Improved Junior player was presented to Harry Williams in memory of Brenda Lingard, a former player with the club.
Brenda died in 2014 aged 82. She was an active member of the community and councillor in Bollington from 2004 to 2010. She served as mayor in 2008.
Her husband Alan was at the presentation event to hand over the award to Harry.
A spokesman for the an eyesore.
Laura Astwood, development partnerships manager at Peaks & Plains, said the apartments could appeal to those looking for somewhere new, local and affordable.
She said: “We love the idea of naming the development after the mill workers, rather than the mill owners who have had several local streets named after them.
“After it sitting empty for so long, we are also delighted to be able to bring this key town centre location back into use.
“The modern design combined with the central location, within walking distance of the town centre shops and the train station, is already making these apartments a popular choice.”
The apartments feature a modern, open-plan lounge and kitchen, and large bedrooms. club said: “Brenda played club and team tennis at Macclesfield for many years. She had worked as a PE teacher and had a lifelong love of tennis and a keen interest in encouraging and helping young people. Many current members remember her attacking volley game and passion for winning.”
Other junior winners in this year’s tournament were Dylan and Lewis Connolly who between them won the Under 13 and Under 15 singles as well as being part of winning pairs in the Under 13 Under 15 and Under 18 boys doubles.
Private parking is available for all residents.
The 12 one-bed apartments can be rented for £95 per week while the 24 two-bed apartments are £115 per week.
The first tenants are expected to be able to move in by August.
Dylan also won the Mens singles and the Junior Player of the Year award and the Mens’ doubles with Sam Brown.
Lewis Connolly and Tim Leak won the Under 18 and Under 15 boys’ doubles with Lewis also winning the Under 13 boys’ doubles with Will Ridgway.
Ella Banks was very successful in the girls’ events winning the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 singles. She won the Under 18 and Under 15 girls’ doubles with partner Emma Robertson and won the Under 13 girls’ doubles with Anniken Styth.
●● Alan Lingard presents a new trophy for the Most Improved Junior player to Harry Williams in memory of Brenda Lingard
●● An artists impression of Throwsters Court, Macclesfield