Lead­ers welcome mayor

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

CIVIC dig­ni­taries came to­gether to for­mally welcome the new Mayor of Mac­cles­field.

Coun­cil­lor Liz Durham hosted a civic ser­vice on July 12 which in­volved a pa­rade.

It was at­tended by dig­ni­taries from the area, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of or­gan­i­sa­tions within the town and res­i­dents.

Among the guests were the Deputy Lord Lieu­tenant Clare Hayward, the Mayor of Cheshire East Coun­cil­lor Hilda Gad­dum and Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley.

The event started with a pro­ces­sion from the Town Hall to St Michael and All An­gels Church, where the ser­vice was held.

A col­lec­tion raised £200 for the Mayor’s char­i­ties; The Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and Park Lane Spe­cial School.

Mayor Liz Durham said: “I feel so hon­oured to have been elected Mayor of Mac­cles­field, lead­ing the newly re-formed Town Coun­cil and to help re­vive the heart of Mac­cles­field.

“Work­ing with the peo­ple of Mac­cles­field, we hope to re­gen­er­ate the spirit and en­cour­age the will that is needed to suc­ceed.”

History was made in May when Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil met for the first time.

Mac­cles­field had been with­out a tier of lo­cal gov­ern­ment since 2009 when the old bor­ough coun­cil was abol­ished and Cheshire East Coun­cil formed.

Two years ago a re­view started look­ing at cre­at­ing a new town coun­cil.

Af­ter a drawn out af­fair, Cheshire East Coun­cil fi­nally gave it the green light in Novem­ber.

The new coun­cil has 12 coun­cil­lors spread across seven wards, based on the ex­ist­ing bound­aries.

If you have any queries con­tact the town coun­cil at mac­cles­field­clerk@ gmail.com

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