Leaders welcome mayor
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