Community groups in the money with cash pot
APOT of cash is on offer to help community groups in town.
Macclesfield Town Council was set up in May this year to look after local issues ranging from allotments to community centres, and has £575,000 to spend on services.
Members have now set aside a portion of the budget to create a community grant scheme and is urging people to apply for a share of the money.
Community groups can get their hands on up to £2,000, and individuals can apply for up to £500.
Coun Liz Durham, Macclesfield Mayor, said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for organisations leading events and projects in Macclesfield to apply on behalf of their community for grants that benefit activities and communities in the town.”
The grants scheme is among the first things on the council agenda, with the potential for a Neighbourhood Development Plan also under debate.
Pete Turner, the newly appointed Town Clerk, said: “Since the council’s first meeting in May, the Town Council has introduced a committee structure to support the developing work of the council.
“The Planning Committee has had numerous public meetings, considering the planning applications in the town and making representations to the planning authority as well as now considering whether to progress a Neighbourhood Development Plan.”
Other responsibilities of the Town Council are allotments, public clocks, bus shelters, community centres, play areas and litter.
Mr Turner added: “The Services Committee has been active in the development of the council’s approach to the transfer of assets and services from Cheshire East Council, taking a considered view to ensure the sustainability of any proposed transfers.
“This includes allotments and there have been several constructive meetings with representatives of the allotment associations in the town as well as site visits by the councillors.”
The council also has its own website which has dates of the planned meetings and details of the councillors, with plans for a more detailed website in the near year.
Application packs for community grants are available from Macclesfield Town Council which can be contacted on 01625 374142 or via email at clerk@ macclesfield- tc. ●● RYAN Chadwick, 19, of Swanley Avenue, Manchester, did not enter a plea to two charges of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely heroin and crack cocaine. He was bailed to appear at Chester Crown Court on November 30. ●● NEAL Adams, 41, of Ash Grove, Macclesfield, pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was remanded in custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on October 28. ●● PETER Zylstra, 30, of Congleton Road, Macclesfield, did not enter a plea to two charges of exposure. He was bailed to appeal at Crewe magistrates court on November 27. ●● REECE Collinson, 19, of Mill Road, Macclesfield, admitted failing to comply with the supervision requirements of a detention and training Order. It was extended for three months. ●● OLIVER James Brazier, 27, of Nicholson Avenue, Macclesfield, admitted two charges of possession of cannabis. He was fined £120. ●● JACOB Daniel Stock, 28, of Fountain Street, Macclesfield, admitted possession of cannabis. He was fined £80. ●● LEON Michael Mottershead, 24, of gov.uk. For more information go to www.macclesfield-tc.gov.uk.
●● Mayor of Macclesfield, Coun Liz Durham