Plan of Priorities for Year Ahead 2022/23

Plan of Priorities for Year Ahead 2022/23

Plan of Priorities for Year Ahead 2022/23

This document sets out Macclesfield Town Councils priorities or the year 2022/23 and was approved at the Full Council meeting on 29/03/22.

This links to the Council Strategy 2019/2023 which can be found on the Town Council Website here: https://www.macclesfield-tc.gov.uk/your-council/governing-documents/macclesfield-town-council-strategy-2019-2023/

Key Priorities

Aim

Objective

Actions

Timeframe

Link to Council Strategy 2019-23

To consider the asset transfer of the Visitor Information Centre currently run by CEC. To ensure the continuation of this much needed asset for the people of and visitors to Macclesfield. To work with CEC to ensure priorities and aspirations are understood and shared.

 

MTC to complete due diligence and impact on current staffing and costs.

Jan/ Feb 2022

 

 

 

Decision by Dec 2022

Section 6
To build a Pavilion in South Park To provide a community building for residents and visitors to use and enjoy, enhancing their visits to the park and encouraging visitors to Macclesfield. South Park Pavilion Working Party set up and working on a design brief for the new build

 

To select an architect to design 2 options (1 and 2 storey)

 

To consult the public on the design

 

To go to procurement of a building contractor once there is a chosen design and plan

 

To go out to procurement Feb 2022.

 

 

 

Apr/ May 2022

 

 

 

May/ Jun 2022

 

 

Sep 2022

 

Section 6
To improve Community Enforcement in the Town. For many residents’ community enforcement has been a key issue, around fly tipping, littering and dog mess. To meet with CEC to plan recruitment of a further Community Enforcement Officer for Macclesfield to be funded by MTC.

For MTC to be involved in the recruitment process.

 

Community Enforcement Officer starts

Jan/ Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 2022

 

 

 

Apr 2022

 

8.2.1
Improve signage in and around the town To aid residents and visitors to Macclesfield to get around the town easily, increasing footfall and to aid promotion of local businesses aiding recovery. Agreed £20,000 budget from Town Council.

 

Town Centre Manager is leading and will update every services committee.

 

Aim for completion of the signage

Agreed DEC 2021

 

 

First update Feb 2022

 

 

 

Dec 2022

9.2.4
Winter Gritting To pursue a review of the CEC Policy and Well Managed Highways in order to get significant roads out on the CEC winter gritting schedule. Write to MP and CEC Highways concerning the Well Managed Highways and the residents desire to have removed roads reinstated.

 

Encourage residents to have their say by writing to CEC Highways.

 

 

Review to take place by CEC May 2022

 

 

Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan /Apr 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Review by CEC May 2022

New Priority
Middlewood Way Lights To light up part of the Middlewood way with environmentally friendly lights. CEC highways contractor Ringway Jacobs provided incorrect information and quotes on the lights for 2 years which are significantly slowed down this project.

 

Ringway Jacobs to review the cost of a now necessary ‘Lighting Design’.

 

Depending on the above outcome, MTC to decide a way forward.

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

Feb 2022

 

7.2.5

4.2.7

 

Improve facilities in town centre Public Toilets to be provided including fully accessible changing places toilets. Very challenging as MTC owns no land in the town centre.

 

Best option is to work with CEC to provide toilets in Indoor Market

Section 9
Celebrate the Jubilee To ensure the town and community has the opportunity to come together safely and mark the Jubilee. A community party is planned for each ward. June 2022 New Priorty

 

Ongoing Priorities

Aim

Objective

Actions

Timeframe

Link to Council Strategy 2019/23

A clean, attractive and tidy town. To ensure the town is clean and tidy predominantly by way of the Town Rangers but also  with opportunities for the community to get involved.

 

Facilitate residents with litter picking equipment and collection of rubbish

 

Team extended by a Junior Ranger

 

Opportunities for volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased and loan litter picking equipment to residents directly and through Scoop and Scales. Rangers can collect rubbish collected if arranged beforehand

Dec 2021

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

7.2.5

8.2.2

8.2.7

4.2.4

Art and Culture in the Town Facilitate, support and aid the development of Art and Culture in the Town through grants and work commissioned. Funded Barnaby Air to produce micro works in consultation with the community

 

Support and promote the Museums and library activities where possible.

 

Work and commission groups and local artists where possible to add to the events e.g Artspace commissioned for Chinese New Year

June 2022

 

 

 

June 2022

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

6.2.7

7.2.1

7.2.5

 

To provide excellent and safe community events. To ensure residents and visitors can enjoy the town and events, creating a sense of community and making Macclesfield a good place to live and increasing footfall to the town centre. Events planned included:

·               Chinese New Year

·               Welly Walk

·               Eco Summit

·               Older Peoples Day

·               Remembrance

·               Food Festival

·               Christmas light switch on

·               Tree of Light

·               Late night shopping

·               Possible light projections

 

Support with community events such as pride, bikeathon and the food festival.

 

A full project and events plan will be presented at FEB 2022 services committee

Ongoing calendar throughout the year. Inclusive events runs through the strategy
A vibrant and prosperous town centre. To continue to support the recovery of the Town Centre for the good of businesses and the residents and visitors. TCRWG continues to meet regularly to work on the recovery plan.

 

Funding for signage around town agreed by MTC.

 

Funding of planters, furniture and gazeboes from Welcome Back fund.

 

MTC to take part in CEC Macclesfield Markets Consultation

 

MTC to keep LEP abreast of improvements and updates.

 

MTC to ensure they are part of the CEC consultation with regard to the possible used of the Town Hall

 

Encourage and facilitate where possible pop-up shops in the town

 

Encourage and inform cafes and restaurants to apply for street licenses to promote the outdoor café culture

 

 

Shop Front guide commissioned for Town Centre businesses

Ongoing

 

 

 

Complete by Dec 2022

 

 

Apr 2022

 

 

 

 

Jan 2022

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed by May 2022

Section 9

Section 6

6.2.1

6.2.6

7.2.4

7.2.5

7.2.6

7.2.7

Planning and development to be in keeping with the character of the town and meets residents’ aspirations. To complete the Conservation Area review of the Town Centre, the character assessment of Macclesfield and consider further Conservation area reviews in the town. Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal complete and ready to go out to consultation by CEC.

 

 

Character Assessment in progress.

 

 

Shop Front guide commissioned for Town Centre businesses

Apr/May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compete by May 2022

 

 

 

Complete by May 2022.

7.2.2

9.2.5

4.2.6

Excellent and appropriate communications across the town. To ensure the residents have access to information about the Town Councils work and other issues that may affect them. MTC Website redeveloped

 

Ongoing comms through social media, website, local radio, notice boards and local news outlets,

Dec 2021

 

 

Ongoing

 

11.2
Ensure residents and visitors have excellent Parks and Play Areas To upgrade equipment and the facilities in parks and play areas. Banbury Park, planting to be agreed and complete

 

West and Ivy play area to have new equipment including a zip wire chosen after consultation with the residents. Possible mural for the skate track

 

 

 

 

Accessible play equipment to be installed in South Park

 

 

Funding agreed towards skate park at Windmill ST.

 

 

 

 

£100,000 in budget for 22/23 to be decided upon for parks and play areas

Apr 2022

 

 

 

Apr/May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

July 2022- depending on community ability to crowdfund.

 

 

Decision by Jun 2022.

6.2.3

4.2.3

4.2.1

A resilient and adaptable Voluntary sector who are valued. Many residents rely on the services provided by the voluntary sector and the Town Council aims to ensure that they have all the support they need for delivery of services. Town Council currently procuring specialised support for Macclesfield VCFS.

 

Grants are available with a budget of £42,000.

 

 

 

 

 

Mayors Civic Awards recognise the achievements in the community

 

Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Decisions at every Finance Committee Meeting.

 

 

Nominations requested

Jan 2022

7.2.5

7.2.6

7.2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Emergency Commitment to Tree Planting across the Town

 

 

 

Eco Summit to be held to share information and encourage change of behaviour.

 

 

Promote Active

Travel.

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitate residents with litter picking equipment and collection of rubbish

Tress to be planted for Jubilee, Covid Commemoration tree in each ward.

 

 

MTC to arrange working with local environmental groups including Macctastic

 

 

 

 

Encourage promotion of active travel initiatives and pedestrian and cycling lanes.

 

 

Purchased and loan litter picking equipment to residents directly and through Scoop and Scales. Rangers can collect rubbish collected if arranged beforehand

FEB 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Update set for May 2022 Full Summit scheduled for Oct 2022

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

4.2.1

4.2.4

4.2.7

Britain in Bloom To create a fantastic campaign to showcase the town, the work of the Rangers and the community and bring footfall into the town. Britain in Bloom Working party in progress and plan in place.

 

 

Town businesses to be asked to get involved.

 

 

Plan and report to be produced pre judges visit.

 

 

Judges Vist

Ongoing Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 2022

 

 

 

 

May 2022

 

 

 

July/Aug 2022

8.2.5
Continue to Improve Awareness of the Town Council To ensure residents, have access to information that helps them understand the role of the Town Council and the work it completes. Work to further develop our social media and new website

 

To develop beneficial working relationships with news/social media outlets so we get accurate coverage of our activities.

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

11.2.1
Provide Free Sports and Activities for Residents Encourage residents to get involved with free activities designed to improve their health and wellbeing Park fit continues to be online while a new location is sought – as the previous location is no longer an option

 

 

 

Street sports continues all year round and is completely free

Aiming for summer 2022, until then it continues online.

 

 

Ongoing service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.2.1
To Encourage and Facilitate Safe Playing Out To create playing out sessions where children can play out safety in Macclesfield Training Volunteers to do road closures to facilitate sessions.

 

 

To develop playing out sessions in South and Hurdsfield Wards working with local groups.

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Aiming for summer 2022

10.2.2