Minutes – 22nd September 2020 – TCRWG

Town Centre Recovery Working Group Minutes – 22nd September 2020

Minutes of the meeting held at 8.30am 10.30am on 22nd September 2020


Council Member Representing
Emma Anderson Macclesfield Museums
Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson (Co – Chair) Make it Macclesfield
Cllr Liz Brathwaite Cheshire East Council
Justine​ Gore Peaks and Plains Housing Trust
Cllr Janet Jackson MBE (Co-Chair) Macclesfield Town Council (Chair)
Cllr Fiona Wilson Macclesfield Town Council
Laura Smith Macclesfield Town Council
Jo Wise Cheshire East Council



Council Member Representing
Cllr Nick Mannion Cheshire East Council
Michael Jones Local Retailer

1.  Welcome from Co/Chairs

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE and Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson welcomed the group and thanked them for the input and work completed.

Minutes of previous meeting approved and will be published on MTC website.

2.  Structure of the Recovery Plan

Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson updated on the structure of the plan and will populate sections 1,2 and 3 for the next meeting.

3.  Initial Objectives

Using the themes in the High Street Task Force Covid 19 Recovery framework resulted in   lengthy discussion from all members about objectives, led by MBJ.

4.  Update to the Baseline Information

  • MTC and CEC provided recent footfall data. MTC will publish on their website and then update week on week.
  • Vacant Properties data is almost complete. Will be complete for the next meeting
  • Collation and analysis of Public realm and keeping the town clean continues.
  • Agreed the business and residents survey would go out, with a return date of end of October.

 5.  Tasks Moving Forward

  •  To form initial Objectives
  • Actions from those objectives
  • Get Business and Resident Surveys out
  • To arrange collation of paper copies
  • To update on possible funding

 6.  Date of next meeting

2nd October 2pm -4pm via zoom