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All the Town Councillors are volunteers. The Town Council represents the town’s interests regionally and nationally.

It can be confusing to know what Macclesfield Town Council do and what Cheshire East Council do, so below we have created a list and a downloadable factsheet for assistance.

Macclesfield Town Council was created to represent the town’s interests regionally and nationally, informing the development and delivery of local services as well as local planning issues.

The following list are examples of  the work of Macclesfield Town Council:

  • Allotments
  • Christmas Lights
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Events
  • Community Grants / Development
  • Floral Displays and Town Ranger Service
  • Food Festival, Eco Summit &
    Youth Summit
  • Funding Local Policing Initiatives
  • Funding Parks and Play Areas
  • Holding and Facilitating Community Events
  • Mayoral & Civic Heritage
  • Parkrun, Park Fit and Junior Parkrun
  • Public & Community Arts
  • Public Access AED
  • Public Health Promotion
  • Public Realm, Street Furniture & Town Signage
  • Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Commemorations
  • Statutory Consultee of all Macclesfield Planning Applications Consultation
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Street Sports
  • Supported Summer Schools Activities
  • Supports CCTV Services
  • Tourism promotion and Visitor Information Centre


It may be helpful to know that Cheshire East Council is responsible for the following:

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Highways (eg pot holes)
  • Waste and Recycling Collections
  • Council Tax
  • Business Rates Collection (set by Central Government)
  • Runs CCTV
  • Benefits
  • Licensing
  • Social Services & Social Care
  • Planning & Building Regulations
  • Public/Environmental Health
  • Maintenance of Parks & Play Areas
  • Crematorium
  • Car Parks
  • Road & Footpath Gritting
  • Regeneration

Find out what Macclesfield Town Council and what Cheshire East Council do.

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