Get to know your mayor.
The Mayor is the First Citizen of Macclesfield. The Mayor can add weight to special events such as the opening of new establishments and give valuable support to local groups.
The Mayor changes every year and is elected by fellow councillors at the Annual General Meeting of the Macclesfield Town Council.
Cllr Adam Schofield was invested as Mayor of Macclesfield on 14th May 2018.
The Deputy Mayor is Cllr Chris Andrew
Mayoress: Mrs Heather Schofield
Mayor’s Chaplain: Revd Martin Stephens
Mayor’s Cadet: Julia Domanska
Mayor’s Theme: “Remembrance and Respect”
Formerly from Crewe, Cllr. Adam Schofield, 37, has lived in Macclesfield since his marriage to Heather, from Poynton, in June 2008.
Adam has always had a keen interest in the arts and studied Art & Design at South Cheshire College, completing his education with a BA (honours) degree in animation from the University of Wales in 2002.
In his work life, Adam is a small business owner with businesses in photography and illustration. “To make a living though the arts is all I have ever wanted. I know I’m fortunate and being self-employed certainly isn’t easy. Having said that, it does allow me a degree of flexibility which enables me to be an active member of the Town Council and now Mayor of Macclesfield. Fitting in family, work and civic duty this year will be a fun juggling act but I’m really looking forward it. The support and guidance of my fellow councillors, council officers, chaplain and my wife, Heather, will be invaluable”
Adam’s passion in life is art. “I love drawing and am fascinated by architecture, especially Baroque and Gothic styles. I combine these interests with urban sketching. An increasingly popular hobby that, for me, involves a sketch book, a pen and some watercolour. I can spend hours sitting and sketching when on holiday, my sketch book travels everywhere with me.”
Throughout his Mayoral year Cllr. Schofield is keen to promote and support independent traders, along with showcasing the arts in Macclesfield. He also wishes to highlight the great work undertaken by his two chosen charities whilst at the same time raising funds for their current and future projects.
- Cheshire Streetwise CIC.
- Macclesfield branch of the Royal British Legion.
To make a donation, please contact the Civic Officer on email@example.com or call 01625 374142.
Cheshire Streetwise CIC
Provides counselling services, supports people experiencing hardship in many areas of their life, runs a skills cafe and operates a furniture reuse project.
Address: 10 Gilchrist Ave, Macclesfield, SK11 8UH
Tel No: 07719509061
Macclesfield Branch of the Royal British Legion
Supports veterans and their families, organises Remembrance events and the local Poppy Appeal
Address: 76 Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DY
Tel No: 01625 669876
Your Mayor’s Civic Calendar of Visits and Events
The Mayor of Macclesfield is pleased to support local organisations in Macclesfield by:
· attending voluntary and charitable events,
· visiting schools or youth groups,
· attending local association events.
Due to demand it is not possible for the Mayor to accept every invitation. If the Mayor cannot attend an event, the Deputy Mayor may attend in the Mayor’s place.
In your invitation please indicate what you wish the Mayor to do, for example; attend only, give a speech, present awards.
If you would like to contact the mayor direct, please contact:
Macclesfield Town Council, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EA.
T: 01625 374142
To request a visit from the Mayor to your event or organisation please complete this form and we will get back to you to confirm the Mayor’s availability.
Mayor’s Civic Award Presentations 2018
Awards were presented to:
Ambassador of Macclesfield Award – Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe for the Olympian achievements.
Centenary Award – Rob Bend for his dedication to the Macclesfield Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance events
Community Involvement Award – Alec Johnston of Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle for support of town and community events, Vic Spurrell, Bill Hides and Arthur Clenton of the Macclesfield & District Lions Club for community fundraising and the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who self-fund an emergency rescue service in the town’s countryside.
Young Person Award – Emily Griffen who fund raises for local charities and supports youngsters develop their skills.
Good Neighbourhood Award – Winnie Benson who supports residents on the Weston Estate.
Youth Sporting Award – Sam Worthington for his athletic achievements and representing Cheshire in national championships.
Sporting Award – Mandy Calvert who organises the Macc Half Marathon, a major fundraising event in Macclesfield.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Keith Taylor for his many years of service to Macclesfield including promoting fair trade, fund raising and promoting social cohesion.
Mayor’s Award – Chris Harrop for her outstanding, selfless and positive contribution to Macclesfield over many years.
Mayor’s Civic Award Presentations 2017
Community Awards presented to Sheila King for her commitment to East Cheshire Hospice and Trevor MacKay for his civic and community work.
There were two Youth Awards, presented to James Alexander and Tom Smith for their voluntary work with local charity Space4Autism.
Two local charities received awards, Streetwise and Reach Out And Recover (ROAR), for their services to the community and the positive impact they have had on many people’s lives in Macclesfield.
Hannah Bristow was selected to receive the Sporting achievement award for representing Macclesfield at both a national and international level in sailing events and competitions.
The Arts and Culture award was given to Elizabeth Hudson for her work with Macclesfield Youth Brass Band.
Beryl Footman and Ron Gill were presented with the Lifetime Achievement awards, having both served the communities of Macclesfield for many years and in many aspects of the town.
Mayor’s Civic Award Presentations 2016
On Sunday 10th April 2016, the Mayor of Macclesfield presented personalised certificates and especially commissioned badges to the following people:
Richard Nelson and Ben Beer for rescuing the Macclesfield Juniors Football Club from threat of closure and which now offers coaching facilities to over 200 children and their families.
Ruth Eglin, Natalie Nuttall, Sue Brereton and Nicola John who formed the Smile Group, a Macclesfield based post-natal depression group that has helped hundreds of women in the local area deal with the debilitating condition of post-natal depression.
Mary Riva and Bernice Jones who have given weekly reading support to children at Hurdsfield Primary School for many years.
Cathy King who volunteers at Hurdsfield Community Library where she runs the service each Saturday and assists people with practical support.
Kevin Bradbury for many years of committed leadership at the Macclesfield Boys Boxing Club, where he has helped hundreds of youngsters develop self-esteem and discipline.
John Hartshorn who founded Artspace and manages ongoing voluntary services for the project.
Louise Williamson who founded and runs Treehouse; providing free hot meals, drinks and company to the homeless people of Macclesfield.
Theresa Hayton for co-ordinating the Food Bank based at SilkLife Church which provides emergency food support to local people and families who would otherwise go hungry.
Arrival and departure
Where possible, a parking space should be reserved for the Mayoral car.
The organiser of the event is requested to arrange for someone to meet the Mayor and Mayoress on arrival. You will be notified in advance if the Mayor is going to be accompanied by the Mayoress.
The person greeting the Mayor should introduce the Mayor and Mayoress to a responsible person who will act as a host for the duration of the Mayor’s visit.
The host should make introductions throughout the engagement.
It is usual, on formal occasions, for people to stand when the Mayor enters and leaves the room. The Mayor should be escorted from the venue at the time of departure.
As a general rule, the Mayor will arrive five to ten minutes before the start of your event. It avoids any unnecessary waiting and allows the Mayor to proceed to her position and to discuss any last minute changes.
How to address the Mayor
If you are either producing a publication for your event or the Mayor is to be announced at the event, the correct form of address is ‘The Worshipful the Mayor of Macclesfield, Councillor Adam Schofield’.
After the formal introductions, the Mayor can be addressed as ‘Mr Mayor’. The Mayoress should be addressed as Madam Mayoress,
When attending an official engagement the Mayoress will usually accompany the Mayor.
The precedence afforded to the Mayor is part of the general law of the UK. The place reserved for the Mayor should be on the immediate right of the Chair, President or other person presiding. If the Lord Lieutenant, Deputy Lord Lieutenant or Cheshire East Mayor is present, the Mayor should be seated on the immediate left.
The Mayoress should be seated on the immediate left of the Chair, except when the Mayor sits on the Chair’s left, in which case the Mayor’s guest should sit on the Mayor’s left.
When the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Andrew, is attending a function in place of the Mayor, he should be accorded the same precedence due to the Mayor, and all relevant advice above should be granted to him. The correct title is ‘Mr Deputy Mayor’ and he should be addressed in these words after formal introductions.
• A male and female Mayor can be addressed as ‘Mr Mayor’. However many female Mayors choose to be known as ‘Madam Mayor’.
• The Mayor can have either a Lady Mayoress or a male Consort.
• When the Mayor is dressed in his/her robes, no one must walk between the Mayor and the Mace (which is carried by the Mayor’s Officer, or Attendant).
• As soon as a councillor is officially elected to be the town’s next Mayor, he/she becomes, and is addressed as the Mayor-Elect.
• The historical role of the Mayor’s Consort, or Attendant, is to primarily protect the Chain of Office.
If you are a voluntary organisation, you may photograph the Mayor during your event for the use of your organisation or club.
However, if the photograph is to be used for a commercial organisation, please note that no use should be made of any photograph, image of or reference to, the Mayor in any commercial publicity, advertising, promotional or public relations material for present or future use to promote your company, business, products or services, without the prior written permission from the Mayor’s office.
Mayor’s Civic Service
Sunday 8th July, 3pm
St Michael’s Church
Followed by a reception at the Town Hall for invited guests