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Mayor’s Civic Awards

Awards to recognise people who serve their community.

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2022

Award Categories

Community Involvement Civic Award: recognises individuals, or community voluntary groups, who have made a positive contribution to the town. This could range from organising community events, improving facilities for a neighbourhood, supporting a charity in their own time or helping an individual.

Youth Civic Award: recognises an individual or group of young people aged 18 or under, who have made a positive contribution to their local community. Nominations would be for exceptional young people who have helped others or shown outstanding commitment in improving their community.

Sporting and Leisure Civic Award: recognises a group or individual’s sporting/leisure achievement for Macclesfield be it playing, organising or contributing to local sporting development. This award may be presented to an individual or group who have represented Macclesfield at local, national or international level.

Art and Culture Civic Award: recognises an individual’s work in a voluntary or professional level who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to the arts and culture in Macclesfield. This could be drama, dance, music, arts and crafts, photography or the delivery of an event.

Environment Civic Award: recognises an individual or group who have made a significant difference to the conservation or protection of the town. It could be a recycling champion or someone involved in an environmental project.

Independent Business Civic Award: recognises an independent business in Macclesfield whose presence has had a positive impact on the local community. It could be a business that has created local jobs or invested in Macclesfield.

Ambassador of Macclesfield Civic Award: recognises an individual or group who represents Macclesfield in a positive light outside of the area (locally, nationally or internationally).

Pride of Macclesfield Civic Award: recognises a member of the community or a group who have gone above and beyond to improve their local neighbourhood or area.

Lifetime Achievement Civic Award: recognises an individual’s continued commitment to the community over an extended period of time, ideally over fifteen years.


Eligibility

The contribution is solely to the benefit of the Macclesfield community.

With the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the nominee must still be involved in the activity for which they are nominated.


Nominations

All nominations must be submitted using the Nomination Form.

No self-nominations, or nominations from relatives.

All nominations will be checked for eligibility before being assessed by the Civic Award Review Panel.


Closing date for nominations

Friday 11th February 2022


Contact information

Email: civic@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk

Civic Officer
Macclesfield Town Council
Macclesfield Town Hall
Market Place
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EA


Documents

Civic Award Guidance

Nomination Form

These documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Please contact civic@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk to discuss alternative formats.

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2021

The series of Covid-19 lockdowns and safety measures prevented the former Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Bennett-Wake, from holding the traditional Thanksgiving Service and Civic Award Ceremony in the spring of her mayoral term.

To ensure that all recipients received their award, the former Mayor met them individually to present their certificate and badge and express their gratitude for their services to Macclesfield.

2021 Civic Award recipients as presented by Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake, Mayor of Macclesfield 2020-21

Wendy Moss Mayor’s Special Award – in recognition of her commitment to supporting Macclesfield Seals Swimming Club.

Ameera Fletcher Mayor’s Special Award – in recognition of her commitment to supporting Cre8.

Moira Beswick   Pride of Macclesfield – in recognition of her services to the Rossendale Trust.

Neil Whitaker MBE Ambassador of Macclesfield – in recognition of his longstanding services to the Macclesfield Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday.

Parkhorse Social & Bowling Club Community Involvement – in recognition of their services to the community.

Ben Lamptey Lifetime Achievement – in recognition of his longstanding service to the Disability Information Bureau.

CORE Pantry Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus – in recognition of their dedication to providing for families during lockdown

Nick Wright Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus – in recognition of his broadcasting services that helped to keep peoples’ spirits high during lockdown.

Sue Armitt Community Involvement – in recognition of her services to the community.

Senior MYBB band members Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus – in recognition of their commitment to coordinating virtual MYBB rehearsals for junior members during the Covid-19 pandemic

Finley Foote Young Persons – in recognition of his commitment to fundraising for East Cheshire Hospice during lockdown.

Nicholas Ward  Art & Culture – in recognition of his services to the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Andrews Pharmacy Independent Business – in recognition of their commitment to supporting the community during lockdown and providing a vaccination hub.

Harry Oliver Sporting & Leisure – in recognition of his commitment to Macclesfield Rugby.

In addition to the above, there was a Community Involvement award and a Sporting & Leisure award. To comply with data protection, those names have not been printed.

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2020

The series of Covid-19 lockdowns and safety measures prevented the former Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Jackson MBE, from holding the traditional Thanksgiving Service and Civic Award Ceremony in the spring of her mayoral term.

To ensure that all recipients received their award, the former Mayor met them individually to present their certificate and badge and express their gratitude for their services to Macclesfield.

2020 Civic Award recipients as presented by Cllr Janet Jackson MBE, Mayor of Macclesfield 2019-20

Christine & Tony Togneri Mayor’s Special Award – in recognition of their significant contribution to Macclesfield, through the café, the church and college over many years.

Cre8 Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of the group’s work in supporting vulnerable people and families in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Parkrun Sporting & Leisure – in recognition of their commitment in encouraging and supporting physical activity.

Junior Parkrun Sporting & Leisure – in recognition of their commitment in encouraging and supporting physical activity.

Shirley Court Art & Culture – in recognition of her commitment to encouraging young people to sing.

Trevor Druce Community Involvement – in recognition of his commitment to raising awareness of world wars through projects and exhibitions in Macclesfield.

Cameron Chandler Ambassador of Macclesfield  – in recognition of his significant contribution to MADS.

Keith Yearsley MBE Lifetime Achievement – in recognition of his musical achievements over many years.

Pete Lake Community Involvement – in recognition of his services to the town as Parade Marshal.

Harry Carlisle Pride of Macclesfield – in recognition of his commitment to educating people on local and world history.

Emily Heathcote Young Persons – in recognition of her charity fundraising for many organisations.

Kate Ellis Environmental – in recognition of her services to recycling and reducing waste.

Jordan Wilson Independent Business – in recognition of the value of Cinemac to Macclesfield.

Jerry Bates Pride of Macclesfield – in recognition of his commitment to improving his local area.

Victoria Board   Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of her commitment to making scrubs for Macclesfield Hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andrew Jones Coronavirus Community Support  – in recognition of his commitment to making face masks for NHS staff in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andrew Melville Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of his commitment to supporting vulnerable people and families in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kathleen Franklin Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of her commitment to supporting vulnerable people and families in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Susan Johnson  Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of her commitment to supporting vulnerable people and families in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Antony Ball Coronavirus Community Support – in recognition of his commitment to supporting vulnerable people and families in Macclesfield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Susan Johnson  Community Involvement – in recognition of her commitment to volunteering for Cheshire Streetwise, Macclesfield.

Antony Ball Community Involvement – in recognition of his commitment to volunteering for Cheshire Streetwise, Macclesfield.

Karriss Artingsall Sporting & Leisure – in recognition of her sporting achievements and encouragement to young people at Macclesfield Boxing Club.

In addition to the above there were two other Coronavirus Community Support awards and one other Independent Business award. To comply with data protection, those names have not been printed.


 

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2019

In 2019 Awards were presented to:
Community Involvement Civic Award – Pam Jagger – for services to bereavement and dementia groups.

Community Involvement Civic Award – Wendy Moss – for services to the Seals Swimming Club.

Young Persons Civic Award – Daniel Bailey – for the Preservation of South Park pond and its fish.

Young Persons Civic Award – Jemima Jordan – for fundraising that has benefited several charities.

Sport and Leisure Civic Award – Toby Eyre – for his commitment to fundraising for the Rossendale Trust by running 14 marathons.

Arts and Culture Civic Award – Tim Grindey – for services to the Macclesfield Youth Brass Band.

Environmental Civic Award – Tina Hanak – a nature and environment champion, inspiring children to get involved.

Independent Business Civic Award – No Place Like Home – a successful long-term local trader supporting local artists.

Ambassador of Macclesfield Civic Award – Macclesfield Male Voice Choir – representing Macclesfield nationally and internationally through music.

Pride of Macclesfield Civic Award – Len Johnson – for years of service to the Royal British Legion.

Lifetime Achievement Civic Award – Marie Senior – for her outstanding work within her local community over many years.

Lifetime Achievement Civic Award – Mark Eden – years of commitment to scouting and inspiring young people.

The Mayor’s Award – Pip Mosscrop – in recognition of all he does for HOPE in North East Cheshire, and his dedication to community work.

Photo of Mayors Civic Award Winners 2019
Mayors Civic Award Winners 2019

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2018

in 2018 Awards were presented to:
Ambassador of Macclesfield Award – Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe for the Olympian achievements.Centenary Award – Ron 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 SpurrellBill 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.

Mayors Civic Awards 2018
Mayors Civic Awards 2018

Mayor’s Civic Awards 2017

Mayor’s Civic Awards 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 andRon 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 Awards 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.