Next Public Meeting
7.30 Monday 18th March
will discuss the Great British Spring Clean

Our last public meeting, Monday 28th Jan  included a talk by horticulturist Chris Wellavize, owner of Prestbury Plant and Garden.
Chris talked about ‘Greening Your Garden’, including on how to attract bees and other pollinators.
The other working groups also updated the group about their activities.

Notes of the January 2019 meeting

(The notes of the November 2018 meeting are available here )


Macctastic is still at a formative stage. As yet, our new group has no organisational structure, but the current thinking is that the energy and direction should come from the individual groups themselves, and that Macctastic should simply be a place where the groups can meet from time to time, to share ideas, resources and network connections.

The working draft purpose of the group is:-
"To be a welcoming and inclusive group of people of all ages, interested in living well, whilst working towards a more sustainable Macclesfield"

If you are interested in shaping the group, please use the contact details below.

Our Short History

Following the success of the 'Macctastic Less Plastic' event at the Barnaby Treacle Market event in June 2018,  there have been three public meetings with the aim ‘Make Macc More Sustainable’.

The name has been shortened to 'Macctastic' to reflect the new broader interest beyond plastic pollution.

Six groups have emerged, each interested in different sustainability concerns and aspirations for the town.
The individual groups meet independently to discuss how the 'ideas' can be turned into ‘actions’.

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This interim web page and our Facebook Group are published to provide a simple point of contact for people interested in sustainability or transition in Macclesfield.


A more professional web design is planned.

Last updated: 30th January 2019

Current Topics

Bees and other Pollinators -- how to encourage bees and other pollinating insects in Macclesfield. Mowing of grass verges; Pollinator-friendly planting etc. Contact: 

(France is set to ban garden pesticides in 2019 )

Repairing  - promoting a 'repair not replace' culture. 
Contact: . This group met last on 3rd Dec. See current status.

Litter / Guerrilla Clean-Up - Litter was the polite name for what is now recognised as pollution. This group is developing a list of interested participants, Council loaned equipment?, working with local businesses? more information .


Young People - Student-led promotion of sustainability activity in schools, and links between schools, sharing best practice. Contact:

Plastic Reduction  - working with local businesses to reduce the sale of single use plastic materials and better recycling. Contact:

Transport  - working to reduce car journeys within the town, particularly associated with schools. Meeting Notes

Refill  - we have set up several local Cafe's to offer free water bottle refills without obligation to buy anything, as a way of reducing the number of plastic water bottles requiring disposal. More Details.

Engaging with Neighbourhood Community Groups  - Several of these groups have aims for their neighbourhood that overlap with Macctastic's aims. More Details.

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