After a few months of hard work and organising, Macclesfield’s first ever Repair Café launched on Saturday September 11th at the Old Heritage Centre. Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers we were able to offer:
- Electronic repairs
- Mechanical repairs
- Textile repairs
- Upcycling advice
We welcome anyone with any faulty items to come down and have a chat at our future events on:
- 9th October
- 13th November
- 11th December
We will try our very best to fix anything that we can! The idea is that anyone can bring their items for free; we will sit down and show you how to fix it step by step. We are fully PAT certified, with a PAT tester on site to make sure any electrical repairs are done so safely.
Scoop & Scales have given us a page on their website where we will continue to provide up-to-date information on what we’re up to, as well as information on local repair shops – if for any reason we can’t fix something, we can refer to local trades people.
As well as the website, we are also active on Facebook and Instagram, where you can get updates on what we’re doing and what we have planned next!
Instagram - @macc_repaircafe
Facebook - @MaccRepairCafe
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Macctastic Transport Group
20splenty for Cheshire East – the campaign to reduce speeds in residential and shopping areas is still active and remains a vital part of the wider campaign to reduce emissions, reduce accidents, increase active travel, and improve the health of all in the community. At the moment, Cheshire East council is conducting a review of their Speed Management Strategy. The results should be reported to the new Highways and Transport Committee on 16th November 2021. Introducing a default 20mph limit on all residential and shopping streets would be the simplest, cheapest, and most effective way of improving the quality of life where we all live, work and shop; but we need to tell the CE councillors and officers that this is what we want.
Please email any or all the members of the committee to tell them that your community wants lower speeds:
· Councillor Suzie Akers Smith
· Councillor Mike Benson
· Councillor Craig Browne (Chair)
· Councillor Liz Braithwaite
· Councillor Barry Burkhill
· Councillor Laura Crane (Vice-Chair)
· Councillor Hazel Faddes
· Councillor Allen Gage
· Councillor Les Gilbert
· Councillor Mike Hunter
· Councillor Mike Sewart
· Councillor Don Stockton
· Councillor Phil Williams
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.20splenty.org
The Great North Cycleway
Proposals are in place to extend this route to Macclesfield from Prestbury and Wilmslow along the Bollin Valley, creating an invaluable and exciting route for commuting and leisure cycling. Funding will come via the building of HS2. There will be an opportunity to see the plans and give our views at a consultation on Thursday 30th September between 12noon and 8pm at Ashley Hall. The transport group will be giving their verdict – the route into Macclesfield from Prestbury should follow the Bollin Valley Way, for example – but all are welcome to attend and give their views.
To get involved with the transport group contact the Chair David Mayers.