Over the next three years we will be talking to as many local people as possible about their views and experiences. We want to make sure that our research includes the experiences of as wide range of people as possible who live and work in Macclesfield. We will be talking to residents from different parts of the town, of different age groups and with different interests/experiences. We will also be talking with those whose job involves managing people’s safety in the town and in their daily lives (for example the police, local authorities and other community groups and organisations). We will be talking to people individually or in groups and we will be around the town observing everyday life and picking up on local concerns and issues. We will also organise a large scale survey of residents to ensure that we have a detailed understanding of the range and strength of views about these issues across the town. We will be organising events which encourage public debate about what is important to residents and how can that be achieved. We hope that our research will inform those who make policy about safety/insecurity in the town as well as develop ways in which public debate can usefully inform such decisions in the future.
If you want to find out more about the project or wonder how and whether you can participate please get in touch: Contact us