Research notes

Invitation: Diary Entries about life in Macclesfield

25 Aug 2020

What does being safe or unsafe mean in your everyday life?

Diary Invitation 1

Right now we are trying to find out more about your own experiences of safety during this period of the pandemic: in your locality, community, neighbourhood and town.

We wonder how it feels to live in Macclesfield today: for all of its residents, workers and volunteers, those at home and those who keep working. How has it changed over time?

In the world affected by the restrictions due to Covid-19, we are not able to conduct our face-to-face research as usual. We are adapting our way of working and, among others, we are inviting you to share your diary about life in Macc. What is it like living and working in Macc now?

This is an opportunity to participate and contribute to our research project with a creative form of your choice:

Writing or drawing

Photography or video*


or combination of any of the above.

If you are 18 or over and would like to take part, please contact us: or WhatsApp (07584779151).

Spread the word!

*no recognisable faces please.

Professor Ian Loader at the The Police Foundation Annual Conference 2019

26 Nov 2019

The Police Foundation Annual Conference 2019, 'Policing and the public: Engaging communities in changing times', London, 26 November 2019.

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The member of our research team, Professor Ian Loader addressed the Annual Conference audience with his talk, titled "Whatever happened to the 'fear of crime’? Everyday in/security in turbulent times", where he outlined the intellectual journey between the past and the present research projects on sense and practice of in/security in everyday life in Macclesfield. The rationale behind our research puzzle 25 years after.