Congleton Welcomes Tour of Britain 2016

An exciting month with the Tour of Britain 2016 kicking off stage 3 in Congleton, and lots of local events to encourage people to pedal. Sat 3rd Sep: 11.00am to 2.30pm. Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre. Fun Cycle Run. Pick up a Congleton network map and pedal a mile into the town centre. Collect a Find a Jersey competition booklet at the Tour of Britain stand in the pedestrian area. Sun Read more [...]

Give the town council your views

Congleton's Neigbourhood Plan - consultation 2 - is now open with a questionnaire plus three x £100 prizes. Deadline is Mon 25th Jan so don't put it off. Well worth doing to get your views across, never mind the money. It's your town so don't moan later if things are done that you don't like! There are comment boxes at the end of each section to explain your answers or add more info. It does Read more [...]

Congleton Food4Free’s town centre garden

The garden between Capitol Walk, the bus station and the library is looking beautiful at the moment.  Bees are busy buzzing around all the flowers, and the edibles around the edges are flourishing.   It shows Congleton that it is possible to have sustainable permanent plantings that are colourful and useful for people and wildlife.The swathe of blue is forget-me-nots, the tall ferny plants with white Read more [...]

Towpath Work Party – Friday 27th February 2015

Town councillor and local resident Glen Williams has just sent out this invitation to anyone who is free on 27th Feb at 10am to help maintain the area around Congleton Railway Station, the canal area and Hightown. Our next regular monthly work party on the Macclesfield Canal in the vicinity of Congleton Station will take place on Friday 27th February. We will meet at the Queens Head car park Read more [...]

Let MPs know your views re planning (or lack of…)

It's election time, which means politicians might take more than usual notice of the public.   You could do your bit for Congleton by taking up Protect Congleton's suggestion to write to a range of MPs and local councillors, to point out their failings.  Also, when writing to opposition parties, to ask why they support the government.Protect Congleton state these reasons for protesting to politicians:Decision Read more [...]

Keep Congleton’s heart green

Spread the word - raise awareness and help raise funds. A green patch of Congleton town centre is up for sale and under threat. Why is this important? Congleton is unusual for the green fingers of land that reach the centre of town. Tucked away behind the main shopping street, Moody St and Waggs St, there is a strip of land alongside The Howty brook that leads to Priesty Fields, Lambert's Lane Read more [...]

Somerford planning decision – 5th Feb 2014 meeting

Just received this from Protect Congleton: Somerford Parish Residents Action Group (SPRAG) would very much appreciate people attending the Strategic Planning Board meeting, commencing 10:30am this Wednesday (5th Feb 2014) at the Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ, to show support for their request to the Board to REJECT the following application. The “Somerford Read more [...]

Steps towards a locally resilient and future-proof Congleton