Tues 26th Feb – one date; two events

Tues 26th Feb is important for Congleton. Why? 1. It's the deadline for comments on the local plan - read Protect Congleton's instructions on how to comment. It is vital that as many people as possible comment - you may think you alone cannot make a difference, but Cheshire East is obliged to take our views into account. You can email them or use their online portal, or presumably hand in Read more [...]

26th Feb: Volunteers needed by Congleton Food4Free

Congleton Food4Free is aiming to finish clearing the shrubbery between Capitol Walk and the bus station on Tues 26th Feb, from 10am onwards. All volunteers are most welcome.  Tools will be provided, or bring your own favourites. The job is to finish digging out shrub roots and a weed-suppressing membrane to prepare the area for later planting up with ornamental edibles and other plants to attract Read more [...]

What food are you actually buying?

Whether from a restaurant, pub or shop, can anyone be sure that the food they are buying is as described?  How many businesses are buying in meat, processed food and ready meals in good faith, thinking they are supplying a particular meat from a particular country, but in fact unwittingly feeding us fiction?  How rigorous are government labelling schemes and how easy is it to mislead?  For example, Read more [...]

Buy from local producers to know what meat you are getting

Avoid mistakingly eating horsemeat by using Congleton farmers, butchers, processors and retailers - they know what they're selling. The danger to quality of a long and unaccountable chain of meat suppliers, from the farm to the slaughterhouse, processor, packager and retailer, have become very apparent this week with horsemeat and pork being found in processed 'beef' products. Fortunately in Read more [...]