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 [...]
Local, and not-so-local, food and drink will be showcased at Congleton’s Food and Drink Festival this coming Sunday. 10.30 – 4.30 in the town centre (pedestrianised area plus some road closures).
After much hard work clearing this plot of dull shrubs and old litter, on Saturday 20th April, Congleton Food4Free organised 13 volunteers who got down to planting around 200 plants that are either edible, attractive to bees, or both. Take a look at the pics on Facebook.
Now this plot has winter and early spring flowering plants for earlybees (Viburnum tinus, Berberis darwinii, Jasminum nudiflorum Read more [...]
Well, we’ve lost our High St deli, and apparently although it is being re-opened by the original owners, it will be an eating place rather than a deli. Shame.
If you fancy coming along to help plant bee-friendly plants and edibles in the plot by the bus station, do join Congleton Food4Free who will be working there in the morning from 10am. Put the date in your diary and come back to this site nearer the time to find out more.
Come along between 10 and 12 on Saturday 16th March to help Congleton Food4Free complete the clearing of remaining shrub roots and landscaping membrane, ready to plant next month.
Tools will be provided, but you can bring your own, of course, and if you can't/don't want to dig, then come along anyway for a chat.
The plot will be replanted with edibles and bee plants that will provide an attractive Read more [...]
Tues 26th Feb is important for Congleton.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]