Local food shopping and other services

Updated June 2015

Support local traders and services

Help keep our town centre alive and full of choice by supporting our independent traders who provide variety, quality and knock-on business to others in our area. A thriving town centre means a thriving town.

Consider local, independent services and tradespeople too, and keep work and money in our area.
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Parent/family info for Congleton, Cheshire
Congleton market and farmers’ market
Congleton: local shopping incentive
Congleton events
Congleton website and blog services
Congleton business networking
Waste disposal services
Repairs – shoes and stitching
Hardware/DIY
Yell.com

Parent/family info

Two national parent-oriented websites and discussion groups swap local information. Both are useful resources for family-related local services, events, eating out, with a chat page too.

Mumsnet (Cheshire section). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

Netmums (East Cheshire section). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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Congleton market and farmers’ market

To check for updates on days/times, see Markets in Cheshire East.

Congleton’s indoor market plus outdoor stalls are part of the The Bridestones Centre, Princess Street, Congleton CW12 1AX and run by City Markets (Tel: Laurence Hodson on 07739 529 225)

Congleton Market runs every Tuesday and Saturday (9am-4pm) with eleven indoor stalls and eighty four outdoor stalls available.

Congleton Car Boot Sale runs every Sunday, 7am-2pm.

Congleton Farmers’ Market is now reincarnated as Congleton Artisan Market and runs on the 2nd Sunday of each month, 10am-3pm (but not if this coincides with the Food and Drink Festival in June). The market majors on food and drink, with some crafts too. Look for updates on Facebook to discover which stalls will be there, and any wild weather updates (they had to cancel the August 2014 market due to high winds). Also look at Twitter.

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Local shopping incentive

See what discounts you can find locally by visiting Love Local Life.  You can sign up direct or look for the form in the Tourist Info Centre or library.

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Events

Congleton’s annual Food and Drink Festival brings the food to you – well, to the High Street anyway.  Visit their website and make a note in your diary now to discover new tastes – it’s usually on a Sunday in June.

Save your feet and your time – have your shopping delivered

More info on the deliveries page.

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Website and blog services

>Get your message across while keeping control of your costs by using Congleton-based Scaresbrooks’ website services that include transferring an existing site or installing a new one on WordPress for you, customized to suit your business or organisation, and your website visitors.  On completion, you have full control of your website so you are free to manage it yourself or engage whoever you wish.

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Business networking:

For business networking locally, try 4N’s fortnightly Congleton meetings – lively, friendly, structured but unstuffy. It’s a UK-wide network so meets in many other towns too.

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Waste disposal services

For stuff that’s too bulky or dirty for you to take to the tip, Load and Go are based in Buglawton, Congleton and offer a truly local service, with the bonus of ensuring as much of your rubbish as possible is recycled.

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Repairs – shoes and stitching

Boot and shoes are resoled at the well established Congleton Shoe Repairs, 7A Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 3AN (Tel: 07838 215246).

For anything heavier duty and for any heavy stitching and leather work, you only have to walk down the road to the very obliging Pete at MenditZ, 13 Mill St, CW12 1AB (Tel: 07880 189951). This is where to buy zips and threads too, now that the haberdashery shop in Mill St has closed.

If you are not into sewing, then clothing alterations and repairs are on offer just across the road at Lan Tailoring, 34 Mill St, CW12 1AD (Tel: 01260 299217).

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Hardware/DIY

Hightown boasts a small shopping hub including Hightown Hardware, an independent that stocks an incredible range of items for such a small space. Phone them first (01260 278110) to find out their opening hours and if they have what you want in stock.

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Search Yell.com

if you can’t find what you’re looking for, check yell.com – just fill in Congleton in the location box.

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Steps towards a locally resilient and future-proof Congleton