Congleton became a transition town in 2009, which means that residents are aiming to become more resilient to national and global woes by bolstering local solutions.
The Transition Network website reports on what towns around the country have already achieved: “… communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.”
Find out more by visiting the Transition Network website.
Of course, Congleton Town Council is in the business of promoting all things local, since this is the way to sustain the town. Local trade and industry, shopping, leisure activities – all help move the money around locally, providing local jobs and local prosperity. There are more details about Congleton Partnership on its own website too.