All the news from Congleton


Are You Ready To Vote?

Congleton residents will have the opportunity to vote for Town Councillors and Cheshire East Councillors on Thursday 2nd May. Everyone over the age of 18 years who is registered to vote will have the opportunity to elect up to 10 Town Councillors and three Cheshire East Councillors to serve their area until 2023. Polling Stations … Continued

Congleton Food & Drink Festival- Photography Competition

Amateur photographers of all experience levels are invited to enter the Congleton Food & Drink Festival Photography Competition. Submit a 8″ x 10″ print for the theme of “Food for Thought” with this, please include a sentence connecting your picture to the theme. Think further than just the food on your plate… Categories and first … Continued

Easter in Congleton 2019

Congleton Town Council is planning some egg-cellent fun and games in the Town Centre on Tuesday 9th April from 10.30am-1.30pm to mark the start of the school Easter holidays. Key attractions include the Dino-Disco Adventure Challenge with “Greg- The Dancing Dino” who will be in the Town Centre from 11.30am with his Ranger, who will … Continued

Could you be a Congleton Councillor?

On Thursday 2nd May 2019 elections will be held for all 20 seats on Congleton Town Council as well as for the six Congleton ward councillor positions on Cheshire East Council. To be eligible to stand as a councillor you need to be aged at least 18, a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen, registered to … Continued

MMW Memorial Trust Fund Grants

LOCAL GROUPS RECEIVE ALMOST £5,000 FROM THE MARGARET WILLIAMSON TRUST Eight local groups in Congleton have benefited from almost £5,000 of funding from the Margaret Williamson Memorial Fund. The groups collected their cheques and a book ‘Motivating Congleton’ about the life of Margaret Williamson, from Congleton Town Hall on the 31 January 2019. Margaret’s Fund … Continued

Work Starting on Congleton Park Bridges

Local people are being advised that maintenance and remedial work on the two bridges leading from Hankinson’s field area into Congleton Park, starts on Monday 4thFebruary and will lead to a narrowing of the bridges during the works. Pedestrians, wheelchairs uses and cyclists are expected to be able to use both bridges at all times. … Continued

Congleton Unplugged 2019

Blow Away Those Winter Blues! Congleton Unplugged is back and is bigger and better for 2019! The organisers are working with others to put on four fabulous ticketed events ahead of the main free-entry music weekend on the 1st to 3rd March. The ticketed events include – ‘A Celtic Journey’ on Saturday 23rd February with … Continued

KEMs Orchestra Concert

KEMs Symphony Orchestra present a Celebration Concert for the 700 Years of Mayoralty in Congleton, 1318 – 2018. The KEMS Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years in Macclesfield and is delighted and proud to be bringing a wonderful programme of romantic favourites to the people of Congleton in its historic Town … Continued

Congleton Neighbourhood Plan Update

The Draft Congleton Neighbourhood Plan is now at the Public Examination Stage (Regulation 17). An independently appointed Planning Inspector has been assessing the plan to make sure that it adheres to National and Local Planning policies and has been properly made. The Inspector has raised a series of questions relating mainly to the housing numbers … Continued

Town Hall mourns loss of Melvin Hulme, long-term caretaker

Congleton Town Hall staff and councillors are mourning the loss of Melvin Hulme, a popular member of staff who had worked at the Town Hall for more than 20 years, who died on Wednesday 16th January. Flags at the Town Hall were flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for ‘Marvellous Melv’  who despite … Continued