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Congleton Tree Group

Aim: A Tree Group has been established with the aim of planting 30,000 trees in the Congleton area over the next 5 years. Some of these trees will be on land owned by Cheshire East (CEC), but is hoped that Private Landlords and individuals will get involved. The Tree group is not part of the Green Working Group or Congleton Town Council but has been added to this website as there is lots of interest in this project and it is helping with the efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the town. Congleton Town Council is supportive of this initiative.

Recording Document: The Tree Group aims to keep an updated record of planting / planned planting so that everyone can review progress against our planned target. If anyone plants a tree to support this initiative please let us know by emailing us on info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

Current figures at May 2022 are:

  • 10,614 Planted Trees (including Link Road)
  • 4881 Planted Hedgerows
  • 1275 Planted Shrubs
  • Hedge length planted – 17,123 metres
  • Wilding area – 68 metres

Map of Trees

Rewilding & Tree planting sites (Jan 2022)

Trees for Congleton Volunteer Events

Please come along and help to plant trees at various locations across the town. Next schedule to be confirmed

  • Times and dates are subject to change dependent on the weather
  • For further information please email Trees for Congleton: treesforcongleton@gmail.com


Congleton boasts over 20 orchards plus fruit trees can be found at all the schools. The town is fortunate to have so many Orchards as blossom has mostly disappeared from our lives. Blossom is good for wildlife, good for the soul, and absolutely essential for fruit production. Take a walk through one of the town’s many Orchards and enjoy the beauty of fruit trees and blossom. Discover where the Congleton Orchards are:

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)

A TPO is a legally enforceable order made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to protect trees, groups of trees and woodland which make a contribution to the amenity in its area. The decision to make a TPO are made under powers contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Town and Country (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012.

The principal effect of a TPO is to make it an offence to cut down, uproot, top, lop, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a protected tree without the consent of the LPA. 

Cheshire East Council (CEC) is responsible for all aspects pertaining to TPO’s. See TPO pages on CEC website to find out:

For further information:

Email: trees@cheshireeast.gov.uk or Phone: 0300 123 5014.

Rewilding Congleton

In a bid to help combat the consequences of the UKs drastically declining insect population, Congleton Town Council, with support from residents is set to try out a new approach to grass cutting starting with 13 pilot areas.

The Council is determined to protect and improve Congleton’s natural environment and this simple change to its mowing regimes is a progressive move towards a better management of their grass areas to facilitate the ideal habitats for bees and other pollinating insects.

With a third of our food crops and as many as 87% of other plants pollinated by insects there is a lot to lose. Much of our wildlife, be it birds, bats, amphibians, small mammals, or fish rely on insects for food. Without them we risk the collapse of our natural world.

Besides it being a legal duty of the council, they are keen to conserve and enhance biodiversity within council manged areas. his is an exciting opportunity to create attractive open spaces for people and wildlife that will become an important local resource. Instead of mowing fortnightly to keep grass short and reducing flowers and wildlife from flourishing, we will look to alter the grass and flower mix to encourage the growth of diverse wildflowers. These areas will be cut twice a year to get rid of dead vegetation and prevent the plants from growing too tall. Residents living near to the 13 sites will be contacted and we are looking forward to working with them regarding the proposals

Sites proposed:Banky Fields

Bridgewater Close

Redfern Avenue

Hankinson Field

Hillfields Close – Top of the Park Wood

Longdown Road

Sterling Close – Completed

Derwent Drive

Lamberts Lane

Isis Close /Tamar Close

Windsor Avenue – Completed

Lady Warburtons Walk

Padgbury Lane – In progress


How you can help: Do you work with an environmental group that might have a contribution to make?  Do you have