Council meetings are formal events held at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton that all Councillors are expected to attend. They usually start at 7pm. The elected Mayor is chair of the Council during year their of office.
The meetings are open to the public except where sensitive issues are discussed (such as legal, contractual or staffing matters). Congleton Town Council chooses to have a committee system whereby a smaller group of Councillors, usually 8 or 9 concentrate on specific functions and either make recommendations to full council or have delegated powers to make their own decisions. By clicking onto the meeting you are interested in from the list below, you will be able to view agendas and minutes, a list of members for each committee and its main areas of responsibility.
The committees items align to the strategic objectives outlined in the Town Council’s Business Plan 2020-2023
There will be 15 minutes available at each meeting to receive questions from Members of the Public. Questions need to be received in writing or by email 7 days prior to the meeting. Questions will not be answered in the meeting if:
a) the person who submitted the question does not attend the meeting to ask the question (in which case the question will be treated as correspondence and a written response sent to the person)
b) if the question is not about a matter that the committee has responsibility for or is a matter that affects the town
c) is defamatory, frivolous or offensive
d) is substantially the same as a question submitted in the past six months
e) requires the disclosure of confidential information
f) breaks any procedure rule.
View all Agendas and Minutes by clicking below
- Council Meetings
- Finance and Policy Committee
- Planning Committee
- Community & Environment Committee
- Personnel Committee
- Town Hall, Assets & Services Committee
- Youth Committee
Congleton’s Annual Council Meeting 12 May 2022
Former deputy mayor, Cllr Margaret Gartside was elected mayor of Congleton during a Mayor Making ceremony at the Annual Council Meeting. Cllr Robert Moreton was appointed to Deputy Mayor. Both positions will serve until May 2023.
The mayor chose Kati-Leigh Newson of the Air Training Corps (ATC) 230 Congleton Squadron to be her cadet and Rev Anne Marie Naylor of Astbury Church has agreed to be mayor’s chaplain. Cllr Moreton asked his wife Helen to be the deputy mayoress. Cllr Paul Duffy was appointed Town Crier and Macebearer.
The Council also elected members to committees and working groups and elected chairs and vice chairs for the groups.
Congleton’s Annual Town Meeting 2022
Congleton’s Annual Town Meeting was held on Tuesday 17 May in the Town Hall. Chaired by the Town Mayor, Cllr Gartside opened the meeting with a summary of the past years achievements. Congleton Town Councillors and representatives delivered presentations on:
- Community Governance Boundary Review
- Household Waste Recycling
- Congleton Neighbourhood Plan
- Support for Ukraine
The presentations were followed by a question and answer session on the items for discussion and then an open session where members of the public asked questions about key issues concerning Congleton.