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Congleton’s Medieval Banquet

On Friday 21st September from 7.00pm, Congleton Town Hall is hosting a Medieval Banquet as part of the celebrations commemorating 700 Years of Mayoralty in Congleton. There will be a Medieval themed food on trestle tables, named after famous medieval characters good for a group to sit together, for the table plan and timings of … Continued

St. Peter’s Bell Silenced for a Year

The bells of St. Peter’s Church in Chapel Street will have to remain silent until into 2019 in order to allow the new plaster ceiling to become completely dry and stable. St. Peter’s is Congleton’s Civic Church and the congregation has raised £291,000 with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Town Council, the … Continued

35th Congleton Half Marathon

Entries are open now for the 2018 Congleton Half Marathon! Organised by Congleton Harriers, this year’s event takes place on Sunday 7th October at 9.30am, starting at Congleton High School. Over its 35 years history, the local race has developed a great reputation for its scenic routes and friendly, supportive marshalling, and for this year, … Continued

Listen to Bear Necessities

Congleton’s Talking Newspaper will be recording Bear Necessities, starting with the latest Summer 2018 edition. The Talking Newspaper is an organisation formed by The Lions, and supplies news to visually impaired people in and around Congleton. Four teams of wonderful volunteers take turns to produce a weekly audio memory stick covering news in the Chronicle … Continued

Congleton Play Day 2018

Congleton’s first Play Day in the town centre On Tuesday August 14th Congleton Town Centre from 10am-2pm will be hosting its first free Play Day in the Pedestrian Area and Moody Street Garden. The day is part of National Play Day, a celebration of children’s right to play and highlights the importance of play and … Continued

Bradshaw House

As a council we have recently supported local community organisations in their attempt to acquire Bradshaw House from Cheshire East Council. Unfortunately none were successful and it is likely that Cheshire East Council will look to sell the grade 2 listed building on the open market. A friend and supporter of one of the organisations, … Continued

Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival 2018

The Ninth Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of the August Bank Holiday weekend. We hope you can join in this very popular festival of music and give yourself the Bank Holiday Monday to recharge your batteries or take a walk in the beautiful parkland and countryside in and … Continued

Brass on the Grass 2018

The 5th annual Brass on the Grass concert has been organised by Friends of Congleton Park and will take place on Sunday 17th June in Congleton Park. The afternoon of free music starts at 1.30pm and continues until 5.30pm. This is the start of a summer of Sunday band concerts in the park. The concerts … Continued

Congleton Makers Market Increases Footfall

Congleton Makers Market increases footfall in town by 4,000 The new Congleton Markers Market, introduced on the last Saturday of the month, is being credited for creating a massive 39% increase in footfall. On both the April and May Makers Market days, the footfall counter in the town centre registered over 14,000 adult shaped figures … Continued

Congleton In Bloom Clean-Up- June Dates

Calling all green-fingered and handy volunteers! Congleton In Bloom joint with the Friends of Congleton Park group have dates set for Congleton clean-up sessions. Meeting in Congleton Park on both Saturday 2nd June and Saturday 9th June from 10am-12noon, there is a variety of activities to join in with. Volunteers can do as little or … Continued