All the news from Congleton


Late Night Shopping- 2nd July

Congleton shops and businesses have formed a retail association to share ideas and work together to make Congleton Town Centre an even more friendly, welcoming and special place to visit as the lockdown restrictions start to ease. From Thursday 2nd July many of the shops and businesses in the town centre will be staying open … Continued

Congleton Business Support Survey

Congleton Town Council is looking to capture information on how COVID-19 may be impacting CW12 businesses currently and in the longer term. A Business Support working group has been formed, chaired by Cllr Russell Chadwick. The group has put together a short survey to gauge the impact that COVID-19 is having on Congleton businesses. The … Continued

Congleton Town Mayor 2020/21

At Congleton Town Council’s first virtual Council meeting on Thursday 28th May, it was voted that the roles of Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor will stay the same through til May 2021. Cllr Sally Ann Holland will remain as Town Mayor and Cllr Denis Murphy as Deputy Town Mayor. Carrying on into the new … Continued

Congleton Food and Drink Festival 2020

Congleton Food and Drink Festival 2020 – but not as we know it! This year 2020 the Congleton Food & Drink Festival is nothing like it has been for the last 12 years. Sadly our Town Centre streets will not be heaving with 25,000 visitors and over 100 food and drink stalls but, with a … Continued

Congleton Luncheon Club benefit from first class meals on wheels!

Residents who would normally enjoy a luncheon club meal or who are in need have been treated to some first-class chilled meals thanks to a partnership between local catering company Vanilla in Allseasons and Congleton Town Council. The high-end catering company who are based on Greenfield Farm Industrial Estate in Congleton approached the Town Council … Continued

Be Kind during National Mental Health Week

This week, Monday 18th May to Sunday 24th May is National Mental Health Awareness Week. The awareness week has been running since 2001 and is led by the Mental Health Foundation. This year the focus is on the power and potential of kindness and the positive impact that it can have on mental wellbeing. Mark … Continued

Proposed investment for the War Memorial Hospital

Congleton Town Councillors have welcomed a recent planning application from East Cheshire NHS Trust seeking permission to ‘demolish an existing generator housing and construct a new standby generator housing and associated external fuel tank’ for the War Memorial Hospital on Canal Road. The planning application was sent to Cheshire East at the end of April. … Continued

Local War Veteran- Captain Robert Hollinshead

With the 75th anniversary of VE Day upon us, we have been sent in some pictures and information on local World War II Veteran, Captain Robert Hollinshead. Captain Robert Hollinshead, MBE, RAC (Royal Armoured Corps- 4th/ 7th Royal Dragoon Guards Regiment), served in the Second World War and took part in the D-Day landings. He … Continued

Congleton Community COVID-19 Fund

Congleton Town Council is working with the local community through the COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to donate funds to the Congleton Community COVID-19 Fund, please see below: You can donate funds into a ring-fenced cost centre set up by the Town Council to fund projects to help vulnerable CW12 residents during the COVID-19 … Continued

Childcare Priorities for Congleton

Before the lock-down with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Congleton Town Council ran a workshop with childcare experts – providers and parents – to discuss how childcare services can be promoted and/or improved to meet the needs of families in Congleton. Good childcare is one of the most important enablers to inclusion and equality and Congleton Town Council … Continued