All the news from Congleton


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

Congleton War Memorial- United in Fight to Enhance Services

A pro-active cross-party meeting held in Congleton Town Hall has united the resolve of the main political parties in Congleton to work together to campaign for enhanced health services at the Congleton War Memorial site. Following two public meetings of support for retention and expansion of services at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, held in October … Continued

Draft Neighbourhood Plan with Inspector

Congleton’s Neighbourhood Plan is currently with an independent Planning Inspector (Regulation 17). The inspectors initial questions can be seen here. The Neighbourhood Plan team is currently working on the answers.