All the news from Congleton


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.

Should the Town Council purchase Bradshaw House?

Bradshaw House is a grade two listed building located in Lawton Street, Congleton. It is a fine example of a Georgian merchant’s house and was built in 1820 on the site of the home of the notorious Regicide John Bradshaw. It is currently owned by Cheshire East Council, but the site has not been in … Continued

Merry Christmas 2018

Congleton Town Council wishes all who live, work and visit Congleton a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year

Christmas Car Parking in Congleton

Free Parking in Three Congleton Car Parks on Saturdays  15th  and 22nd December Parking in the Fairground, Princess Street and Back Park Street car parks will be free after 10am on Saturdays 15th and 22nd December, although the three hour limit will still apply on the Fairground. Cheshire East Council gives local town councils the … Continued

Christmas Window Dressing 2018

Christmas Window Dressing Competition 2018- Winners Announced! Congleton has some beautiful and creative windows that are well worth coming to see, say the judges of this year’s Congleton Christmas window dressing competition. Forty Congleton shops and businesses pulled out all the stops for this year’s window dressing competition, decorating their windows to a high standard. … Continued