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Dementia Swap Shop comes to Congleton

Dementia Friendly Congleton has launched a free Swap Shop service for Congleton residents living with dementia. The exchange service has a warm and welcoming area housed within Congleton Library, Market Street. A variety of games and activities suitable for people living with dementia, are available for loan or can be swapped for games and activities … Read more of this article

White Ribbon Group invites everyone to help eradicate violence

Congleton Town Council’s White Ribbon Group is planning almost three weeks of activities to spread the word about the White Ribbon campaign this November and December. Activities start with the National White Ribbon Awareness Day on Thursday 25 November, which is the beginning of the UN’s international ‘sixteen days of action’ to end violence against … Read more of this article

Window Dressing Competition

Look out for Congleton’s beautiful Christmas windows! Many shops are already in the Christmas spirit with festive shop frontages. Judging will take place by Congleton Town Councillors and Officers on Thursday 2 December with first, second and third place prizes up for grabs. If you have a particular favourite window, please social media this with … Read more of this article

Christmas Toy Appeal

Congleton Town Council is working with the NSPCC, Congleton Chronicle, Plus Dane Housing and Boot’s Barn Road to co-ordinate a toy appeal for Congleton. Last year the people of Congleton were incredibly generous and donated around 600 toys, which helped many children in Congleton to have a better Christmas. This year many local families are … Read more of this article

Job Vacancy

Congleton Partnership – Communities Officer SCP 13-17 £22,627 – £24,491 Full Time Equivalent Part Time – 21 hours (pay pro rata) CLOSING DATE: EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2021 If you are kicking yourself because you, or someone you know, would make a great Congleton Partnership Communities Officer and you thought you’d missed the deadline … Read more of this article

The Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On is back!

A big turnout is expected in the town centre on Friday 26 November to see the return of the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On. With the High Street closed to traffic, the fun starts at 4pm and continues until 7pm with the big switch on at 6.30pm. The number of attractions this year has been reduced to … Read more of this article

Congleton remembers those who served and sacrificed everything

Congleton fell silent at 11am after crowds turned out to watch the town’s annual Remembrance Parade. Thousands of residents, including veterans, cadets and community groups supported Remembrance Sunday at Congleton’s new Cenotaph. The parade, led by Gary Dolman from the Royal British Legion marched from West Street car park at 10.30am making its way to … Read more of this article

White Ribbon Ambassadors limber up for 16 days of action

Congleton Town Council’s White Ribbon Group attended a workshop to hone their skills and plan activities for White Ribbon Day on 25 November and the following ‘sixteen days of action’ to end male violence against women. The White Ribbon movement engages men specifically to challenge the attitudes and behaviours that lead to male violence against … Read more of this article

Lantern Making Workshops

The last lantern making workshop with Congleton Community Projects will take place on Saturday 20 November from 11am – 4pm. The workshops will be held in Spindle Mill in Spindle Street (near Beartown Brewery). All equipment is provided, and experienced lantern makers will be on hand to help!  Allow at least 2 hours – depending … Read more of this article

Armistice Day

At 11am on 11 November, we will take just two minutes to pause, and pay our respects to our Armed Forces community, past and present. We will remember them.

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