Congleton Green Working Group

Latest Update:

This group last met on the 5th November 2020, click here for the minutes of the meeting. It is working on a priority list for reducing the carbon footprint of Congleton Town Council activities, based on a baseline data spreadsheet of activities. Creating a Green Living e-learning course for Congleton residents. Looking at possible off-setting local options for Congleton. The next meeting is planned for October

The following members sit on this Working Group :

Purpose: Congleton Town Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and set up the Congleton Green Working Group to lead initiatives that will drive the council’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2025 and work towards creating a sustainable and carbon neutral town.


  • Reduce the carbon footprint for the Town Council’s assets and Streetscape service
  • Through partnership working and engagement with the adjoining parishes plant and maintain 30,000 new trees by 2024
  • Review existing facilities for recycling and develop new where necessary
  • Develop and deliver a campaign(s) promoting the need and facilities for recycling
  • Create awareness of training opportunities
  • Maximise opportunities for the retention and enhancement of Green Open Spaces
  • Support the development and delivery of the Congleton Sustainability Group’s initiatives
  • To work with partners on recycling initiatives
  • To improve the air quality in Congleton


  • Met with representative from Cheshire East Council to achieve understanding and alignment
  • Initial calculation of the carbon footprint for CTC
  • Work has started on producing e-Green Learning for Congleton
  • Support of the Congleton tree-planting initiative

Aim: Our goal is to plant 30,000 trees in the Congleton area over the next 5 years. Some of these trees will be on land owned by Cheshire East (CEC), but ultimately we hope that private landowners and individuals will get involved

Recording Document: We aim to keep an updated record of planting / planned planting so that everyone can review progress against our planned target. If anyone plants a tree to support this initiative please let us know by emailing us on

Our Current figures are 1877 Planted Trees (Nov 2020)

Map of Trees

Next Steps:

  • Finalise CTC baseline carbon footprint calculation, including procurement
  • Create an eLearning solution for the Sustainable Living in Congleton (SLIC) training course
  • Set carbon and other targets for the group
  • Plan Green Fayre, for when COVID-19 emergency is over

Partners: This group collaborates with the following:

  • Congleton Sustainability Group
  • Congleton Tree Planting Group
  • Congleton Partnership
  • Plastic Free Congleton
  • Active Travel Congleton
  • Cheshire East Council

How you can help: Do you work with an environmental group that might have a contribution to make?  Do you have knowledge or ideas about the climate emergency or sustainability?  Please get in touch to send us your ideas or volunteer to help, email us

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