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Congleton In Bloom Working Group

The following members sit on this Working Group:

Purpose: The Congleton In Bloom group works alongside many community and youth groups in Congleton, as well as businesses to help make Congleton an attractive, cleaner and greener town to live, work and visit.


  • To make Congleton an attractive place to live, work, shop and visit.
  • To provide opportunities for the community to become involved either individually or in groups.
  • To make Congleton a clean, green town through anti-litter campaigns, organising litter picks, removing graffiti, fly posting, improving local grot spots and recycling campaigns.
  • To support the retail sector and promote tourism by providing attractive floral displays and green spaces.
  • To raise standards and promote the town by entering competitions such as North West in Bloom and the Cheshire Civic Pride Awards.
  • To encourage Eco Schools and gain green flag awards, encourage bio-diversity, energy conservation and the growing of local food.
  • To involve young people in taking an active role in Congleton in Bloom.

Terms of Reference (approved July 2023):

Recent Achievements:

Congleton in Bloom has once again demonstrated its commitment to horticultural excellence and community engagement by earning top honours at the 2023 RHS Britain In Bloom North West Finals. The town scooped ‘gold’ in the Best Large Town category. Making it the 16th consecutive year of ‘gold’ status!

Congleton Park picked up a prestigious ‘gold’ in the Large Park (LA) Category and Congleton received a Special Recognition Award – ‘Pride of Cheshire East’ for the groups outstanding commitment and dedication.

Congleton’s 12 ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Groups’ (IYN) aheieved epic results in the North West In Bloom awards. They were awarded with nine level 5s (Outstanding) two Level 4s (equivalent to Silver Gilt) and one Level 3 (equivalent to Silver).

Over the past two decades, Congleton has had amazing success in regional and national RHS In Bloom competitions scooping 22 gold medals for its horticultural excellence, community involvement and environmental responsibility. Congleton has represented the North West in the national large town finals in 2001, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022, winning 4 gold medals. Congleton would have been a finalist in 2020 if COVID-19 hadn’t caused the competition to be postponed.

The In Bloom initiatives help to make Congleton a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit

Partners: This group collaborates with the following:

  • All of Congleton RHS In Your Neighbourhood Groups
  • Friends of Congleton Park
  • Astbury Mere Country Park Trust
  • Cheshire East Council Ranger Services
  • Ansa Environmental Services
  • Cheshire East Borough Council
  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • William Dean Trust
  • RHS
  • North West In Bloom
  • Britian In Bloom

The Congleton In Bloom team works with many groups across Congleton, too many to list on this page, for more details, download the latest Portfolio below:

How Can You Help: You could volunteer with one of the In Bloom community Town Tidies, or ask to join a Neighbourhood and help them to look after their area. If you have seen a “grot spot” in Congleton, please report to: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk – if you have any ideas for In Bloom and want to get involved, please get in touch with the Town Council or one of the group members.