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Congleton In Bloom Working Group

Latest Update:

This group last met on 22nd July. The group discussed the achievements of Congleton In Bloom despite the COVID-19 pandemic, such as staff and volunteers continuing to work hard in the Congleton community to make it clean and attractive. Also noted the Park Plaque planted in recogntition of the NHS and Key Workers. The In Bloom team would also like to re-introduce the ‘Town Tidies’ whilst ahering to the Government Guidelines. The next meeting is planned for Monday 24th August.

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.

Objectives:

  • 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, also Britain in Bloom, when we have the privilege to represent the North West sector
  • To encourgae Eco-Schools and gain Green Flag awards, encourage bio-diversity, enerygy conservation and the growing of local food
  • To involve young people in taking an active role in Congleton In Bloom
  • To make Congleton an attractive place to live, work, shop and visit

Recent Achievements:

  • Congleton In Bloom retains its GOLD status in the North West in Bloom competition in the Large Town Sector
  • Congleton has the honour of representing the North West in the national finals of the Britain In Bloom competition for 2020

Next Steps:

  • Due to the current COVID-19 situation, both regional and national have been cancelled for 2020 whilst communities socially isolate
  • The Congleton Town Council Streetscape team continue to empty public bins, street cleanse, look after Congleton Park and carry out limited grass cutting on public open spaces maintained by the Town Council. The limited number of plants available for 2020 will be prioritised for the park and roundabouts

Partners: This group collaborates with the following:

The Congleton In Bloom team works with many groups across Congleton, too many to list on this page, for more details, see the back page of the 2019 Portfolio

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.

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