The following members sit on this Working Group:
- Councillor Suzie Akers Smith
- Councillor Charles Booth
- Councillor Robert Brittain
- Councillor Dave Brown
- Councillor Russell Chadwick
- Councillor Susan Mead
- Councillor Rob Moreton
- Councillor Heather Pearce
- Councillor Heather Seddon
- Councillor Glen Williams
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):
Congleton In Bloom retains its GOLD status in the RHS North West in Bloom competition in 2022 and also received a gold in the National finals! The results of the 2023 In Bloom and Its Your Neighbourhood Judging will be known on the 16th and 17th October.
The town has had the honour and challenge of representing the North West in the national finals of the Britain in Bloom on several occasions (occasions), winning a gold medal in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022.
In 2019 Congleton received GOLD in the North West In Bloom competition, putting the town forward for the national Britain In Bloom competition in 2020. This competition was cancelled due to the pandemic and the town entered the digital national RHS Community Awards. Our tree planting as part of the Trees for Congleton project was entered in the ‘Green Solutions’ category. We are delighted that the entry was awarded Highly commended.
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
- 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: email@example.com – 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.
- January 20, 2023: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- December 13, 2022: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- December 13, 2022: Appendix 1 - Congleton Green Spaces
- November 4, 2022: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- May 3, 2022: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- March 28, 2022: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- January 28, 2022: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- March 30, 2021: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- March 10, 2021: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- December 7, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- September 14, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- August 24, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- July 22, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- June 3, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- March 11, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- February 5, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- January 7, 2020: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- December 3, 2019: Congleton In Bloom Minutes
- October 2, 2019: Congleton In Bloom Minutes