The following members sit on this Working Group:
- Cllr David Brown– Chair
- Cllr Margaret Gartside – Town Mayor
- Cllr Russell Chadwick
- Ruth Burgess- Congleton Town Council – Streetscape Development Manager
- Congleton Town Council – Town Centre & Events Officer
- Patti Pinto- Eco Schools
- Glen Williams- Tidy Town Champion
- Bob Edwards
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.
Congleton In Bloom retains its GOLD status in the RHS North West in Bloom competition in 2021! Congleton was also awarded ‘Best large town in the NW’ and will be put forward to the national Britain in Bloom competition in 2022.
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 and 2018.
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:
The Congleton In Bloom team works with many groups across Congleton, too many to list on this page, for more details, see the latest Portfolio: Download the Congleton In Bloom Portfolio 2021
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.
Watch this space for monthly nature updates, featuring worksheets and activities. Fun for all the family!
- 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