Congleton Beartown communicaations – Best in the country!

It’s official! According to our peers in the communications world, the team and volunteers at Congleton Beartown Ltd ran the most effective “Best local Community Initiative” in the country.

This speaks volumes for the hard work and commitment that has been put into the project by our school children, teachers and volunteers. Achieved with the assistance of Cheshire East Council and Congleton Town Council and with logistics support from Plus Dane.

The award was made at the Comedy Club in Manchester on the evening of the 15th of November.

Paul Bates MD of Congleton Beartown said “ Sandie Isherwood and Andrea Armitt were present to represent the schools and  the children. Claire Fiddeman, Paul Bates and Dawn Gibbins to represent the team and its volunteers. Having sat through the seminar we went into the awards ceremony. We were a little intimidated by the strength , professionalism and the size  of our competitors, hopes were to say the least on the frail side.

In our sector, the best local community initiative, the quality in this  category was deemed to be so good that a highly commended award was to be given, this raised our hopes for an inclusion. Trepidation continued when this was awarded to Charnwood Borough Council & North West Leicestershire District Council for Don’t Muck Around.

BBC’s Andy Crane then said “and the winner in this category is ……………………  and there will be a big cheer from the left of the room Congleton Beartown Ltd  for Bearmania” Indeed Andy was correct in his prediction, noise ensued.

“We received the award said a few words and spent the rest of the evening letting it sink in.” Paul also added “On receiving the award it makes us realise that our ambitious plans for improving community life in Congleton in 2012 are realistic and can have a positive effect on the people and the area , it goes to prove no idea is a bad idea”