Congleton Partnership Annual Meeting took place recently, please download the full meeting minutes HERE.

Overview 2018/19.


Steve gave a brief overview of projects that had taken place / were still active across all of the subgroups. This was not an exhaustive list but a sample/range of the activities The Partnership is involved in.


Neighbourhood Plan (3 members chairing groups)

Art Workshops

Apple Juice / Cider

Senior Forum/ Senior Health & Wellbeing Fayre

Eco Schools (14 green flags)

Hydro Scheme (Havannah)

SLIC courses

Cenotaph Restoration

Play Area Signage / Leaflets/Fun Day

Commenting Team / Planning / Developers (P.Minshull)

Town Centre Destination Signage

Youth Forum PB Award to work on Mental Health & Substance Misuse

Dementia Awareness Steering Group

Old Saw Mill

Townsend Rd/ West St & Quinta Play area improvements.

Cycle Route development.

Connected Communities ( 4 centres in Congleton now up and running)


Dementia Friendly Congleton

4 quarterly leaflets produced.

802 Dementia Friends.

35 Businesses/ Window Stickers.

Dementia Buddy Scheme / Lions.

Play Area Leaflet/ Fun Day

27th Aug Fun Day/Consultation.

Update/PR of Play Area Leaflet.

3 major play area improvements.


Cenotaph Renovation

Starts 2020 Spring

200+ missing names.

Improve appearance /landscaping.

Lighting / power.


Margaret’s Fund

£12K grants made over two years.

18 applicants received funds.

Book presented to each applicant.


Congleton Community Wellbeing Fayre

1st October 10am  to 1pm

50+ Exhibitors/ Free to all

Wider spread of exhibitors

150 residents attended 2018


5 Towns Walking Trail/Map

New Trail Linking 5 Towns

Working with ramblers

Leaflet / Signage


Mini Bus Development

20+ regular users

170 trips to 31st Aug.

New legislation / Breakeven

Youth Forum

PB Project – Mental Health/ Substance Misuse

New contacts/ services to schools



Glen closed the AGM by thanking Steve for his contribution and moving The Partnership on by bringing in new groups and organisations.

Glen currently had no firm plans yet for the next 12 months other than to continue the fantastic work we have as a partnership done in the past, he believes the town is much richer for our existence.

He plans to meet up individually with all of the group chairs to discuss their plans and requirements for support and funding to be able to deliver their projects.

Glen then highlighted and thanked our volunteers and supporters for their commitment over the last 12 months, particularly:-

  • The William Dean Trust
  • The Inclosure Trust
  • Local Trusts/Donations
  • Towns Partnership ( joint working)
  • Congleton Town Council
  • Cheshire East Borough Council
  • ANSA / Highways
  • New Life Church  (Mini Bus)
  • Congleton Lions/ Rotary/U3A
  • Redrow Homes
  • Park Lane Care Home
  • Residents / Business ( Cenotaph)
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • The Group Chairs
  • Mike Smith
  • All our volunteers.


Date and Time of the next AGM.

Tuesday 8th September, Congleton Town Hall, starting at 5.30pm with an Executive Meeting following at 6.15pm.