The first meeting of the year took place for Congleton Partnership Executive committee on Tuesday 3rd March.

Steve welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the year, a special welcome was recorded to Robbie & Ann Brightwell (Team Congleton).

A highlight of the meeting was Robbie & Ann Brightwell (Team Congleton) presentation on both the reasons for and the plans of Team Congleton’s July “Every Step Counts” activity.

He explained the link between activity and the general health of people and how just 1 hours / 5000 steps a day could have a real beneficial effect.

The “Every Step Counts” activity is planned to run from 1st July through to 2nd August and to involve the whole cross section of the community.

The presentation has been made to a wide variety of groups including CeCP, CSG, Congleton Partnership.

Full walking programme being drawn up:-

Primary Schools Activity Programme

Secondary Schools Comp / Award

Nifty Over 50’s TGT 5000 steps a day (approx. 30 mins)

CEO / Staff activity etc etc.

Pedometers to be issued (5000)

Dates for the diary:-

Sunday 10th May – Inaugural Walk – Astbury Mere

Friday 19th June – PR Walk – Astbury Mere

Friday 26th June  – Activity camp Launch – Park

Sunday 26th July – Grand Finale – Skyline Walk Challenge –  Grand Picnic / Band Concert in the Park.

A full media / communications package is being drawn up to support the activity which will include National / Local /Social Media.

The legacy of this activity will be to get more people to “Walk” more often.


It was a packed meeting with many activities to report on, please download the full minutes from the meeting.