Congleton Sustainability Group Meeting met recently, please download the meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:

Spotlight Report – Biodiversity Plans

Congleton TC & Green working group have identified 30 sites around Congleton, where there is an opportunity to promote more biodiversity. Each site will have its own specific plan, taking into account the local conditions and the views of the local residents. The initial focus will be on 7 key sites: Quinta Park, Back Lane, Stirling Close, land off Hillfields Close, Redfern Avenue, Windsor Place and Blackshaw Close.

The official launch took place at Stirling Close on Thursday 6 April, 11 am. Thanks to Ruth Benson for taking us through the plans.

You can find out more information and view site plans on the TC website.

More volunteers will be needed for each site, hopefully, we can encourage ‘friends’, and residents to take ownership. Can we use the AMI volunteering site to list volunteering opportunities? They will also be looking for a volunteer coordinator.


Land share project – We were successful in applying for the Cost of Living grant for the Community Land share project:

“There are waiting lists in Congleton for the limited supply of available allotment space, and there are homeowners/tenants who have gardens they struggle to maintain or would be happy to utilise their land to grow food. We will provide a match-making service between growers and garden owners with all the necessary tenancy agreements, land usage, visiting rights and safeguarding policies in place to protect both parties.”

Cathy will be putting together a working group to deliver the project, interestingly Patti had a contact willing to volunteer their garden for growing food! Bromley Bloomers group are very interested in getting involved and has a community plot on Hilary Ave.

We are looking for volunteer gardens, so please spread the word! Contact Cathy if you would like to work on the project.