Congleton Sustainability Group meeting took place recently, download the full meeting minutes HERE

Highlights from the meeting includes:

Neighbourhood Plan.

A meeting has been arranged with Tom Evans next week (w/c 13/7) to find out want transport evidence is available, and what else is required. Also need to draw up more specific questions for the next questionnaire. This may also need to tie up with what CEBC are doing on the subject.

Sustainable / Environmental Group. Matt and Jack Swan have come up with 5 important areas of open space:-  River Dane Corridor , Biddulph Valley Way, Canal, Uplands (Timbersbook) and Lamberts Lane. We may want to add Westlowe Mere to the list.

Carbon Reduction

Blackfirs School now has new reception building in use, complete with sedum roof, low energy facilities along with solar PV panels on main School roof.

– Carbon Reduction meeting at AMVC on Tuesday 14/7 at 1000hrs. Agenda issued. Amongst other things need to develop poster/ info to promote low carbon living for CSG meeting on 7/9 at Electric Picture House.

– Advertising next SLIC/Green Living 7 week course on U3A website, which has been upgraded to allow people to register securely online for first time.7


SECCG / Cycling Campaign – Report June 2015

The cycling campaign had a successful day at the Food and Drink Festival.

We had a secure bike park which was used by up to 30 people. More riders from the Sustrans rides from Crewe, Sandbach and Stoke used the park rather than Congleton riders.

We did see a number of bikes parked throughout the town but had no way of recording how many cyclists rode in from the Congleton suburbs.

We found that a lot of people did not know where the Bike event was as we were stuck in the Community Garden, out of sight. We will push to have more accessible site next year: Market Square perhaps?

Next Meeting:- Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.00am, Astbury Mere Visitor Centre.