Congleton Community Co-Op


E-MILL NEWSLETTER 21st April 2017

We had a very enjoyable Easter lunchtime celebration including entertainment from Peter Jackson. A great time was had by all 30 guests, which included good food, magic tricks, meeting new friends and dancing. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped to cook, serve and wash up.
Food range provided by the café is getting fresher and fresher and more imaginative by the day, come and visit soon!

Forthcoming Events:

This project is beginning to happen, if you’d like pre-booked lunch daily, either delivered to your work or home or to enjoyed here at the café, feel free to discuss with either Peter.

An exhibition of paintings, poetry and photography by Elizabeth Lloyd
Some 50 people enjoyed the opening night, feel free to come and browse!


Every Monday 1.15-2.15pm; 6-7pm, and 7-8pm:
Discover Pilates
Classes are up and running, you can join any anytime, more information from Alison on 07798 555458.

Every Tuesday 10 – 11am
Tai Chi Introduction
Classes for everyone, more information call Jennifer Teagle on 7972 287757

Every Wednesday between 10am and 11am:
Monthly Gift:
Congleton Woman’s Forum invite women to receive their monthly gift, contact Sue Munro on 07534 510841.

Every Friday 21st April and then weekly until 26th May (10.00 – 12.00):
Cooking for Men
Six week course covering all the basic skills to cook healthy meals


Thursday 27th April at 10am
Know your place walks, third series of six walks exploring the impact of the Link Road will start week commencing 24th April at 10am on Thursday mornings, call Peter Aston to join the group.

Saturday 29th April 11am to 1pm
Life Modelling Art Sessions
Professional and amateur artists welcome price £8, no tuition provided, for more details contact Angie on 07789 687428. Further sessions are planned for Saturday 13th May, Thursday 25th May 7 to 9pm and Saturday 10th June.

Saturday 29th April 7pm – 10pm
Dance, music, food and drink
Fundraising event for Congleton War Memorial Hospital
Contact Diane Cook on 07929 111035 for info and tickets.

Monday 8th May
The monthly Spiritual and Physic Health and Well-Being discussion group is holding its regular meeting 2pm to 4pm. To find out more, contact Anne on 01260 274413.

Coming soon!
Knit and Natter Group and Jewellery Classes, for more information see attachments.
Jewellery Class
The 2 Peters are not the most capable on Facebook and the like and we’d love a Social Media volunteer who could spend perhaps a couple of hours a week keeping us up to date!

The Old Saw Mill is becoming a very busy place as you’ll see from today’s eMill, we now have 2 paid cooks Alex and Yvonne and the café is busy every day. The 2 Peters need to clone at least another one! Would you be interested contact either Peter and have a chat about what’s entailed!

Member News
The member’s gift for April will be a £3 discount on a lunch from our delicious menu, as well as your usual 10% member discount. Less than 10 days to go to redeem your April offer.

Have you joined yet? If not follow the link below or call in for an application form (Back River St).

For a membership form, click here.

Watch this space for the members’ special gift for May.

All volunteers are invited to become members as a reward for their hard work!

As victims of our own success we need to expand the OSM team. Can you spare a couple of hours each week to help us in the downstairs café?

Veg box scheme:
We have an opportunity to set up a veg box scheme of locally grown food and veg, if it’s something that might interest you, drop us an email or pop in and see us.

Please keep in mind that there is no parking immediately outside Old Saw Mill. There is a small car park opposite, which is generally full and plenty of parking close by in Antrobus St. Car Park, Princess St. and Rope Walk Car Parks.


Contacting us
Facebook :- The Old Saw Mill
General E-mail:-
Direct E-mail and phone for Finance and Governance, Bookings, Café and Marketing-
and 07971805372
Direct E-mail for Buildings, Development and Maintenance, Volunteers
and 07717003847



Kind regards
Peter and Pete