Congleton Partnership Executive Meeting (16.09.14) followed on from the AGM. Highlight from the meeting:
Lifestyle Opportunities for Congleton – Lee Baumanis
Lee took us through a presentation on The Congleton Lifestyle Opportunities Project.
He explained the Lifestyle concept that would provide assets to meet the communities needs, all ‘Well-being Services’ delivered in one place or emerging hub, joined up services across all sectors.
He asked the group if Congleton needed an enhanced and improved leisure centre, what other uses could be made of it and what partners would want to join. He talked around the 5 key areas required to reach the optimum solution and the next steps to be taken to raise public awareness of the project and the opportunity to speak to the projects partners. Local and social media will be used to raise public awareness around the project with a public survey to gather local opinion starting 18th September.
The survey can be completed on-line by going to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/congletonlifestyle or hard copies are available from the Library or TIC. Unless you hear anything different the survey will run until 16th October.
The meeting did request a longer time-scale for the survey, it was indicated however the time lines were tight, a budget was currently available for the project with a strong desire to make it happen with a likely completion date being between 18 to 24 months.
A cabinet decision will be made in the late autumn as to the next steps to be taken.
Reported that he had contacted the 3 medical practices in town for them to give their health services requirements, views and ideas for the scheme.
MMW. Comment that it was really good news that Congleton was getting money to invest in improving lifestyle/ leisure amenities in the to