Congleton Uth Festival 11th July #looklistenlaugh

Get ready for Congleton’s Uth Festival taking place on Saturday 11th July on Hankinsons field (next to Congleton Leisure Centre).  A celebration event to highlight all the talents, achievements and skills the young people of Congleton have to offer.

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Uth Festival Congleton July 15

Uth Festival Congleton July

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The Electric Picture House thanks Congleton Partnership

Electric Picture House Congleton

The Electric Picture House in conjunction with Congleton Community Projects would like to thank the Congleton Partnership for its generous support of £500 to make the event Hidden Places, a day of promenade theatre, a great success.

Without your support the event would not have attracted such a large audience so once again many thanks.


Petra Lea                                                                                       Jo Money

The Electric Picture House Cooperative Ltd                          Congleton Community Projects

The Electric Picture House                                                        The Electric Picture House

Cross Street                                                                                 Cross Street

Congleton                                                                                    Congleton

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The Electric Picture House would like to thank the Congleton Partnership for its generous support of £400, which ensured that the Space workshops could take place.

Once again the Congleton Partnership has enabled through their generous funding the successful completion of community workshops which will enhance Congleton’s bid for In Bloom.

Junk Fun at The Electric Picture House

News from EPH and Congleton In Bloom.

The Electric Picture House and Congleton In Bloom ran a series of free workshops for children, during half term (27-30 May 2015), based on the theme Space. These workshops were generously sponsored by Congleton Partnership and Congleton Young people’s Trust.

Evie and Lily(4, 7, Saint Mary’s School) Congleton in bloom

Evie and Lily (4, 7, Saint Mary’s)

The aim was to get children attending the workshops to design and create the scenery for the Space and the Planets Exhibition, including images of the solar eclipse, banners and signs, robots from recycled materials.  Many children had the opportunity to get creative, making junk robots, banners and planets which will decorate the exhibition in the polytunnel near Congleton Park during the summer.

Petra Lea, the artist from the EPH who ran the workshops said, “It was fantastic to see the children being creative and using their imaginations to create visually stunning decorations. This included children from as far afield as Handforth and Middlewich”.

Space and the Planets exhibition

Eleven gardens will be created in the polytunnel by local schools, pre-schools, guiding and scouting groups and youth groups each with a planet theme to help enhance Congleton’s bid for gold in the North West In Bloom competition, judged on 20 July by the NWIB regional judges.

Patti Pinto, who is organising the exhibition for Congleton In Bloom said,

“We would like to thank Congleton Partnership and the Young People’s Trust for their support and Petra for running the workshops.  We now have lots of hand crafted items to use to decorate the polytunnel.  These artefacts will compliment the gardens and enhance the atmosphere in the tunnel for our visitors.  The work put in by the children was amazing.  Red paint and glue seemed especially popular for robot making.”

Izzy (10, Marlfields School) Congleton in Bloom

Izzy (10, Marlfields)

For further information on workshops etc. please contact The Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, tel. 01260 270908, email:

Info on Space & Planets exhibition contact Patti Pinto, 07757 611973

Congleton Sustainability Group Meeting Minutes 01.06.15

The latest meeting of Congleton Sustainability Group took place recently 01.06.2015, download the full minutes here.

One area of discussion was public transport:

Congleton Buses Role in Sustainable Transport Plan- J.Mills & C.Kiffin

Peter open the discussion by commenting on the current bus service operating in and around Congleton and the lack of services between the Railway Station and the current Employment Sites, Radnor Park and Barn Road.

JM explained that bus services were delivered in basically 2 separate ways:-

(a)  Commercial aspect / pay their own way

(b)  Supported / subsidised services EG.:-

38  Crewe / Macclesfield  – Evenings / Sundays

42 Crewe / Middlewich / H.Chapel / Crewe – All the time

315 Rode Heath – All the time

Beartown Bus (Total Operation) – All the time.

PM suggested that a simple travel survey at Congleton Station may be a starting point for gauging potential usage on the station /employment sites link.

The issue of school travel was raised JM to look at what data is currently available although it may be circa 2011 ( School Traffic Survey / Bus and Railway travel figs)


JM suggested that it may be worth PM having a discussion with Tom Evans (CEBC) regarding how other towns are tackling the sustainable travel element.

PM sees a sustainable travel survey being part of the next Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Questionnaire.


Next meeting Monday 6th July, Plus Dane Boardroom, 10.00am.