Meet the team

A huge thank you to the chairs and members of the Partnership groups without whose energy, skills and commitment nothing could have been achieved.

 

The Congleton Partnership a non political community based organisation drawing on the skills and expertise of residents and businesses. A huge thank you to the chairs and members of the Partnership groups without whose energy, skills and commitment nothing could have been achieved.

Featured below are the members of the Partnership Executive Committee, click on the picture for more information on each member!

Linda Hulse

Congleton Museum
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Linda Hulse

Linda Hulse

Congleton Museum

Sue Ward

A relative newcomer to Congleton, but Sue has established community links through her involvement with the U3A, currently serving as the Chair,.She is Group Leader for Laughter Exercise and French (beginners), and as a member of the Gardening group, she supports the Congleton In Bloom team.

Sue also enjoys singing with the town's Choral Society.

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Sue Ward

Sue Ward

David McGifford

Voting Member
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David McGifford

David McGifford

Voting Member

Patti Pinto

Voting Member

Patti has been a very active CSG member working with schools to gain 12 green flags and really drive home environmental development. More recently Patti has become a driving force within the In Bloom Team.

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Patti Pinto

Patti Pinto

Voting Member

Peter Houldsworth

Voting Member

Peter is an active member of The Buglawton Community Group and currently working on the development and improvements around St John’s Church Hall.

 

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Peter Houldsworth

Peter Houldsworth

Voting Member

Vince Cutcliffe

Chair Congleton Creative

Vince chairs the Congleton Creative group which aims to provide support to arts/creative groups based in Congleton, he also helps run the Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival and Congleton Unplugged.

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Vince Cutcliffe

Vince Cutcliffe

Chair Congleton Creative

Susan Munro

Chair Elizabeth’s Group
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Susan Munro

Susan Munro

Chair Elizabeth’s Group

Steve Foster

Resident Representative

Retired in 2008 having spent 35 years working in Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  As well as a member of Congleton Partnership I am a Trustee of Astbury Mere Trust and a Primary School Governor. I am passionate about helping to make Congleton a great place to live for its residents and visitors through the work of the Partnership. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, engaging in outdoor activities and sport.

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Steve Foster

Steve Foster

Resident Representative

Jo Money

Community Projects

Jo is the manager of Community Projects and as so is a major driver behind the many successful town events such as Food & Drink festival, Open Space and Christmas Cracker /Light Switch On. The list could go on.

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Jo Money

Jo Money

Community Projects

Suzanne Akers Smith

Chair Senior Forum

Both a Cheshire East and Town Council councillor. Her passion is health and wellbeing through exercise and sustainable travel. Main drive is to improve both walking and cycling facilities.

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Suzanne Akers Smith

Suzanne Akers Smith

Chair Senior Forum

Bob Edwards

Vice Chair
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Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

Vice Chair

Jackie MacArthur

Town Centre Manager
jm@congletontowncouncil.co.uk

Town Centre and Marketing Manager. Jackie played a leading role within the Bear Team and the Beartown Rebranding project. Jackie has a wide ranging role in town centre development and organising event /promotional activity to increase both footfall and the viability of the Town in general.

Jackie MacArthur moved to Congleton with her husband and three young children in 2003, because her husband had a new job in Manchester and they wanted to live in a market town with great schools, friendly atmosphere, fast train links to Manchester and easy routes to friends and family in London, the West Country and Scotland. Congleton turned out to be ideal!

In 2005 Jackie joined Congleton Town Council, initially as an administrative assistant, and currently she is the Town Centre and Marketing Manager. It is an extremely varied role and she regards herself as fortunate to work with some great people both inside and outside of the Town Council.

Through her work she linked up with the BEAR team, attending the initial Business Group Meeting where Dawn was set the challenge of branding Congleton.  Jackie says, ‘The drive and energy of the team is fantastic and Congleton is so much richer for having such a great group prepared to give their time and expertise’.

Jackie brings a wealth of expertise to the group, liaising with retail, the Council and other voluntary groups as well a certain degree of sensibleness  – sometimes!!

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Jackie MacArthur

Jackie MacArthur

Town Centre Manager

Denis Murphy

Deputy Town Mayor

Denis twice Town Mayor is also a trustee with both Congleton Town Trust and League of Friends. He is manager of St Mary’s Parish Centre and member of the Town Pub Watch group. Denis also represents the community as a whole.

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Denis Murphy

Denis Murphy

Deputy Town Mayor

Peter Aston

Chair - Sustainability Group

Peter is chair of The Congleton Sustainability Group, he is also involved locally as Congleton Young People’s Trust and Congleton History Society, a trustee of Congleton Museum and a Community Governor of Quinta Primary School.

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Peter Aston

Peter Aston

Chair - Sustainability Group

Amanda Martin

Appointed Councillor Representative
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Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

Appointed Councillor Representative

Glen Williams

Chair

Glen is Chair of The Partnership, Joint Chair of The Youth Forum, a local Town Councillor and has active roles with The Bromley Farm Trust and Hillary Ave Allotments to name but a few of his commitments.

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Glen Williams

Glen Williams

Chair

Kay Wesley

Appointed Councillor Representative
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Kay Wesley

Kay Wesley

Appointed Councillor Representative

Margaret Gartside

Councillor / In Bloom Volunteer
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Margaret Gartside

Margaret Gartside

Councillor / In Bloom Volunteer

Janet Goodier

The Inclosure Trust
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Janet Goodier

Janet Goodier

The Inclosure Trust

Diane Ritherdon

Chair Dementia Friendly Group
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Diane Ritherdon

Diane Ritherdon

Chair Dementia Friendly Group

Mike Smith

Mike Smith - Administrator
ms@congletontowncouncil.co.uk

Mike Smith is the Administrator for the Congleton Partnership. He is the glue that holds it all together!

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith - Administrator