Congleton Partnership Team

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!

David Topping

Voting Member

Ex Portfolio Holder Cheshire East Council, David will be representing Congleton Museum on the Executive Committee

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David Topping

David Topping

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

Matt Jones

Chair of Congleton Youth Committee
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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Chair of Congleton Youth Committee

Steve Foster

Chair

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

Chair

John Beardmore

Voting Member

Ex chair of The Business Group which helped create the Beartown Brand. John is Vice Chair of The Inclosure Trust and an active member of the Executive Committee.

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John Beardmore

John Beardmore

Voting Member

Paul Bates

Chair - Marketing group

Paul is a town councillor, local entrepreneur and chair of the Beartown marketing group

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Paul Bates

Paul Bates

Chair - Marketing group

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

Suzanne, a Congleton Town Councillor is also Chair on the Health & Well Being Committee for the Neighbourhood Plan for Congleton, Chair of the Town Hall 150th Anniversary Celebrations and a Trustee for the Town Trust.  She is extremely keen to help residents improve their health and fitness for an improved quality of life.

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Suzanne Akers Smith

Suzanne Akers Smith

Chair Senior Forum

Bob Edwards

Voting Member

Bob is leader of the Town Council and an active member of both the Executive and Projects and  Finance Group.

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Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

Voting Member

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

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

Town Mayor

Peter Aston

Chair - Sustainability Group

Peter is chair of The Congleton Sustainability Group, he is also involved locally as  Chair of the LOL Foundation, 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

Peter Boon

Partnership Executive

Local historian and author, Peter also sits on a number of local trust boards which he represents on the Partnership executive.

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Peter Boon

Peter Boon

Partnership Executive

George Hayes

Chair - Youth Forum

George is a local councillor who last year became the youngest Mayor in Britain. George is joint chair of the Youth Forum formally  being chair of the Town Council Youth Committee.

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George Hayes

George Hayes

Chair - Youth Forum

David Daniel

Voting Member

David has been an active member of The Partnership since its inception sitting on both the Executive and a member of the Sustainability Group. Through his chairmanship of a number of local trusts David has played a big part in many of the projects that have been delivered over the years.

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David Daniel

David Daniel

Voting Member

Glen Williams

Vice Chair

Glen  is Vice 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

Vice Chair

Margaret Gartside

Voting Member
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Margaret Gartside

Margaret Gartside

Voting Member

Anna Morrison

Town Council representative
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Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Town Council representative

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