Congleton Partnership Annual Meeting took place recently, please download the full meeting minutes HERE.
Steve gave a brief overview of projects that had taken place / were still active across all of the subgroups. This was not an exhaustive list but a sample/range of the activities The Partnership is involved in.
Neighbourhood Plan (3 members chairing groups)
Apple Juice / Cider
Senior Forum/ Senior Health & Wellbeing Fayre
Eco Schools (14 green flags)
Hydro Scheme (Havannah)
Play Area Signage / Leaflets/Fun Day
Commenting Team / Planning / Developers (P.Minshull)
Town Centre Destination Signage
Youth Forum PB Award to work on Mental Health & Substance Misuse
Dementia Awareness Steering Group
Old Saw Mill
Townsend Rd/ West St & Quinta Play area improvements.
Cycle Route development.
Connected Communities ( 4 centres in Congleton now up and running)
Dementia Friendly Congleton
4 quarterly leaflets produced.
802 Dementia Friends.
35 Businesses/ Window Stickers.
Dementia Buddy Scheme / Lions.
Play Area Leaflet/ Fun Day
27th Aug Fun Day/Consultation.
Update/PR of Play Area Leaflet.
3 major play area improvements.
Starts 2020 Spring
200+ missing names.
Improve appearance /landscaping.
Lighting / power.
£12K grants made over two years.
18 applicants received funds.
Book presented to each applicant.
Congleton Community Wellbeing Fayre
1st October 10am to 1pm
50+ Exhibitors/ Free to all
Wider spread of exhibitors
150 residents attended 2018
5 Towns Walking Trail/Map
New Trail Linking 5 Towns
Working with ramblers
Leaflet / Signage
Mini Bus Development
20+ regular users
170 trips to 31st Aug.
New legislation / Breakeven
PB Project – Mental Health/ Substance Misuse
New contacts/ services to schools
Glen closed the AGM by thanking Steve for his contribution and moving The Partnership on by bringing in new groups and organisations.
Glen currently had no firm plans yet for the next 12 months other than to continue the fantastic work we have as a partnership done in the past, he believes the town is much richer for our existence.
He plans to meet up individually with all of the group chairs to discuss their plans and requirements for support and funding to be able to deliver their projects.
Glen then highlighted and thanked our volunteers and supporters for their commitment over the last 12 months, particularly:-
- The William Dean Trust
- The Inclosure Trust
- Local Trusts/Donations
- Towns Partnership ( joint working)
- Congleton Town Council
- Cheshire East Borough Council
- ANSA / Highways
- New Life Church (Mini Bus)
- Congleton Lions/ Rotary/U3A
- Redrow Homes
- Park Lane Care Home
- Residents / Business ( Cenotaph)
- Tesco Bags of Help
- The Group Chairs
- Mike Smith
- All our volunteers.
Date and Time of the next AGM.
Tuesday 8th September, Congleton Town Hall, starting at 5.30pm with an Executive Meeting following at 6.15pm.