Congleton Sustainability Group Meeting Minutes 17.05.18

Congleton Sustainability Group Meeting took place recently, download full meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:


MS to recirculate Ruth (Wilmslow) 20 things we can do list. Would all please review the list and feedback ideas to MS for collation and then discussion at the next meeting.

In Bloom looking to be more upfront about the issue.

GW to pull out positive data regarding Cheshire East’s home collection/ recyclables.

MS recirculate 20 things list. Al feedback ideas to MS

GW get CEBC data.

Need to get an article together for The Chronicle after the next meeting to start to raise Congleton’s awareness of this issue. Whilst what we do will be a drop in the ocean, doing nothing was not an option.

Long term this an issue we can work with our MP on.


Dane Valley Community Energy.
Planning application in 18/0773M
Lots of questions being asked by planners that will all need addressing before planning permission can be granted, site meeting this week.
Access to the site to get equipment down to the build is currently the biggest problem. We have 3 options that are being explored.

Neighbourhood Plan.
Plan has now ready to go CEBC for Reg 15.
Once the inspector/examiner has studied it any queries/ questions will come back to our team for action.
Looking at an autumn/September public referendum. It is felt that The partnership may have a role to play here in lifting both public awareness and participation.
DJ made a point that he is no longer involved in the River Valley Project, but that this should be part of the overall delivery plan once the NHP has been formalised.
Next Meeting:-
Mon 4th June 2018 , The Old Saw Mill ,10.00am

Dementia Friendly Congleton Group Meeting Minutes 17.04.18

Dementia Friendly Congleton Group Meeting took place recently, download the full meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:


Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions.


DF Target 250, achieved to date 181.

A number of sessions lined up. Eaton Bank Academy, Innovation Hairdressers, Congleton Labour Group plus various sessions during Dementia Action Week.

SM and PM attended a Dementia Friends Champions networking event on 16th April. A good event which updated on new resources available including sign language.

SJ to get hold of a pack to share with us. MS circulate.

SJ advised that the Cheshire East Carers Hub launched on 1st April, she will send information to MS for circulation. No change to our local personnel.

Businesses / Shops/ Community Centres etc.

Need to look at a way of following up with businesses that has had some representation a recent DF awareness sessions and discuss what they can do to start to improve their environment for people living with dementia.

Need a physical visit to these stores, may be something to be carried out during DA week.

S.Jacklin to discuss with P.Houldsworth (St John’s Community centre) MS to talk to Alison Parr at Ruby’s Fund to see if they would be interested in holding a session.

SM to look at increasing the use of social media, look at getting on Congleton Chats back.


Mountview. Consultation going on until end of June. Interviewing people individually. 2 more sessions being held in Macclesfield and Crewe.

Congleton Town Council are having discussions with CEBC about the situation.

Olympia Event 8th/9th June. Susan and Peter attending.

Thanks for the Memory Event 13th May. Poster to be circulated.

Relax Theatre at The New Vic 23rd July 2.15pm.

DEMCOM –focus group. All welcome to meeting at Belong Village Crewe. Confirm to Jess McFall if interested.

Pop Up banners. We have a supply, let MS know if you need one, example of one to be circulated.


Dates for the diary.

Carers Week 11th to 17th June

Cupcake day 14th June

Alzheimer’s Day 21st September

Magical Inclusion Week 24th to 30th Sept.

Meeting Finished at:4.00pm


Next Meeting:-  Tuesday 15th May, Congleton Town Hall  2 to 4pm.