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The Congleton Food and Drink Festival team were delighted that, after a two year break the Festival came back with a bang – thousands of people turned out to visit the town centre on the day.

They enjoyed the tastes of a wide range of local produce including sweet bakery, cheese, pies, desserts and preserves and feasted on a great variety of dishes from all over the world at the many street food pop-up stalls It was a lovely day and there was plenty of opportunity to sit outside the local cafes and bars enjoying the food, drink, music, magic and sunshine.

We have a great variety of venues in town now, some of whom became established because of the Congleton Food and Drink Festival. Barley Hops first had a stall at the Festival and were so successful and liked the town so much they opened a bottle Shop in Swan Bank. At this year’s Festival they benefited from their new location in the centre of town which was heaving all day. Rumba in Swan Bank easily filled their Oktober benches and tables throughout the day as did the new venue Higher Ground, owners of which first came to the Food Festival trading as Levant Mediterranean food.

The festival was a great opportunity for the recently refurbished Capital Walk centre. Boteco Brazilian wasted no time in setting up a street food stall out the front and brought along a wonderful Brazilian guitarist to add to the atmosphere. Owner of the new Congleton venture admitted that he was inspired by the Food and Drink Festival when it first began and had always wanted to open a venue selling street food from all over the world. And now we have such a place in town where we can enjoy street food all year round.

It’s a great community Street Festival made possible by a hard working and dedicated team of volunteers who make the event the great success that it is.

If you missed it this year – don’t miss it next year – Sunday 11th June 2023




We are delighted to announce that the latest Get Involved Community Index has now been printed.
You can take a look at here or find hard copies in the Visitor Centre in the Town Hall,
and in the Library and other information points once they are all open.



Congleton's Christmas Light Switch-on and Lantern Parade 2021 was held on Friday 26th November 4pm - 7pm.

The Christmas switch-on was a much smaller event this time with less of our usual razmatazz. But there was still a lot going on and there was plenty of room to move around which had been the aim of downsizing the event. The Charity stalls in the pedestrian area were really busy, quite a few local shops had tables out in front of their premises selling mulled wine and mince pies, and we even had a beautiful unicorn to wow the crowds as well as our entertaining reindeer stilt walkers. The lantern procession was able to parade down the High Street to the stage which was much more fun for those who had taken the time to make a lantern and join in. At 6.30 Blayke, Coooper and Poppy helped Santa turn on the lights. The town centre was beautifully lit throughout and the tree looked especially colourful this year.

Happy New Year from all of us at Congleton Community Projects. 2022 is going to be a busy one with the 750 celebrations – watch this space for up coming events and activities





Congleton Play Day
Congleton Play Day is a family fun event and a great opportunity for children simply to play. Children, and adults, enjoyed playing giant board games, trying out circus skills and even hoolahooping. There were creative arts workshops and Ruby’s Fund Sensitive Play mobile parked up in Town too. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out and most of whom ended up very wet!


This is a family fun event and opportunity for children simply to play. We will have giant board games, circus skills workshop, creative arts workshop, DJ-ing workshops, Ruby’s Fund Sensitive Play mobile, exercise bikes and dance fitness sessions


If you offer activities for kids and would like to be a part of the Play Day in August 2022 please let us know by contacting jo@congletoncommunityprojects.org. CCP work with the Electric Picture House, Bromley Farm Youth Club and Congleton Partnership to create this fun, free, annual event to celebrate children’s right to play

Cheshire Marshals
– part of the managing committee to recruit and train volunteers to be community event marshals. Find out more at www.cheshiremarshals.co.uk

Volunteering
- CCP is dependent on volunteers to organise and put on all the events and activities in town. We are always looking for people to get involved not only at the events but also in the preparation and organisation of them. Or let us know if you have ideas for events that you would like to see in the town. If you would like to know more or become a volunteer for CCP please contact us on:

01260 270908
or email jo@congletoncommunityprojects.org