Our new community interest company, Active Travel Congleton, is now up and running. The Active Travel Congleton website is live and the Facebook page too.
Take a look, sign up as a supporter on the website, and if you have a Facebook account, apply to join the Facebook group.
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Our new community interest company (CIC), to be registered at Companies House, is taking shape after a meeting last night. The paperwork just needs completing and sending off now various decisions have been approved. The company will be called Active Travel Congleton, and it will have its own Facebook group for supporters to view and join. You'll need to have a personal Facebook account, but if you don't have one and are wary, be assured that you can set it up to keep as much as you want private.
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Behind the scenes we're on the lookout for funding to improve cycling facilities in Congleton. Lottery money has come up and we're in the process of applying, but have discovered the need to have a more formal footing to be eligible. So we're in the process of creating a Community Interest Company (CIC) - this is registered at Companies House, and has a board of (unpaid) directors . The proposed name is Active Travel Congleton but the name, constitution and other matters relating to this new Read more [...]
As part of the new link road construction, Giantswood Lane, Congleton will be closed completely while a new bridge is installed. The closure will begin on 21st Feb 2020 for approx 6 weeks. For the non-motorist diversion, please see this link: https://www.graham.co.uk/…/Giantswood-Lane-Closure-Non-Moto…
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The new and re-elected councillors of Cheshire East Council are to be congratulated in creating the role of Cycling and Walking Champion. Long overdue, this role will raise awareness of non-motorised users when many council decisions are made, including housing and other developments.
Cllr Suzie Akers-Smith, a long-standing advocate of active lifestyles, who brought a stage of the Tour of Britain to Congleton in 2016, has been appointed to the role.
Read more in Cheshire East's press release.
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The A34 at Rood Hill, Congleton is now open again.
Yesterday there was a diesel spill on the A34/Rood Hill so now the road is closed from the ambulance station/Hub roundabout to the traffic lights junction with Clayton bypass. Should only be a problem for a couple of days, but do check before travelling. Check https://www.roadworks.org/ in case it is still an issue on Sunday 9th for the Food and Drink Festival.
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Bike week’s coming up. Dust off those pedals and start spinning!
Visit Cycling UK’s Bike Week pages and find out more.
Do you feel like you need a challenge or a fun day out? Why not take part in the Macclesfield Bikeathon on May 11th? There are three rides of 6 miles, 30 miles or 60 miles. Start and finish at Macclesfield Leisure Centre from 08.00. More details at www.allgoodcycling.co.uk/Macclesfield-bikeathon.html All proceeds go to Just Drop In support service for young people aged between 12 and 25.
On May 3 Congleton Cycling Campaign delivered 'Let's Go Cycling in South East Cheshire' route finding maps to all primary schools in Congleton. The maps will be given to all pupils doing the Bikeability training this year so that they can make use of their new found skills. Hopefully the kids will encourage their families to cycle more and maybe let them cycle to school! If you, too, would like one of these maps you can pick one up at Congleton Library, the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Read more [...]