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.
The next evening discussion meeting will be on Tues 26th Feb 2019 at 19.30 at the Cheshire Tavern (West Rd, Congleton, CW12 4EY) where we have booked a corner. All welcome. Come along to find out what we’re doing and what we’re trying to achieve.
Three of us attended the public meeting in Macclesfield on 19th Feb about traffic issues arising from a proposed development of 950 homes, supermarket and primary school south of the town. Of course this traffic is likely to affect Congleton too so we went to the meeting to find out what's happening, and if walking/cycling/public transport will be given priority to alleviate potential traffic. Also how any existing/proposed cycle routes will connect with Congleton, since cycling between the two Read more [...]