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Applying for Funding – News

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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. More Read more [...]
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Applying for Funding

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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 [...]
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Cheshire East Appoints Cycling and Walking Champion

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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. Read more [...]
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Congleton Temporary Road Closure 4th June 2019 Until ?

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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. Buses to/from Macclesfield will divert via Bosley crossroads so will not call at any intermediate bus stops between Macc and Congleton Read more [...]
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Macclesfield development meeting

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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 [...]
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