Lots going on behind the scenes in Congleton with discussions with town councillor and deputy mayor Suzie Ackers-Smith and CE cllr David Brown over tweaks to make cycling around town easier, and longer-term more major work to make the cycle route network less disjointed, and add a new circumnavigation of the town.
Also there are more cycling events in the pipeline for the town after the runaway success of the Cheshire leg of the Tour of Britain. These events are fun, raise Read more [...]
The campaign is busy working with town councillor Suzie Ackers-Smith, who was instrumental in bringing the Tour of Britain to Congleton.
The result is the Tour of Britain Legacy Committee who are working on ideas to ensure this event has a lasting effect on the area by improving its health and wealth. Improving health by encouraging the uptake of walking/cycling for shorter journeys and for exercise/leisure in order to reduce air pollution and stress; improving wealth by improving the local Read more [...]
We've been busy putting together an ambitious wishlist plus some cheap and cheerful quick fixes (will post these later) to improve the Congleton Cycle Network, as requested by town councillor Suzie Akers-Smith, the force behind the success of the 2016 Tour of Britain stage held here in Cheshire East.
Cheshire East Council's leader, Rachel Bailey, and others want to see a cycling legacy from this event, so that residents and visitors will have a good quality cycle network to use. Currently there Read more [...]
Our next evening meeting is at 19.00 on Wednesday 25th February in the Kings Arms, Lawton St, Congleton, CW12 1RS.
The purpose is to discuss Congleton Cycling Campaign's presentation on 'cycling in Congleton' that we have been invited to give at the upcoming Cheshire East Cycling Seminar (Tues 3rd March 3rd, 18.00, Congleton Town Hall).
The proposed Link Road and its cycling provision (or lack of) would make a good theme - we have sight of the final plan, and there will be public consultation Read more [...]
The draft local plan is open for comments now, and you have until midnight 26th February 2013 to read, digest and comment. It takes a while to read and respond, so don’t put it off! There are also three other related documents open to read and respond to: Emerging Policy Principles Document, the Sustainability Appraisal and the Habitats Regulations Assessment.
It's really important that everyone comments, and for those of us who want to cycle, or cycle more, or want our children to cycle, or Read more [...]