Over the weekend of 11th - 13th July the people of Congleton and beyond helped to celebrate the tradition that is Congleton Carnival.

It kicked off with Holler on Friday evening showcasing local talent.

On Saturday the Carnival procession made it's way through the streets of the town waved on by crowds of onlookers.  The procession included bands, floats, charity organisations, schools and many more.  Beartown Bikers and other groups brought up the rear with a plethora of motorbikes and trikes.

In the afternoon the crowds took to the park where there was entertainment, activities and stalls.  This scorching summer's day was rounded off with Party in the Park.

Sunday saw the return of It's A Knockout, attended by lots of enthusiatic teams!

What a fantastic weekend!!

The procession can be viewed by following this link http://animoto.com/play/Npp8sMFOZ3N7Qlwq9J2dcA

Images from It's A Knockout can be viewed by following this link  http://animoto.com/play/vv0TpnL3pIFacBr8snThBQ


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What is the Congleton Partnership?

The Partnership ‘ TEAM’ was created in August 2008 and evolved from the Market Town Initiative which had been formed in 2005 to be able to apply for government money released by the Countryside Agency to support rural areas in the aftermath of foot and mouth disease.

To be a successful applicant there had to be community consultation and consequently community focus groups of 80 residents were formed to examine aspects of the town which could be improved – transport, health , economy, tourism etc. This was called a Health Check and gradually a Vision for Congleton evolved.

‘ We believe TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Our Team Vision is to make Congleton a vibrant, happy, healthy, prosperous, sustainable town where people want to visit, stay, live, work , rest and play.'

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This is the story of a market town in Cheshire that became famous for its attachment to its resident bear. So much so, that when the bear became old and died just before the town festivities, the money put aside for the new town bible was borrowed to replace him.


This bear has long gone, but the legend lives on in the hearts of Congleton’s people. We still celebrate that imagination and determination to have fun. And why should it stop there?  Our town’s a town for choice, a town for friendships, and a town for visiting and revisiting.



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