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Get involved in Congleton Carnival!
Carnival comes to Congleton from 11th- 13th July – and the organising team are planning that this year will be even bigger than the last! There’s still time for you to enter a float, have a stall on the field or just plan for a great weekend in Congleton!
The festivities will begin on Friday 11th July with ‘Holler’ musical event on Hankinson’s field. Many top local acts have already signed up. Tickets will be priced just £5 and the full line up will be announced nearer the time.
Saturday is Carnival Day! The procession will start at 11am from Bromley Road – this will include floats, bands, dancers, people in fancy dress, vintage cars, bikes and much more - all with a 70s theme! The procession will make its way through the town and to the Park where there will be stalls, food and drink, fair rides, entertainment and lots of fun for all ages! In the evening the Party in the Park has some top tribute bands from the 70s - tickets will be sold via the Tourist Information Centre and at other venues.
Carnival continues for an extra day – with Congleton hosting ‘It’s a Knockout’ in the Park on Sunday 13 July. You can join in the fun of watching teams tackling some challenging obstacles with plenty of water and foam involved – if you are interested in putting a team into It’s a Knockout email email@example.com
If you would like to join in the procession, have a stall at the Park, find out more about It’s a Knockout or offer your services to help on the day or in advance please give your name, address, contacts and details about your idea to Congleton Tourist Information Centre in Congleton Town Hall or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the procession/trade & charity stall form here
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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.