Congleton Work Party Members Receive Recognition02 March 2015
Volunteers with IWA North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Branch’s regular work party at Congleton, received recognition by the local Town Council for their hard work during 2014 at a recent evening to celebrate the success of the town in gaining a Gold Award in the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition.
Various groups and local schools who had each contributed to the town’s success were invited by the Mayor and Town Council for an evening celebration when certificates of recognition were handed out to volunteers who had supported the overall event.
The first IWA Congleton work party was set up in March 2014 as a result of various meetings with the local MP and town council in order to enhance the area of the canal and railway station in and around Congleton Railway Station.
The national judges for the Britain in Bloom competition arrived by train and took a walk along the stretch of the canal where volunteers had been working, making favourable comments about the evidence of great work and community involvement.
A regular group of between twelve and twenty local volunteers now meet monthly to continue the work with the objective of enhancing the stretch of canal between Congleton Wharf and Brookhouse Lane with the intention of extending that work to reach Buglawton on the North Eastern edge of the town in due course.