News in Congleton

Photo is artists representation of the gym and may be subject to amends prior to final design for planning

Discussions with the preferred contractor for the redevelopment of the Congleton Leisure Centre remain ongoing, but there is no confirmed date for the work to begin.

The £8m redevelopment scheme was due to start in January, but to date there has been no progress.

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Congleton Police has emphasised the importance of dog owners being responsible and keeping their pets under control ahead of lambing season.

A Congleton Police spokesperson said: "Sheep worrying is a crime and causes massive issues for famers and horrendous injuries to livestock resulting in animal welfare issues."

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The footpath runs from Back Lane to Public Footpath No. 2 in Somerford.

Cheshire East Council's public rights of way committee unanimously approved plans to extinguish a Congleton footpath in order for a housing development to commence.

Miller Homes' reserved matters planning application to demolish some existing buildings and to construct up to 140 dwellings at land at Back Lane, Congleton, was approved in September last year.

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To mark the leap year on Saturday 29th February, a number of Congleton traders along with Congleton Town Council joined together to put on a Congleton Bonus Day.

25 shops and businesses in Congleton were part of the scheme, where every customer that spent £5 or more in their shop on that day, completed a raffle ticket and would be entered into a prize draw.

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A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was taken to Leighton Hospital after colliding with a lamppost in Congleton.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "At 1.07am on 8 March police were called to Willow Street in Congleton following reports of a car colliding with a lamppost."

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East Cheshire Hospice was delighted to receive £342 from Congleton Rotary from funds raised by Congleton's first Tree of Light.

Rotary had agreed to give 50% of the proceeds from the sale of stars for the tree to the hospice, with the remaining going to Rotary for their good causes.

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