Park clean up day wants volunteers

Dear Sir, — Friends of Congleton Park has teamed up with Congleton In Bloom and Plastic Free Congleton for the first town clean up day of 2020. The event is taking place on Saturday 10am–12pm, meeting at the pavilion in Congleton Park.
Many residents enjoy our fabulous Victorian park. It looks brilliant all year round due to the efforts of Congleton Town Council Streetscape Team, Cheshire East Council, Ansa and a dedicated Friends of Congleton Park group and we are asking residents to join us to improve the area further and enhance the visitor experience.
We will be organising teams of litter pickers with a particular focus on the various entrances to the park and surrounding streets, including those close to the River Dane. We will be especially looking out for discarded plastic items. Every crisp packet, chocolate wrapper, cigarette filter and plastic bottle picked up is plastic that is prevented from entering our waterways and into the ocean.
At the same time, we shall plant the first five trees to replace those cut down due to storm damage or disease. All equipment will be provided and we would be delighted to have your company.
So, if you fancy helping Friends of Congleton Park, Congleton In Bloom and Plastic Free Congleton, offer your help in advance by contacting Glen Williams, Chairman, Friends of Congleton Park by email or just turn up on the day.
Further details about Congleton Park and the Friends can be found on
For more information about Plastic Free Congleton, email — Yours faithfully,
Friends of Congleton Park.