Streetscape Team

The place to go to find out everything about the team who keep the park looking beautiful every day.

Who are Streetscape?

This is Mike, he’s a wiz with the lawnmower

They are a visible, hardworking team who look after the park day to day, come rain or shine. They are responsible for the park and town winning awards such as North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. Day to day, you will see them mowing the lawns, watering the flowers, designing, planting and tending to the flower beds, amongst other things.

This page is dedicated to celebrating the work they do and in finding out more about them and in turn the workings of the park.

The team don’t just look after the park, to give some background, Streetscape is a service run by Congleton Town Council (CTC) to maintain some of the outside spaces in Congleton. It’s important to know they don’t have responsibilities for all areas since this still sits with CEC. You can find out more detail about this on the Town Council website.

What Services does Streetscape provide?

The services covered by the Streetscape team are:

  • General maintenance and grass cutting around the town.
  • Minor tree maintenance.
  • Hedge Cutting.
  • Shrub Pruning.
  • Some of the public gardens such as Antrobus St and Moody St gardens.
  • Summer and Winter planting in Congleton Park and on Mountbatten Way.
  • Maintaining the roundabouts at traffic intersections.
  • Planting, maintaining and cleansing Congleton’s 11 play parks. This is a joint effort with CEC.
  • Supplying, planting and maintaining the hanging baskets for the businesses and shops – who pay Streetscape for their own baskets – 259 of them!
  • Maintaining the ‘carpet bed’ in the park with celebration displays using small flowers and plants. 
  • Maintaining the Paddling Pool site.
  • Maintenance of the Parks’ Bowling Green.
  • Emptying on average 160 litter bins a day, also litter picks around the town (including potentially dangerous items like hypodermic needles – which are also reported to the police).
  • Maintaining Town Notice boards and ‘Welcome to Congleton’ signs and plants.
  • Restoring street furniture such as benches etc. Many of these are not owned by CTC but we maintain them anyway.

Congleton Park ready for summer 2022

Britain in Bloom UK finalists 2022

What is a Britain in Bloom town?

RHS Britain in Bloom, is the largest horticultural campaign in the United Kingdom. It was first held in 1963, initiated by the British Tourist Board based on the example set by Fleurissement de France. It has been organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) since 2002. Entrants compete against each other within their area and then selected communities are nominated to compete against each other in the RHS UK finals.

Who are we up against?

We are in the Large Town category and competing against:

  • Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Workington, Cumbria
  • Ilkeston in Bloom, Derbyshire
  • Congleton in Bloom, Cheshire
  • Farnham in Bloom, Surrey
  • Portishead in Bloom, Somerset
  • Prestatyn in Bloom, Denbighshire
  • Mirfield in Bloom, Yorkshire