AMT National Convention 2013 – Cheshire East
Cheshire East is to host AMT’s flagship event – the 2013 Annual Convention – after Congleton’s five Town Partnerships submitted an exciting proposal including plans for Convention activity in Congleton, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach.
This year’s Convention will take place on 6 and 7 November and will feature a packed programme to support towns and high streets, as well as the announcement of the Winners of the Towns Alive National Awards.
Delegates will exchange ideas, learn how Government policy will affect them, and pick up new ideas for projects and plans that will boost their towns and high streets.
Speakers & Workshops
Speakers and workshop leaders from all over the UK including policymakers and other key national figures will share their advice. Much of the programme including plenary sessions will take place in Congleton Town Hall, with workshops featuring in Congleton, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach. All of the five towns have developed active Town Teams and will share what they’ve learned in this process with delegates in special Convention sessions.
2013′s Convention will also feature a park and ride system to link the five towns, so that delegates can maximise the learning experience.
The Convention will be supported by Cheshire East Council and the five Town Partnerships.
Sandbach Workshops Theme
Sandbach Workshops Theme
The 5 Town Partnerships – Achieving More Together
The 5 Town Partnership Forum is a successful model of “super partners” working with a common purpose to enhance the local area by harnessing the support and enthusiasm of local communities.
This interactive workshop focuses on partnership working. It will provide you with the opportunity to find out about:
- Joining together and unlocking the power of local communities.
- The results of active volunteering, and what “interest and involvement of local residents” really means.
- Achieving significant investment from grant funding for things which may seem impossible.
- Working with local authorities to achieve the maximum benefit by sharing resources.
- Our successes but also our failures and how we worked through them.
Whilst we will be sharing some of our achievements we welcome the opportunity to work with delegates to hear about their aspirations, successes and any current issues.
Glyn Chambers, Project Officer from Holmes Chapel Partnership will welcome delegates and facilitate the session. The Chair of Holmes Chapel Parish Council and Mayor of Sandbach Town Council and will also attend, as will the Chairs of Holmes Chapel and Sandbach Partnerships and two Ward Members from Cheshire East Council (who are also members of the Council’s Cabinet).
On Saturday the 14th September, Sandbach Town Centre will again be full of music, bells and hankies!
Local residents Lynn Purcell and Ray Archer – Morris Dancers themselves – have again organised their traditional Morris Dancing day to take place in Sandbach town centre, with Morris teams coming from arround the region.
Further information will follow.
Sandbach Today is a fantastic showcase for all the local voluntary organisations, which is in its 14th successful year. This year we are hoping to incorporate youth organisations in this year’s event.
Sandbach Youth Today will be on the Market Square on Saturday 7th September, the event will promote the excellent youth organisations in our town and the good community work they do to help enhance our town and make Sandbach a better place.
We would be delight if your organisation could take part; there will be an opportunity to promote what your organisation does in an appropriate way either practically or just a stand with leaflets.
This is a free event and will operate on a first come basis please find attached a booking form.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FORM BEFORE FRIDAY 9th AUGUST 2013 TO:
Sandbach Enterprise Centre
Tel 01270 752124
Sue [dot] Brereton [at] sandbachpartnership [dot] co [dot] uk (Sue [dot] Brereton [at] sandbachpartnership [dot] co [dot] uk)
For any queries please call: -Dot Flint (01270) 768693 dotflint [at] aol [dot] com (dotflint [at] aol [dot] com)
Cancer Research Market Stall on day only
Saturday 17th August
9am till 4pm
Sandbach Indoor Market
Selling bric a brac, good qualilty second hand clothes, books, toys and new household goods
Friends of Sandbach Park are hosting a Quiz Night and Hot Pot Supper on 22nd March at Sandbach Masonic Hall.
For full details please see attached poster
On the second Saturday of each month a Farmers Market is held on the cobbles. All goods are home grown or reared, home cooked, brewed, pickled or smoked, hand made or hand crafted and there is live music,
St Lukes Hospice Annunal Light up a Life Event will be held on Scotch Common 6pm till 6.30pm on Friday 7th December
The annual Tree of Light Celebration will be held at Sandbach Cemetery on Thursday 6th December at 5pm.
On the 30th November late night Christmas shopping starts with a Christmas Market and the launch of WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN further information is available from Sandbach Town Council and look out for promotions around town.
Other late night shopping dates are:- 6th, 13th, 20th December