Alderley Edge Mayfair
The first time we attended the Mayfair we were each in charge of part of the procession which was divided into four groups. Our responsibility was to line people up in the correct order and to lead them through the main street to the park. It was a great day and when our duties were finished we had time to wander around the park and see the many attractions that were on offer. Since this first event we have been asked back every year. It is a lovely day out for families and we really feel privileged to be part of an ever growing event.
Alternative Art Fair
2016 saw the first Alternative event in Mill Street and Swan Bank, Congleton. Once the road was closed by a Traffic Management Company we were on hand to show the stall holders to their positions in the Fair.
Astbury Carol Service
Organised by The Quinta School the Carol service in December is always well attended. Due to the narrow road by the Church and not many parking spaces we have been asked to help. There is an arrangement with The Egerton Arms public house opposite that they may use their car park. We have for the past few years, been in charge of managing that car park.
Our marshals have helped with car parking and a temporary road closure for a few years now. It is always a nice event to attend with lots of people celebrating in the lovely village of Astbury.
Bjorn the Polar Bear Visits Congleton
It was a great treat to be part of the team looking after Bjorn when he arrived in Congleton town centre one December day in 2012. The life sized animated puppet was very convincing. One member of the crowd was heard to make the comment - “I didn’t think they would let in a live animal like that!”
Brass on the Grass
We have made ourselves useful on more than one occasion at Congleton Park for this event. We mainly man the car park and show people where to go once parked up.
Cheshire Food Festival
This was a two day event so we sent out different marshals on each day. The main duties were helping with set up and dismantling stalls and manning a very large car park. There was also some ’time out’ to allow us to have a meal break and to wander round the stalls.
Christmas Lights Switch on In Congleton
Always a fun event, we work together to ensure the safety of the public as they join in with the celebrations and we make way for Santa and his torchlight procession. Each year we are ‘happy’ to help Santa along his way to the stage to light up the Christmas lights in the town. It is always a pleasure to see all the faces of all the children who gather round to catch a glimpse of their hero.
Cloud 9 Road Race
It was our job to keep the runners safe on the roads as they made their way up to the top of Cloud End and back. We also encouraged them on their way. It was a lovely morning and such a beautiful setting to be stationed at.
Commonwealth Baton Relay
It was a special day when the Commonwealth Baton passed through Congleton in 2014. We joined with Cheshire East Stewards for the event. Marshals were required to keep the crowds back from the procession route.
Congleton Bonfire & Fireworks Display
Our marshals have joined with the Rotary club to help with the safety of the families attending the annual Firework Display, since 2011.
Cheshire Marshals helped the police with a three phase road closure system for the procession through the town. The safety of the procession and the people standing by to watch were most important.
Congleton Civic Parade
We worked with the Town Council to close off the roads for the safety of the all the people in the Civic Parade and onlookers.
Congleton Food and Drink Festival
In the summer time what better time to close the roads and have an all day celebration of good food and delicious drinks? Our team are always on hand to help the stall holders prior to setting up, we have the barriers at road junctions to attend to, and generally help out with the information tables, and even looking for lost children. We are as always there to the end of the day to help with the clearing up operation.
Congleton Half Marathon
Every year, in October is the Congleton Half Marathon ran by Congleton Harriers. This calls for marshalling over a large area. We arrive at Congleton High School (where the runners start from) in the morning to find out where our positions are along the route. It is fun to watch the runners go past and we show them the way to go whilst giving them lots of encouragement.
Crossroads Care Sponsored Walk
We met up for our briefing on a sunny Sunday morning, then armed with our check sheet for the walkers we went off to our marshalling points to await them passing by and ensuring that they followed the correct route. Afterwards we all ended up back at Crossroads Care to have a look at the stalls set out in the beautiful garden.