Repair Cafe

The next Congleton Repair Café event will be Saturday June 25th 2022 from 10am till 2pm @ the Old Saw Mill 

Head on over to their Facebook page for more information

Cheshire Kids Clothes Swap Shop

We are being a host for a new Kids Clothes Swap Shop coming to Congleton…
Cheshire Kids Clothes Swap Shop is coming to the Old Saw Mill Saturday 18th June, 9am—12pm
Bring good quality kids clothes you no longer need and swap for the sizes you do need (Age 0-5 only)
The price is £2 for 20 swaps
Unfortunately, the event will not accept stained / holey / sleepwear clothes as part of swaps but you can donate these into their separate “take for free bucket”
Please join us and choose pre-loved clothing to help the environment (and your purse)!

New groups settling in – Do you fancy a crafts group?

As some of you know we have a couple of new groups which have started to settle in at the Old Saw Mill.

BRO’s, a men’s peer support group, is now settled in well with a few regular attendees who are always looking for new members to come and talk about absolutely anything and everything over a cuppa.

The women’s wellbeing and support group, organised by Collette from Healthbox, have had their first few sessions and are settling in well. If you’d like to join them for the next session or would like some further information, please follow the link below.

And soon an antenatal teach in class…

Volunteers at the Old Saw Mill are proposing we start a crafts group. This would be a very informal group that would meet once a week, maybe Wednesday at around 3:30pm-5:30pm, to do any form of arts and crafts they choose in the company of like-minded people.

 Although this is not set in stone and is still a very rough idea, we are extremely open to other suggestions and would love to hear if anyone would be interested in such a group.

We have two upcoming events

Over the next few weeks, we have two events coming up…

So, firstly a Bonkers Bingo evening on Friday 17th June, 6.30pm for 7pm: dress up, be in good voice and expect bingo with a crazy twist and wonderful prizes! Food will be an evening buffet and an Old Saw Mill cocktail as you arrive, price £15, £12 for members.

And then the first Film Night with John Lindley 6.30pm for 7pm on the 1st July! Come and enjoy John’s mystery choice of classic film with themed food and drink, price £15, £12 for members.

We would welcome your suggestions for further film nights

Brain Gym News

Our next ‘Gym’ session will be on Tuesday 10th May 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Why not come along for some ‘brain exercise’ and also bring along a brain teaser of your own for us to solve.

Two to keep you going…

“A man pushes his car to a hotel and tells the owner he’s bankrupt why? “

“I left my tent and walked South for 3 miles. Then I turned East and walked three more miles, then went north for three miles. I ended up back at my tent where a bear was eating my food. What colour was the bear? “

We hope to see you at the next session!

Annual Meeting 2022

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Friday 20th May at 4:30pm in the OSM.

Everyone is invited to attend and contribute to the meeting, but only shareholders will be able to vote and elect members, and others, of the management board.

We will report on what we have been doing and also want to share with everyone our plans for the future. We have some important decisions to make to ensure the OSM will be sustainable through what will be a difficult period.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Best Wishes from,

The staff and directors of the OSM

The Repair Cafe at The Old Saw Mill

Another great event

A brilliantly busy one last month! Lots of fixes, new volunteers, community groups coming together and loads of lovely people! Nice one Congleton ✊

Had some great stuff in at the last repair cafe, a lot brimming with sentimental value:

A wind up musical marching man
A Blastoise plushie teddy
A tartan clad clock
A child’s chair
LOADS of bikes (a donation of rhubarb for one of them! Amazing!)
The next event will be Saturday May 28th, 10am-2pm @ The Old Saw Mill 

Hope to see you there, lets get repairing!

Updates on groups at the Old Saw Mill

As promised there are some updates on groups starting and continuing to gather at the Old Saw Mill…

FREE Women’s Wellbeing Support Group
Welcome Wondrous Women! This Peer Support group is open to all Women aged 18+ and will be taking place, in person at The Old Saw Mill. This group provides a safe space for Women to gather, feel free, connect, share, listen, uplift and support one another. A community of women supporting women, promoting good mental health and wellbeing.

Supported by a community of like-minded women, this is a space where you can celebrate and embrace your inner strength and individuality. Share your hopes, dreams and struggles with the aim of healing, inspiring, uplifting and growing.


The Old Saw Mill, Back River St. Congleton, CW12 1HJ


Every other Monday, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Starting: Monday 9th May

Monday 23rd May

Monday 6th June

Monday 20th June

Monday 4th July

Monday 18th July

Spaces are limited and advanced booking is essential. Follow the link below to book your space.

Community Yoga and Mindfulness sessions – The Old Saw Mill, Congleton, 11.30am – 1.00pm
Classes will now take place on the last Monday of each month on the following dates:

30th May
27th June
25th July
29th August
26th September
31st October
Free of charge and complimentary lite brunch included.

Places are limited and must be reserved prior to attending.  To book, please contact

Would you like afternoon tea for the Queen’s Jubilee?

Our afternoon teas are great to eat in or take-away here at the Old Saw Mill available at £12.50 per person!

But would you fancy takeaway afternoon teas for the Queens Jubilee during the bank holiday weekend in June? Perfect for street parties with friends and family… Date to be confirmed soon

 Afternoon teas include (per person):

A selection of sandwiches and cakes
A scone with homemade jam and cream
Mini Quiche or Sausage roll
Please contact us if you’re interested or would like to know more…

Email: or Call us on 01260 277658.