Business Sponsorship

In the new year we are launching a new scheme to attract business sponsors. We desperately need to achieve a sustainable financial base and this is one of the ways we hope we can do this.
We are inviting local  businesses to become sponsors of the Old Saw Mill and in return they will get a range of benefits which are outlined in the attached document..
If you own a business perhaps you could consider becoming a sponsor or if you work for a company who might be interested please pass on the details.
We would like to thank Town Councillors Kay Wesley and Suzie Firkin for their help setting this up

Christmas Lunch at the Old Saw Mill

We will be doing Christmas Lunch in three forms again this year at the Old Saw Mill.

Number 1 – Christmas Lunch in the café throughout December.

We will have Christmas Lunch available to book in the café from November 28th until December 23rd.

This will be in the café between our normal opening times.

Number 2 – Old Saw Mill Lunch club deliveries

Our usual Friday lunch delivery volunteers will be delivering Christmas Lunch to our regular Old Saw Mill lunch club customers, who receive our weekly meal deliveries, on Friday 23rd December. We already have over 90 meals which will be going out into the community, but if you or anyone you know could benefit from a meal delivery this Christmas please get in touch, using the details above, we’d love to help!!

Christmas Lunch with us, in the café, will consist of…

Full Turkey Lunch with all the trimmings
Christmas pudding
A glass of fizz, wine or apple juice
Complimentary Xmas cracker
The price will be £15 per person for bookings in the café during the month of December, we expect to receive some sponsorship for the lunch on Christmas day, which should reduce the price (on Christmas day only).

Number 3 – Old Saw Mill Christmas Lunch on Christmas day

The Old Saw Mill will be open for Christmas Lunch on Christmas day for friends of the Old Saw Mill who’d rather not spend Christmas on their own. We know that Christmas day can be a miserable one to be on your own so if you or anyone you know could use some company and a warm plate of food on Christmas day then please get in touch we have plenty of spaces available.

We are asking all parties and individuals to pre book with us via any of the following platforms: telephone – 01260 277658 | email – info@theoldsawmill.org | Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OldSawMill/ .

Just to make sure we have enough turkey to feed you all and enough volunteers to make your meal that extra bit more special.

Christmas and New Year Closures 2022-23

As a side note, we will close at 2pm from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023 (inclusive), for a very well deserved break. Of course, we will be open for Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day!

Blankets Please

As it gets colder, we’ll try very hard to keep our heating at a reasonable temperature but we are thinking of introducing blanket pegs in the café at the OSM. So, we are asking for donations of any spare blankets you have suitable for people to use as they sit in the cafe.

This would be very useful and help us keep the Old Saw Mill a warm place over the ever-growing cold days.

All of our thanks in advance,
The Old Saw Mill

Congleton Needs a New Recycling Centre

We all know that Congleton needs a new household waste recycling centre, Cllr Robert Douglas is leading a much-needed campaign to get Congleton a new site, with Congleton Climate action proud to support this campaign.

If you’d like to support the campaign, please follow the link below. We also have a QR code available to scan at the Old Saw Mill and would be happy to support anyone who wants to sign but is struggling to access the site.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/congleton-needs-a-new-household-waste-recycling-centre?source=direct_link&

Drop in’s happening at the Old Saw Mill

Healthwatch across Cheshire

Cheshire East Council is offering free walk-in wellbeing checks without an appointment at many locations across Cheshire East and the Old Saw Mill is one of them.

The Health & Wellbeing bus will be visiting the Old Saw Mill on Monday 28th November 2022 between 1 and 3pm to give free health checks, advice and information.

This health and wellbeing service is in addition to the NHS Health Check, which is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. Designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type two diabetes or dementia.

To find out more or to look at other locations please follow the link below…

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/health-matters/health-and-wellbeing-service/health-and-wellbeing-service.aspx

Credit Union Drop in sessions

Congleton Community Credit Union are now running weekly drop in sessions at the Old Saw Mill, completely free and we’d love to see you pop by 

The sessions are running every Friday 10-11am

Old Saw Mill Lunch Club – November Menu

Old Saw Mill Lunch Club – November Menu

Friday 4th November
Chicken Chasseur and new potatoes with mixed veg
Vegetable and Bean Casserole (v) (Celery, Lactose)
Apple Cake (Gluten, Lactose, Eggs)

Friday 11th November
Roast loin of Pork with stuffing and apple sauce with roast potatoes,
Cauliflower, carrots and gravy. (Gluten, Lactose)

Vegetable enchiladas (Gluten, Lactose)
Ginger Sponge and custard (Gluten, Lactose)

Friday 18th November
Cheese and Onion Pie with ratatouille (Gluten, Lactose, Mustard)
Flapjack (None)

Friday 25th November
Chicken Tagine and Rice with mixed vegetables
Vegetable and Chickpea tagine with rice and mixed vegetables (v)
Mandarin orange cheesecake (Gluten, Lactose)