Cllr James Power and Cllr Andrew Malloy – Knutsford TOB
Event organisers in Knutsford are being invited to attend a new forum hosted by the Town Council. The Knutsford Events Forum is being introduced as an opportunity for those organising public events in the town to share information, skills and experience.
The Town Council recognised that with the demise of the Promote Knutsford Forum in 2016 the town was lacking a regular avenue for event organisers to meet, discuss plans and deliver a more cohesive approach to the town’s events. Convened by the Chairman of the Town Council’s own Events Committee, Cllr Andrew Malloy, the forum is being trialled as an opportunity to provide this.
Andrew said, “Knutsford’s vibrant events calendar contributes greatly to making the town such a special place to live.”
“The aim of this forum is to make it easier for everyone organising events in the town through sharing of experience and knowledge and providing a networking opportunity for event planners”.
Whilst invitations have gone out to a number of community organisations involved in events in Knutsford, such as the Knutsford Promenades, Knutsford Heritage Centre and the Knutsford Lions, the forum is open to both existing event organisers and those with ideas for potential new events in the town.
“We hope that the forum will help take some of the headache out of organising events and signpost organisers to other organisations who can help make their events an even bigger success” Andrew added.
The forum will also help the Town Council as it begins to develop an annual events guide, launching in 2018.
The first meeting of the forum takes place on Wednesday 4th October at 6pm in the Town Council Offices.
Knutsford Town Council teamed up with 1st Knutsford Beavers and 2nd Knutsford Beavers and Cubs to plant 500 bluebell bulbs at Wallwood. The native English bluebells were planted around the edge of Wallwood, the small wood at the tip of Tatton Street and King Street, and will be complemented with Red Campion and additional bluebell seeds to add a colourful edge to the woodland.
With advice from local environmental expert, David Hackett of Knutsford based Biora Group, the planting has reintroduced the native English bluebells into Wallwood. The Town Council will then be removing the invasive Spanish bluebells which threaten the English bluebell.
“Bluebells are an iconic part of a woodland and once established will provide a fantastic flash of colour to Wallwood as well as supporting bees and butterflies” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner.
“This is part of a few environmental improvements we are looking at in Wallwood to promote wildlife and improve the little woodland for the community.”
Cllrs Andrew Malloy and Hayley Wells-Bradshaw joined the beavers and cubs with all 500 bluebell bulbs, plus a small number of wild garlic, being planted in just over half an hour on Wednesday 29th March.
“A big thank you goes to the beavers, cubs and leaders from 1st and 2nd Knutsford for their help planting the bulbs and I hope they will all enjoy seeing them burst into flower” Adam added.
Kind hearted Monckton Properties have shown that they are getting into the Christmas spirit by donating £300 to Knutsford Town Council towards the new Town Christmas lights! The display which has been completely replaced for 2015 now features white lit icicles around the Town Centre.
“The Christmas lights in Knutsford are such a tradition and really enhance the town over the festive season” said Mr Henry Brooks, Director of Monckton Properties, part of the Tatton Estate “we are delighted to make this contribution towards the funding of the lights and would like to wish all the traders, businesses and residents a very Happy Christmas.”
Andrew Malloy, Chair of the Events Committee said “We’re delighted to have the support of Monckton Properties for our Christmas 2015 celebrations. We do Christmas so well in Knutsford, so it is great to be able to attract the support and recognition of our local businesses”.
Find out more about Monckton Properties: http://tattonestate.com/monckton-properties/