Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, is getting into the Christmas Spirit this next week with his fundraising events.
On Saturday 1 December we will be selling raffle tickets for £2 each at the Mayor’s Market Stall. There is one prize and it’s a big one! The winner will get over 100 prizes generously donated by all the stallholders at the Knutsford Christmas Market. This prize really will ‘sort’ Christmas for the lucky winner. Come and visit the stall on Princess Street (nr Silk Mill Street) and buy your ticket for a chance to win this amazing prize. The winning ticket will be drawn by the Mayor at the Light Switch On at 6pm on the performance stage in Canute Place.
Our last fundraising event of the year is a fantastic festive visit and lunch at Tatton Mansion on Tuesday 4 December from 11am onwards. Tickets are on sale now for £25 per person. This includes the visit, a two-course festive lunch, coffee and free parking. For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929; Annabel.email@example.com.
Cllr Peter Coan the Mayor said: “I have had a fantastic fundraising year so far having already raised £1300. I do hope you will be able to support my Mayor’s stall as this usually raises a significant amount of money for my local charities. Please join me for my festive lunch and visit at Tatton Mansion, which will be a fantastic Christmas event.”
Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, today launched his latest fundraising event a “Come Dine with the Mayor” which will take place in the evening of Tuesday 13th November. Brasserie Blanc is hosting a seasonal two course meal which includes a glass of wine on arrival.
Tickets are priced £17.50 per person and all proceeds raised go to support the Mayor’s local charities: Friends of the Moor, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust, The Welcome and Knutsford Heritage Centre.
For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929; Annabel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cllr Peter Coan the Mayor said: “I do hope you will be able to join me for a relaxed evening of food, drink at Brasserie Blanc to help me to raise money for my local charities. All welcome!”
From Left: Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, James Billson, Manager, Brasserie Blanc (standing), Ann Coan, Mayoress of Knutsford
The annual Millennium Bursary is now open for applications from students who are currently studying in their second year of Higher education. Applications are being accepted online at knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk with a deadline of Friday December 15th. The main award is £515.
The bursary is the initiative of Knutsford Town Council supported by the Knutsford Lions Club and has been awarded every year since it was founded in 2000. It is aimed at students who will be going into their third year of higher education in September 2018.
As part of the application applicants must submit a short statement of no more than 200 words demonstrating how the award would benefit their chosen course of study, with particular reference to how it may help a project or dissertation.
To be eligible for the bursary applicants must normally reside in Knutsford or Toft. Informal interviews will take place in late December and the winner of the bursary will be announced shortly thereafter.
Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Forbes said “The Town Council is pleased to again be inviting students from the area to apply for the Millennium Bursary. I wish all the students applying the best of luck and look forward to working with the Knutsford Lions and Jennifer Holbrook in the difficult task of deciding this year’s successful applicant. “
Last year’s Bursary was awarded to Cameron Ormesher who was studying Government and Economics at the London School of Economics.
You can download the application form here: www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/services/millennium-bursary
Every year the Town Mayor visits the festive window displays put on by the town centre businesses in Knutsford, awarding the coveted best Christmas window award. The 2015 winner was King Street’s White Orchid, whose window grabbed Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean’s attention.
Jo Ashton (White Orchid) and Cllr Tony Dean
White Orchid took to Twitter to express their pride at winning in their first year in Knutsford, saying “WOW, we didn’t know this was happening, thank you so much”
“Wow, we didn’t know this was happening. We were very surprised, it’s our first year in Knutsford and we are so proud”
In second place was La Belle Epoque followed by Edith and Winston in third place. Two highly commended awards were given to Nicholas Austen and Terrence Paul. The winner of the Charity Shop category was CAFT.
“There was a phenomenal effort from the retailers again this year with a multitude of stunning Christmas displays” said Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean.
“Congratulations not just to the winners, but to all shops who took the time to add some extra festive cheer to the town”, Cllr Dean added.
Photo courtesy of the Knutsford Guardian