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Millennium Bursary Open for Applications

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 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:

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Christmas Window Competition 2015

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

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

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