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.”
A child’s visit to Knutsford Christmas Market wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see Santa and his Elves.
Situated on Silk Mill Street, Santa’s grotto will be open throughout the Christmas Market, closing before the reindeer parade at 5pm on 1st December to allow Santa to prepare his reindeer and sleigh before arriving in Canute Place to switch on the new Christmas lights.
Tony Riley of Ivy Cottage Tree Farm, supplier of the town’s shop front Christmas trees has kindly agreed to help decorate the grotto this year, donating a Christmas tree and decorations.
“We are very pleased to support Knutsford Town Council and, of course, Father Christmas in their efforts to raise funds for such a great charity. Every child deserves to have a magical Christmas and the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust do a great job of trying to ensure that is the case”
Ivy Cottage Tree Farm, Cheshire’s biggest grower of Christmas trees, encourages residents to buy Christmas trees direct and is and based on Racecourse Road, Wilmslow. Open 7 days a week from 20th November.
The grotto will raise funds for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
Knutsford has won the sought-after Gold Award in the North West in Bloom competition for the third year running. Volunteers from Knutsford in Bloom worked in partnership with the Town Council to provide stunning displays around the town.
Knutsford in Bloom is a volunteer group established in 2009 which is made up of 10 dedicated members. The success of this year’s entry is even more impressive given the long drought that preceded the judging day in July this year.
The group is now looking for new members to join, offering opportunities to be involved in larger projects such as planting a wildflower meadow as well as the opportunity to work on displays in prominent town centre locations.
Sam Youd, member of the group and former Head Gardener at Tatton Park, is particularly keen to see younger people involved in the projects, inviting interest from local schools and youth groups such as the Scouts and Guides.
Cllr James Power, Chairman of the Town Council Environment Committee said “A massive thank you to the incredible volunteers who have won gold again for Knutsford. I would encourage anyone who is interested in joining Knutsford in bloom to get in touch”
If you or your group would like to know more about how you could be involved, contact the Town Council to register your interest in taking part on 01565 653929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Remembrance Sunday (11th November) marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The timetable of Remembrance for 2018 is as follows:
0845 Service at St Cross Church
0920 Wreath laying and Prayers at Cross Town war memorial
1000 Parade assembles at Drury Lane
1015 Parade from Drury Lane to St Johns Church
1045 Remembrance Service at St Johns Church
1145 Parade to Centennial War Memorial
1200 Wreath laying and prayers at Centennial War Memorial
1220 Parade back Drury Lane
1245 Wreath laying and prayers at the War Memorial Cottage Hospital
1345 Wreath laying and prayers at the Tatton Park Parachute Regiment Memorial
1430 Refreshments at Council Offices