Knutsford’s first council housing development has been recognised with a Blue Plaque. Heathfield Square was built in 1922 by the Knutsford Urban District Council as part of the government’s ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ campaign. The square, off Northwich Roads features a collection of houses with detailed brickwork and is one of Knutsford’s five Conservation Areas.
The blue plaque was installed as part of Knutsford Town Council’s World War I Commemorations Programme and was ‘unveiled’ by Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan.
Speaking of the installation of the new plaque, Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “Blue plaques help bring the history of our town into everyday familiarity and the new plaque at Heathfield Square will be a reminder of the heroes who returned from the Great War, and the heroes who did not”
Heathfield Square becomes home to Knutsford’s seventeenth Blue Plaque, others include County Terrace and The Royal George Hotel, as well as the homes of Henry Royce and Alison Utley. The Town Council launched a blue plaque scheme in 2015 and has since installed seven new plaques. Nominations for new blue plaques, and the details of existing plaques, can be found here.
The winners of Knutsford Christmas Window Competition were presented with their Certificates and a trophy for the overall winner by the Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan on Thursday 13th December.
Each year both the standard and number of entries continues to get higher and higher, entries from a range of retailers and businesses, including; Clarity Contemporary Jewellers, Gerald’s the Jewellers, White Orchid, Mr Simms and Clare and Illingworth. This year the winner was Cohens the Chemist, second place was Lockton’s the Hairdressers and third place Pulse of Perfumery.
The Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan said “It is wonderful to see so many shops, restaurants and businesses getting into the Christmas spirit and joining in this competition. Congratulations to the three worthy winners and to everyone who made the effort to add some Christmas sparkle to our town. We know it is a busy time of year for all and we are grateful for the time and effort given to these wonderful displays. Of course, the true winners are the visitors and residents of Knutsford who get to enjoy the lovely displays”.
The examination of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan has now commenced, following a six week consultation.
In a letter from the appointed inspector, Andy Mead, it has been confirmed that the examination will be undertaken by written representations and a hearing is unlikely. The Inspector is aiming to issue his draft report withing 4-6 weeks.
You can view the Inspector’s letter here: Inspector’s Letter to Knutsford Town Council.