Archive for September 16th, 2019

Front Garden Competition winners are announced

Green-fingered Knutsford residents showed even the smallest of gardens can impress the judges during Knutsford Town Council’s annual front garden competition.

All shapes and sizes of garden were entered into the community contest, judged by the Deputy Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Stewart Gardiner and Christine Skinner representing Knutsford in Bloom.

With a cherry tree in full fruit, beautiful hanging baskets, lighting, bird feeders and baths and a small seating area, judges were in complete agreement that Peter Holt’s garden in Middle Walk was the winning entry and he received a certificate and a gift voucher for a Christmas Tree kindly donated by Fryers Garden Centre.

A strong second place went to Terence and Jean Austin’s garden in Meadow Drive – a beautiful garden with well tended flowers and a lush green lawn.

Third place was a tie between two very different front gardens: Jacqui Elliott, who’s small but perfectly formed paved garden on George Street impressed the judges with a variety of potted plants, climbers and a window box and Lorraine Dorset’s beautiful garden on Woodside featured abundant flowering beds and a well-tended lawn. 

The Residents of Ella Grove were presented with a Community Garden certificate to acknowledge their maintenance and upkeep of this communal space for the enjoyment of all local residents.

Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford said, ‘’I was delighted to hand out certificates to some worthy winners this weekend and see the gardens they’ve clearly spent a lot of time nurturing over many months.  Thanks also to Jonathan Farber for taking photographs of the gardens, across the town, and to Cllr Stewart Gardiner for assisting in judging the competition while I was on holiday.”

Knutsford Town Council look forward to receiving even more entries for next year’s competition in the Summer of 2020.

First Prize: Peter Holt from Middle Walk (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Second Prize: Terence Austin from Middle Drive (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Joint Third Prize: Jacqui Elliott from George Street (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Third Prize: Lorraine Dorset from Woodside (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Community Award: Residents of Ella Grove (photograph by Jonathan Farber)

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Mayor of Knutsford’s Cycle Tour of East Cheshire Saturday 21 September

Mayor of Knutsford Cllr Andrew Malloy and Mayoress Nicole, are embarking on a Cycle Tour of East Cheshire this Saturday, 21st September.  The ride will be completed in a day and cover over 100 miles in a circuit around the whole of Cheshire East.  Andrew is hoping to raise £2,000 towards his fundraising via JustGiving page.

The cycle tour is a key part of Cllr Malloy’s theme for his year in office of promoting and supporting healthy living and leisure activities for the youth of Knutsford.  His aim is to encourage and support physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming, football, tennis, cricket or anything else.  Andrew also aims to establish a starter fund for a skate park.

The Mayor is grateful to Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes’N’Gear for their sponsorship of his cycling jersey and support of his Cycle Tour.

Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “I’m looking forward to touring the borough with some like-minded cyclists, including Cheshire East’s Cycling and Walking Champion Suzie Akers-Smith, promoting an active lifestyle, and hopefully improving the image of cycling for all to try, we all need to try our best to get out of our cars when we can, as our roads become more and more congested.  If you’d like to join us for part of the ride, do please get in touch.  It will also be great to see strengthen links with many towns and villages across the borough.”

The Mayor will pass through the following Towns and villages on Saturday 21 September at the approximate times below.  Where possible he will be greeted by the Town Mayor, Chairman or a local Councillor.  If you are in the area please come out and wave him and his follow riders on as they go past:

Knutsford Town Council Offices: 08:00         Mobberley Rajar Building: 08:17

Alderley Edge Festival Hall: 08:50            Wilmslow Parish Hall:  09:10   

Handforth Youth Centre: 09:25                 Poynton Civic Hall: 10:10

Bollington Town Hall: 10:50                       Macclesfield Town Hall: 11:35

Gawsworth Community Hub: 12:00         Congleton Town Hall: 12:55

Alsager Civic: 14:10                                     Audlem Square: 16:00

Nantwich Civic Hall: 16:45                        Crewe Town Council: 17:25

Sandbach Literary Institute: 18:05           Westfields Sandbach: 18:10

Middlewich Victoria Buildings: 18:50     Holmes Chapel Parish Council: 19:35

Chelford St John’s Evangelist Church: 20:15   Knutsford Town Council Offices: 20:45

To sponsor the Mayor visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cllrandrewmalloymayorofknutsford

L-R Julie Ault, Bruntwood, Nicole Malloy, Mayoress of Knutsford, Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Paul Bonner, Bikes N Gear (Photo by Jonathan Farber)

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