Archive for November, 2019

Millennium Bursary 2019

Second year university students from Knutsford are encouraged to apply for the Millennium Bursary.

Since 2000 the Town Council and Knutsford Lions have offered a £530 bursary to a second-year student from Knutsford to assist with their final year studies. The Knutsford Lions often also provide further smaller awards to runner-up students.

The bursary is open to all second-year university students whose term-time address is in Knutsford or Toft. To apply, students simply need to complete a short form giving a background to their studies and how the bursary will help them achieve more at university.

The deadline for applications is 31st December. The application form can be downloaded at: www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/services/millennium-bursary

All applicants will be invited to an interview in early January where the interviewers (Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Ms Jennifer Holbrook, former Mayor and Mr Michael Goldman, Knutsford Lions) will seek to better understand how the bursary can help studetnts’ studies.

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Remembrance Sunday Services

Knutsfordians are invited to join the Knutsford Royal British Legion and Knutsford Town Council for services of Remembrance this Sunday, 10th November. The order and format of events has changed for 2019 with the parade commencing earlier to facilitate the 1045am service at the Centennial War Memorial which will now form the focus of the town’s commemorations.

0845 Parade assembles at Drury Lane (Ruskin Rooms), Knutsford WA16 6HA
0900 Parade from Drury Lane to St Johns Church
0930 Remembrance Service at St Johns Church
1030 Parade reassembles to march to Centennial War Memorial
1045 Remembrance service and wreath laying at Centennial War Memorial
1120 Parade back to Drury Lane
1150 Remembrance service and wreath laying at Cross Town War Memorial
1230 Remembrance service and wreath laying at War Memorial Cottage Hospital, Northwich Road
1315 Wreath laying and prayers at the Tatton Park Parachute Regiment Memorial
1400 Refreshments at Council Offices

All are welcome to join us at the wreath laying, parade and the various services to commemorate this years Remembrance Sunday. Please note that road closures will be in place for the safety of the parade along King Street, Princess Street and Tatton Street/Canute Place. Toft Road will be closed for the parade to the centennial memorial and during the service taking place. There will also be a road closure on Mobberley Road from 1140 to 1220 for the Cross Town service.

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Council decides not to purchase Marshall House

The opportunity to purchase a landmark building in the Town Centre was considered by the Town Council at two meetings in October. Marshall House, the Victorian former Egerton School on Church Hill, was put up for sale following the collapse of Wright Marshall. At an initial meeting in October councillors decided that it was worth exploring options for the building, recognising it could provide a additional community space and public car parking.

An options paper was prepared in advance of a deadline to submit a bid to purchase the building of the 1st November. This paper was considered at a special meeting of the town council on Tuesday 29th October where it was noted that the limited time available meant a fully costed and detailed business case could not be prepared. The options paper explored the idea of purchasing Marshall House to convert it into a Town Hall venue, accommodating the Market Hall and/or Council Offices. One key benefit identified was the opening up a large hall for the community, identified as a need in the Neighbourhood Plan.

It has been anticipated that the purchase price would be in excess of £1.5m and it was concluded that purchasing the building would not provide value for public money. The council accordingly resolved not to submit a bid or explore the options any further.

Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “The Town Council is always looking for opportunities to improve the facilities and services available to our community, on balance we felt that this would have presented too much risk and been a poor use of public money.

“We look forward to seeing proposals to bring this fantastic building back into active use developed by the new owners in due course”.

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