Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday (23/03/20) the Town Council is keen to promote civic responsibility. We urge all residents to obey the new restrictions introduced in the interests of everyone’s safety.
Town Council staff are now working from home; with the exception of maintaining a single officer in Monday to Friday to provide telephone cover and help coordinate the COVID-19 Community Response with We are Knutsford.
We have considered that whilst the work our Town Ranger and Cemetery Groundskeeper do is very important, it is not essential. This is obviously work they cannot do from home but we have sent them home on full pay for the next three weeks; they remain on call to deal with anything urgent that may arise.
The Market Hall remains open in line with government advice. The only stalls trading are the Market Butcher, Jonty’s Fruit and Veg and the Plastic Free Weigh. Distancing measures have been introduced and traders are instructed to have zero tolerance for any customers not obeying these rules. Where traders have been required to close, we are waiving their rent and we encourage other landlords to do the same.