Archive for March 26th, 2020

Town Centre Masterplan Update

Knutsford Town Council thanks the 658 people who completed questionnaires to provide feedback on the draft traffic and parking proposals for Knutsford Town Centre in our recent consultation. Volunteers on our town centre working group have analysed the data and have prepared an initial draft report which is being reviewed.

A sizeable majority supported the proposals, with 58% saying Yes to the question “Overall do you support this 3-part scheme as a first step towards securing the future of Knutsford town centre?”  Support for each of the three parts was even stronger; such as 77% in favour of fewer cars parked on Top and Bottom streets, and enforcing the ‘no-parking’ regulations.

Clearly, however, the sudden economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed things.  The proposals, therefore, will remain dormant until the pandemic has passed and life settles into some new normality.

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Market Hall Open for Essential Shopping

Three traders in Knutsford Market Hall are continuing to support the Knutsford community, offering an independent alternative to the main supermarkets.

The following stalls, which sell food and household essentials, are open

  • Jonty’s Fruit and Veg
  • The Market Butcher
  • Plastic Free Weigh

Shoppers are required to wash their hands before entering the market hall, with one person being served per server. Only traders touch produce and we are encouraging payment by card. Entrance to the market is limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “These are challenging times for our town centre businesses and markets across the country. With these measures we can ensure the safety of shoppers and traders whilst supporting our hugely valued independent market traders”

The following stalls are closed:

  • Balloons and Greetings of Knutsford
  • The Market Cafe
  • Morgan Edwards Wines
  • Style Loft Boutique
  • Lou Lou Bella
  • Tatton Photography

The Town Council is waiving stall fees for the traders required to close due to the pandemic.

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