Following the success of the 2021 event, and as part of our ongoing plans to support the town centre, we are bringing back alfresco dining evenings on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August. To facilitate this, there will be the following road closures which may affect you:
- King Street – from Church Hill to Egerton Square (allowing access to and from the King Street car park) Closed Saturday 13th August
- Princess Street – small section outside the Lost and Found (as well as some restricted parking bays) Closed Friday 12th August
- Minshull Street – full closure. Closed Friday 12th August
The roads will be closed from 5.30pm to 11.00pm and our local hospitality businesses will use the outside space for dining. Only existing Knutsford hospitality venues are taking part although some shops may take advantage of the event and stay open later. We are contracting a traffic management company and are engaging with the emergency services to ensure the safety of the evenings. Roads will be reopened fully from 11pm. We are also looking to repeat this event on 9th and 10th September.
We are working extremely closely with the participating restaurants to ensure safety for those walking through the town centre and the evenings. We have also stressed the importance of ensuring the spaces used are routinely cleared up and that customers are reminded that a number of residents live in apartments above shops. We sincerely apologise for any disruption this causes but your cooperation is very much appreciated by the Town Council, and our hospitality industry as we continue to keep our town centre thriving. We welcome your feedback on the evenings and hope that you can take advantage of these opportunities too.
If you have any queries or questions regarding this, please contact me by email Alanah.firstname.lastname@example.org