The audit of accounts for Knutsford Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published. No issues have been raised by the council’s external auditor, PKF Little John.
No issues were raised by the council’s internal auditor’s JDH Business Services.
Green-fingered Knutsford residents showed even the smallest
of gardens can impress the judges during Knutsford Town Council’s annual front
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
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.
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.
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.
Mayor is grateful to Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes’N’Gear for their
sponsorship of his cycling jersey and support of
his Cycle Tour.
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
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
Knutsfordians are invited to join Town Mayor
Cllr Andrew Malloy for a short service of remembrance at the Centennial War
Memorial on Toft Road to recognise the 80th anniversary of the start
of World War II. The service takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd
The Mayor will be joined by his chaplain, Reverend Paul Deakin for
prayers and readings to commemorate this significant anniversary.
Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “Please join me at the centennial memorial to
commemorate 80 years since the start of World War II. This service
will be a solemn reminder of the conflict that was never meant to happen, ahead
of more celebratory events in May 2020 to recognise the 75th
anniversary of VE day.”
Mayor of Knutsford Cllr Andrew Malloy hosted a fundraising
BBQ on Friday night to raise money to support the Mayor’s fundraising and 2nd
Knutsford Scouts. The Mayor’s fundraising this year is raising money for a
Skate Park project in Knutsford and supporting local charitable community
sports groups promoting youth activity.
Over 60 guests and families braved the rain for the BBQ
kindly prepared and served by 2nd Knutsford Scouts. All the meat, fruit and vegetables came from
Edwards and Emmess Butchers and Jonty’s Fruit & Veg in Knutsford Market
Hall. The beer from Tatton Brewery went
down well on the bar and the guests still drank Pimms despite the grey skies!
Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “I am delighted to have been able
to raise over £540 at my first fundraising event. A big thank you to 2nd
Knutsford Scouts who manned the BBQ with a team of fantastic volunteers (both
young and old!). Thank you also to the
Deputy Mayor of Cheshire East and the Mayor of Crewe for attending and to my
Deputy Cllr Stewart Gardiner for your help on the night.”
The Mayor’s next fundraising event is a Spanish night at
Evuna, taking place on Tuesday 10th September. Tickets are £23 and
available from Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine (01565 653 929).
already blooming with the RHS Tatton Flower Show in town, floral shop window
displays plus an upcoming visit from the Northwest In Bloom Competition judges,
and now Knutsford Town Council is inviting residents to get involved by nominating
gardens for the 2019 Knutsford Front Garden Competition.
competition, organised by the council in 2019, encourages residents to get
involved with the In Bloom campaign and either show off their own
beautiful front gardens or maybe nominate a neighbour.
competition is open to any garden which is on view to members of the public,
and anything can be nominated from window boxes to large landscaped gardens.
Residents are encouraged to snap a photo of their favourite Knutsford front
gardens and enter them into the competition by emailing the picture to the
council. Residents can nominate their own gardens, a neighbour’s garden or a
garden that they have passed on their travels.
competition has once again been sponsored by Fryers Garden Centre on Manchester
Road who will be providing prizes for the three winners. The competition will
be judged by the Town Mayor with representatives from Knutsford in Bloom and
you’re proud of your own garden or think your neighbour’s efforts have been
paying off all you need to do is send us a picture to enter it – it’s a fun,
local competition focused on recognising the spaces that brighten people’s days”
said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green.
competition opened on Monday 15th July and will be open for one
month until Friday 16th August. To enter just send a photograph and
the address of the garden to email@example.com. You can enter as many gardens as you’d like, and can also submit entries
in person to the Council Offices on Toft Road.
Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford has today launched
the first of his fundraising events a Summer BBQ which will take place in the
evening of Friday 19th July. 2nd
Knutsford Scouts will be running the BBQ which will be held in the library
gardens, next door to the council offices next to the Council Offices on Toft
Tickets are priced at just £10 per person (£5 for children
aged 12 and under) and a cash bar will be available on the night. All proceeds raised will support the Mayor’s Charitable
Fund and 2nd Knutsford Scouts. The Mayor’s Charitable fund this
year is raising money for a Skate Park for
Knutsford and supporting local charitable community sports groups promoting
said: “Please join me and my family for this family friendly event and help raise
money for a skate park and local youth sports clubs. Come and chat to me
about my activities during the year, and perhaps your kids can speak to me
about mine and their hopes for the town too.”
Knutsford was alive with the sound of music this
weekend as the Music Festival took place across the Town. The third annual Festival,
organised by Knutsford Town Council, has been hailed a success as residents and
visitors alike enjoyed a wide range of musical entertainment in venues across
Music on the Moor on Saturday afternoon
proved particularly popular as families enjoyed live music from acts including
Modjango, Gigi and Sam Lyon, African drumming workshops with Drumroots and
making their own musical instruments with Kate’s Craft Parties!
Deputy Town Clerk, Lisa Benskin said “it was
brilliant to see so many people enjoying this community event and we were very
relieved to see the sunshine arrive in time after a lot of rain so far this
month! We have received many messages saying how lovely it was to see the Moor
so busy and how similar events should be done more often!”
featuring Blues, Folk, Alternative and Classical across the weekend, there
really was something for everyone. The
Folk at the Theatre event curated by Mark Radcliffe was very popular with an
extremely high calibre of well know Folk artists, such as John Smith, fresh
from his American tour.
The festival featured 44 acts across 20 venues across four days and
organisers were quick to thank those that made the event possible. Knutsford
Town Mayor and Lead Member of the Music Festival working Group Cllr Andrew
Malloy said “I am delighted with the success of
this year’s Knutsford Music Festival, helped by the good weather, but not
possible without the hard work of Council Officers, volunteers from Knutsford
Hosts, and the support of the good people and businesses of Knutsford and
surrounding areas. All the performers I was able to get to see were amazing, I
can’t wait to see what 2020 has to offer.”
Lisa added, “without the support of our sponsors Bella Design and Marketing, Wine and Wallop, Glaisyers and Dexter and Jones alongside the venue hosts and businesses taking part in the fringe events, and of course those who bought tickets and came out to support the event, the festival would not be possible, so a huge thank you!”
Cllr James Power, Deputy Chairman of the Events Committee
added “The Knutsford music festival shows the very best of this great town.
From drumming workshops and performances on the Moor to the superb folk nights
with the brilliant Mark Radcliffe to sublime classical music. We have seen so
many talented musicians and it’s inspiring to see new artists making their
debuts here. This festival was a huge success – a massive thank you to everyone
now undertaking a review of the festival in order to improve it for 2020, if
you have any feedback you would like to provide or suggestions to make for 2020
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Knutsford Market Hall have been specially commended by
National Association of British Markets Authorities (NABMA) for their
contribution to its annual Love your Local Market campaign.
Love your Local
Market started on 17th May and lasted for two weeks. During this time Knutsford Market Hall hosted
Egerton School Choir, a Face Painter, Competitions and had a ‘sample’ day
offering visitors to the town a taste of all the products the market
offers. There was also a strong social
media campaign across Twitter and Facebook.
All traders took part in the campaign.
NABMA gave special praise to Knutsford Market Hall for its strong
participation nationally for LYLM with specific mention for photography (Tatton
Photography) and trader engagement (The Market Café). The market overall topped the list of special
mentions nationally for its campaign as well.
Town Centre Manager, said, “Everyone at The Market Hall was really pleased with
the way the campaign went this year. It
has been great to see new faces in the market and our different mix of
stalls. We hope people are realising
what a gem the Market is. We host supper clubs, quiz nights and take part in
community events all year round. If you
work elsewhere and don’t have time to pop in all our traders are on our website
and can be contacted for pre-orders and in many cases delivery. We love our
LYLM mugs as well!
Hall is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. The
Market Café also open on Wednesday. Shoppers at Knutsford Market can find
everything for dinner from, fruit and veg, wine and a great range of meat,
poultry and fish. There is a café and
you can buy women’s and children’s clothing and accessories and gifts. There is also a stall offering a weigh and
save and eco products. Alongside this is a photography stall offering a full
range of both consumer and corporate photography services.
Knutsfordians are being encouraged to come
out to see their new Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy during his Civic Sunday parade
this week. The parade that starts assembles at 1.15pm and sets off at 1.20pm on
Sunday 23rd June. It will
start from King Street car park before working its way along King St, Minshull
St, Princess St, Church Hill, back across King Street Car park and across the
Moor to St Cross Church where the Civic Service will take place led by Revd
The Parade will be led by the 2056 (Knutsford)
Squadron ATC marching band and include dignitaries and Mayors from Town and
Parish Councils across Cheshire as well as other uniformed groups.
Town Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “The Civic Sunday parade and service is something of a welcome to the new Mayor, and an opportunity for you all to meet your new Mayor. I would be delighted if as many of you that attended Mayor Making, could also attend the service and parade, and show me your support as you have done many times before.
It would be nice to
meet many of you face to face, a change from many of our regular
chats on social media.
If you are not able
to attend the service, perhaps you could support the parade, by helping line
the streets and give us all a cheer as we walk past, that would be truly
As my year will be
about supporting youth and activity/sport, it would be great to see many
youngsters, and local sporting clubs out too.