Cheshire East Council is the unitary authority which covers Knutsford. It is responsible for a large number of public services including:

  • Roads and Highways
  • Children and Adult Social Care
  • Public Transport
  • Planning
  • Public Health
  • Street cleansing
  • Open Spaces


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Knutsford’s waste collection is managed by Cheshire East Council. We have a three bin system; garden waste (green), recycling (silver) and general waste (black). Bin collection days are either Thursday or Friday. You can see what goes in which bin and find out more about the household waste collection on the Cheshire East website.

Knutsford also has a Household Waste Recycling centre on Mobberley Road; here you can recycle a wide range of items from old televisions, fridges and even cooking oil. It can also be used to dispose of additional household recycling such as cardboard – great when you’ve just moved in!


Knutsford Leisure Centre on Westfield Drive is operated by the Everybody Trust and hosts the Knutsford swimming pool as well as badminton and squash courts, indoor football and a fitness suite. Knutsford also has a number of private gyms such as Knutsford Gym on Malt Street and Nxtep Fitness on King Street.

Knutsford Sports Club on Mereheath Lane includes an indoor archery range, cricket pitch, squash courts and tennis courts. Knutsford has a number of Bowls Clubs, a golf club and Football, Rugby and Cricket Clubs!


Knutsford has five main churches – St John the Baptist (Church of England, Toft Road), St Cross (Church of England, Mobberley Road), St Vincent’s (Roman Catholic, Tatton Street), Knutsford Methodist Church (Princess Street) and Brook Street Chapel (Unitarian, Brook Street).


There are four state primary schools in Knutsford: St Vincent’s Catholic (Manor Park North), Manor Park (Manor Park North), Bexton (Blackhill Lane) and Egerton (Bexton Road).

Knutsford Academy comprises a lower, upper and studio school providing education for pupils aged 11-18.

Yorston Lodge is a fee-paying prep school located on Bexton Road for pupils aged 3-11.