Councillors Houghton, Lowe, Abel, Malloy, Dalzell, McCulloch and Coan.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk) and S Curties (Town Centre and Marketing Officer)
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies on personal business were received from Cllrs Gardiner and Power.
DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
The organiser of the Makers Market reported their attendance.
Members agreed that the Makers Market should return in July subject to:
- It being able to be held safely and in accordance with government guidance for such events in its normal location (along Princess Street / Silk Mill Street)
- The initial market being smaller than the full market
- The precise detail of the initial market being agreed by the Town Centre and Marketing Officer and the Makers Market (with oversight from the Chairman and Town Clerk)
- It being possible to cancel the market up to the Wednesday prior to the market should the Town Clerk and Chairman consider it necessary due to the COVID situation
REVIEW OF YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The report was noted. The Town Clerk explained the council had received a £10,000 heritage lottery grant for its WWII Memories Project.
TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT REPORT
The Town Centre and Marketing Officer joined the meeting, provided an overview from the report and took questions from members.
RESIDENTS COVID IMPACT SURVEY
It was suggested that additional measures to support those who may have experienced isolation during lockdown be explored with examples of a free film showing or an over 60s hour for coffee in the pubs.
The recommendations from the survey had the support of members.
Cllr Coan left the meeting.
HEAD OUT NOT HOME AL FRESCO DINING EVENINGS
The proposal was supported by members. Members suggested that the July event proceed and that subject to its success it continue in August and September. It was agreed that it should not coincide with the Makers Market weekend.
WELCOME BACK PACK
The proposal was supported by members.
KNUTSFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL
The update was noted.
QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
The Town Clerk was thanked for organising member visits to 60 King Street.
The log was noted.