Firstly a thank you to everyone who took the time to make a nomination in the 2015 Town Awards. There are some fantastic nominations and the decision panel will have another tough set of decisions to make.
The first meeting of the committees in the new civic year sees each committee review its 2020 Vision aims. To date, the Town Council has completed 21 per cent of the actions in our 2020 Vision and the committees are working on the next steps. The Planning Committee will be reviewing the list of listed buildings and making recommendations to English Heritage, so if you know of a building that is of architectural or historical interest that isn’t already listed, please do let me know.
The Environment Committee will be consulting community organisations to gather an insight both into the needs for community meeting spaces and for what organisations need to develop further. This is part of our commitment to developing the voluntary sector in Knutsford. The Environment Committee is also going to be looking outdoors – consulting residents on how public spaces can be protected or enhanced for public use, as well as looking at the trees in the town with a view to ensuring that all important ones are protected.
Finally, do you have an idea for a town event? The Events Committee will be discussing ideas for new events at its meeting on June 15 so get in touch.
The Town Clerk’s Column is a bi-weekly blog appearing in the Knutsford Guardian.