We look after a number of benches, items of street furniture, public art and historic assets. Here’s a summary of what we do.
Whilst many of us are on the internet there is still a role for the trusty noticeboard to communicate with the town.
We maintain four noticeboards:
- Town Council Offices
- The Moor
- Princess Street
Our statutory notices are displayed at the Council Office noticeboard, this includes formal notice of meetings and election notices.
If you have a community notice to display on one of our noticeboards please email email@example.com. We will not display any business adverts. Friends of the Moor maintain a second noticeboard on the Moor.
TOWN CENTRE MAPS
The 2010 Town Plan suggested maps be installed in the town centre to help visitors find their way around. We installed the first maps in 2013 and updated them in 2019.
We have six maps across the town centre where you can also pick up a paper copy of the map. The maps were fully funded by sponsorship from our local town centre businesses.
All maps feature a ‘you are here’ way finder. You can find the maps at the following locations:
- Canute Place
- Tatton St car park
- Railway station,
- Bus station
- King St car park
- Princess Street
THE JUBILEE ARCH
Designed as a lasting tribute to for the diamond jubilee of HM The Queen in 2012, the specially commissioned Jubilee Arch forms the entrance to the Library Gardens and was designed by local artist Christine Wilcox-Baker.
The arch depicts two horses, both recognising the Queen’s love for horses and the Knutsford races which were historically held around the Heath. Six flags of bunting can be seen from each side, each representing a decade of Her Majesty’s reign. The centre of the arch is a crown marking the year and featuring a central glass diamond.
Built in 1745, the obelisk on Chelford Road was built by the Leghs of Booths Hall. The stone either comes from the original Booths Hall or from St Helena’s Church, both of which were demolished around this time. The top features a stone urn with flowers/flames which is believed to be from the church as it is ascribed to Ralph Leycester of Toft Hall.
The Grade II listed obelisk and green were adopted by the Town Council in 2020. The obelisk is undergoing repairs in December.
KING CANUTE SCULPTURE
In 2012 the Cheshire Gardens Trust designed a show garden for the RHS Tatton Flower Show which featured a specially made sculpture of King Canute.
The sculpture was designed by former Tatton Park artist-in-residence Christine Wilcox-Baker and is fabricated in stainless steel from section, mesh and sheet. It was donated to the Town Council and installed in the Council Office gardens in 2014.
OVER KNUTSFORD PARISH PUMP
Probably dating back to the early 1800s, the Over Knutsford Parish Pump (located on Chelford Road) was adopted and renovated by the council in 2016.
The pump is a Grade II listed building, and features the original cast iron water pump with lead pipe and stone through. The wooden case was replaced as part of renovations.