The Town Council is always working on a range of projects; here’s a run down of some of our key projects.
Transfer of Council Offices
The Town Council is anticipating taking ownership of the Town Council offices on 1st April 2018. We will then be planning a programme of improvement to maximise the use of the building as a community asset.
Market Hall Redevelopment
We are working with SiCa architects to develop a scheme for a new Market Hall. This will replace the 1960s building on Silk Mill Street with a greatly improved facility and we are looking to include apartments above the market to fund the project.
Centennial War Memorial
The idea of creating a centennial war memorial for Knutsford has formed the focus of the council’s commemoration of the First World War centenary. The Town Council has been working with the Knutsford Royal British Legion to relocate the Haron Baronian Statue to form a new war memorial for Knutsford and undertaken public consultation on the idea and the roll of honour.
Here are some of the other things we are looking at
- Installing planting at the welcome signs to Knutsford
- Installing a defibrillator in a refurbished phonebox at Woodlands Drive
- Planting trees across town
- Looking to create a community garden behind Booths
- Investigating toilets and accessible plots on allotments
Cemetery Chapel Refurbishment
The Grade II listed chapel at the centre of Knutsford Cemetery is returning back to Town Council management; we’ll be starting with a refurbishment of the chapel and installing a new toilet and kitchenette before beginning to increase the profile of this little gem.
Following the transfer of the two toilet blocks at Bexton Road and King Street, the Town Council arranged for the installation of brand new toilet facilities. The new toilet cubicles take up far less space within the footprint of the buildings than the former toilet units. We are looking to create three new commercial units within the spaces to bring in additional income to the Town Council.