2022 Town Award Winners with Stewart Gardiner

Nominations Open for 10th Annual Knutsford Town Awards

The call has gone out for residents to nominate their community heroes for the 10th annual Knutsford Town Awards. The awards have been sponsored by the Forum of Private business once again.

The awards recognise those who make the Knutsford community so special with awards presented across five categories. Nominations can be made online at the Town Council website by 17th February.

Nominations can be submitted for any of the following categories:

The Civic Award which recognises the work of individuals. Last year’s winners included Eileen Podmore for her long and dedicated service at the Knutsford Royal May Day Committee.

The Youth Award which recognises those aged 21 and under. Last year the award was jointly awarded to Brooke McAteer and Ben Ormerod for their public speaking at Cheshire East Council calling for reduced speed limits.

The Business Award recognises businesses who give something back to their community, such as last year’s award winners Co-Op Knutsford for their proactive engagement with local groups.

The Community Award shines the light on local charities, committees, and other groups. Last year it went to the Knutsford Friendship Café for their work supporting carers and those with dementia.

Finally, the Extra Mile Award is for those who go above and beyond in their paid work for the benefit of the local community such as 2022 winner Ximena Massam who won the award for going the extra mile as chef at the Welcome Café.

“I have said before what a wonderfully vibrant community Knutsford has, and these awards aim to shine a light on those who make it so. We need you to tell us who you believe deserves an award this year, so please take the time to submit your nomination” said Cllr Mike Houghton, Mayor of Knutsford.

Nominations can be submitted at https://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/services/town-awards/nominate

Volunteers from Knutsford Allotment Society at a stall in a church in 2021

Town invited to get REFRESHED

As university students prepare to scout out their Freshers Fair, a community freshers fair is coming to Knutsford on Saturday 10th September.

ReFresh Knutsford is organised by Knutsford Town Council and brings together a range of community organisations, charities, clubs and societies to help introduce (or refresh) the community on what it has on the doorstep.

Over 30 groups are coming together to meet potential new volunteers, service users and the wider community. Groups booked to attend cover a range of interests and topics including:

  • Knutsford Floral Design Club
  • Thai Chi Classes
  • Friends of the Moor
  • Knutsford Skatepark
  • Knutsford Community Transport Association
  • Jodrell District Girl guides
  • Canute Badminton Club

“This event is all about connecting our community” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green.

“Whether you are interested in trying out bellringing, want to get involved in the community orchard or learn what the Rotary and Lions do for the town this is a chance to make those connections – you never know what impact your interaction might have on the wider community or whether you’ll discover your new hobby.”

Refresh Knutsford takes place in Knutsford Methodist Church and St John’s Church from 1pm to 3pm.