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Front Garden Competition winners are announced

Green-fingered Knutsford residents showed even the smallest of gardens can impress the judges during Knutsford Town Council’s annual front garden competition.

All shapes and sizes of garden were entered into the community contest, judged by the Deputy Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Stewart Gardiner and Christine Skinner representing Knutsford in Bloom.

With a cherry tree in full fruit, beautiful hanging baskets, lighting, bird feeders and baths and a small seating area, judges were in complete agreement that Peter Holt’s garden in Middle Walk was the winning entry and he received a certificate and a gift voucher for a Christmas Tree kindly donated by Fryers Garden Centre.

A strong second place went to Terence and Jean Austin’s garden in Meadow Drive – a beautiful garden with well tended flowers and a lush green lawn.

Third place was a tie between two very different front gardens: Jacqui Elliott, who’s small but perfectly formed paved garden on George Street impressed the judges with a variety of potted plants, climbers and a window box and Lorraine Dorset’s beautiful garden on Woodside featured abundant flowering beds and a well-tended lawn. 

The Residents of Ella Grove were presented with a Community Garden certificate to acknowledge their maintenance and upkeep of this communal space for the enjoyment of all local residents.

Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford said, ‘’I was delighted to hand out certificates to some worthy winners this weekend and see the gardens they’ve clearly spent a lot of time nurturing over many months.  Thanks also to Jonathan Farber for taking photographs of the gardens, across the town, and to Cllr Stewart Gardiner for assisting in judging the competition while I was on holiday.”

Knutsford Town Council look forward to receiving even more entries for next year’s competition in the Summer of 2020.

First Prize: Peter Holt from Middle Walk (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Second Prize: Terence Austin from Middle Drive (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Joint Third Prize: Jacqui Elliott from George Street (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Third Prize: Lorraine Dorset from Woodside (photograph by Jonathan Farber)
Community Award: Residents of Ella Grove (photograph by Jonathan Farber)

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2015 Annual Town Meeting

The 2015 Annual Town Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 22nd April in the Cranford Suite, Curzon. Organised by the Town Council, the meeting is a meeting of the Town and not the Council but is chaired by the Town Mayor.

Following on from the success of 2014 where a fantastic 18 organisations booked to speak, from the Knutsford U3A, Scouts and Beer Festival Committee – the Town Council is again appealing to organisations who would like to attend and give a 5 minute talk on their achievements in 2014 and plans for 2015.

“We want as many groups as possible to attend and give a short talk to the town – it’s a fantastic way to share success and ideas as well as raising awareness of what your group does” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner.

If your community group would like to book a slot to speak please contact the Town Clerk on or 01565 653929. You can find out more about the town meeting at

Adam added “The Town Meeting is all about listening to the residents; it is not a meeting of the Council but a meeting of the Town so we encourage as many interested residents to attend as possible and share their thoughts and ideas”
At the meeting you will be able to collect a copy of the Town Council’s annual report, make the first nominations for the 2015 Town Awards and find out more about what the Town Council has done during 2014.

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