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‘Plant a Tree with Ranger Bob’ returns this February half-term

Grab your shovels and join our Town Ranger this February half-term for a chance to plant a tree in Knutsford!

Following the success of last year’s event, ‘Plant a Tree with Ranger Bob’ is back this month and people of all ages are invited to participate by planting a tree in the two-day event. Whether you’re looking for ways to get some fresh air, or you just love trees, it’s a great way to make some memories and be part of Knutsford’s Nature Action Plan!

Knutsford Town Council set out to plant 13,000 trees as part of its Nature Action Plan in March 2020 as part of its commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. So far, the Council has planted 1,471 trees and they are keen to keep that number growing.

As part of this initiative, last year Knutsford residents joined fantastic Town Ranger Bob in different sites around Knutsford to plant a variety of trees. Dozens of Knutsford residents turned out to get stuck in and help plant a tree.

If you’d like to get involved this year, please send your name, contact number, how many people you’d like to bring and which site you’d like to plant a tree at to enquiries@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk. Spaces are limited so please get in touch ASAP to secure a space.

The times and sites are as follows:

Tuesday 21st Feb

9am:  Chelford Road, outside the cricket club (2 trees) – 1 Volunteer

10am:  Brandon Drive, green next to wildflower meadow (2 trees) – 1 Volunteer

11am:  The Heath, behind bowling green (2 trees) – 1 Volunteer

12pm:  Ladies Mile, by Heath Drive (3 trees) – 2 Volunteers

1pm:  Westfield Drive, green near 33-37 (11 trees) – 4 Volunteers

Wednesday 22nd Feb

9am:  Site One – Longridge, near 358-357 (4 trees) – 2 Volunteers

10am:  Site Two – Longridge, near 310-311 (2 trees) – 1 Volunteer

11am:  Site Three – Longridge, near 95-97 (1 tree) – 1 Volunteer

12pm:  Site Four – Longridge, near the Welcome (4 trees) – 2 Volunteers

1pm:  Site Five – Southfields, green opposite 30-38 (5 trees) – 2 Volunteers

Knutsford Market Hall Traders and Kath Gibb Smiling

Knutsford Market Hall and The Silk Rooms Join Forces

Shoppers visiting Knutsford Market Hall in February can enter a prize draw to win a night ‘next door’ at The Silk Rooms.

Kath Gibb of Aneto Properties are developing the former Freemason’s building into a ‘boutique  Airbnb’ with a downstairs bar and restaurant area. Kath said, “This has been such an exciting project for us.  The Grade II listed building had been neglected and required a lot of work.  Our restoration is sensitive but has brought the building and the outside space into the 21st century.  We live local and know Knutsfordians have fond memories of their evening in the Freemasons. Very soon, they can add memories of the Silk Room to this.

Shoppers at Knutsford Market Hall will receive a raffle ticket when they spend with the following traders –

  • Style Loft Boutique
  • The Market Café
  • Radchester Garden Ornaments
  • Sabrina’s Baby and Toddler Boutique
  • Slipped Discs
  • Market Hall Butcher

These raffle tickets will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will win a night’s stall at The Silk Rooms to be used by December 31st, 2023.

Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager, said “We are delighted to be working the Kath and The Silk Rooms and can’t wait for next door to open! This collaboration is perfect.”

Knutsford Market Hall is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8am-4pm, with the options to open on additional days with agreement. The market is home to a café, womenswear, a vinyl record shop, a baby and child clothing boutique, garden ornaments, a butcher and fruit and veg stall. A greeting card stall is coming soon.

The Silk Rooms is being developed by Aneto Properties and is scheduled open in Spring 2023. Aneto Properties are looking for tenants for the downstairs bar and restaurant area and interested parties should contact Kath Gibb on contact@thesilkrooms.co.uk

Chase from Paw Patrol outside the Market Cafe

Successful Market Open Day

Knutsford Market Hall hosted a successful open day on Saturday 21st August.

First held in 2019, the idea behind the day is to promote the market hall’s offer to customers – new, old, and especially those who have not yet discovered the wide variety of produce and goods on offer in the market. 

The open day was opened by Knutsford Town Mayor Cllr Stewart Gardiner who visited each trader and chatted with families who were enjoying a special breakfast at The Market Café with Chase from Paw Patrol.  Each of the market’s food and drink traders offered samples throughout the day and Slipped Discs played some retro vinyl in the afternoon.

Visiting families could also visit a face painter and anyone making a purchase on the day was given a raffle ticket to win a £5 voucher from each trader.  The draw was drawn at the close of the day and the lucky recipient has until the end of September to spend their vouchers

Sandra Curties, Knutsford Town Council’s Town Centre and Marketing Officer said, “Despite the unseasonal weather, it was lovely to see some new and old faces in the market hall.  Breakfast with Paw Patrol went down a storm and the raffle was a great way to reward customers.  The market hall really has something for everyone, and we urge every Knutsfordian who has yet to discover it to pop in soon!”