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Mayor of Knutsford’s 100 Mile Cycle Tour Raises over £2,000!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Knutsford have raised over £2,000 having completed an epic 100 mile cycle tour of Cheshire East this Saturday (21st). Cllr Andrew Malloy and his wife Nicole undertook the challenge to raise funds for Knutsford youth sports and a new skate park for Knutsford.

The sun shone as they visited 16 Cheshire towns and villages, meeting representatives of the local councils as they cycled through. They were joined on the ride by Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Cheshire East Council’s Cycle and Walking Champion, along with Melissa Reddy, Andy Coatsworth and Simon Crump.

The cycle tour was a key part of Andrew’s theme for his year as Town Mayor of promoting and supporting health living and leisure activities for the youth of Knutsford.  His aim is to encourage and support physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming, football, tennis, cricket or anything else.  Andrew also aims to establish a starter fund for a skate park.

The cycle ride was sponsored by Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes n Gear and along the ride Cllr Malloy was delighted to receive a donation of £250 from Sunrise of Mobberley and £100 from So Cheshire, who greeted them at the end of the ride in Knutsford.

Andrew set up a JustGiving page to enable residents to sponsor the ride and, alongside offline donations and sponsorship, has now raised over £2,000.

Andrew said: “Thank you to each Mayor, Chairman and councillor who welcomed us to their patch along the ride and to Knutsford Tri Club who joined us from Wilmslow to Dean Row, and the Alsager Harlequins Cycling Club who joined us from Alsager to Nantwich. 

But most of all, thanks to the cyclists who did the entire ride with my wife and I; Simon, Andy, Suzie and Melissa; we could not have completed this epic journey without their support.”

Along the route Cllr Malloy met with:

  • Cllr Janet Cookson, Chairman, Mobberley Parish Council
  • Cllr Mike Dudley-Jones, Chairman, Alderley Edge Parish Council
  • Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman, Wilmslow Parish Council
  • Cllr Barry Burkhill, Mayor of Cheshire East & Cllr for Handforth Parish Council
  • Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, Mayor of Poynton
  • Cllr Roland Edwards, Mayor of Bollington
  • Cllr Liz Braithwaite, representing Macclesfield Central for Cheshire East Council
  • Cllr Paul Woods, Chairman, Gawsworth Parish Council
  • Cllr Sally Ann Holland, Mayor of Congleton
  • Cllr Sue Helliwell, Alsager Town Council
  • Cllr Steve Boyes, Chairman of Audlem Parish Council and Cllr Paul Barrett
  • Cllr Arthur Moran, Mayor of Nantwich
  • Cllr Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe
  • Cllr Mike Muldoon, Mayor of Sandbach
  • Mr Dave Roberts, Community Mayor of Middlewich
  • Cllr Brian Bath, Chairman, Holmes Chapel Parish Council.

To sponsor the Mayor visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cllrandrewmalloymayorofknutsford

Start of Tour: L-R: Colin Kemshed, Stephen Edmonson, Mike Peacock (chair of the Great Race committee, just joined us to see us off), Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Simon Crump, Melissa Reddy, Andy Coatsworth, Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Nicole Malloy, Mayoress of Knutsford
Having cake with Alsager Harlequins Cycling Club
The finishers: Cllr Andrew Malloy, Simon Crump, Nicole Malloy, Steve Johnson, Melissa Reddy, Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Andy Coatsworth

Press contact:                  Annabel Irvine, 01565653929

                                           annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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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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Mayor of Knutsford’s Cycle Tour of East Cheshire Saturday 21 September

Mayor of Knutsford Cllr Andrew Malloy and Mayoress Nicole, are embarking on a Cycle Tour of East Cheshire this Saturday, 21st September.  The ride will be completed in a day and cover over 100 miles in a circuit around the whole of Cheshire East.  Andrew is hoping to raise £2,000 towards his fundraising via JustGiving page.

The cycle tour is a key part of Cllr Malloy’s theme for his year in office of promoting and supporting healthy living and leisure activities for the youth of Knutsford.  His aim is to encourage and support physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming, football, tennis, cricket or anything else.  Andrew also aims to establish a starter fund for a skate park.

The Mayor is grateful to Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes’N’Gear for their sponsorship of his cycling jersey and support of his Cycle Tour.

Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “I’m looking forward to touring the borough with some like-minded cyclists, including Cheshire East’s Cycling and Walking Champion Suzie Akers-Smith, promoting an active lifestyle, and hopefully improving the image of cycling for all to try, we all need to try our best to get out of our cars when we can, as our roads become more and more congested.  If you’d like to join us for part of the ride, do please get in touch.  It will also be great to see strengthen links with many towns and villages across the borough.”

The Mayor will pass through the following Towns and villages on Saturday 21 September at the approximate times below.  Where possible he will be greeted by the Town Mayor, Chairman or a local Councillor.  If you are in the area please come out and wave him and his follow riders on as they go past:

Knutsford Town Council Offices: 08:00         Mobberley Rajar Building: 08:17

Alderley Edge Festival Hall: 08:50            Wilmslow Parish Hall:  09:10   

Handforth Youth Centre: 09:25                 Poynton Civic Hall: 10:10

Bollington Town Hall: 10:50                       Macclesfield Town Hall: 11:35

Gawsworth Community Hub: 12:00         Congleton Town Hall: 12:55

Alsager Civic: 14:10                                     Audlem Square: 16:00

Nantwich Civic Hall: 16:45                        Crewe Town Council: 17:25

Sandbach Literary Institute: 18:05           Westfields Sandbach: 18:10

Middlewich Victoria Buildings: 18:50     Holmes Chapel Parish Council: 19:35

Chelford St John’s Evangelist Church: 20:15   Knutsford Town Council Offices: 20:45

To sponsor the Mayor visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cllrandrewmalloymayorofknutsford

L-R Julie Ault, Bruntwood, Nicole Malloy, Mayoress of Knutsford, Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Paul Bonner, Bikes N Gear (Photo by Jonathan Farber)

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Mayor Launches Sizzling Summer Fundraiser

Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford has today launched the first of his fundraising events a Summer BBQ which will take place in the evening of Friday 19th July.  2nd Knutsford Scouts will be running the BBQ which will be held in the library gardens, next door to the council offices next to the Council Offices on Toft Road. 

Tickets are priced at just £10 per person (£5 for children aged 12 and under) and a cash bar will be available on the night.  All proceeds raised will support the Mayor’s Charitable Fund and 2nd Knutsford Scouts. The Mayor’s Charitable fund this year  is raising money for a Skate Park for Knutsford and supporting local charitable community sports groups promoting youth activity.

Andrew said: “Please join me and my family for this family friendly event and help raise money for a skate park and local youth sports clubs.  Come and chat to me about my activities during the year, and perhaps your kids can speak to me about mine and their hopes for the town too.”

For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929; Annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Photo: Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford (back) with members of 2nd Knutsford Scouts, Cubs and Beavers:

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Town Mayor to lead Civic Parade and Service this Sunday

Knutsfordians are being encouraged to come out to see their new Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy during his Civic Sunday parade this week. The parade that starts assembles at 1.15pm and sets off at 1.20pm on Sunday 23rd June.  It will start from King Street car park before working its way along King St, Minshull St, Princess St, Church Hill, back across King Street Car park and across the Moor to St Cross Church where the Civic Service will take place led by Revd Paul Deakin.

The Parade will be led by the 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron ATC marching band and include dignitaries and Mayors from Town and Parish Councils across Cheshire as well as other uniformed groups.

Town Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “The Civic Sunday parade and service is something of a welcome to the new Mayor, and an opportunity for you all to meet your new Mayor.  I would be delighted if as many of you that attended Mayor Making, could also attend the service and parade, and show me your support as you have done many times before.

It would be nice to meet many of you face to face, a change from many of our regular chats on social media.

If you are not able to attend the service, perhaps you could support the parade, by helping line the streets and give us all a cheer as we walk past, that would be truly lovely.

As my year will be about supporting youth and activity/sport, it would be great to see many youngsters, and local sporting clubs out too.

I look forward to seeing you on 23rd June.”

For more information about the above events contact Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine on 01565 653929 or email annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

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Town Mayor Looking Forward to his Fundraising Ball on 23 March

Knutsford Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan is looking forward to his Charity Ball which takes place on Saturday 23 March at The Courthouse.  The ball is the Mayor’s biggest fundraising event of the year and is on target to raise over £5,000 for the Mayors Charities: Knutsford Heritage Centre, Friends of the Moor, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and The Welcome.

 

This has been a record-breaking year for sponsorship, and we are delighted to have the support of: Fisher German, Bentley Manchester, Bridgfords, Event Buddha, WA16:PR,  Watterson Financial Planning, Michael McDonald, Ultimate Creative Communications, VME, Packaging Automation Ltd, Eleven Recruitment, Knutsford Admin, KDR Recruitment, Elite Health, Hewitt Interiors and Knutsford Veterinary Surgery.

 

Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford said: “It has been great to have your support over the year, I really do hope you can continue your support by attending my premier event to raise vital funds for our very local charities.  I hope to see you there on the night for what is sure to be a fantastic evening.”

 

Tickets are available for the night at £48 per person for a delicious 3-course meal, arrival drink, close-up magician, Singer Alex Ashe and Decades Disco DJ.  Contact Mayor’s PA by calling Annabel on 01565 653929 or email annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk to book your place.

 

Raffle tickets are on sale now for the Mayor’s Prize Draw at £2 each.  We have over 30 amazing prizes which will be drawn on the night.  Tickets are available from Knutsford Heritage Centre and the Council Offices or contact Annabel Irvine (details above).  We are grateful to all the local shops and businesses who have donated prizes for the ball.  If you would like to make a prize donation please get in touch Annabel.

Picture from L – R: Ann Coan, Mayoress of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, Ruben Pita, The CourthouseMayor

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Can you Beat the Mayor?

If you need a little something to get that grey matter working, why not head down to The Angel on King Street on Wednesday 20 February for Knutsford Town Mayor’s Charity Fun Quiz?  Starting at 7 pm, it’s just £2 per person to enter with lots of prizes on offer including a draw to win a bottle of wine just for pre-registering your team.

Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan said: “I invite you to test your trivia, and that’s not a medical term!  My thanks to Sabrina at The Angel for hosting the quiz at her pub.  We hope to see lots of you there where there will be lots of prizes to be won and all proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities.”

All money raised from the Mayor’s fundraising this year will go to Knutsford Heritage Centre, Friends of the Moor, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and The Welcome.

Register your team in advance by calling Annabel on 01565 653929 or email annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk with the name of your team and number of players.  For more information visit: https://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising

 

 

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Mayor’s Christmas Fundraising Events

Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, is getting into the Christmas Spirit this next week with his fundraising events.

On Saturday 1 December we will be selling raffle tickets for £2 each at the Mayor’s Market Stall.  There is one prize and it’s a big one!   The winner will get over 100 prizes generously donated by all the stallholders at the Knutsford Christmas Market.  This prize really will ‘sort’ Christmas for the lucky winner.  Come and visit the stall on Princess Street (nr Silk Mill Street) and buy your ticket for a chance to win this amazing prize.  The winning ticket will be drawn by the Mayor at the Light Switch On at 6pm on the performance stage in Canute Place.

Our last fundraising event of the year is a fantastic festive visit and lunch at Tatton Mansion on Tuesday 4 December from 11am onwards.  Tickets are on sale now for £25 per person.  This includes the visit, a two-course festive lunch, coffee and free parking.  For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929; Annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Cllr Peter Coan the Mayor said: “I have had a fantastic fundraising year so far having already raised £1300.  I do hope you will be able to support my Mayor’s stall as this usually raises a significant amount of money for my local charities.  Please join me for my festive lunch and visit at Tatton Mansion, which will be a fantastic Christmas event.”

 

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Come Dine with the Mayor on 13 November!

Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, today launched his latest fundraising event a “Come Dine with the Mayor” which will take place in the evening of Tuesday 13th November.  Brasserie Blanc is hosting a seasonal two course meal which includes a glass of wine on arrival.

Tickets are priced £17.50 per person and all proceeds raised go to support the Mayor’s local charities: Friends of the Moor, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust, The Welcome and Knutsford Heritage Centre.

For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929; Annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Cllr Peter Coan the Mayor said: “I do hope you will be able to join me for a relaxed evening of food, drink at Brasserie Blanc to help me to raise money for my local charities.  All welcome!”

From Left: Cllr Peter Coan, Mayor of Knutsford, James Billson, Manager, Brasserie Blanc (standing), Ann Coan, Mayoress of Knutsford

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Millennium Bursary Open for Applications

The annual Millennium Bursary is now open for applications from students who are currently studying in their second year of Higher education. Applications are being accepted online at knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk with a deadline of Friday December 15th.  The main award is £515.

The bursary is the initiative of Knutsford Town Council supported by the Knutsford Lions Club and has been awarded every year since it was founded in 2000. It is aimed at students who will be going into their third year of higher education in September 2018.

As part of the application applicants must submit a short statement of no more than 200 words demonstrating how the award would benefit their chosen course of study, with particular reference to how it may help a project or dissertation.

To be eligible for the bursary applicants must normally reside in Knutsford or Toft. Informal interviews will take place in late December and the winner of the bursary will be announced shortly thereafter.

Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Forbes said “The Town Council is pleased to again be inviting students from the area to apply for the Millennium Bursary. I wish all the students applying the best of luck and look forward to working with the Knutsford Lions and Jennifer Holbrook in the difficult task of deciding this year’s successful applicant. “

Last year’s Bursary was awarded to Cameron Ormesher who was studying Government and Economics at the London School of Economics.

You can download the application form here: www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/services/millennium-bursary

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