War Memorials and Blue Plaques

Cllr Tony Dean chaired his last meeting as Town Mayor this week; ahead of our Mayor Making on May 31st which will see a new Mayor elected. At this week’s meeting, the council quizzed officers from Cheshire East on the future of the Children’s Centre, raising concerns about new arrangements.

The Town Council has submitted applications to list the War Memorial Cottage Hospital both as a building of special architectural interest (Listed Building) and as an asset of community value with the aim of adding additional protections to this important building. Separately, plans for a new war memorial through relocating the Haron Baronian statue are advancing with our aim being to have a new memorial dedicated for Remembrance Sunday.

Blue Plaques celebrated their 150th birthday recently which by coincidence will be celebrated in Knutsford as the Town Council prepares to install five new plaques this year recognising Edward Penny and Henry Royce amongst some important buildings including the Royal George.

Working in partnership with Knutsford Police, we responded swiftly to reports of dangerous parking around Norbury’s Yard/Church Walk; the Environment Committee will be discussing a better solution to this issue next week. If you know of other problem parking areas in Knutsford please do let us know.

Finally, as the weather (hopefully) gets better our Town Ranger will be out-and-about in Knutsford more undertaking a range of duties to make Knutsford cleaner and tidier – please do let us know if you spot a task for him!

The Town Clerk’s Column is a bi-weekly blog appearing in the Knutsford Guardian.


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