Knutsford volunteers sought | Knutsford Times

Knutsford volunteers sought

By on December 31, 2018

Knutsford residents have been issued with a volunteering challenge for 2019 by Knutsford Town Council.

The challenge comes from Knutsford town clerk Adam Keppel-Green, who says volunteers are vital to community groups but are in short supply.

Adam said: “The opening of a new calendar is a natural time for reflection and looking ahead to challenges the new year might bring. I always feel incredibly blessed to live in such a wonderful town; our independent and historic town centre, having Tatton Park on the doorstep and, of course, the incredible sense of community.

“In my, albeit limited, spare time, I enjoy serving as chairman of Friends of the Moor, where I can help deliver little projects that make two of Knutsford’s green spaces that bit more special. In 2018 our successes included installing new interpretation boards on the Moor and arranging for the goalposts to be reinstalled on the Barncroft.

“Knutsford is fortunate to have numerous fantastic community organisations which work to make the town so much more special – such as hosting lunch clubs, organising festivals, caring for the gardens of the elderly and disabled, running the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. But can they? All our community organisations rely on one thing more than money – freely given time. Volunteers are the engine behind Knutsford winning gold at North West in Bloom, and volunteers are the reason you can attend free life-saving first aid training. From speaking with our cherished community groups, I know that volunteers are one thing that is in short supply.

“So, If I was to set you a challenge for 2019, it would be to see if you can find more time for your community. I guarantee there will be a group looking for your time and your skills. It could be volunteering at an event, helping run sessions/services or even joining the committee that drives the organisation. The ambitious could even look to become a councillor -elections take place in May.

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Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email

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