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Knutsford Town Councillor looks to highlight problems with town centre

By on October 31, 2017

Town Councillor James Power is looking to improve issues in Knutsford’s town centre such as dangerous crossings, unsuitable pavements and inaccessible public rights of way.

Cllr Power is looking to take members of CHeshire East Council’s Highways department on a trip around town to highlight issues, with the support of local residents.


He said: “There are some serious issues that need addressing in Knutsford town centre. I am working with highways and Cheshire East Council to make sure these issues are not overlooked.”

Peter Russell, who lives on Longridge and has a disability, has experienced the issues first hand and plans to join Cllr Power and the council on their Knutsford visit.

He said: “I am targeting all the parking issues, footpaths, things like crossings and unmaintained cobbles which fall under Highways. Some of these things are a total disgrace to Knutsford. I am hoping to identify anything to do with health and safety. As far as I am concerned, they are not assisting people with disabilities.”

It is hoped that such problems will be taken forward by the borough council, and as part of Knutsford’s emerging neighbourhood plan.

If residents have areas they have identified as dangerous in terms of consistent access for pedestrians, rather than simply road maintenance, they can use the email details below to get in touch with the town council by email on or

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