Town Mayor welcomes new Hosts

Our first welcome event of 2016 saw the Knutsford Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean, present badges to the new Hosts. A packed Town Council meeting room enjoyed a glass of wine, courtesy of Sarah Flannery, and heard about the projects we have been asked to support during the first few months of the year.
As ever, the Hosts showed how keen they are to help and signed up to help a variety of causes and organisations from Tabley House to the Clean for the Queen litter picks.

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Hosts spring into action to support a host of activities!

bannerKnutsford Hosts will be busy supporting activities from fundraising to tea dancing over the next few months!

3 & 4 April: supporting the Knutsford Lions fundraiser at the Aldi supermarket.

5 April: Makers’ Market stall to promote the Knutsford Promenades, and 4pm ‘social’

24 & 25 April: Knutsford Beer Festival – helping before the event, with the sponsors’ evening on Thursday 23 April, and the festival itself. Continue reading

Host Elenor features in Knutsfordian II photographic exhibition

Elenor McAndrew as pictured by photographer Paul Worpole in the Knutsfordian II exhibition

Elenor McAndrew as pictured by photographer Paul Worpole in the Knutsfordian II exhibition

Cooking up a storm at The Welcome is head cook Elenor McAndrew. The Welcome was started in 1995 by local members of the Methodist Church in Knutsford and has now grown into a fully functioning centre offering a wide range of activities, services and support to the people of Longridge and Shaw Heath. Continue reading

BUILD-UP: Hosts project offers training for residents

Sarah Flannery & Cllr Mike HoughtonSUPPORTERS of the Knutsford Hosts, the town-wide community volunteering pilot scheme, have given their enthusiastic backing to the project.

Knutsford Hosts gives people the opportunity to train as community volunteers to represent the town and, at no cost to themselves, they will gain the nationally recognised Award in Community Volunteering.

This qualification will be of use to young people building up their CV, out of work people keen to maintain their skills, or people who are simply keen to do something for the town. Continue reading

BUILD-UP: Olympic spirit is inspiration for Knutsford Hosts volunteer group

Knutsford GuardianPLANS are well underway for a new town-wide community volunteering pilot scheme – Knutsford Hosts.

The project is the brainchild of Knutsfordian Sarah Flannery and is being backed by six Knutsford-based organisations; Knutsford Town Council, The Welcome, Knutsford Heritage Centre, Community Spirit, Peaks and Plains and Great Places.

The idea for the project was inspired by the London 2012 ‘Gamemakers’. Sarah saw an opportunity to create a team of trained community volunteers to represent Knutsford and become an invaluable community resource for events in the town. Continue reading

BUILD-UP: Knutsford Hosts Open Day

Interested in joining the Knutsford Hosts pilot scheme? Then why not come along to our special Open Day on Saturday 26 October.

In the morning we’ll be at the Welcome Cafe from 10am-12noon.

And in the afternoon, we’ll be at the Knutsford Heritage Centre from 2pm-5pm.

Everyone’s welcome so pop in and find out more about the Knutsford Hosts.

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