THE new-look Moor Play Area is one step closer to being realised following a successful Friends of the Moor (FOTM) fundraising event on February 8.

The FOTM, in association with Cheshire East Council, have applied for and received grants to replace the play area equipment on the Moor.

On Saturday morning, the FOTM held a coffee morning in order to raise money towards the £500 needed to add to the grant money from WREN, CEC and Knutsford Town Council.

Chairman of the Friends of the Moor Vivien Davies said: “On the day £211.50 was raised and we wish to thank all those who bought tickets and attended the event for their generosity and support.”

The FOTM are also conducting a Public Consultation at Knutsford Library on Tuesday February 18 from 10am-3pm and on Wednesday February 19 from 10am-1pm.

Vivien added: “In order to provide the optimum and most popular state of the art equipment, we are asking members of the public for their views on the proposals.

“We hope you will be able to donate a few minutes of your time to fill in a short questionnaire and are looking forward to getting as many views as possible.”