Will court house consultation be an exercise in ticking boxes?

Knutsford Guardian: Knutsford's iconic Sessions House could be set to close for good

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

LAST week’s announcement of a public consultation into the future of Knutsford Crown Court came as no surprise to The Knutsfordian.

Will court house consultation be an exercise in ticking boxes?

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

3:16pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

LAST week’s announcement of a public consultation into the future of Knutsford Crown Court came as no surprise to The Knutsfordian.

Return reveals that the more things change the more they stay the same

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12:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE Knutsfordian has landed back from his extended vacation which culminated in consoling our boys in Brazil as the England football team lived down to our expectations and exited the group stages pursued by a teeth-baring Suarez.

We should look beyond the spin, soundbite and platitude

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

11:47am Wednesday 14th May 2014

THE Knutsfordian is in something of a post-May Day slump.

Long may the recent outbreak of community spirit continue

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

12:42pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE Knutsfordian is of the firm opinion that Knutsford was the place to be this past weekend as Knutsfordians, visitors, tourists, passers-by, saw the town at its best as we celebrated the magnificent 150th Royal Knutsford May Day.

Keeping a weather eye out in hope of a lovely May Day event

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

3:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

IN common with all Knutsfordians, The Knutsfordian is spending much time with his barometer trying to predict what the weather will bring for the town’s illustrious 150th Royal May Day on Saturday.

Head in my hands after reading council leader's Easter message

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

10:25am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE are occasional days when The Knutsfordian is forced to put his head in his hands and bewail the state of the local Conservative Party.

Our esteemed leader sang a chorus of ‘Oops I did it again’

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THIS week The Knutsfordian has come over all Gilbert & Sullivan as he feels very Nanki-Poo.

Our esteemed leader sang a chorus of "Oops I did it again"

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

5:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIS week The Knutsfordian has come over all Gilbert & Sullivan as he feels very Nanki-Poo.

Pollution is bad for the lungs and dog mess bad for brogues

Knutsford Guardian: Slowly the lid is being lifted on air pollution

3:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HIGH levels of air pollution saw Knutsfordians coughing, spluttering and wheezing their way around their daily grind last week.

Don't keep us in the dark over future of CCTV cameras

Knutsford Guardian: CCTV cameras 'won't be replaced when they fail' after councils decide to stop funding

1:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

WELCOME to Knutsford town centre, ne’er-do-wells, opportunist thieves and organised robber gangs.

Beautifying King Street would be a fitting memorial to Laurie

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

1:35pm Thursday 27th March 2014

READING last week’s edition of this august publication, The Knutsfordian was reminded of the hard work done by the late Laurie Burton in campaigning for our town and services.

I predict a Battle of the Heaths now the giants have awoken

Knutsford Guardian: The Heath

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE Knutsfordian has come over all Weirdstone of Brisingamen as the fallout from the Tatton Park BeWILDerwood planning decision mixes with news of the planned Mistletoe Markets for Knutsford’s Heaths.

Please tell me who will benefit from this

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

10:07am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE Knutsfordian is feeling distinctly redundant this week as Knutsfordians are shooting from their own hips and scoring some palpable hits.

I was horrified only 55 of the 81 councillors voted on Local Plan

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

10:03am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A CARPET of croci has transformed Knutsford’s green open spaces, doughty daffodils defy forecasts of snow and frost, and the first cuckoo of spring cannot be long in making itself heard.

Method of choosing Royal May is outdated

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

10:34am Thursday 27th February 2014

THE Knutsfordian doffs his cap to Mr Jonathan Farber and his excellent letter about the May Day Committee and its dreadfully outdated method of selecting our Royal May Queen.

When we have a bad storm we get on with it

Knutsford Guardian: A path running adjacent to The Avenue was completely blocked by fallen trees and branches.

1:15pm Thursday 20th February 2014

THANKS to the stalwart efforts of the indefatigable Mr James Wilson, the Knutsfordians who have signed up for the twitter (cool dudes should follow The Knutsfordian @theknutsfordian), could, as The Knutsfordian did, track the progression, destruction, and downright windiness of last Wednesday’s storm.

Approach of local councils to consulting electorate is pathetic

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

4:07pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THIS week The Knutsfordian would like to share with his readers two paragraphs which perfectly sum up his feelings on our local councils and their pathetic approach to consulting the electorate on a range of issues which will impinge on our future.

Rash of housing plans

Knutsford Guardian: Rash of housing plans

11:10am Friday 7th February 2014

THE Knutsfordian is bemused, bothered and bewildered over the latest avalanche of applications flooding Cheshire East’s planning department.

Supporting the artisan market was something council got right

Knutsford Guardian: The Artisan Market organisers, Vicky Jackson and Denise Valente, with Queen of Shops, Mary Portas

9:40am Thursday 30th January 2014

LIKE many townsfolk, The Knutsfordian is feeling jaded after a rainy, damp January which, thankfully, comes to an end this week as we start February.

Policing survey is working for nothing – it’s not volunteering

Knutsford Guardian: Joy Jones took this picture of Elvis on Sunday, the day after he had been damaged by vandals.

10:45am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

THE Knutsfordian does not have a wooden heart, so he was sad to hear Elvis had left the roundabout following an incident at the weekend when someone thought it a good idea to sit on the stag and pinch its antlers.

Using councillors’ hot air would be cheaper than drilling for it

Knutsford Guardian: Clr Michael Jones

11:44am Friday 17th January 2014

THE Knutsfordian was all fracked-off and poised to denounce Cheshire East for backing plans to wreck our under-pressure countryside by drilling for shale gas when he heard our erstwhile leader Clr Mike Jones say NO!

Using councillors’ hot air would be cheaper than drilling for it

Knutsford Guardian: Caroline Lucas set to plead not guilty to fracking protest charges

2:12pm Thursday 16th January 2014

THE Knutsfordian was all fracked-off and poised to denounce Cheshire East for backing plans to wreck our under-pressure countryside by drilling for shale gas when he heard our erstwhile leader Clr Mike Jones say NO!

Let’s hope George meets more of Tatton’s real people this year

Knutsford Guardian: Mr Osborne was showcasing a new initiative to help lower cost of employment for small businesses

4:06pm Friday 10th January 2014

SO, this is 2014, and what have you done?

The Knutsfordian decides who has been naughty or nice in Knutsford this year

Knutsford Guardian: A special service has been set up to allow children to post letters to Santa Claus

11:50am Tuesday 24th December 2013

SANTA Claus is coming to town and The Knutsfordian has made his list, and is checking it twice as he has now decided who is "naughty or nice".

George, you need to re-connect with the Knutsford electorate

2:22pm Friday 13th December 2013

“GEORGE, it’s time to talk” was the bold headline on the front page of the Knutsford Guardian.

I’m delighted by news of revival

3:41pm Thursday 5th December 2013

LET the bells ring out for Knutsford town!

This shambles appears to be a case of a misunderstanding

3:40pm Thursday 5th December 2013

THE Knutsfordian is deeply unimpressed with Knutsford Town Council’s clerkgate shambles as revealed in last week’s Knutsford Guardian.

The town will be in profit when five million have used the toilets

Knutsford Guardian: Wedding Fayre at Belle Epoque Hotel and Restaurant

9:40am Thursday 21st November 2013

MY dear old thing Ms Pole is getting all a-quiver about the old King Street Coffee House celebrating 40 years as an eaterie.

Wearing a Clr Jones mask went beyond acceptable face of fright

Knutsford Guardian: Children gather outside Gusto on King Street

3:11pm Thursday 7th November 2013

THE Knutsfordian had a frighteningly frightful time on Halloween besieged by mini-devils and winsome wee witches.

Airport dismissed aircraft noise as unworthy of a visit or explanation

Knutsford Guardian: A Pakistan International Airlines plane

3:14pm Thursday 31st October 2013

THE Knutsfordian has something of a love/hate relationship with Manchester Airport.

Residents raise their rakes over scrapping of green bin collection

Knutsford Guardian: Brook Street roadworks blasted as an 'unmitigated disaster'

3:18pm Thursday 31st October 2013

IN common with an increasing number of my fellow drivers, The Knutsfordian is becoming exceedingly exasperated at the Mobberley Road traffic bottleneck when driving back into the sanctity of Knutsford away from Wilmslow’s WAG paradise.

An old-fashioned burger is now rarer than a copper on the beat

Knutsford Guardian: Simply delicious: with a bit of help, youngsters will be able to create mini beef and hummus burgers

3:21pm Thursday 31st October 2013

OUR grand burghers can relax and enjoy reading this week's musings by The Knutsfordian as he has other burgers in his sights.

People should put firework up the council over old town hall

Knutsford Guardian: The paddock which is causing anger in Cranage

3:34pm Thursday 31st October 2013

THIS week The Knutsfordian has had his ear well and truly bent by Ms Pole, who claims to be the direct descendent of the Cranford Ladies’ leading gossip Miss Octavia Pole.

Are our councillors worth it and do they actually represent us?

Knutsford Guardian: MPs’ expenses claims rose by an inflation-busting 4.5 per cent

3:37pm Thursday 31st October 2013

INTO the second week of the new column, and The Knutsfordian is already considering applying for a new part-time job.

Town’s past, present and future in the Knutsfordian spotlight

Knutsford Guardian: The core strategic plan for Knutsford, showing the sites where it will be developed

3:41pm Thursday 31st October 2013

SUMMER’S gone, autumn’s here and now you’ve got over the shock of the bright and breezy new Knutsford Guardian design, there’s another change for you to deal with – The Knutsfordian.




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