A BLUEPRINT to take the town through the next 10 years has been drawn up.

Knutsford Town Council has published a strategic plan and is now asking residents for their views.

The document was developed following community consultation last summer.

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A series of workshops and an online survey were organised to give residents a chance to say what they wanted the council to address in the coming years.

The plan is an overarching strategy and intentionally does not set out to solve issues or problems.

Instead it outlines the council’s core aims and objectives, describing how they will be delivered in the next decade.

Mayor Cllr Mike Houghton said: “This plan was built on the back of what we were told in our community engagement sessions last year and aims to ensure the council is addressing the needs and ambitions of the community.

“Before the plan is adopted, we want to ensure it has your support.

“We want to hear from you again to tell us if you agree with our aims and objectives and to suggest what specific actions you believe the council should be undertaking to deliver them.”

The council is hosting an open forum on the strategy at 7pm on Wednesday, February 22 in Knutsford Methodist Church.

This is an opportunity for councillors to talk through the development of the plan and answer any questions from the community.

The council has set out five strategic aims.

These include supporting a thriving town centre, promoting active travel and leading a strong community.

Councillors also pledge to improve open spaces and the environment and ensure access to services and facilities.

The aims are what the council will work towards in the long term and each is supported by a series of objectives which sets out how they will make these aims a reality.

Each year the council will produce specific action plans detailing what it will be doing to meet our objectives.

The consultation runs until Friday, March 3.

The council will then review all feedback and present a revised plan for adoption to the new council following the May 2023 elections.

The plan can be read online at knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/strategicplan and feedback provided by the accompanying feedback form.

Comments can also be submitted by email to strategicplan@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Paper copies of the plan and questionnaire are available in Knutsford Library, The Welcome and Knutsford Market Hall.