WE residents of Knutsford are very lucky.

Many years ago I had to travel to Wembley Stadium to see the band Texas, who were supporting Simple Minds. Similarly the last time I saw Stereo MCs was in Roundhay Park in Leeds, as guests of U2. Yet on Saturday they were virtually on my doorstep as part of Pub in the Park.

Well done Tom Kerridge, it was a great night’s entertainment and made all the better for being in walking distance of the town centre, reducing the carbon footprint and allowing easy access for people of all ages.

Please do not be put off by the nimbys – most of us recognise that it is this sort of event that makes our town such a great place to live and the envy of the rest of Cheshire.

John Newton