Knutsford Community Groups and Social Organisations 2017-11-08T22:18:45+00:00

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Community Groups, Clubs and Societies

Knutsford can boast of a large array of community groups and social organisations, to accommodate all.  From toddler groups to our local Thursday Club, there is something for everyone.

The list below is by no means an exhaustive one.  If there are those that are missing or out of date please email the webmaster@knutsford.net or leave a message via the Contact Page on this site.  All listings are free.
Community

Community Groups

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Additional Information
Canute Lunch ClubCanute Lunch Club is a voluntary group which provides lunch and companionship for senior citizens. It operates twice a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays), at Toft Cricket Club. A minibus service is available for clients with no transport. The Tuesday session includes social activities, with the opportunity to play cards and other games.  A warm and welcoming organisation, run entirely by volunteers. Call Jan on 01565 633189 or Yvonne on 01565 651204 for more information.
Cycle KnutsfordCycle Knutsford is a local community group set up with the aim to keep Knutsford a cycle friendly town. The group has grown quickly and now has over 306 members; There is no subscription although they are grateful for a small voluntary annual donation.Website
Friends of TableyComprises of a committee together with a group of volunteers who promote the space as well as help maintain it in a clean and safe environment.Website
Friends of the HeathComprises of a committee together with a group of volunteers who promote the space as well as help maintain it in a clean and safe environment.Website
Friends of the MoorComprises of a committee together with a group of volunteers who promote the space as well as help maintain it in a clean and safe environment.Website
Knutsford Conservation and HeritageComprises of a committee together with a group of volunteers who promote the space as well as help maintain it in a clean and safe environment.Website
Knutsford GrowKnutsford Grow gardening team welcomes new volunteers. Volunteers can work one or two days, a morning or just a couple of hours a week. Travel costs are covered and refreshments provided.Website
Knutsford Heritage Centrecommunity groups including knutsford heritage centreThe Heritage Centre is an ideal place to learn about the history of the town and it’s people.  Knutsford was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, as far back as 1086 and has legendary connections to King Canute, Highwayman Higgins and Henry Royce (of Rolls Royce fame).

There’s a lot to explore with three galleries over two buildings, two beautifully maintained gardens and a well-stocked gift shop. They have an exciting changing exhibition programme, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities.

The centre is ideal for those wishing to call in and take a peek or browse at a more leisurely place.

Website
Knutsford HostsKnutsford Hosts is the town-wide community volunteering scheme.Website
Knutsford in BloomA group of volunteer residents supported by the Knutsford Town Council. Their aim is it to create a floral Knutsford and to encourage local sustainable planting projects in and around the town.Website
Knutsford Job Advice ClinicThe Monday afternoon sessions at the library are currently in abeyance. However, help is still available by appointment. Contact Anne Baker: annevbaker@btinternet.com or 07803 936682, for information or to make an appointment.
Knutsford ‘Royal’ May DayKnutsford ‘Royal’ May Day is the highlight of the town’s calendar and it takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. The procession through the town and the crowning of the May Queen began in 1864 by the Vicar of Knutsford, the Rev. Robert Clowes. The prefix ‘Royal’ was bestowed on the event in 1887 by their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, then Prince and Princess of Wales.  Knutsford remains exceedingly proud of its Royal title.Website
Knutsford Talking NewspaperA free service for those registered as blind or with a medical condition which makes reading difficult.  Provides audio recordings of local news and items of interest.Facebook Page
The WelcomeThe Welcome was started in 1995 and over the years it has grown into a fully functioning Community Centre offering a wide range of activities, services and support to the people of Longridge and Shaw Heath. It offers affordable, good quality, home cooked meals from their cafe and a variety of free and great value activities to suit a range of age groups and interests.Website


Societies

Community Clubs and Societies

NameDetails
Additional Information
41Club41 Club was formed in 1945 to provide a way for members of Round Table to continue their friendships after retirement from Round Table at the then obligatory age of 40.

The full name is “The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs” and it forms part of “The Round Table Family”.

Website
58ClubA ladies club who meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  They meet in the Jubilee Hall, Knutsford.  Speakers, outings, events …..Ring 01565 634863
Boothsmere WIMeetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30pm at St Vincent’s Church Hall.Ring 01565 653701 or 01565 632818
Brook Street ClubCommunity based members social club based in the heart of the town.  Competitive league or social snooker played regular.Ring 07841 654 986
Cheshire BSA Owners Clubbra_cheshireA motorbike club that meets at The Whipping Stocks pub on the second Tuesday and the last Thursday of each month. Time 7.45pm. Telephone 07809 489412 for further details.Website
High Legh Community Observatory A community of amateur astronomers who in 2014 built an astronomical observatory on Abbey Leys Farm in High Legh, Cheshire.  Their “mission” is to provide an open resource to all and bring hands-on astronomy to anyone who wants to learn our about universe.

Every Friday they hold observing sessions open to the public as well as for specific events such as meteor showers and eclipses and visiting groups.  The group holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month with lectures being given by experts in astronomy and space research. They are held at St John’s Church High Legh – all are welcome!

 Website
Inner WheelThe Knutsford Inner Wheel meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley at 7.15pm.  For further information visit the district’s website. Website
Knutsford & District Lions Knutsford Lions was set up in 1976 and over the years has been actively involved in a wide variety of community activities and projects in Knutsford and surrounding areas.   The Club has an active social calendar including walks, theatre trips, visits and opportunities for up and coming rhymers (some would like to think they are poets!). Membership is open to men and women of any age (our Club has a similar number of men and women).  Visitors to our meetings are welcome – Contact Us if you would like to know more about what we do or if you are interested in helping us in any way. Website
Knutsford & District Motor Club KDMC Members participate in a variety of Motorsport activities.

These events vary from small club-level events such as Grass Autotesting and Navigational Scatters up to National Level Stage Rally Events.  In addition, many members assist events by Marshalling.

Website
Knutsford Community Choir Knutsford Community Choir meets at Knutsford Methodist Church on Fridays from 11am to 12.30pm, visit cheshirecommunitychoirs.com or contact Kate on 07794050591.Website
Knutsford Floral Design ClubKnutsford Floral Design Club (formerly known as Knutsford Flower Club) has been established many years and just keeps getting bigger and better.The aim of our club is to encourage the love of flowers & plants and to demonstrate how you can use them in decorative and creative arrangements. To achieve this they hold monthly meetings with demonstrations of floral arrangements by qualified and talented area and national demonstrators. Website
Knutsford Laughter Club Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha. Members meet to laugh for no reason… help to improve your health, self-esteem and wellbeing. Combine playful laughter exercises interspersed with deep breathing. Meetings are held each Tuesday at Knutsford Methodist Church, time 7pm. The clubs Facebook page
Knutsford Musical Theatre CoKMTC was founded in 1943 under the name of Knutsford Amateur Operatics Society (KAOS). Since then, they have staged a variety of productions from their very first, The Mikado, to their recent engertic favourite, FAME the Musical.The decision was made in 2011 to change the name to the now known Knutsford Musical Theatre Company (KMTC), to reflect the style of the company. The rehearsal venue also changed to Shawheath Social Club, on Mobberley Road. Website
Knutsford Ornithological SocietyIndoor meetings are held on the fourth Friday of every month (except August) currently in the excellent function room at the Jubilee Hall, right in the heart of the Town, meeting up at 7:45pm for an 8pm start. Unusually for Ornithological societies Field Trips are held every month of the year, some lesser organisations get out together only between October and May, some never, but with the KOS it’s real value for your £10 per annum subscription! Website
Knutsford Photographic SocietyThe society is a friendly, enthusiastic group of photographers who aim to have fun while not always taking themselves too serious. Like minded people, with an interest in photography, who meet once a week throughout most of the year.

The Society meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.55pm, in the Old School Rooms, at the Unitarian Chapel on Brook Street, Knutsford, WA16 8DY.  New members are always welcome.

 Website
Knutsford Rock ChoirKnutsford’s local Rock Choir is run by vocal teacher Kathryn Davies. A local community choir first and foremost, which is also part of the national Rock Choir network.

The choir meets in the Unitarian School Rooms on a Monday evening 7.45pm to 9.30pm.

Telephone 012562 714276
Knutsford SciBarKnutsford SciBar is a group with an interest in science who meet once a month for an informal discussion – with a drink – about a scientific or technical topic, led by an invited expert.The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, unless it is a Bank Holiday in which case the meeting is on the second Monday. Usually there is no meeting in August.

Time: 7.30pm – arrive early to get a drink and a good seat.

Door charge: £2 (free for students and under 21s).

Venue: Knutsford Sports Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, WA16 6SZ.

Website
Knutsford Scottish Country Dance Club A friendly, sociable group who are affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. They meet weekly to enjoy Scottish country dancing and newcomers are always welcome.
Time: 7.30pm, each Wednesday evening, at Knutsford Methodist Church Hall.
Website
Knutsford Star ChoirKnutsford Star Choir is the ladies’ choir to be part of if you are looking for a warm welcome, no pressure, good fun and great music.  Each year they raise thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

The Knutsford Star Choir rehearses every Thursday evening in The Music Room at Knutsford Leisure Centre.

Website
Mereside BandMereside Brass is a concert & contest brass band based in Plumley, between Northwich & Knutsford in Cheshire; which is led by Musical Director Mike Phenton. The band have performed all types of music around Cheshire including Arley Hall, Tatton Park, Middlewich, Winsford, Buxton and Chatsworth House. They have also toured on a number of occasion’s in Europe playing in the Rhine Valley Germany, Luxembourg City, Belgium and Maastricht, Holland.Website
Tatton Garden Society One of Britain’s foremost; botanic and horticultural societies, with its own 11 hectare (28 acre) arboretum and botanic site open to the public and which is one of Cheshire’s “Gardens of Distinction“.

Tatton Garden Society was formed in 1962. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research in horticulture for the benefit of the public.

 Website
The Tatton Singers The Tatton Singers are a mixed community choir based in Knutsford with a tradition of presenting quality concerts of choral music. Formed in 1976, Tatton Singers are now a well-balanced choir of some seventy-six voices and have a reputation for dynamic music making. Weekly rehearsals enable this friendly choir to successfully present exciting and demanding works. Website
U3AThe Knutsford and District U3A is part of the national network of U3A groups. It is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, and provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  Skills and experiences are shared in a variety of ways through meetings, and social and group activities. Website

Sports Clubs

NameDetails
Additional Information
Canute Badminton ClubThe club nights are on Mondays, all year round and match nights on Wednesdays throughout the season. Members are from a broad range of ages and abilities. Currently, the club field teams in the Stockport, Crewe and Warrington Leagues. They also have a large junior section, with coaching on a Monday night at 7-8pm.Website
North Cheshire Bowman North Cheshire Bowmen (and its Junior and Disabled sections) is a club of about 140 archers based in Knutsford, just to the south of Manchester, Active Cheshire logoEngland. It is affiliated to the Cheshire Archery Association, and in turns the English Northern Counties Archery Society and Archery GB (also known as the Grand national Archery Society). It is proud to be actively participating in ArcheryGB’s new On Target scheme for club development, and to receive support from Active Cheshire.
Egerton Football ClubEgerton Football Club has a membership of over 500 young players and over 100 adult players, all from Knutsford and the surrounding area.  The Saturday club boasts of over 100 participants aged three to seven.  The club operates 37 youth teams and seven adult.

In 2007 the club achieved Charter Standard which means that the club has met the FA requirements for best practice in training and development along with child welfare and community involvement.

In 2012, we created our first team ground to meet the requirements of the Cheshire League to enable the club to continue its journey to be part of the football league pyramid.

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Knutsford Cricket ClubRing 07841 654 986
Knutsford Football ClubWebsite
Knutsford Golf Club Website
Knutsford Hockey ClubWebsite
Knutsford Netball Club Website
Knutsford Rugby ClubWebsite
Knutsford Sports ClubWebsite
Knutsford Squash Club Website
Knutsford Tennis Club Website
Knutsford Tri Club Website
Knutsford Vikings Knutsford Vikings have a limit on the number of swimmers which can be accommodated in the pool during a session. Consequently, the number of members is controlled carefully.The club has a waiting list has which is processd in order of application date and availability in the appropriate swimming group. Website
Toft Cricket Club Website
Toft Taverners Website