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 If there are those that are missing or out of date please email the email@example.com or leave a message via the Contact Page on this site. All listings are free.
|Canute Lunch Club||Canute 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 Knutsford||Cycle 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 Tabley||Comprises 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 Heath||Comprises 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 Moor||Comprises 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 Heritage||Website|
|Knutsford Grow||Knutsford 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 Centre||The 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.
|Knutsford Hosts||Knutsford Hosts is the town-wide community volunteering scheme.||Website|
|Knutsford in Bloom||A 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 Clinic||The Monday afternoon sessions at the library are currently in abeyance. However, help is still available by appointment. Contact Anne Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07803 936682, for information or to make an appointment.|
|Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day||Knutsford ‘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 Newspaper||A 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 Welcome||The 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|
Community Clubs and Societies
|41Club||41 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”.
|58Club||A 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 WI||Meetings 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 Club||Community 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 Club||A 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!
|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.
|Knutsford Community Choir||Website|
|Knutsford Floral Design Club||Website|
|Knutsford Laughter Club||Website|
|Knutsford Musical Theatre Co||Website|
|Knutsford Ornithological Society||Website|
|Knutsford Photographic Society||Website|
|Knutsford Rock Choir||Website|
|Knutsford Scottish Country Dance Club||Website|
|Knutsford Star Choir||Website|
|Tatton Graden Society||Website|
|The Tatton Singers||Website|
|U3A||The 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|