Knutsford Community Groups

Community Groups

Knutsford Royal May Day

Knutsford Community Groups: 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. Voluntary Groups who provide a valuable service for the local community.

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  If there are those that are missing or out of date please email the or leave a message via the Contact Page on this site.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

Knutsford Community Groups

Name Details
Always Active Dementia AwareAlways Active support for those who live at home but welcome the chance to meet others and enjoy varied daily activities for older people.

Always Active Day Centres provide a range of activities, a chance to socialise and meet friends and give carers respite knowing their loved one is in a safe and supportive environment. Visitors to the groups do not need to be accompanied by a carer as staff are trained in health, social and dementia care.

The centres are usually open all day and qualified staff and volunteers organise different activities to suit and entertain the people who go there. These can include board games, bingo sessions, tabletop gardening, craft activities, entertainment, exercise classes, day trips and much more.

Light snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon and a light, well-balanced meal at lunchtime.

  • Thursday 10.30 – 15.30 – Crosstown Bowling Club, Knutsford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knutsford & District Stroke Club The Knutsford and District Stroke Club was formed in 1990 as part of an initiative by the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association to show that there is “Life After Stroke”.

The Club provides social activities for all who have been affected by stroke. This includes not only stroke survivors, but their families, carers and companions.

The Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in Stanley House, adjacent to the Community Hospital in Bexton Road. The meetings are held between 7pm – 9pm and a variety of entertainment and talks are arranged. They always allow plenty of time for a good ‘natter’, tea and cakes, and the always popular raffle.

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.
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.
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: 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 and Knutsford remains exceedingly proud of its Royal title.

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.
The Welcome Centre 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.