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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

The 2019 Civic Awards Winners

This year's winners are pictured with Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

Discover who they are and why they won here.

Welcome to Poynton

Find all about the town council, the latest community news, meeting minutes, adult health and wellbeing initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Referendum Result

On the 10th Oct 2019, Poynton voted decisively in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan, with 2554 saying YES to the Plan! The turnout was 25.22% of registered voters, with a total of 2919 votes being cast, including postal votes. More details below.

Poynton Civic Hall entrance

*Building Supervisor Vacancy*

Poynton Town Council has an IMMEDIATE VACANCY (ad hoc, casual, part-time) for a Building Supervisor at the civic hall.

Click here for full details.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'.

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Poynton News


View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or download here. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive by clicking here.

Referendum Result

Cheshire East Council logoFollowing the referendum on the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan, it was a resounding yes from voters with 88% of people who voted, voting yes to the Neighbourhood Plan.

The turnout for the referendum was 25.22% of registered voters, with a total of 2919 votes being cast, including postal votes.

The large majority in favour of the Plan now enable it to be “Made” by Cheshire East Council so that it becomes at statutory part of the planning system. Its policies will have to be taken into account when planning applications are considered.

“The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group welcomes the result and thanks residents for their support and effort in preparing the Plan. Now the Plan is in place it will increase the amount of Community Infrastructure Levy that the Town Council will receive and will introduce an important local policy and gives a platform to organise future projects and plan making for the Town.”

Remembrance Day, Sunday 10th November

The parade will leave the civic centre car park at 9.35am and will be followed by the service and the Act of Remembrance at St Georges Church at 10am. There will also be a service for all ages in the Church Hall at 10am. Wreaths and poppies will be placed on and around the war memorial immediately following the church service and two minutes silence. Everyone is very welcome. Afterwards the British Legion, supported by the WI, is offering refreshments and at its Club House on George’s Road West. For further information, contact the Town Clerk, Haf Barlow, 01625 872238 or haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Building Supervisor (ad hoc, casual, part-time) job vacancy at Poynton Town Council
Poynton Town Council has an immediate vacancy for a building supervisor at the civic hall in Poynton to work on a casual basis. The post will require weekend working (usually a Sunday) but with some Saturday and weekday late afternoons and evening work as well. The job includes looking after groups who hire rooms in the civic hall, managing the building during this time, opening up the building and locking up after the hirers have left.

There is a physical element of setting up and packing away furniture and the post holder will therefore need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to manage the practical demands of the role.

For a full job description, employee specification and application form, or for further information, please email Kate McDowell, the Deputy Clerk, on kate.mcdowell@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or ring 01625 872238, or call in to the Civic Hall between 9am and 4.30pm.

Civic Awards

On Monday 23rd September, the Mayor presented the last two Youth Civic Awards to Peri Baytan and Phoebe Cooper as the girls were unable to attend the awards ceremony in July.

The Youth Civic Awards are given in recognition of having shown leadership, initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to a worthwhile cause, of benefit to their peer group and/or the wider community. Both were nominated along with other winners at 1st Poynton Rainbows and 11th Poynton Brownies.


London Road North flower bed improvements

A team of volunteers, councillors, and members of staff from Poynton Town Council have cleared the London Road North flowerbed.

Councillors and members of Town Council staff who helped clear the London Road North flowerbed.

The area which has been in need of some TLC for a while is now mostly clear. In a recent Facebook poll residents were given the choice of ‘GRASS’ or ‘WILD MEADOW FLOWERS’

Over 700 votes were cast with an overwhelming 86% voting for ‘WILD MEADOW FLOWERS’.

The seeds will be sown in the Spring.

Health and Wellbeing Fair, Saturday 26th October 2019

This year’s Health and Wellbeing Fair will be held on Saturday 26th October at Poynton Civic Hall, starting at 9am until 12 o’clock. Similarly to last year, Poynton Town Council will be working in partnership with the Patient Participation Groups and the event will coincide with the flu jab clinic at Priorslegh Medical Practice.

Health and Wellbeing Fair image of 4 older people

The event is to commemorate International Day of Older Persons and there will be a variety of groups and organisations who support older people in our community attending. It’s a great opportunity to have a chat or get information from organisations such as Poynton Golden Memories, Poynton Mobility Matters, Clickety Click knitting group, Able Living Care Services etc for you and your family, as well as getting advice on preparing well for winter!

The event is free and there are refreshments available. For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Fair contact Sharon Duke, Poynton Town Council’s Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 or sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

New defibrillators in Poynton

Poynton Town Council has recently installed two new 24hr access defibrillators located on Coppice Road and Anson Road with the financial help of several local organisations.

Click here for a full list of defibrillators in the Town, including those not available 24 hours.

More Community Defibrillator (AED) training sessions are in the pipeline.

Watch this space!

A list of the locations of 24 hour defibrillators (AEDs) in Poynton

Your next Councillor surgery is on 2nd November 2019

Your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor and Police Community Support Officer to raise any issues about Poynton. Drop-in at Poynton Civic Hall from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.

Milestone repair update

Lee Podmore, Deputy Mayor, Right - Susan Knight from Poynton Local History Society next to the refurbished milestone on London Road South in PoyntonThe newly refurbished Milestone Marker was installed earlier this week after the stone was smashed by vandals earlier in the year. A new Stone was cut by Earl’s Stone at their quarry in Kerridge. The iron plate was blasted and powder coated.

Phil Cunningham, Poynton’s Operations Manager said: “The Iron plate is a least 200 years old and should last another 200 years after this treatment.” He went on to say “Poynton Town Council are indebted to Poynton Local History society as well as residents and local businesses without whom this would not have happened.

Pictured Left - Lee Podmore, Deputy Mayor, Right - Susan Knight from Poynton Local History Society.


Council Community Support Team Surgery

The Council Community Support Team held their first surgery at Poynton Waitrose on Friday 4th of October and it was very well received by the public of Poynton.

The Council Community Support Team held their first surgery at Poynton Waitrose on Friday 4th of October 2019

The Team were able to inform residents of their roles and responsibilities within the community, along with providing crime prevention advice relating to online fraud, rogue traders and identity fraud. The Team also took the time to listen to residents issues such as parking and have since acted on these in order to resolve them. Fantastic feedback was received on the day and the residents they met wholeheartedly support the work they are doing in the community.

The next surgery will be held at Waitrose, Poynton between 10am – 12.00pm Friday 8th of November 2019. Please feel free to drop by and say ‘hello’.

Poynton Library

Users and non-users of the library are invited to complete the library survey, either online https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/EP8IJ/ or by picking up a paper copy in the library. By completing this latest survey you will be contributing towards the delivery of the library service, by helping inform the Sustainable Libraries Strategy. (Closing date – November 8th)

  • Monday 28th October, 10am – 12. Meet the Police. Half term children and family event - Come and chat to our local PCSOs in the library. Sit in a police car, have your fingerprints taken and try on a uniform.
  • Friday 15th November, 10 -11.30am. Poetry and Coffee Morning. Former Cheshire Poet Laureate, Joy Winkler will be reading from her latest collection, Wings, Planes and Weather Vanes. Enjoy a coffee and biscuits while listening in relaxed surroundings. Copies of Joy’s book will be available to buy at the event. Attendance is free and no need to book.
  • Tuesday 19th November, 7.30pm. Alan Turing’s Manchester – an author talk by Jonathan Swinton. Tickets £2.50 (includes a glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival) Doors open at 7pm. Please book in advance at the library.
  • Tuesday 29th October 2-4pm. Family and Finance helpdesk. Come along to the library today for free informal advice on financial and family legal issues.

Riverlands Community Conversation Event - 7 - 9pm, Wednesday 30th October, Poynton Civic Hall

The National Trust has launched the Riverlands programme, working in partnership with local communities. The project’s overall aim is to improve water quality and tackle threats to wildlife habitats while providing greater public benefit and enjoyment. The programme will also explore how together, communities can influence natural flood management in the local area. Free event, everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be available.

For more information contact Sara Armstrong on Sara.armstrong@nationaltrust.org.uk or 07825 975869 https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/riverlands-how-we-keep-our-rivers-flowing https://www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk/riverlands.pdf

Instrument workshop for beginners, 12 - 4pm Sunday 27th October, Poynton British Legion

The Waterloo Pipes and Drums are offering the chance to try out the bagpipes, snare drum, tenor drum and bass drum at a special event on 27th October. A team of leading Pipers and Drummers welcome you to come along and have a go. All ages welcome. Registration fee £5. Please register your interest at 07787 557139. http://www.mountedpiper.com View full size poster of the event here.

Bus Stop, Friday 1st November 8pm, Poynton Civic Hall

The Bus Stop, a one act play by Margaret Holbrook is set at Bolton interchange. Jacki and Keith strike up a conversation while waiting for a bus, share secrets, fears and for Keith there are the memories that can’t be laid to rest. Jacki is played by Lucy Savin a keen actress, dancer and flautist. Keith is played by Andrew Mallinson. Andy recently completed a short course at RADA after spending 7 months with Inspire Actors in Manchester.

Tickets are £5 and available from Poynton Civic Hall or phone 01625 871426 / 07958 079583. There will be time to meet the cast after the performance.

Activities and events at the Civic Hall

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