Sun 8th Nov 2020 (11.00am)
Due to COVID restrictions we are unable to hold a parade or commemoration at St George’s Church. Please ‘Remember At Home’ by observing 2 mins silence at 11.00am. More details.
Take the Poynton Pledge
Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green. Read more about the Poynton Pledge.
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Work has now begun on the long-awaited £53m Poynton Relief Road
Cheshire East Council’s contractor, Graham, is undertaking enabling works to clear parts of the site and prepare the ground for construction.
The design and build contract was awarded in autumn 2019 to Graham, who have been undertaking detailed design and site surveys, including ecological surveys and the creation of new ecological habitat.
The 3km road is expected to open to traffic in Autumn 2022. Funding for the £53m scheme was agreed by government earlier this year, following a successful bid by the council for local growth funding administered by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.
Poynton Relief Road will be a modern single carriageway. The relief road will also include two overbridge crossings for use by walkers, cyclists and farm vehicles. A 3.5-metre-wide combined cycle and footway will run beside the length of the route on the western side of the main carriageway.
For more details you can read Cheshire East Council's 'Work begins on long-awaited Poynton Relief Road' Press Release.
‘Remember at Home’ this Remembrance Day
Following recent discussions about Remembrance Day Commemorations, it was decided that unfortunately they will not be able to go ahead as usual this year because of the restrictions around Covid-19.
Poynton Town Council recognises that there will be disappointment that this is the situation as the Remembrance Parade and Service is an important community event in Poynton’s calendar. The event encourages our community to come together to honour those who have served and remember their sacrifice. This year, by way of offering alternative commemorations, the Council are supporting the following;
‘Remember at Home’, Sunday 8th November, 11.00am
For residents who typically attend the Remembrance Service Parade and Service, we are encouraging them to ‘Remember at Home’ - a personal reflection in the safety of your own home. View the Remember at Home poster.
These will be put up along Park Lane, Queensway and School Lane from Tuesday 27th October.
On Sunday 8th November, 10am – 2pm at Poynton Civic Hall, come and view an exhibition of soldiers, servicemen and women from Poynton who served in the First and Second World Wars and are commemorated on Poynton’s War Memorial.
Community remembrance exhibits
Schools and uniformed groups have been invited to produce a small remembrance exhibit as part of the above exhibition at the Civic Hall. The exhibition will reflect the message from the Royal British Legion for 2020.
‘This year we remember then and reflect on now. We remember the service and sacrifice made by so many peoples, communities and nations 75 years ago, and we reflect on the service and sacrifice of so many today’.
Remembrance Day Service
An Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony will be recorded before Remembrance Sunday and will be streamed by St George’s Church at 10.55am on the day. Further details will be provided shortly before the day.
The Royal British Legion are selling ‘poppy print' reusable face coverings. See https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/products/poppy-print-face-covering.
Flood Investigation Report *
Cheshire East Cabinet discussed the S19 Flood Investigation Report detailing the floods in Poynton, Bollington, Kettleshulme and Wilmslow at a meeting on the 6th October 2020. The report can be found at https://bit.ly/31Cfa5p. (PDF) *Please note: the file size of this PDF is approx. 7MB. It may use some of your mobile data allowance and take a short while to download.
The Town Council and Cheshire East ward councillors have significant reservations relating to the report as do the resident’s Flood Action Group. The Town Council and Cheshire East ward councillors made representations to the Cabinet in particular asking for the report to include a detailed action plan with time scales. Despite these reservations and requests the report was accepted by the Cabinet at the meeting.
Cheshire East have agreed to set up a “Task and Finish” Group and the Town Council have requested that it is represented on that group together with a representative from the resident’s Flood Action Group. A response is awaited.
Village Accessibility Survey and Street Audit
Thank you to everyone that completed the Village Accessibility Survey and Street Audit. The Town Council’s Accessibility Working Group is currently reviewing all the data gathered.
From our initial review we have reported issues to Cheshire East, taken action with regard to some reported overgrown hedgerows. We are currently identifying and investigating hot spot areas where multiple residents have raised concerns.
Parking on pavements was particularly problematic for many people particularly those pushing prams and using mobility scooters. Please remember to always park considerately. In the next PUN we will provide further information about the survey results and the next steps.
Reporting issues in Poynton
Don’t forget that you can report overgrown hedges to the Town Council by contacting email@example.com.
Highways issues and street lighting can be reported to Cheshire East using the following link https://www.cheshireeasthighways.org/report-it-general.aspx.
Problems with footpaths can be reported at: https://bit.ly/35b1PSv.
Thank you to all those who completed the Town Council’s business survey. The Town Council is currently reviewing the results and we will provide an update and next steps shortly.
Outdoor pumpkin trail this Halloween, Sat 24th - Sat 31st October
Vernon Primary School PTA are planning an exciting all outdoor Halloween trail around local businesses in Poynton. As well as being available to Vernon children, the Town Council are selling trail sheets for £1 at the Civic Hall and the whole of Poynton is invited join in. All proceeds will go to Vernon PTA to buy much needed equipment for the school.
The Pumpkin Trail was devised in association with the Mayor's Poynton Pledge, which encourages the community to support local businesses and considering green initiatives where possible. Further updates will be posted on local Facebook groups by the organisers.
Find out more details and how you can make a Poynton Pledge.
London Road North flower bed
The Town Council have recently started clearing the London Road Flower Bed. A section has been cleared and seeds were sown on Friday 16th October.
The flower bed belongs to Cheshire East and has become very overgrown over the last few years. The Town Council have agreed to plant a wildflower meadow mix to improve the appearance of the bed and to encourage bio-diversity.
The remaining sections of the flower bed will be cleaned over the winter ready for further sowing in spring.
Thank you to the Round Table, councillors and members of staff who volunteered to help with the clearance.
If you are interested in helping out on this or other projects around the village, please contact the Clerk by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing your flu clinic appointment at the Civic Hall
Middlewood Partnership will be inviting patients to attend a specific timeslot for flu vaccinations at the Civic Hall and will aim to invite households as groups together. Face coverings must be worn by both staff and patients. You will receive either a text message or letter advising you of your appointment. Please contact your surgery for further details.
Access to your appointment on the day should be through the rear doors of the Civic Hall, which are located at the back of the car park, near to Parklands Care Home. There will be signage to determine the entrance and exit. Please do not try and access the flu clinic though the library or front of the Civic Hall.
Time to Talk, Wednesday 4th November, 1.30pm – 3.10pm at Poynton Civic Hall
Do you have memory problems or dementia or are you a carer for someone with memory problems or dementia? For friendly advice and support from an Admiral Nurse, book a 20-minute appointment on Wednesday 4th November, 1.30pm – 3.10pm at Poynton Civic Hall.
Please telephone 01625 872238 to book an appointment. View or download the Time to Talk Poster (PDF).
Council Community Support Team News
Recently the Council Community Support Team visited Lostock Hall Primary School and presented their school talk on the ‘Countryside Code’ to Reception and Key Stage 1 children.
Following that visit the team then spoke to the rest of the school. The children learnt that they must ‘Respect, Protect and Enjoy’ the countryside whilst remembering to remove their litter, leave gates as they find them and stick to footpaths.
On the 25th September 2020 the CCST held their first Surgery since lockdown. This was held at the ‘Fig and Fennel’ café on School Lane between 10.30am – 12.00. It was a great success with the team dealing with varied issues from parking to vulnerable people, whilst adhering to the Covid guidelines.
Poynton Library news and opening hours
From Tuesday 1st September, Poynton Library will be open:
Monday 9.30am — 4pm
Tuesday 9.30am — 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am — 4pm
Thursday 9.30am — 4pm
Friday 9.30am — 4pm
Saturday 9.30am — 12 noon
Activities and events
Cheshire East Libraries have range of different activities for kids which are available for free on their Facebook page.
New classes at the Civic Hall. Sweaty Mama, starts Monday 2nd November, 9.30am
Sweaty Mama is a unique and effective way to exercise whilst you bond with your child. Exercises are adapted to suit all ages & development of the child as well as suit the fitness level of the Mama. A fab, fun workout to upbeat music both you and your child will love! With babies, toddlers and Preschoolers all joining in the fun!
Book now to secure your place https://macclesfield.sweatymama.com/book-on-a-class/ or for more information contact Aimee on 07805088874 or email@example.com.
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
|Poynton Town Council|
Tel: 01625 872238
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