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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.


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.


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.


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.

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Poynton News


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

Vigil and Prayers Tuesday 23rd May 2017 for Victims of Manchester Arena Attack Prayers

Poynton Christian Fellowship is open for Prayers at the Hockley Centre from 6.00pm until 7.00pm this evening.


With the kind help and support of St Michael and All Angel’s Church in Macclesfield, there will be a vigil service tonight commencing at 7pm in response to last night’s attack in Manchester.

If you are available, please feel free to attend.


St Michael & All Angels Church, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1HW


Roadworks/Road Closure

Please note that the roadworks information supplied to us, is to the best of our knowledge correct at time of publishing, but can be subject to change. More details and updates can be found on the Cheshire East website.

Spray Injection patching on Dickens Lane and Chester Road, Poynton as well as London Road, Adlington is scheduled to be completed over the weekend of 20/21st May.

Road Closure: Middlewood Road is closed until 30th June to allow installation of new crash barriers along some sections of the road.

Roadworks: Outside 288 Park Lane. Electricity North West Limited excavation works to repair mains cable requires two-way lights. ENWL: 0800 195 4141 works reference: JG082E/F10495949 for more details. Check here for progress updates.

Ongoing Roadworks - A523 Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove - from Dean Lane/Mill Lane junction to the borough boundary Construction work for A6MARR - requiring two-way traffic lights. More information from Stockport M.B.C. 0161 217 6111 Ref: LX02110003875.


Mayor and Deputy Mayor, 2017/18

Poynton Town Mayor 2017 to 2018 Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane GilmoreFollowing the Annual Town Meeting on 15th May, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore is the new Town Mayor and Cllr Mrs Jo Sewart is the new Deputy Mayor.

Names and contact details of all Town and Poynton Cheshire East Councillors are on the website, along with dates and agendas for future meetings.





Town Council’s Annual report, 2016/17

The Annual Report was presented at the Town Assembly in April, the annual occasion when Poynton’s electorate raise and discuss local issues. The report details the work and achievements of the Town Council and its Committees during the last civic year and is on the publications page of the website. Paper copies can be had from the Civic Hall on request.


Churches Together Hustings for the Election, Weds 24th

There will be at least five candidates at the hustings, chaired by Rev. Neil Brighton, with a mix of written questions, and “live” questions through the Chair. Organised by Churches Together, it will be held at Poynton Baptist Church on Park Lane and everyone is welcome.


Poynton – a dementia friendly town

This is Dementia Awareness Week and the Council is working with many other organisations, groups and individuals towards Poynton becoming a ‘dementia friendly town’. The steering group has just published a new leaflet listing all groups in and around Poynton where people with dementia, their carers, friends and family are welcome, on the website here. Call in to the Civic Hall for a paper copy. Contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, if you want to be part of increasing dementia awareness in Poynton.

The new Mayor’s chosen charity is Living Well, the group for people with dementia and their carers which meets at St George’s church. There is a display at the Civic Hall reception where you can buy twiddle muffs and blankets for use by people with dementia made by Clickety Click, the voluntary knitting group, and you can donate wool and craft items for the knitters.

The Herbert Protocol helps provide reassurance should a vulnerable adult go missing. It is a national initiative adopted by Cheshire Constabulary and now launching in Poynton. It is a form to keep at home with important information about a vulnerable person such as routines and medical requirements to hand to the Police if someone goes missing to alleviate the worry of collecting the information during a stressful time. Anyone can use the form for free and it is here, or ask one of the PCSOs about it.


Middlewood Road

This will be closed until 30th June as the crash barriers there before the floods are now deemed to be not up to standard and new ones also need to be installed along other sections of the road to meet required safety standards. Cheshire East Council information about all road closures is here.


National Grid, concerning the electricity network work to be carried out, June 2017

Refurbishment work will be carried out on National Grid’s electricity transmission line between the Macclesfield substation and Bredbury to replace insulators, fittings and wires along the 55 pylons on the 18 km route. This will involve the creation of temporary access routes to the pylons and some road closures but electricity supplies will not be affected. The work will be carried out between late July and September. There is more information here. This is on the Town Council’s Planning and Environment Committee agenda for Monday 22nd May, 8pm.


Consultation about proposed changes to local bus services

Cheshire East Council is proposing changes to local supported (subsidised) bus services as part of its budget plans.  Details of proposed changes are in an information booklet,  online with the questionnaire and information at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview Printed copies are available in Customer Service Centres and libraries. This follows the review earlier this year. The consultation closes on Wednesday 26th July 2017.

Give feedback by completing the questionnaire at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview, emailing comments to: bus.review@cheshireeast.gov.uk or completing the questionnaire in the consultation packs and returning it in the freepost envelope provided.

There will be a drop-in information session in the Civic Hall on Tuesday 13th June from 2pm to 7pm. The review will be discussed at the next Town Council Community, Order and Public Safety Committee, 8pm on Monday 5th June to which any resident is welcome.


Public Space Protection Order, Poynton Sports Club

This order is now in place to keep the Sports Club grounds safe and enjoyable for members and guests, following prolonged efforts by the Sports Club, PTC Councillors and local police officers. Signs are up around the Sports Club stating what people are required not to do in order to avoid committing an offence. Dial 101 if you see anything suspicious and take the registration number of any cars involved if you can.


Business Jelly café, Thursday 25th May 2017

Poynton Town Council Jelly CafeDo you work at home or run your own small business?  Why not come along to the Business Jelly café to meet other freelancers and small business people, bring your lap top and work alongside others: free WiFi, light refreshments, the chance to make new connections and meet the host from Poynton in Business.

Drop-in at any time or stay from 9am to 12.30pm, £3.


Volunteers’ Week – find out about opportunities with the Town Council

There are a variety of ways to volunteer and you are invited to meet Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, to see if one interests you.  Drop-in for a ‘no obligation’ chat: Friday 2nd June, 10am to 11am; Monday 5th June, 2pm to 3pm and Thursday 8th June, 2pm to 3pm. Sharon can put you in touch with other organisations as well.


Councillor surgery

Meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer. The next surgeries are Saturdays 3rd June and 1st July: drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for times between 11am to 12 noon on 01625 872238.

The Great Get Together – grants available

The Great Get Together will take place on 17th and 18th June as people across the country get together to mark the first anniversary of Jo Cox’s murder on 16th June last year. Cheshire East Council is encouraging residents to join together in their communities to share food, conversation and celebrate what we all have in common.

There are grants of up to £100 for general costs, including insurance, with a deadline for applications of Wednesday 31st May 2017. Application forms and information here. Click on the small image above to view a larger poster.

Wednesday Lunch Club

Poynton Town Council Wednesday Lunch ClubThere are two places available in the weekly group for people who are physically frail and with some memory problems. The group provides a caring and stimulating environment for ten people and a break for their carers. It meets from 10am to 2pm with a hot lunch provided and is run by experienced volunteers, managed by Poynton Town Council in partnership with Age UK Cheshire East and costs £20 a week. Transport can be arranged. Please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on 872238 or sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Board room style tables and chairs

The Town Council no longer needs six large committee tables and 18 chairs and is offering them for sale. If interested and to view them, contact Laurent Wawrzyniak, Caretaker, in the Civic Hall. Bids for their purchase, either for some or all the items, need to be with Reception by Friday 9th June, 1pm, in a sealed envelope marked ‘furniture sale’.


A reminder...


Cheshire East Council (CEC) survey on playing areas

There is still time to give feedback on the two CEC strategies relating to Playing Pitch and Indoor Built Facilities across Cheshire East which are key to the new Local Plan (once adopted). The consultation closes on 31st May.  It is on the Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee agenda for Monday 22nd May. The consultation is here.


Poynton Civic Awards 2017

The Town Council welcomes nominations for the Civic Awards and Youth Civic Awards. These are awarded to Poynton residents and young people who have made a significant and/or sustained contribution to the community of Poynton. A brief citation in an email or a letter stating the reasons for nominating is all that is required by Tuesday 20th June to liz.osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or drop them off at the Civic Hall.


Police Working Together Events and Surgeries

The Police hold regular ‘Working Together’ events where you have the chance to meet your local officers to discuss issues in your community and to find out what has been going on in the area. The events are held on the last Tuesday of each month between 7.30pm to 9pm in the Civic Hall, off Park Lane.

If you would like to receive regular police alerts, you can sign up here, and there is more information about our local police here. You may also be interested in signing up for the Fire and Rescue Service alerts and there is information here.

The following events are in the Civic Hall

May 2017

Thurs 25th


Civic Hall

Business Jelly café for freelancers and small business people, WiFi, refreshments, Poynton in Business host, £3

Tues 30th

8.30pm to 9.30pm

Civic Hall

Police Working Together meeting. Drop-in.

June 2017

Fri 2nd

10am to 11am

Civic Hall

Find out about volunteering opportunities.  Drop-in to meet Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator.

Sat 3rd

10am to12 noon

Civic Hall

Councillor and PCSO Surgery. Drop-in 10am to 11am. Call 872238 for appointments at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am

Mon 5th

2pm to 3pm

Civic Hall

Find out about volunteering opportunities.  Drop-in to meet Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator.

Mon 5th


Civic Hall

Planning and Environment Committee

Mon 5th


Civic Hall

Community, Order and Public Safety Committee

Thurs 8th

2pm to 3pm

Civic Hall

Find out about volunteering opportunities.  Drop-in to meet Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator.

Mon 12th


Civic Hall

Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting.

Tues 13th

2pm to 7pm

Civic Hall

Bus review and proposed changes to local services. Cheshire East Council consultation event. Drop-in.

Sat 17th

5pm to 10.30pm

Poynton Park

Party in the Park. Family charity musical spectacular organised by Poynton Rotary Club. Tickets available here

Mon 19th


Civic Hall

Town Council meeting

Tues 20th


Civic Hall

Civic Awards – closing date


Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238


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