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View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or click HERE to download a PDF version. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive by clicking HERE.
Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return - accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019
Residents have the right to inspect the Town Council’s accounting records. Each year, the Annual Governance and Accounting Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by the external auditor (PKF Littlejohn LLP), appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR is now published on the website with the formal notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection. These documents are available by appointment with Mrs Haf Barlow, Town Clerk, from 18th June 2019 to 29th July 2019. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return, a statement setting out details of electors’ rights and the notice of public rights are now on the website here.
Civic Service and Reception, 21st July
The Town Mayor will be hosting this year Civic Service and Reception on Sunday 21st July. The service is at St George’s Church at 10.30am and all are welcome. This will be followed by a reception at the Civic Hall, starting at around noon and leaders of all Poynton’s local voluntary and other community organisations are invited to attend. The Mayor will present the Civic Awards and the Youth Civic Awards. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Civic Awards Nominations
Nominations are now open for this year’s Civic Service Awards. These are given each year to individuals or groups who have made a “sustained and significant contribution” to our community. There are also separate awards for Youth Civic Service 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”.
Find out more information and how to nominate here:
The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Friday 28th June 2019 and the awards will be presented by Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, at the Civic Sunday reception on 21st July. You can find out why last year's winners, pictured with the mayor, won their well-deserved awards here.
Changes to Bus Services due to closure of Woodford Road Railway Bridge (5th July to 16th August 2019)
Whilst Network Rail carry out urgent bridge repairs, the 391 and 392 bus services will be diverted via the A555 and Dean Lane but will continue to serve Chester Road and Poynton Station.
For further information you can find contact details on the Cheshire East Council website here. More details about the bridge closure itself here and for a map of the area in question, please click here.
Armed Forces Day, Saturday 29th June
A brief ceremony will take place in front of the Civic Hall at 10am on Saturday 29th June when the Armed Forces Day flag will be raised. All residents are invited to attend, to mark this special day held in recognition of all serving members of our armed forces.
Planning application, 199 Chester Road, Poynton
The Town Council's response to the reserved matters application for 150 dwellings at Chester Road can be viewed here. The deadline for submitting comments is now closed but you can view the comments and documents for this application here
Bag it and bin it campaign
Poynton Town Council’s Community Support Team have been working with the Operations Team to create a campaign to raise awareness and cut down on the amount of dog fouling. Ten A3 signs have been designed, printed and mounted so they can be displayed around Poynton.
The Council Community Support Team have been working with the Operations Manager to identify a number of suitable locations. The one pictured here is the first to be installed at the top end of Oakfield Road.
Ten of these signs have been made for deployment around Poynton. It is envisaged that these will be relocated to new spots around the town as and when the need arises.
Please click here to report dog fouling issues.
Citizens Advice operating times at Poynton Civic Hall
Tuesday 9.00am —10.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
Tuesday 10.00am —12.45pm Drop-in
Wednesday (remains unchanged) 6pm – 8pm Drop-in
Thursday 9.00am —11.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
Thursday 11.00am —1.30pm Drop-in
Heritage Garden Open Day, outside the Civic Hall
Saturday 20th July 10am -2pm All residents are welcome to attend and tea and biscuits will be available.
You can see photos of the official opening of the Heritage Garden by Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, and Theo Eaves, one of Poynton's distinguished war veterans here.
Know your numbers blood pressure training, 16th August
Poynton Civic Hall is a Connected Communities Centre and has been awarded blood pressure monitors and training for volunteers in support of ‘Know your Numbers’, Blood Pressure UK's flagship campaign.
The campaign will take place from 9th -15th September 2019. Training takes place at St Johns Church, Macclesfield (Wilwick Lane, Macclesfield SK11 8RS) on Friday 16th August 2019,10am -1pm. It is being provided by Halton Borough Council Health Improvement Team with the course accredited by City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Adult Social Care.
If you are interested, please book by emailing email@example.com stating that you are representing Poynton’s Connected Communities Centre. To discuss further, please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238.
Notifications from Cheshire Police Alert
Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert
Cheshire Police via Cheshire Alert have informed the Town Council that individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official.
Remember — Your bank or the police will never:
- Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
- Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
- Ask you to transfer money out of your account
- Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards or cheques
Scam Warning — Fake TalkTalk emails
Action Fraud has received over 100 reports recently about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. The emails state that the recipient's TalkTalk account is in credit and that they're owed a refund. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites.
Don't click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
Sign up to receive alerts at www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk
Cheshire Police are encouraging shoppers to be vigilant as thieves working in pairs attempt to distract residents (especially women over the age of 60) while they steal personal items and cash.
Officers will be patrolling public areas and are on hand to provide prevention advice. Read more here.
Council Community Support Team Update
Recently the Council Community Support Team were very active when they joined pupils from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School in their Forest Garden.
This was a great opportunity for the Team to interact with the children in an outdoor environment. Everyone got very wet and muddy.
The Support Team were also invited to the St Paul’s sports day where they assisted the children with various sporting events and were able to interact with both the children and parents alike. The day was a great success.
On Friday 14th of June the Team received a report from a local supermarket regarding a male shoplifter who had taken £200 of goods without payment. From the description provided they were able to locate the male responsible and detain him. On the arrival of the police the male was also found to be wanted and was recalled to prison. This was a great outcome for the Team, the offender was arrested and the goods returned.
Brecon Park zip wire fixed
Following an absence of over six months the zip wire is now working at Brecon Park.
"Sourcing a replacement has taken a while” commented Phil Cunningham Poynton Town Council’s Operations Manager. He went on to say “We take the safety of our park equipment very seriously, sourcing and installing the right equipment for the job is a top priority for us. We hope Poynton’s children will continue to enjoy this piece of equipment for some time to come."
Councillor surgery 6th July 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.
Twinning Association Poynton (TAP)
The Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP) has been busy expanding links between Poynton and the town of Haybes in the Ardennes region of France. Visit the Haybes website https://bit.ly/2QECRCa
TAP are establishing contacts between schools and sports groups; and are delighted to be welcoming two students from Haybes at the end of June.
They will be hosted by Poynton families and will attend Poynton High School and Stockport Grammar during their visit, which aims to help them improve their English. TAP hope that Poynton students will then be able to visit Haybes next year.
A number of events planned for the rest of the year - please put the dates in your diary.
Saturday 29th June 2pm - Garden Party at Middlewood House - **CANCELLED**
Sunday 14th July 11:30am - Stall at the Poynton Summerfest
Friday 19th July 7:30pm - Buffet supper at The Coffee Tavern
Friday 11th October 7:30pm - Quiz at Poynton Royal British Legion
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
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