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St George's Church Poynton taken at 2017 Christmas Fest by James Miller - copyright James Miller Town Mayor - Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore on stage to open the 2017 Christmas Fest Poynton Fireworks and Bonfire Night a Poynton Round Table Community Event and photograph taken by Councilor Alex Smith Poynton Pool Reflections kindy supplied by Andrew Robinson


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.

A photo of the fountain in Poynton A photo of 2 people on BMX bikes using Poynton's Skateboard and BMX bowl A photo of one of the steam trains, driver and passengers at the Brookside Miniature Railway A photo of a batsman about to hit a cricket ball watched by wicket keeper and fielder
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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.


Christmas and New Year

The town council would like to wish all Poynton residents and visitors a very merry Christmas and happy 2018.


*Road Closure and Roadworks

For details of roadworks regarding the A6MARR visit the works website is here, weekly updates on traffic management here and information on works taking place by area here.

*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 information on roadworks can be accessed from the Cheshire East Council website.


Job vacancy - Building supervisor (ad hoc, casual, part-time) at Poynton Town Council

The 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. More details on our vacancies page.


Keeping Poynton safe - policing

The police and council update;

  • Please report incidents, such as those reported on social media, to the police.
  • The police are putting out extra patrols at the moment but request and require the help of residents too. You should dial 999 if a police presence will make a difference and dial 101 if a police presence will not make an immediate difference to the situation.
  • There are purse bells available from the police community support officers. These are small bells that you can attach to your purse or bag.


Breastfeeding welcome award

Cherubs Breastfeeding support in Cheshire

The town council has received this award from Cherubs, as has Poynton library. This award is for our commitment to welcoming breastfeeding in all areas of our premises. Further information is available from any member of staff and www.cherubsbreastfeeding.co.uk



The town council would like to ask residents and visitors to be considerate and not park anti-socially, as well as legally.


Christmas and New Year opening hours

The town council will be open as usual through the festive season, although closed on the bank holidays and there will be no evening activities from 27th to 29th December.


Consultations: Call for sites, Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning for the right homes in the right places

The town council has responded to these consultations. For further details, please contact Haf Barlow, deputy clerk, on haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Remembrance poppies in Poynton

Poppies being put up in Poynton for Remembrance Day 2017Following a grant from the town council, Men in Sheds organised red poppies: designing and liaising with a local company to produce them, along with drilling holes for them to be fixed to posts.

Volunteers from Poynton Royal British Legion helped town council staff put up and take down the poppies.

It was a joint project between community and the town council, receiving many positive comments.


‘Joining Forces’ for veterans of the armed forces

Are you 55+ years of age and did you serve in the armed forces? Age UK Cheshire East’s ‘Joining Forces’ are there to support older veterans by offering advice and information referring you to other services. For information please contact mike.askew@ageukcheshireeast.org or on 01625 612958.


The Centre in Poynton AGM

The community centre on Park Lane recently held elections at the AGM. David Rutley MP accepted the role of honorary president, Alan Russell is chair, Roy McGregor is vice-chair, Derek Burton is treasurer, Barbara Horridge is secretary, Kevin Bell is centre manager and the other trustees are Keith Lambert, Lawrence Bamber, Graham Smith and new trustees Lynda Wilson and Kevin Booth. The centre building has been upgraded thanks to grants, the generosity of local people and income from usage which has increased by 41% although more funding is needed, particularly for the main hall. More information from www.thecentreinpoynton.co.uk


Wednesday Lunch Club

There are two places available in the weekly group for people who are physically frail and/or with some memory problems. The group provides a caring, stimulating and friendly environment for ten people and a break for their carers.

It meets weekly 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 by car can be arranged. For a no obligation chat to find out more, contact Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 or sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Activities in the civic hall

The Rhythm Time Young Baby course starts on Friday 12th January at 12.45pm and is a special introductory music based course for babies aged 0-6 months. The course is six weeks and costs £30 in total. Other classes are a toddler class at 1.30pm for 14 months – 3 year olds and then a regular baby class for babies aged 0-14 months. Contact Frances Donkin 01270 884583.


Poynton relief road: compulsory purchase order and side roads order

There is a small display in the civic hall reception of the documents relating to these orders. Any objections must be made by 8th January 2018. Further information here.


Qualified town clerk and deputy clerk

Liz Osborn and Haf Barlow have both gained the certificate in local council administration (CiLCA). This qualification for local council officers demonstrates the required national occupational standards.


Christmas Fest, 5th December

A montage of 4 photos taken at Poynton's 2017 Christmas FestThe organising committee of local volunteers thanks the many residents and visitors who flocked to Poynton's annual Christmas Fest. This was the 11th time the Fest had been staged, and it seems to have been enjoyed by all.

The committee would like to thank their principal sponsor, the Town Council, the many local businesses and stallholders who contributed towards the cost, the fire brigade, the police, First Responders and Poynton Round Table.

The committee would like to state that it was surprised and disappointed to discover that a large-scale commercial funfair had been allowed to set up on the privately owned Co-Op car park. It considered the sheer size of the fun fair, as well as the associated food vending, to be out of keeping with the traditional and small-scale nature of the Fest. It was however powerless to act since it was completely unaware of the fun fair until discovering it in situ on the morning of the Fest. In spite of committee representatives voicing their concern, the operators of the fun fair were not prepared to compromise or change their plans.

The Fest organising committee would like reiterate their thanks to all those who supported Poynton's local businesses and stallholders on the night, and wish everyone all the very best for Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.


Winter wellbeing in Cheshire East

During the winter more people are at risk of illness and death than at any other time. As the weather turns colder spare a thought for your Neighbours who may need your help, especially if they are elderly, disabled or have a chronic illness. Cold weather is especially dangerous for these groups - and symptoms don't just get worse during a cold spell, it can last for a few days afterwards. Read Cheshire East's 'Stay Warm', 'Stay Well' and 'Stay Safe' webpages for helpful advice and few tips to being a good Winter Neighbour. More details here.


A large committee table

Boardroom style tables available for free

We have six large committee tables in reasonable condition that we no longer need.

The tables are teak veneer, with a central leg, measuring 72” (83cm) x 36” (91.5cm) x 29” (74cm).

The legs will unscrew for transport.

If interested and to view them with no obligation, please contact Laurent Wawrzyniak, Caretaker, in the Civic Hall or on 01625 872238.


Other library events during December

Activities and events at the Civic Hall

December 2017

Sun 17th


Royal British Legion Band. Family Christmas Concert

Adults £7.50 Under 16’s Free 01625 876865

Mon 18th


Planning and Environment committee meeting
Town Council meeting

Tues 19th

2pm - 3.30pm

Carers Trust4All. Singing together

Helen Smith 0333 3231990 hsmith@carerstrust4all.org.uk

Tues 19th


Joel Wilding, The Sound of Musicals

Tickets £3.50 01625 872473 www.joelwilding.co.uk

Weds 20th


Hullaballoo, Male Voices Choir

Free event, just turn up

Fri 22nd

4.30pm 7.30pm


Aspect Cinema, £5 adults, £3 children info@aspectcinema.co.uk

January 2018

Fri 5th

1pm to 9pm

Blood Service

Appointments only: www.blood.co.uk, 0161 251 4200

Sat 6th

10am -
12 noon

Joint Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Police working together surgery

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

Mon 8th


Planning and Environment committee meeting


Sun 14th

9am -
12 noon

*NEW* Young Ballerz, Children’s football academy

07411 632114

Mon 15th


Community, Order and Public Safety committee meeting



Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238


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