Poynton Town Council has received an NHS Bronze Self Care Award at a celebration ceremony held at Poynton Civic Hall.
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Road Closure, Green Lane, 28th Feb 2020
Cheshire East have informed Poynton Town Council that they anticipate that Green Lane will be temporarily closed on this date from the entrance to The Gables to the junction with Anson Road.
Time for a cuppa, Friday 6th March, from 9am, Poynton Civic Hall
Staff at Poynton Town Council are hosting a ‘Time for a cuppa’ fundraising event in aid of Dementia UK.
Drop by and say hello on Friday 6th March from 9am onwards. Have a cuppa, buy a cake and a raffle ticket! We are looking forward to seeing you.
Poynton Goes Green Eco Fair, Saturday 14th March, 10am –1pm, Poynton Civic Hall
Come along to this free event organised by Poynton High School and supported by Poynton Town Council, you will find environmentally friendly products to view and buy and discover and share ideas on how to do more for the environment. Attendees include Riverlands Project National Trust, ANSA Environmental Services and Love Food Hate Waste. Refreshments available.
It’s Time To Talk! Wednesdays from 29th Jan, 1.30pm - 3pm, Poynton Civic Hall
These free, fortnightly drop-in sessions at Poynton, Disley and Bollington are aimed at people who are concerned about their memory, are living with dementia, carers or those concerned about a family member or friend.
A member of the local health and social care team will be available for you to talk to and receive advice and information.
No need to book, just turn up. Please find the dates and venues of the sessions here.
Nelson Avenue street sign repaired
The Village Ranger has been busy renovating the street sign for Nelson Avenue and this will be installed very shortly.
Moggie Lane bridge repair update
United Utilities have completed the water main diversion and the site has been returned to Cheshire East Highways so works can now be safely undertaken. Groundworks will commence on site this week to undertake investigations for the foundation design. After that Cheshire East Highways will be re-starting work on the site to repair the wall.
Part of their brief will include a full review of the highway drainage system and outfalls. Work has already started to investigate the existing drainage system and they will be looking to undertake these works in conjunction with the wall repairs. Cheshire East Highways say they are looking to include all of the drainage up to the junction with Waterloo Road. With the extensive delays caused by the water main diversion, they hope that the work on site will be concluded towards the end of March.
Report faulty streetlights
Did you know you can report a faulty street light through Cheshire East website. Click here and then click on the street light and report the fault.
If for any reason you can’t find your street light on this interactive map it’s possible it could be one of the 87 street light Poynton Town Council maintain. These are often located in those out of the way places like ‘The Coppice’ or on a footpath. In this case, contact Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238.
Call for Land for Rewilding
Poynton Town Council are looking for areas of land that could potentially be used for rewilding, to increase biodiversity and potentially reduce surface water run off. If you own land and you are interested in “giving back to nature” and planting trees or shrubs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Mining Heritage Walks Leaflets
Mining heritage walks leaflets are now available online here or free of charge from the Civic Hall reception.
The Town Council welcomes John Siddall who joins the team at Poynton Town Council.
Your next Councillor surgery is on 7th March
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.
Poynton Town Council adopts Plastic Free Policy
Poynton Town Council have adopted a plastic free policy and staff will be working with Hirers and Suppliers to implement it over the coming months.
VE Day - 75th Anniversary Celebrations 8th - 10th May 2020
NB Full details below are also available on a full size poster, which you can view, download, print and share here.
Call for community interest
This year, Friday the 8th May - 10th May will be an international celebration of peace commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Europe - VE Day celebrations.
The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary represents an important milestone in our history.
To reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this period in history, a number of national events are planned and include:
Friday 8th May
- 3pm - Battles O'er & VE 75 Years. 3pm is the time Winston Churchill officially announced the end of WW2. Pipers from around the world will open VE Day 75 by playing Battle's O'er and VE 75 Years.
- 3pm - The Nations Toast to the Heroes of WW2. Pubs will encourage customers to raise a glass.
- 6.55pm - A Cry for Peace Around the World. Town Criers will be undertaking A Cry for Peace Around the World.
- 7pm - Ringing out for Peace.
- 7pm onwards - Parties and celebrations.
Saturday 9th May - Parties and celebrations.
Sunday 10th May
10.30am - Church Services of Celebration and Commemoration including the Tribute to the Millions and the Last Post.
Poynton Town Council are encouraging local businesses, community groups, schools, organisations and individuals to think about how they can contribute to these commemorations. It’s a chance to bring communities together in common friendship, reinforcing bonds and the importance of peace on the occasion of this important anniversary. This might involve recreating one of the national events detailed above locally, or you may want to consider the following:
- make your own bunting and decorate a shop frontage or your home
- dress up in 1940’s clothes at one of your group meetings
- organise a relevant event or talk
- throw a community afternoon tea party or organise a bake sale for a veteran’s charity
- lead a commemorative walk
- take part in a war-time themed picnic
- deliver a performance, play or a dance
- as a pub or restaurant owner, take part in the Nation’s Toast
- display memorabilia or organise an art exhibition
Poynton Town Council will host a community planning meeting and collate a programme of events to promote the main activities in the town which encourage community involvement.
If you are interested in attending Poynton’s VE 75 planning meeting to bring ideas about what you are planning to do, please contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 or email@example.com to register your interest.
To help with your idea, Cheshire East Council have a community grant scheme for which your event might be eligible for funding. For more info click here.
Poynton Players upcoming productions
Poynton Players performs four productions each year with a selection of comedies, dramas, thrillers, period plays and importantly new plays, so there is always something for everyone.
'Fondly Remembered' by Gareth Armstrong, 30th March - 4th April. View poster here.
'A Bedfull of Foreigners' by Dave Freeman, 1st - 6th June. View poster here. NB you may have to scroll down the page.
For more details please visit https://www.poyntonplayers.co.uk/
- Tues 11th Feb, 2pm - 3pm Book chat. Free
- Sat 15th Feb Booksale begins
- Weds 19th Feb Lego Zoo. £1 per child. Book in advance
- Weds & Thurs in Feb Rhymetime - 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th. Free. No need to book
Annual General Meeting of the Twinning Association of Poynton, Fri 6th March, The Club
The AGM will start at 7.30pm and will be followed by a social evening during which there will be entertainment by pupils of Poynton High School, a French themed quiz and a raffle. Bar and light refreshments provided. Please be reminded that membership fees are due and remain at £5 per annum. We look forward to welcoming you.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
|Poynton Town Council|
Tel: 01625 872238
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