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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.

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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.

Homepage

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.

Homepage

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.

 

*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.

 

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - last chance to comment

Following extensive consultation within the Poynton community and with other interested parties, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have redrafted the Plan to take into account the adopted Cheshire East Local Plan (July 2017) and having regard to the responses to the last regulation 14 consultation which took place in Autumn 2016.

The Plan can be viewed or downloaded here*. (NB this is a 12MB PDF so may take a short while to appear).

This phase of the Neighbourhood Plan gives you an opportunity to comment on its proposals before it is formally submitted to Cheshire East Council. Any suggested changes or additions will need to be compliant with both national and borough-level planning policies, and will also need to be evidence-based. All responses will be carefully considered by the Neighbourhood Plan team, who can amend the Plan if necessary before forwarding to Cheshire East Council for their consideration.

The Cheshire East Local Plan has imposed a requirement that at least 650 houses are built in Poynton by 2030. The Cheshire East Local Plan has designated three strategic housing developments of 150 units each within Poynton. These are at Chester Road, Sprink Farm (Dickens Lane), and Hazelbadge Road. These sites were approved by the Planning Inspector, despite the strong opposition of the Town Council, Poynton's Cheshire East councillors and the vast majority of the local community, and consequently will be developed during the plan period.

Consequently this NP seeks to define policies that will ensure that all new developments, including the three strategic sites, comply with environmental and other conditions that we believe will contribute to the quality of life in Poynton. The Neighbourhood Plan also defines a number of sites where further development can take place in order to meet the Local Plan housing requirement.

The consultation period will be open for a total of 10 weeks in order to get as many views as possible. Your comments must be received by 9am on Tuesday 20th March 2018. You can see the full Neighbourhood Plan by using the link above*. Printed reference copies of the Plan are also available to read at the Civic Hall and at the Library.

To say what you think of the Plan as a whole, or to give feedback on one or more of the individual sections of the Plan, go to the on-line survey which can be accessed here. Please give your comments in the appropriate sections of the feedback form which correspond to the sections in the Plan.

Should you wish to make a longer submission, e-mail liz.osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or write to Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, Poynton Town Council, Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB.

 

Poynton Town Council precept for 2018/19

The town council sets an annual precept as part of the council tax. In difficult circumstances and with great prudence, the town council has set next year’s annual precept for an increase of under 1% for a Band D house. Further information is available from the Deputy Town Clerk, Haf Barlow, on haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

 

Consultation: Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, closing 12th January

This is an assessment of current and anticipated future needs for pharmaceutical services. The next Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Cheshire East is due by the end of March 2018. Cheshire East is currently undertaking a formal consultation on the draft Cheshire East PNA 2018. View the document as a PDF here.

The consultation is open until Friday 12 January 2018, and you can respond with your feedback: Complete the PNA 2018 Survey online or complete the PNA consultation questions (PDF, 235KB) in writing and returning by post to the following address: Public Health Department, Cheshire East Bor-ough Council, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street. Crewe. CW1 2BJ.

 

Air Quality Monitor

The Town Council is looking for an expert in air quality monitoring from the Poynton community to work with us on an advisory pro bono basis. If you would like to find out more, please contact Haf Barlow, Deputy Town Clerk, on haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01625 872238.

 

Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore raising funds

Sarah-Jane Gilmore - Poynton Town CouncillorThe Mayor’s chosen good causes for her Mayoral year are two dementia care groups in Poynton, Living Well and Golden Memories. Both groups organise events for people living with dementia and their carers: more information here.

The Mayor has reached her original fundraising target and has now doubled it to £3,000! You can track progress and donate here: http://bit.ly/2D5WJZi

The fourth event to raise funds is an evening of music with Acoustic Central who will be playing acoustic versions of popular songs from the 60s to the present day.

This will be held on 26th January at the Poynton Royal British Legion, 7:30pm.

Tickets are £5 per person and available from the Legion and Mates DIY onPark Lane, or can be reserved by emailing the Mayor at sarah-jane.gilmore@outlook.com.

 

 
New council fund to support the borough’s unpaid carers

Information from Cheshire East Council: residents who act as a carer for a loved one of any age can now access a special fund to help them enjoy a reasonable quality of life themselves, including a break from their unpaid caring role. The new Carers’ Living Well Fund is available until March 31st 2018 for carers to access financial help for a range of activities. There are some exclusions. A grant is a one-off payment per household, where the eligibility criteria have been met, for £250 or £500. For more information visit: carearrangersteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Male volunteer opportunity

Do you have a few hours to spare to help our older residents? The weekly Wednesday Lunch Club provides a regular, social group for older people who are frail and/or have some memory problems. The small group benefits from the friendly environment and activities that the volunteers provide.

We are looking for a male volunteer to encourage group members to play games, quizzes, singing activities and prepare tea, coffee and a ready-made hot meal. Volunteers are on a rota basis, so any time you can offer would be welcomed. Please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01625 872238.

 

Poynton Flower Club AGM, 16th January and demonstration, 20th February

The club holds monthly flower arranging demonstrations on the third Tuesday at 7.30pm in the civic hall, in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Non-member visitors and novice flower arrangers are most welcome. The club is affiliated to the national association of flower arrangement societies. The next meetings are the AGM on 16th January, 7pm-9pm, and 20th February, 7.30pm when there will be a demonstration from a florist who exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show sharing modern styles with the club. For further information contact 01625 875158 or turn up on the night.

 

Winter well-being

Cheshire East Council is providing useful information to help us find advice and about how to keep warm, well and safe in winter, as well as how to be a good winter neighbour. There is information here.

 

Reminders:
Poynton Easy Access Scheme (PEAS)

Mobility scooter and wheelchair

The mobility scooters and wheelchairs (of various sizes) continue to be available for hire at very competitive prices. Call in to the civic hall to borrow a wheelchair anytime, or ring 01625 872238 or call in to make an appointment for a mobility scooter induction session. More details here. One of our scooters recently went six miles round Chester Zoo: the hire charge was only £4 for the day!

 

 

Citizens Advice Service sessions in the Civic Hall

Citizens Advice logoCitizens Advice (CAB) hold drop-in case-work sessions on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, on Weds from 6pm to 8pm and on Thursdays from 11am to 12.30pm. You can make an appointment for Thursday at 9.30am or 10.15am by ringing 01625 432847.

They can help you sort out money, legal and other problems and give you free, confi-dential, impartial and independent information and advice on a wide range of subjects.

 

Activities and events at the Civic Hall

January 2018

Mon 22nd

8pm

Finance and General Purposes committee

Civic Hall

Fri 26th

7.30pm

Music night organised by the Town Mayor

Poynton Royal British Legion

Fri 26th

8pm

Poynton Egypt Group.
Mysteries of the pyramids – A talk by Alan Fildes. Non-members welcome £5

Civic Hall
Information: 0161 865886

Mon 29th

7.15pm

8pm

Management and Establishment committee

Planning and Environment committee

Civic Hall

February 2018

Sat 3rd

10am -
12 noon

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

Drop-in 10am to 11am.
Call 01625 872238 for appointments at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am

Mon 5th

8pm

Facilities, Infrastructure & Economic Development committee

Civic Hall

 

Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238

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