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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.
Volunteer for Christmas Fest 2018
Due to the 'retirement' of some members of the Christmas Fest Committee, who have been involved in the event since its inception, there is an urgent need for at least two new volunteers to take up the challenge of delivering this year's Fest.
The Christmas Fest has become firmly established as a popular community and family event in Poynton's social calendar, and if you feel that you might like to get involved please e-mail email@example.com to arrange a chat as soon as possible.
Poynton AEDs (Automated external defibrillators)
There is an updated list of Poynton’s AEDs. This includes the relocation of the AED that was at reception inside the Civic Hall to an external yellow box on the corner of the Civic Hall (by the bike racks), made possible by a kind donation from North West Ambulance Service and the Town Council. This makes the AED located at the Civic Hall accessible 24/7.
Location of AEDs in Poynton - NB the list below can be downloaded from the Town Council website here.
24 Hours (24H)
- Chester Road Dental Care (24H), Chester Road
- Civic Hall (24H), Civic Centre
- Fire Station (24H), School Lane
- St Martins Church (24H), Higher Poynton
- The Acoustic Lounge (24H), Park Lane
Not 24 Hours
- Davenport Golf Club Golf Course
- Galloways Printers, Poynton Industrial Estate
- Hall & Pickles, Poynton Ind. Est.
- London Road Dentist, London Road
- Lower Park School, Hazelbadge Road
- McIlvride Medical Practice, Chester Road
- Morrisons, Queensway
- Park Lane Dentist, Wish Dental, Park Lane
- Poynton High School, Yew Tree Lane
- Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane
- Poynton Sports Club, London Road North
Priorslegh Health Centre, Civic Centre
- Royal British Legion, Georges Road West
- Worth Primary School, Birch Road
Utilities and vulnerable residents
Every energy and water supplier maintains its own Priority Services Register. Residents can receive the services available if they are of pensionable age, are disabled or chronically sick, have a long-term medical condition, have a hearing or visual impairment or additional communication needs or are in a vulnerable situation. You’ll need to contact your own supplier to register and the details will be on your bill.
There’s more information on the links below;
Water - here.
Gas and electricity here.
Health and Wellbeing Fair - *New Date*
This year’s Health and Wellbeing Fair will be held on Saturday 29th September at Poynton Civic Hall, starting at 9am until 12 o’clock.
Similarly to last year, Poynton Town Council will be working in partnership with the Patient Participation Groups and the event will coincide with the first flu jab clinic of the season.
The event is to commemorate International Day of Older Persons and there will be a variety of groups and organisations who support older people in our community attending. It’s a great opportunity to have a chat or get information from organisations such as Age UK Cheshire East, British Red Cross, The Carers Hub, etc. for you and your family, as well as getting advice on preparing well for winter!
The event is free. For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Fair contact Sharon Duke, Poynton Town Council’s Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor surgery - 6th October 2018
This is your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and raise any issues about Poynton. The next surgery is on Saturday 6th October; drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
How your business or organisation can be recognised as dementia friendly
For more information about the straightforward application form, contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on email@example.com or ring 01625 872238. The return dates are 13th September and 15th November.
All businesses, groups, organisations, schools, churches etc are encouraged to let the Poynton Dementia Steering Group know the three actions you are taking towards becoming dementia friendly: are your staff or volunteers going on training? Have you made changes to your premises? Have you changed your HR policies to support staff in the early stages of dementia or with caring responsibilities?
Once your organisation or business is recognised as being dementia friendly, you will be given a distinctive sign to display on your premises and website.
Cheshire East Council – Early help and community grants
Grants are available from Cheshire East Council for voluntary and community groups to help with funding for a variety of projects. The next round of the early help and community grant scheme is open and groups wishing to apply must do so by 28th September. To apply for this grant, up to a maximum award of £5,000, your group must have a constitution, safeguarding policy and bank account (help can be offered if your group doesn’t have these).
Building Supervisor appointed
The Town Council welcomes Dan Bowers who joins Roy McGregor and Andy Housley in the Building Supervisor team.
Hire the main hall
Why not use Poynton’s huge Civic Hall (including kitchen area) for £25 per hour! Host a birthday party or get a group of children and adults out and about for a few hours. Bring a picnic or play equipment, play badminton, hire a bouncy castle or hold a disco. Short notice bookings available.
Call in or contact Poynton Civic Hall for details. Tel 01625 872238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Rhythmic Gymnastic Workshops
At Poynton Civic Hall. For ages 4.5 - 11 years. Classes include - flexibility and stretching, hand apparatus, acro skills and dance technique. Price £15 per workshop (10% sibling discount). Pay on the day. To book please text/call 07803523809 or email email@example.com for more details.
Make a Ditty guitar lessons
Multiple fortnightly classes from age 6+. Small groups of 5/6, 1 hour lesson, £12 per class or £10 per bundle. Contact Chris for more details on 07846 424877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Closure and Roadworks
*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.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
9am to 12 noon
Health and Wellbeing Fair (free). All welcome. More details above.
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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