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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.


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.

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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.


Roadworks/Road Closure

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 details and updates can be found on the Cheshire East website.

Road Closure: Middlewood Road from the junction with Pool House Road to the junction with Buxton Road, scheduled from 9th January to 17th February for carriageway repairs. Alternative route will be via Middlewood Road, Park Lane, London Road North, Macclesfield Road, Buxton Road. More details below.

Road Closure (Advance Notice): Anson Road between properties named Brookside and The Anson scheduled for Friday 31st March 2017 to enable T-Mobile Ltd to replace an old telecoms pole. Alternative route via Anson Road, Middlewood Road, Green Lane, Hawthorn Grove. Pedestrian access to premises within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times and vehicle access maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible. More information from Cobra Traffic Management on telephone number 08444141444 or 07710023147.


Poynton Relief Road

Both Cheshire East and Stockport Councils have approved the new road, and the application will now be referred to the Secretary of State who will decide whether to hold a public enquiry or to grant permission. We will report further developments as these become apparent.


Public Space Protection Order – Consultation – closing 25th January

Cricket match at Poynton Sports ClubCheshire East Council has been working with partners, including Poynton Town Council, to address issues of anti-social behaviour reported on Poynton Sports Ground. The proposal is for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on the site which provides powers for the police to impose a ‘Fixed Penalty Notice’ of £100 for those breaching conditions within the order.

As part of the process Cheshire East Council is seeking the views of residents and users of the sports ground on these proposals and a period of Consultation is now in place until Wednesday 25th January 2017. Should you wish to read more information about Public Space Protection Orders and complete the Consultation questionnaire please click on the attached link to take you to the Cheshire East Website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/publicspaceprotectionorders 


Passenger surveys on local bus routes funded by Cheshire East Council

On 14th January 2017, a specialist company started conducting passenger surveys on local bus routes funded by Cheshire East Council. This includes the P1. The purpose is to assess how services are used by local residents and ensure services meet their needs as far as possible. Surveyors will be asking passengers for a few simple details about their journeys. The surveys are anonymous and no names/addresses are requested. There will be no disruption to people’s travel. The survey programme will run for several weeks. A report on the survey findings will be available in May 2017.


Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP) French Speaking Social Evenings, 25th January and 22nd February

A photo of Haybes Town in France - twinned with Poynton in CheshireTAP hold monthly French speaking evenings to meet socially, have a drink, and endeavour to speak French at any level. It's not taken too seriously, it's free, and people help each other.

The next French evenings are Weds 25th January and 22nd February 2017 at the Poynton Royal British Legion, Georges Road West, starting at 7.30 p.m.

Find out more details about the Twinning Association of Poynton here.

Poynton in Business

The Town Council and Poynton In Business (PIB) share the same vision for Poynton’s economic wellbeing, namely to promote trade between local businesses, encourage local residents to 'shop local', promote the visitor economy, and advertise Poynton as a great place to do business. PIB hold networking meetings with guest speakers to which all businesses based in Poynton are invited.

The next meeting is on Wed 25th January at 07.30am at Poynton Community Centre. More details at: www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk/meetings.htm


Business Jelly café, 26th January

Jelly Beans to promote the Poynton Business Jelly CafeDo you work at home or run your own small business? Why not come along to the Business Jelly café to meet other freelancers and small business people, bring your lap top and work alongside others: free WiFi, light refreshments, the chance to make new connections and meet the host from Poynton in Business.

Drop-in at any time or stay from 9am to 12.30pm, last Thursday each month, charge £3. The next three cafés are on Thursdays 26th January, 23rd February and 30th March.


Cheshire Police Working Together meetings – have your say, 31st January

Cheshire Police invite the residents of Poynton to attend the “Working together” meeting at Poynton Civic Hall on 31st January from 7.30pm to 9pm. The meetings are to give residents the chance to have your say on local issues and set policing priorities for the following month. It will also give Cheshire Police the chance to update local residents on recent issues and pass on crime prevention advice. The dates of the meetings are on the Cheshire Police website www.cheshire.police.uk, via alerts from www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk or on the local twitter account @policemaccntpoyn.


Poynton Live website

Poynton Live LogoThere is a free to use website called Poynton Live at www.poyntonlive.uk. The site is ‘the home for anything and everything about music in Poynton’: it promotes live music, theatre, dance and arts events in Poynton and is designed to highlight the amount of talent Poynton has, support our visitor economy as well as being an events guide for local residents and promoting local artists and our town.

You can promote your own event or use the calendar to find listings of local diary dates and gigs.


Open Hands needs volunteer car drivers

Open Hands provides transport for vulnerable and elderly people who find it difficult to use public transport to get to appointments. More drivers are needed so that Open Hands can fulfil the many requests they receive. You would be providing a valuable service to your local community, promoting your own personal sense of fulfilment, making new friends, be active and help people. You need your own car, a full UK driving licence and a criminal records check. You will be reimbursed for fuel and wear and tear costs. Contact Adelle Johnson on 01625 878589 or call into the Open Hands office in Room 4, Poynton Methodist Church in the Civic Centre car park between 10am and 12.30pm.


Learn to drive our minibus - free training session

Poynton Town Council Minibus for hireWe have two places left on a free minibus driver training course. You need to be between 25 and 70 years old. Contact Phil Cunningham for information asap on 01625 872238 or phil.cunningham@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

We have volunteer opportunities waiting!

Find out more information about our minibus and hire here.


Winter support and services

There are many free services open through the winter period so ring Silver Line, the free confidential helpline for information / advice/ friendship for older people which is open 24 hours every day of the year. It is a Freephone number on 0808 808 1677. In addition, Independent Age volunteers provide a half hour phone chat and can visit if you ring Freephone 0800 319 6789. Or call in to the Civic Hall reception for a list of many other numbers and support.


Diary Dates


January 2017

Mon 23rd


Civic Hall

Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee

Weds 25th


Royal British Legion

French speaking social evening, Twinning Association of Poynton

Thurs 26th


Civic Hall

Business Jelly café for freelancers and small business people, WiFi, refreshments, Poynton in Business host, £3

Sun 29th


Civic Hall

New: Restorative Yoga. £12/£10 concessions. Call Emma 07977 886779

Mon 30th


Civic Hall

Community, Order and Public Safety Committee

Tues 31st


Civic Hall

Police Working Together meeting

February 2017

Sat 4th

10am-12 noon

Civic Hall

Councillor and PCSO Surgery. Drop-in 10am to 11am. Call 01625 872238 for appointments 11am to 11.40am

Mon 6th


Civic Hall

Finance and General Purposes Committee


Liz Osborn, Town Clerk
T. 01625 872238
Twitter: @poyntontownclrk

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