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Town Clerk: Poynton Town Council Clerk Vacancy
Poynton with Worth Town Council is seeking a full time Clerk.
This busy leadership role, based in the centre of the village, involves being principal adviser to eighteen elected Councillors. The Clerk is also responsible for ensuring the effective management and control of the Council’s finances and resources and for leading the Council’s team of thirteen staff in order to ensure continuous and sustained improvements to the quality of everyday life for Poynton’s residents.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a broad range of relevant experience; he or she will already hold an appropriate local government qualification.
The incremental salary scale begins at NALC | SLCC scale point 40 (SCP 34 on the new pay spine from 1st April 2019) with the opportunity for further incentives dependent upon experience and qualifications.
For a full job description and application form please e-mail email@example.com phone 01625 872238, or call at the Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB
The deadline for applications is Friday 5th April 2019
You can download the above information as a PDF here.
Annual Town Assembly, Monday 8th April 2019, 8pm
The Town Assembly is at the Civic Hall on Monday 8th April at 8pm, with light refreshments from 7.30pm. This is not a Town Council meeting, but the annual occasion when Poynton’s electorate are able to raise and discuss local and topical issues, and if agreed by the majority of those attending, to put forward and vote on proposals relating to them. Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore, the Town Mayor, will preside.
The Council’s Annual Report for 2018/19 will be presented and there will be an opportunity for representatives of our local voluntary organisations to promote and provide updates on their activities. Contact the Civic Hall or look on the web-site for the Assembly agenda and the Town Council’s Annual Report. The record of last year’s Annual Assembly is available on request.
Planning application, Hazelbadge Road, Poynton
The recent consultation for the full planning application (number 17/6471M) for 146 dwellings on land off Hazelbadge Road has closed but relevant documents can still be viewed here.
The Town Council's initial response can be viewed or downloaded here.
A supplementary response has also been submitted by the Town Council which can be viewed here.
Hockley Park new multi-play equipment
The new multi-play equipment has been installed but further drainage works need to be carried out and so unfortunately the park remains closed. For further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Phil Cunningham, on 01625 872238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor surgery on 6th April and 4th May 2019
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 from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
Tree work on the Inclines
In line with the Town Council’s Inclines Management Plan tree felling and planting is taking place in March. Any closure of the pathways will be mitigated by diversions where possible. For further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Phil Cunningham, on email@example.com or 01625 872238. Find out more about the inclines management here.
Summerfest volunteers wanted
Planning for the Poynton Summerfest is underway for this year’s event on the 14th July, which takes place on the Middlewood Way and Mount Vernon field. After many years of commitment to make the event the success that it is, the current Chair and Co-Chair are retiring and the volunteers who organise the event are looking for people who are interested in taking up these roles, as well as volunteers to help on the day.
If you, or any organisation that you belong to are interested, please contact Steve Clarke on 07918 640245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to talk, Mondays 1pm – 2.30pm from April 2019, FREE
Are you living with dementia? Are you a carer of someone living with dementia? Would you like some advice or support? Just call in at one of the drop-in sessions for friendly professional advice from the local heath team. There’s no need to book. Mondays 1pm - 2.30pm.
April 1st, 15th and 29th, May 13th and 27th, June 10th and 24th.
Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB Tel - 01625 872238.
North Cheshire Photographic Society presents an exhibition and inter club competitions
The exhibition is open from 10am - 4pm on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March at Poynton Civic Hall, free entry. For more information or to join NCPS, contact www.ncps.org.uk
Quiet shopping hour in Waitrose, Tuesday 26th March, 10am to 11am
The store will be free of cages, tannoys, music, beeping tills and other loud noises. There will be partners in branch to help with all your shopping needs. This is part of the store’s aim to be ‘dementia friendly’.
Be Steady, Be Safe
This is a 24-week programme, consisting of strength and balance exercises, prescribed home exercises and education around reducing the risk of falls. To access the programme a person must be a Cheshire East resident, aged 65 years and over and have one or more of the following; fallen in the past 12 months, poor balance or mobility, osteoporosis.
Please contact One You on 0808 1643202 or visit www.oneyoucheshireeast.org and complete the registration form. No GP referral necessary.
Town Clerk leaving
After three and a half years excellent service to Poynton Town Council and the local community, our Town Clerk Liz Osborn has decided to leave the post. Reluctantly, the Council has accepted Liz's resignation but wish her well in every future endeavour. Liz's diligence and integrity will be greatly missed by staff and Councillors alike and we thank her for her considerable efforts, at all times, on behalf of the people of Poynton.
The recruitment process for a successor to Liz will begin immediately.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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