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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.
Roadworks: Not in Poynton but will affect town residents. Electricity North West will be undertaking cable overlaying works on Chester Road, Woodford, between the junctions of Bridle Road and Woodford Road. These works are scheduled to take place on Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July and require staffed multi-way temporary traffic signals between 8am and 5pm. More information from ENW 0800 195 4141 works ref. JG08050016316/DF/2 and updates at http://bit.ly/1GlWnwB.
Road Closure - Woodford Road at C412 scheduled up to 5th September for A6 MARR streetworks. Diversion routes posted. Emergency access will be maintained where possible. More information from Cheshire East Council 0300 123 5020 or the Cheshire East website.
Town Mayor's Fundraising Quiz - 11th August 7.30pm
Poynton Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, is hosting a quiz at Poynton Legion Club on 11th August (7.30pm for 8pm) to raise money for her chosen charity, which is the Living Well Dementia Support Group. More details about the quiz can be found on a poster, which you can view or download here and information on the charity can be found here.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore, will be hosting this year’s Civic Service and Reception on Sunday 23rd July. The service is at St George’s Church at 10.30am and all are welcome. This will be followed by a reception at the Civic Hall, starting at around noon. The Mayor will present the Civic Awards and the Youth Civic Awards, and leaders of all Poynton’s local voluntary and other community organisations are invited to attend the reception. Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend the reception, giving your name and organisation.
Message from Haybes in sympathy and solidarity
The Town Council and Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP) have received the following message from the Twinning Committee in Haybes:
"With great sadness and in the name of all our members I take my pen to express our support and compassion in this terrible moment. All our thoughts are with you and the victims and families. Great Britain and France stand up together for peace and solidarity".
TAP has replied to our French twinning partners.
Exercise of public rights, Town Council accounts 2016-17
Residents have the right to inspect our accounting records and documents relating to them and these are available until 1st August 2017 if you ring the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 or call in and ask for Haf Barlow, Deputy Clerk. There is further information here.
Meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) at the next surgery on 2nd September: drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for times between 11am to 12 noon on 01625 872238.
Twinning Association of Poynton – first anniversary of Haybes twinning
To celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the twinning agreement there was a dinner at Il Borgo Antico in Park Lane on Wednesday 5th July. View a selection of photos from the event on our Town Twinning page.
An informal and casual group of cyclists, known as the Poynton Pedallers, started making plans last year to visit Haybes. Rob McLaren, Vicar of St George's, Councillors Howard Murray and Mike Beanland and ex-Town Clerk Malcolm Adams took to the saddle to spend three days on a self-funded stay in Haybes.
They were given a warm welcome on arrival by the Mayor and members of the Haybes Twinning Committee, and treated to a busy visit programme, characterised by generous hospitality throughout. In addition to a guided tour of Haybes, an official reception and dinner, and beer tasting at the local micro-brewery, the Pedallers cycled with local biking enthusiasts along the River Meuse and into nearby Belgium. They also enjoyed some exhilarating mountain biking!
The Pedallers were fortunate enough to be the first interest group to visit Haybes, and TAP would very much like to encourage further visits in both directions. Haybes has much to offer in the shape of hotels, restaurants and local festivals. It also has an extensive central camp site that borders the River Meuse, as well as an impressive Gite for private hire, and hostel type accommodation for school or sports parties.
Much importance will be placed by our Haybes' colleagues on various events and activities planned for August 2018, marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. It would be wonderful if any prospective visits to Haybes could be planned to coincide with that period, as well as between now and then, and TAP members would be very happy to provide details of local contacts as well as general help or advice.
View more photographs of their trip to Haybes on our TAP page.
Defibrillators (AEDs) in Poynton
A list of where the defibrillators are located has been compiled by a local volunteer. The list is on the Town Council noticeboards around the village and on the website here. Defibs can be used by anyone in the event of someone having a cardiac arrest. You do not need training as the equipment talks you through what to do although you may wish to look at a St John Ambulance first aid training video on You Tube here.
Poynton Dementia Steering Group are working towards making Poynton more dementia friendly and the group are creating a Poynton Reminiscence box to be included in the suite of boxes that can be hired from Cheshire East Council library service. The group are using a vintage suitcase to collect small items of memorabilia relating to Poynton. We have already received some donations – a teatowel with illustrations of Poynton’s churches, a twiddlemuff, aircraft items from Avro Museum and newspaper articles about the tornado in 1960. We would welcome more items. Contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 if you would like more information about this or the work that the Dementia Steering Group is doing.
Wednesday Lunch Club
There are two places available in the weekly group for people who are physically frail and with some memory problems. The group provides a caring and stimulating environment. It meets from 10am to 2pm with a hot lunch and is run by experienced volunteers, managed by the Town Council in partnership with Age UK Cheshire East and costs £20 a week. Transport by car can be arranged for £5. Contact Sharon Duke on 872238.
CA has a new telephone number to book appointments in the Civic Hall. They can help sort out financial, legal and other problems by offering free, confidential, impartial and independent information and advice during sessions at the Civic Hall at the following times: Drop-ins: Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm, Wednesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Thursday 11.00am to 12.30pm. By appointment: Thursday 9:30am and 10.15am. Call 01625 432847or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The Centre, Park Lane events
There will be another 60s/70s night at the Centre on 5th August and tickets will be on sale at Mates DIY on Park Lane. Dance to the sounds of that iconic era. The 'Vulcan' Bar will be fully operational. The 100 Club which has been running for a couple of years, and still has vacancies for new members to join. This helps to support the Centre with funds to finance ongoing maintenance and repairs to this unique building that Poynton residents can be proud of. You can become a member of the Centre for just £1. Details and enquiries on 01625 875555 or email@example.com. Have a look on the Centre’s new website www.thecentreinpoynton.co.uk.
Volunteer opportunity: Wednesday Lunch Club
We are looking for volunteers to join the rota who can encourage members to get involved with playing games, doing quizzes, singing-along etc. The group meets from 10am to 2pm. You don’t need any previous experience as we provide training and support. Contact Sharon Duke on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01625 872238 to discuss it.
Poynton Civic Awards 2017
The annual Civic Awards and Youth Civic Awards are awarded to Poynton residents and young people who have made a significant and/or sustained contribution to the community of Poynton. The awards will be presented by the Town Mayor on Sunday 23rd July.
Consultation about proposed changes to local supported bus services
Cheshire East Council is proposing changes, including the removal of the P1 bus service. Details are in an information booklet and online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview. Printed copies are available in Customer Service Centres and libraries. The consultation closes on 26th July 2017. Complete the questionnaire at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview or in consultation packs and return in the freepost envelope provided, or email comments: email@example.com
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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