Chester Road Closure
The closure, from the Hazelbadge Rd junction to outside no. 66, in order to repair gas escape has been extended until 10 June ’20. Scroll down for more details.
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Improving social distancing on roads and public spaces
Cheshire East have recently asked the Town Council to identify potential changes to roads / footpaths to improve social distancing on roads and public spaces. The Town Council has identified a number of schemes which are outlined in this report.
Residents are encouraged to suggest any other schemes that may assist with social distancing by Monday 4pm (apologies for the short time scale which has been set by Cheshire East).
You can do this by contacting the Clerk at email@example.com or by telephone on 01625 872238.
Poynton Town Council COVID-19 Response update
Although the Civic Hall is closed the Town Council is continuing to monitor emails and telephone calls and staff are working from home. The Town Council are currently co-ordinating the volunteer response in Poynton.
Following our leaflet drop https://bit.ly/3a2wH8K we are receiving calls from residents who need assistance and we are working with our volunteer partners (Churches Together, U3A and Poynton Runners) on providing these welfare services.
Thank you to all those residents who have volunteered to assist with this effort to support our community.
Community & Voluntary Services Cheshire East - COVID-19 Support Directory
The link below is regularly updated to provide a list of free and paid for local support services available in each community, in response to COVID-19. There are some services which cover the Poynton area and you can use the drop-down options to select ‘activity’, the area ‘where’ you live, who might benefit from a service and the ‘Care Community’ you fall under.
Chester Road Closure
Cheshire East Highways have announced that the temporary road closure on Chester Road, from the junction with Hazelbadge Road to outside number 66, has been extended until Wed. 10th June 2020.
The closure is necessary to enable Cadent to repair gas escape.
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Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.
Contact: If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cadent Gas on telephone number 0800 111 999.
Poynton Flood Update Newsletter – April 2020
The April 2020 newsletter has been published with updates from Cheshire East, United Utilities, the Environment Agency, Poynton Flood Group, Poynton Flood Working Group and Flood Hub.
It is available to view or download as a PDF here.
If you’d like more information about items featured in the newsletter some contact details are shown at the bottom of the newsletter pages.
Poynton Town Council services
Poynton Town Council will be maintaining services during this uncertain time. This includes
- Responding to residents telephone, email enquiries and concerns
- Keeping Brecon park open
- Bin emptying on the inclines
Whilst we focus our full attention on facilitating a community resilience plan for vulnerable residents and as a result of Government advice regarding social distancing, all council committee meetings and working groups are suspended from taking part at the Civic Hall and the next Annual Town Council meeting on Thursday 28th May will take place 'virtually'. More details can be found on the Town Council Meetings page.
391/392 Bus Service Suspension
The Town Council has received notice that Cheshire East suspended the 391 and 392 bus service from Monday 20th April 2020. Keyworkers making essential journeys and who will be affected by this suspension are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Council were not consulted about the suspension of the service and we are endeavouring to obtain urgent assurances on when the bus service will be reinstated.
Supermarket Information for Vulnerable People and NHS staff
The supermarkets are now offering a range of measures and dedicated shopping hours to help NHS staff and vulnerable customers. Many of the supermarkets are requesting, where possible one shopper per household.
NB Please direct any enquiries directly to the supermarkets in question. Details may also be subject to change.
Aldi, London Rd South
Half an hour prior to opening, stores are open for over 70’s and vulnerable people. On Sundays, 30 minutes prior to opening the store is open for NHS, Police and Fire Service staff.
Co-op, School Lane
From 8am - 9am shopping is for NHS staff and key workers.
From 10am - 11am shopping is for vulnerable people.
Morrisons have introduced an NHS hour from 7am-8am, Mon-Sat. All residents with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on essentials. On Sundays, stores will open at 9am for NHS workers to shop and open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.
Vulnerable and elderly residents can ring 0345 6116111 and select either option 4 or 5.
Option 4 is to order a food box. There is either a meat or a veg box option for £35, both include household items. Typically this box should feed 2 adults for one week. Payment is taken over the phone and goods delivered to the household. Option 5 is a small shop from a list of essential items which is delivered by a local store. Shopping is paid for using a contactless card system at the point of delivery, when social distancing practices will be observed.
Waitrose, Park Lane
Mon-Sat: 8am - 9am Shopping is for elderly and vulnerable residents
9am – 8pm NHS staff should go to the front of the queue and present their badge to enter, a pri-ority till is also available. Some essential provisions are available if they are not displayed on the shelf.
Sunday: Elderly and vulnerable residents can browse from 9.30am, but can only pay for provisions from 10am onwards.
Essential Shopping Service
Waitrose are now offering a telephone shopping service whereby vulnerable and elderly residents who are self-isolating and have no form of help from family or neighbours are able to contact Waitrose to arrange shopping during store hours. To arrange a shop please contact the store between 9am and 1pm for same day delivery. Deliveries will be carried out the same afternoon where possible or the following day if all availability is taken. Shopping of a value of £30 or 20 items can be requested.
There is limited availability for this service, so it is very important that only those who need it most, access the service. Each shopper will need their bank card to be able to pay for the shopping and can contact Waitrose on 01625 858033 to speak with a partner who will explain the process and take a shopping list.
Goods will be delivered to the resident’s house when ready, when social distancing practices will be maintained. Shops can be placed every four days.
Street Champion Update
Poynton Town Council's map of Street Champions continues to grow. With over 90% of the population covered and 99 registered Street Champions there are just a handful of areas left which need to be covered. These include: Hazel Drive, Barclay Road, Curzon Road and Middlewood Road towards the Hockley end and the area around Petre Bank Cottages.
Street Champions are coordinators and facilitators that work on a street by street basis. The Street Champion usually lives on the street they are coordinating and has a network of neighbours looking after each other. Simple jobs like putting bins out, or getting small bits of shopping or even just a social distancing chat across a garden fence are just some of the tasks that volunteers have done.
If you want to become a street champion for one of the areas above please email email@example.com
Families Magazine Online
Families Magazine Online have produced a ‘lockdown’ issue with some really useful information and activities in.
The magazine can be found here.
You & Yours Counselling
You & Yours Counselling is a charity based in Poynton providing adults with individual and couples counselling sessions.
They have adapted their service for the current situation by offering video counselling with members of their skilled and experienced professional team of counsellors.
To contact You & Yours either ring them on 01625 874225 or send them a message from the contact page of their website: www.you-and-yours.org.uk
Citizen’s Advice are taking calls 9-5 Mon to Fri. If you need help call:
07756 023 416
Please leave a message and you will receive a call back. You can also ring Adviceline on 03444 111444. Email advice can be accessed at https://www.citizensadvicecn.org.uk/email
Moggie Lane Bridge
The floods back in July last year may seem like a distant memory for some, but the impact is still being felt by many residents. Moggie Lane Bridge remains closed at present.
During the lockdown period, Cheshire East Highways have continued to work in the area. As well as the repair to the bridge retaining wall Cheshire East Highways have been working on the surface water drainage pipes that run in front of the cottages.
This work should greatly improve the water drainage in the area. Cheshire East Highways have extended the road closure at Moggie Lane Bridge until 8th May.
Council Community Support Team news
This week we said goodbye to James Hails who has left us to join the Cheshire Police as a PCSO.
The team at Poynton Town Council wish him congratulations and good luck in his new role.
Victory in Europe commemorations
Poynton Town Council and participating community groups were sadly unable to host the events which were being planned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
However the Town Council has posted information on the website about servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Second World War, along with interesting information about Poynton during the War, and the celebrations that were organised at the time. View the portrait gallery of servicemen and women here and interesting sotries and information here.
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
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