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Opening of Poynton Heritage Garden on Sat. 14th April with Theo Eaves and Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore Opening of Poynton Heritage Garden on Sat. 14th April - group photo Poynton in Bloom Floral Display Chester Road A photo of Poynton Fountain from Park Lane


The Poynton in Bloom volunteer group has been bedding down plants around Poynton.

More photos here.


Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore assisting Theo Eaves, one of Poynton's distinguished war veterans, as he officially opened the Heritage Garden!

More details here.


St. George's Church in 'Bloom'.


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Sat 28th April at 7.30pm

The Town Mayor invites you to celebrate our community! Buffet and DJ at the Poynton Royal British Legion. Fundraising for Living Well and Golden Memories. More details.

Dementia Friends Training

Learn more about dementia & help to make Poynton dementia friendly? Open to anyone working in shops, businesses, organisations or community groups. More details.

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Poynton Heritage Garden Officially Opened - Saturday 14th April

The Poynton Heritage Garden was officially opened on Saturday 14th April by Theo Eaves, one of Poynton's distinguished war veterans, assisted by Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

The opening of Poynton Heritage Garden and photos of the garden

The Heritage Garden, between Priorslegh Medical Practice and the Library, is the result of many months of fund raising and hard work by a small group of volunteers. It comprises a central raised bed, with a traditional lamp post, seven memorial benches, five large planters, two half size planters, an insect house, bird box and a number of wall-mounted silhouettes that celebrate Poynton's rich heritage.

The opening celebrated the successful transformation of a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space for all to enjoy.

To find out more details and view photos of Poynton Heritage Garden click here.


*Road Closure and Roadworks

For details of roadworks regarding the A6MARR visit the works website is here, weekly updates on traffic management here. Closure of A555 W-Bound - 12th Feb - 17 Weeks. Info SEMMMS http://bit.ly/2Ee6nwG Diversion http://bit.ly/2G9eWFv

Advance Notice of Road Closure: Middlewood Road, SK12 1TS from the junction with Green Lane to the junction with Anson Road in order that Electricity North West to carry out tree cutting work. Work scheduled for 30th May 2018. Location Map - https://roadworks.org?tm=105466069 Click here for more details (PDF).

*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.


Mayor’s Ball / Posh Party, Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm to 11.30pm

The Town Mayor invites you to celebrate our community! Dress to impress...yourself! Buffet and DJ at the Poynton Royal British Legion. Fundraising for Living Well and Golden Memories. Tickets are £10 each from the Royal British Legion and Mates DIY, Park Lane. Everyone welcome.

Click this image to view or download a large jpg version of the The Mayor's Posh Party Poster.

Click on small poster above to view larger size

Over the Garden Fence, Saturday 12th May 2018. 12 o’clock to 1 pm

Poynton Dementia Steering Group invites you to Over the Garden Fence, a much loved, dementia friendly play by HayLo Theatre at the Civic Hall.

Light snacks and drinks will be available after the performance with the chance to meet people and groups providing local dementia and other support services.

All welcome. Free event but booking is essential. Contact Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238.

Over the Garden Fence has the power to change attitudes and behaviours about dementia and delivers a message of compassion and understanding in a highly entertaining way.

Click on the small poster to view or download a larger PDF version.

Poynton Civic Awards 2018

The Town Council welcomes nominations for the Civic Awards and Youth Civic Awards. These are awarded to Poynton residents and young people who have made a significant and/or sustained contribution to the community of Poynton. A brief citation in an email or a letter stating the reasons for nominating is all that is required by Tuesday 11th June to Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, at liz.osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or drop them off at the Civic Hall.


Air quality monitoring

The Town Council is continuing to pursue the issue of air quality with Cheshire East Council and welcomes the involvement of a volunteer with specialist knowledge to work on this issue. The Town Council is considering installing a diffusion tube to monitor air quality and has identified the junction of Fountain Place and Park Avenue and the junction of Burton Drive and Chester Road as possible suitable locations. If you live at one of these locations where traffic is frequently standing and would be interested in accommodating a diffusion tube in your garden, please contact Haf Barlow, Deputy Town Clerk, on haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01625 872238.


Proposals to charge for new and replacement bins

As part of the Cheshire East Council budget setting for 2018-19, CE are consulting on proposals to charge for new and replacement bins with a ten-week public consultation. It will run until Monday 21st May 2018. The survey is available at all Cheshire East libraries and online at https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/Bins18/.

Charges will be agreed on an annual basis and are likely to be in the region of £30 each for recycling and garden waste bins, £35 for a standard black residual bin, or £25 for a smaller residual bin. A 25 per cent concession will be made for households in receipt of eligible welfare support. CE is also proposing to put the addresses of residents on all new bins, which should help to reduce the theft of bins across the borough.


A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road work

For weekly updates on traffic management during the construction works, please visit www.semmms.info/traffic. This information is updated each Friday afternoon, detailing the traffic management that will be in place the following week.


Councillor surgery, 6th May and 2nd June 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 surgeries are on Saturdays 5th May and 2nd June: 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

Poynton Area Community Partnership logoFor more information about the straightforward application form, contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or ring 01625 872238.

The return dates are 10th May, 12th July, 13th September and 15th November.



Food and crafts at the Centre

Progress is being made on the ambitious plans to hold a series of markets at the Centre. The first event will be on Saturday 5th May from 10am 'til 2pm and subsequent markets will hopefully follow on the first Saturdays of June and July then return for the run-up to Christmas with markets in October, November and December.

There are still opportunities to book a stand. Interest can be registered by phoning the Centre on 01625 875555 or emailing info@thecentreinpoynton.co.uk.

Bonjour—Toddler French Club

New weekly classes suitable for ages 18 months to four years start on Weds 25th April at 11.10am in the Civic Hall to learn French through songs, actions, games, drama and story-telling. The first session is free and then it costs £5 per week. Contact Elin McFarlane on 07941 854857.

Poynton library events

Friday 27th April, 7.30pm - Quiz. There are still spaces available at £4 per ticket including raffle ticket. Teams of up to six. Please book in advance. Bar available throughout the evening.

Thurs 3rd May, 3.30pm to 4.45pm - Lego Club for school-age children. Free, no need to book.

Tuesday 8th May 2 to 3pm - Book Chat. All welcome to the friendly informal reading group. The group chooses a theme rather than a particular book and chats about books they have enjoyed and make recommendations over a drink. Contact the library for further details or drop in.

Friday 25th May, 10.30am to 11.30 - Elmer day. Stories, songs and craft to celebrate everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant! £1. Please book and pay in advance.


Volunteering opportunity

The library team are looking for volunteers to help administer this year’s summer reading challenge. You need to be 14 years old or over and available for at least 25 hours during the school summer holidays. You should have a love of books and reading and be confident to talk to children and adults in the library. Contact the library for further details and an application form. Closing date 31st May.


Activities and events

April 2018

Sat 28th


Town Mayor’s Ball / Posh Party at the Poynton Royal British Legion.
Tickets from the Legion or Mates DIY, £10.

Sat 28th


Poynton Ceilidhs. Tickets available on the door, £9 adult, £4.50 under 16s.

Mon 30th


Planning and Environment Committee

May 2018

Mon 14th



Planning and Environment Committee
Annual Town Council




Mon 21st


Finance and General Purposes Committee

June 2018

Mon 4th


Community, Order and Public Safety Committee


Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238


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