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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.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

The 2019 Civic Awards Winners

This year's winners are pictured with Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

Discover who they are and why they won here.

Welcome to Poynton

Find all about the town council, the latest community news, meeting minutes, adult health and wellbeing initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Poynton Civic Hall entrance

*Cleaner Vacancy*

Poynton Town Council has an IMMEDIATE VACANCY for a part-time cleaner (10 hours per week) at the Civic Hall. Closing date 8th December 2019. Click here for more details.

Poynton Council Community Support Team at The Hollies Pre-School

CCST Road Safety Talks

Recently the Council Community Support Team have given road safety talks to children at The Hollies and Mini V Pre-Schools. More on the CCST page here.

Be Steady, Be Safe

A Free Falls Prevention Programme for those aged 65 years and over. Monday from 9.45am - 10.45am and 11.00am - 11.30am at the Civic Hall. More details.

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Poynton News


View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or download here. You can also sign-up to receive the PUN via email here. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive by clicking here.

Flood Update

On the 7th November the Flood Working Group met with representatives from Cheshire East, the Environment Agency and United Utilities to discuss actions and progress following the flooding on the 31st July 2019. The agencies are currently investigating watercourses, culverts and drains in a number of areas. The Environment Agency are collating a newsletter to update residents on progress and this will be available shortly. The Town Clerk attended the Cheshire East Council incident debrief on Friday 15th November with the Clerks from Bollington and Kettleshulme Parish Councils. The meeting was very constructive and a number of key recommendations will be taken to the multi agency debrief for the incident.

Christmas Movie Matinee, 6th December

Poynton High School students are hosting a Christmas Movie Matinee for the residents of Poynton on Friday 6th December. The students arrange the event and hope to give something back to their community, in particular our older residents. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ will be showing in the main hall at Poynton High School and complimentary light refreshments will be served. Movie goers can arrive from 12noon for a 12.30pm – 2.45pm showing. Admission to the event is free, but the school request a small donation to cover hospitality costs. Places are limited so please book a place, by the 2nd December by contacting the school on 01625 871811.

Your next Councillor surgeries are on 7th December 2019 and 4th January 2020

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 at Poynton Civic Hall from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.

Truth, Trust and Technology, 22nd January and 5th February

Parents… can your children tell FACT from FICTION online? The Digital Life Skills Company are organising FREE ‘parent’ sessions at Poynton Civic Hall, supported by Poynton Area Community Partnership and Poynton Town Council. Two, 2 hour workshops are available for up to twenty parents on 22nd January, 10am – 12 noon and 5th February, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, which will enable parents to feel more confident having informed conversations with their children about digital literacy. Suitable for parents of children aged 9 – 14 years. To reserve your place email: info@digitallifeskills.org.uk or book via Eventbrite: Wed 22nd Jan click here and Wed 5th Feb click here.

Road sweeping

Cheshire East Council regularly sweep the roads in the Town. If you notice any areas that require particular attention please report to Cheshire East here.

CCST/Ranger New Dog Worrying Sheep Signs

New dog worrying sheep sign at Poynton Park with Council Community Support Team Supervisor Gary and Cheshire East Ranger Peter The Council Community Support Team have liaised with Cheshire East Rangers in order to have new and improved signs placed at several entrances to Poynton Park next to the pool asking dog owners to be responsible and keep their dogs on leads in this area. Cheshire East Ranger Peter said: “It’s fantastic that the Community Support team are supporting this important message”.

Please direct all enquiries regarding recent sheep attacks to the CheshireEast Countryside Ranger Service (Facebook page) or rangers@cheshireeast.gov.uk
(website: https://bit.ly/35rhefP)


Nitrous Oxide (‘Laughing Gas’) Warning

Recently the Council Community Support Team have had several reports of nitrous oxide canisters being discarded in public areas around Poynton, in particular around Marley Road and Chester Road.

The CCST warn that it appears to be a growing trend amongst young people who refer to Nitrous Oxide as ‘laughing gas’ and many teens and parents are naïve regarding the dangerous and occasionally lethal effects of inhaling the substance. The CCST say “Be aware that this type of activity is happening in Poynton. Do you know what your children are doing this evening”?

More details about the role of the CCS Team and how they can be contacted can be found here.

Reporting issues in Poynton

Poynton Town Council is committed to keeping Poynton a fantastic place to live, work and visit. However, sometimes things go wrong and our environment is affected. This can be anything from a pothole in the road to a faulty street light.

This quick guide will show you how to report some of these issues in order to get them fixed by the organisations responsible.

The Town Council has made every effort to verify the information contained in this directory. However, if there are any errors or omissions, please contact Operations Manager, Phil Cunningham at Phil.cunningham@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01625 872238.

If you have public order concerns, you should contact the Police on 999 (for emergencies) or 101 (for non-emergencies). For other issues, such as graffiti, damage to play equipment etc. please report it to the police and notify the Town Council.

Moggie Lane bridge repair update

In a recent letter to residents, Cheshire East Highways stated..

“We have been delayed in progressing with the design and construction of the retaining wall due to the exposed water trunk main in the area of collapse. We have been advised by United Utilities, the asset owner, that it is not safe to work near the exposed main in its current state and so we are currently waiting for the main to be diverted before we can recommence on site. As such we cannot currently give an exact timescale for the full repair but will keep you updated as more details become available.”

In more recent developments, United Utilities contractors have been to site but heavy rain and waterlogged ground conditions have made it difficult to determine a way forward. A couple of options are being explored including laying a brand new main. As more information becomes available we will do our best to keep PUN readers updated.

Winter well-being

Cheshire East Council is providing useful information to help us find advice and about how to
keep warm, well and safe in winter, as well as how to be a good winter neighbour.
Discover more information here.

Job vacancy at Poynton Town Council, Cleaner – Part Time (10hrs per week) Closing date 8th December 2019

Poynton Town Council has an immediate vacancy for a part time cleaner at the Civic Hall in Poynton.

The hours of work will be:

Monday 8am – 10am
Thursday 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 3.30pm – 4.30pm

The postholder will be required to be flexible around the hours of work and may be required to
occasionally work weekends. Hours may vary subject to the bookings and events taking place
at the Civic Hall, notice of changes to the working pattern will be given in advance.

The Civic Hall provides excellent facilities to host a variety of community and private activities,
celebrations and parties. The role holder will be required to ensure all areas of the Offices, Civic
Hall, Reception Area, Rooms, Kitchen and Toilets used by hirers and staff are kept clean and
tidy at all times.

There is a physical element of setting up and packing away furniture and the post holder will
therefore need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to manage the practical
demands of the role. In addition, the cleaner must be able to develop good relationships with all
building users and visitors.

The salary is the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) New SCP 1 – 2,
depending on experience, payable monthly.

If you would like to join this dynamic team to help continue to deliver high quality services to
hirers, we would like to hear from you.

For a full job description, employee specification and application form, or for further information, please email Kate McDowell, the Deputy Clerk, on kate.mcdowell@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or ring 01625 872238, or call in to the Civic Hall between 9am and 4.30pm.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme (PEAS)

The mobility scooters and wheelchairs (of various sizes) are available for hire at very competitive prices. Wheelchairs and scooters cost £2 for up to two hours, £4 for two hours to a full day and £10 for a week (wheelchairs) and £20 per week (scooters).

Visiting friends or family are welcome to hire them at the same charges. Hire them for friends and family or for your Christmas shopping!Call in to the Civic Hall anytime to book a wheelchair, or ring reception on 01625 872238 to make an appointment for a mobility scooter induction session.

Hire the large hall over the run up to Christmas

Why not use Poynton’s Civic Hall (including kitchen area) for £25 per hour! Host a birthday party or get a group of children and adults out and about for a few hours. Bring a picnic or play equipment, play badminton, hire a bouncy castle, hold a disco. Short notice bookings available. Call in or contact us for more details. Tel 01625 872238 reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Library events during the festive period
  • Thurs 5th Dec, 3.30pm - 4.45pm Lego club. Free
  • Tues 10th Dec, 2pm - 3pm Book chat. Free
  • Thurs 12th Dec, 2pm - 4.30pm Christmas Crafts, £1 per child. Drop in
  • Tues 17th Dec, 6pm - 6.30pm Christmas bedtime stories. Free but please collect a
    ticket from the library
  • Thurs 19th Dec, 10.30am Christmas rhymetime. Christmas outfits welcome. Free
  • Thurs, 2nd Jan, 3.30pm - 4.45pm Lego club. Free

New classes in the civic hall — XO ciZe, starting 8th January 2020

XO ciZe logoThis moderate intensity exercise to music class is for all fitness levels with a unique teaching style. It’s not daunting, it is doable and fun with many life changing benefits. Every Wednesday 7 - 8pm, £5 pay-as-you go on the door for your first class, then £20 per month going forward. 07970 099579, Facebook: XO ciZe www.xocize.comsarah@xocize.com

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Town Council will be open in the run up to the festive season, although it will closed on Tuesday 24th Dec through to Sunday 29th inclusive. There will be no evening activities in the civic hall on 30th and 31st December. The Town Council will reopen Thursday 2nd January 2020. Season’s Greetings to all.

Activities and events at the Civic Hall

Haf Barlow, Town Clerk


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