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Civic Award Winners 2018
The Town Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Certificates of Civic Service and the Certificates of Youth Civic Service, which were presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore, at the civic reception on Sunday 15th July. This followed the civic service held at St George’s church.
The well deserved awards were presented in recognition of a sustained and significant contribution to the community to:
Judy Bartlett and Mark Callow, for their volunteer leadership work with the 3rd Poynton cub pack.
Kevin Booth, for his hard work and encouragement with Poynton Runners.
Brian Clarke, for caring for the grounds of Poynton Churchyard and for those who visit it.
Doreen Harper, for her long-standing dedication to organising events for swimmers with disabilities over 40 years.
*Jacob Howard* (see below), for helping to keep Poynton Churchyard immaculate and appealing for all who visit it.
Ann Roberts, for volunteering, supporting and fundraising for many good causes over 40 years. These include Oxfam, Debra, RNLI and Woodside Ladies Badminton Club.
Glastonbury Drive Play Area Committee, for their role in fundraising and transforming a new play area for local children.
Poynton Men in Sheds, for their fantastic work helping members of the community find friendship. And for their support with community building projects within the local area.
The Youth Civic Awards were given in recognition of having shown leadership, initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to a worthwhile cause, of benefit to their peer group and/ or the wider community, to:
Effie Cawley and Katherine Hickson, for their volunteer leadership work with the 2nd Poynton Rainbow unit.
Rebecca Pinkerton and Millie Waller, for their volunteer leadership, refereeing and coaching work with the Richmond Rovers Junior Football Club.
Photo (left to right) Mark Callow, Judy Bartlett, Millie Waller, Rebecca Pinkerton, Geoff Floyd (Poynton Men in Sheds), Poynton Town Mayor (Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore), Brian Clarke, Ann Roberts, David Jacks (Glastonbury Drive Play Area Committee), Effie Cawley, Katherine Hickson, Doreen Harper and Kevin Booth.
Jacob was unable to collect his award at the Civic Reception but was presented with it by Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah Jane Gilmore, on 10th August at St George's Church. Jacob works on Monday mornings with the Church Verger, and fellow award winner, Brian Clarke (also shown in photo below).
Cheshire East Council Highways started conducting repairs to the Park Lane shared space stonework on 23rd July. This work will take approximately six weeks.
A statement from Cheshire East Highways states that:
Works to deliver the improvements - scheduled to end on 31st Aug 2018.
Traffic flows will be managed utilising Stop and Go boards in order to minimise disruption. We understand that there is no right time to undertake works on such busy junctions, and this work has been planned to try to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public. Delays are to be expected.
Information for road users
- The works are scheduled for Off-Peak times to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
- Local businesses remain open as usual.
- Access to properties will be maintained and coordinated by our team onsite. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
- On site personnel will be on hand to provide help and advice to members of the public for the duration of the scheme and are the best way to find out more information.
- Delays are expected and motorists should plan journeys accordingly
All roadworks, closures and diversions associated with the project are displayed online on our roadworks map at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways_and_roads/roadworks/latest-roadworks.aspx
Poynton Shared Space Remedial Works / Permit Number 11173329
The Town Council understands that there is no right time to undertake works on such busy junctions, and this work has been planned to try to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public. Delays are to be expected.
At the same time, Electricity North West will be installing a power cable to supply the new Panache Restaurant. This will result in major disruption at the roundels as this will require 4-way traffic signals 24 hours a day for up to three weeks, from 23rd July.
Whilst two sets of major roadworks happening at the same time in Poynton is not ideal, it is being done in the school holidays to try and avoid as much disruption as possible. Night working is also being explored as a way to alleviate congestion during the day, however this depends on a number of factors which can’t be determined until work begins. Please contact Cheshire East Highways on 0300 123 5020 if you require any further information.
The South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy– Public consultation now closed
The SEMMMS 20 year strategy started in 2001 and this refresh will cover the next 20 years. The draft strategy identifies strategic priorities for all different transport modes to deliver a high quality transport system. The Town Council has responded HERE. There is further information in Poynton library. The SEMMMS website is www.semmms.info/semmms/strategy/
The Mayor presents cheques to Living Well and Golden Memories!
Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, Poynton’s Mayor, presented two cheques on 18th June to Living Well and Poynton Golden Memories, the two groups she supported in her first year as Mayor.
As she was originally fundraising for Living Well only, it was agreed that the first £1,500 raised went to them, with the remainder being shared between the groups.
The Mayor said ‘It’s been a pleasure to work with all the volunteers at both groups and see them grow in numbers as they provide their invaluable services to people living with Dementia and their carers.
It was fabulous to hear the plans they have for the money which includes equipment and activities; and I know they’re going to continue to bring joy and comfort to those they support.
Thank you to Helen & Mike at Living Well, Gerald, Judy and Edith at Poynton Golden Memories, and all the volunteers at both groups for their hard work and for supporting me in my year - keep up the good work!’
Armed Forces Day
A brief ceremony took place in front of the Civic Hall on 30th June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show our support for the Armed Forces community.
There are a number of serving members living in Poynton as well as veterans. A veteran is anyone who has served in the Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves).
See our Armed Forces Day page for more details and photos of the ceremony.
Council Community Support Team
The Town Council welcomes James Hails as Council Community Support Officer who is the second of the three posts appointed to the Community Support team and joins Carl Buchanan, the Supervisor. The team are working with colleagues from other services, including the police, to tackle community problems and improve the environment and safety of Poynton. Contact Carl Buchanan email@example.com
Fly tipping on the Inclines
Some residents whose property backs onto Lady’s Incline continue to tip their garden waste onto the public space of the Incline. Poynton Town Council’s Community Support Team will be patrolling the area and residents who continue to tip their waste could be liable for a fine of up to £400. You can report fly tipping, litter and graffiti to Cheshire East Council here.
A new double cradle swing is now installed at Hockley Park. The park, which had a major refurb in 2016, has a new swing to match the existing equipment. Residents had asked for this and following a review of the park, Poynton Town Council decided to install one.
Working with young people
A multi agency group involving Cheshire Police, local churches, Poynton High School, Poynton Rotary and Everybody Sport and Recreation have met to explore opportunities to support young people in Poynton. Groups who organise activities for young people are encouraged to complete their details on Poynton Town Council’s website to promote their offer HERE.
New bus routes
Changes to bus services across Cheshire East took place on 1st April following the Council’s Bus Review. The full list of all changes and new timetables can be found on the following link: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/bustimetables.
The route maps can be found at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busmaps. Time-tables and route maps are available from the Civic Hall reception.
Poynton Library’s Summer Reading Challenge
It is that time of year again – Poynton Library’s Summer Reading Challenge has begun and ends on Saturday September 8th. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, based on the popular children’s title, The Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
All children aged 4-11 are challenged to read six books during the long summer holidays earning stickers along the way to complete their map of Beano Town and find the buried treasure. Those who complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate. There is a mini challenge for younger brothers and sisters. Go along to the library and find out about all the events they have lined up for the summer. Most need to be booked in advance as places are limited.
Road Closure and Roadworks
*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.
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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