Covid-19 and supporting vulnerable residents in Poynton
We are aware there may be some clinically extremely vulnerable residents who do not have support systems and Poynton Town Council will do what we can to support. Full details here..
A Message from the Mayor
See Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr. Lee Podmore's, message of thanks to residents, discover details of his role during the Covid-19 pandemic and read his New Year message further down this page.
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View the latest Poynton Update and News (also know as the PUN) below or click here to download a PDF version.
Archive editions of the PUN (PDFs) are also available.
Reopening the Civic Hall
The Civic Hall re-opened as of Monday 13th April 2021. Our facilities are now available to hire to certain groups in-line with the government’s current guidance. If you are a pre-pandemic hirer of the Civic Hall, we will be in touch with you when the government allows other interest groups to start meeting again.
Staff are working in the office and the Civic Hall is open Monday – Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm and Saturday 9.00am -12noon.
The Mayor traditionally raises funds for one or more local charities or good causes. The charity/good cause must benefit the community of Poynton. If your charity/good cause is interested in being supported by the Mayor in 2021-2022 please contact the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 17th May providing the name of the charity, where the charity/good cause is based and how it benefits the community of Poynton.
Polling Station changes - 6th May
The Police and Crime Commissioner election is taking place on Thursday 6th May 2021. However, due to the pandemic, a number of our usual polling station venues are not available and Cheshire East have made changes to the locations where some electors will vote.
The following polling station in Poynton are changing Lostock Hall School to St George’s Church and Worth Primary to Poynton Workmen’s Club. Details of the new venues will be carried on the polling cards which will be distributed from the 25th March.
Annual Report 2020/2021
The Town Council has now published its Annual Report for 2020/2021. The Annual Report highlights the Town Council’s and other organisations activities throughout 2020/2021. The report also identifies the key priorities for Poynton in 2021/2022. Find it here.
Poynton 4 Business
Through a collaboration between a number of local businesses and Poynton Town Council we have created an online directory of +300 traders and companies, with the objective to raise awareness and stimulate business within the town. The online directory was created in response to the Mayors Business Survey carried out in autumn 2021.
The website is meant to be a reference site for the local community which complements the various and active Poynton Facebook Groups and Forums.
The website can be found at https://www.poynton4business.co.uk/
If you have any questions, comments or feedback please contact email@example.com
Poynton Town Council welcomes two new members of staff
Poynton Town Council would like to welcome two new members of staff. Chris Oakes joins the team as Operations Manager and Neil Curry as Caretaker.
Drop the Operations Manager a line with anything that you think he needs to be aware of around the Town. firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Community Support Team news
Recently the CCST have delivered ‘Stranger Danger’ talks to the children at The Hollies pre-school. The Team passed on key messages to the children to make them aware of strangers they can trust such as police officers and those they can’t.
The CCST continue to deliver ‘Scam Awareness’ material to vulnerable people in Poynton who have reported incidents of nuisance phone calls and scam emails. The Team are working closely with Age UK and Cheshire East Council on this topic
Poynton Relief Road lane closure 26th April
As the Principal Contractor working with Cheshire East Council and Stockport Borough Council on the Poynton Relief Road project, Graham will be imposing traffic management and switching traffic to a temporary single lane carriageway on the north side of Chester Road. The traffic management will commence on Monday 26th April with the installation of 2-way traffic lights to enable service diversions on the north side of Chester Road adjacent to their site. Following the completion of the service diversions, traffic will be switched to a newly constructed temporary single lane carriageway and managed by 2-way traffic lights.
The temporary carriageway will remain in place for approximately 12 months and is essential to facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Chester Road overbridge, including the completion of the wingwalls and abutments.
Graham are aware of the affect traffic disruption has on their neighbours and local community, so will only be imposing the traffic management and the use of the temporary carriageway for as long as is necessary.
If you would like more information on the Poynton Relief Road project contact the Project Team directly on PoyntonReliefRoad@graham.co.uk.
Find the latest construction newsletter at https://www.graham.co.uk/poynton-relief-road
Subscribe for updates on the project via https://group.graham.co.uk/l/1F8/PoyntonReliefRoad
The Government have produced a new countryside code. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code-advice-for-countryside-visitors#follow-signs.
Residents are reminded to follow the Countryside Code and Respect everyone by:
• being considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
• leave gates and property as you find them
• do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
• be nice, say hello, share the space
• follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Did you know that a public right of way is just that? The right to travel along the right of way. You are not allowed to stop for any significant length of time. So no picnics. The landowner has the right to either grant or deny cycling/horse riding along a public right of way.
The landowner can also request that you have your dog on a lead whilst on a public right of way. The landowner has the right to shoot dogs if they are running loose amongst livestock.
Obstructing a public right of way is a criminal offence.
Safeguarding Adults Training
Safeguarding is a consideration for all voluntary, community, faith groups and social enterprises. Several dates for free, online Safeguarding Adults Training – Level 1, are available throughout March to July 2021.
Click the link to find more details and register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safeguarding-adults-training-cheshire-east-tickets-143285666285
Time to Talk sessions resume at Poynton Civic Hall, 5th May, 26th May and 16th June
If you have memory problems or dementia or are a carer for someone with memory problems or dementia, and would like some advice or support from professionals, book a 20-minute appointment at Poynton Civic Hall to discuss any concerns you have, no matter how small. Telephone 01625 872238 to book a convenient date and time. Please see they flyer for more details. https://bit.ly/3arcfAA
Cheshire East Day Opportunities questionnaire
If you, a member of your family or somebody you have caring responsibilities for accesses day opportunities (a day service) or may do so in the future Cheshire East Council would like to hear from you. To help plan and develop services for the future, they want to understand how current day opportunities are viewed, how well the service meets current and future expectations and want to hear what ideas you might have for new approaches. Complete the questionnaire below and please submit your response by 5pm on 31 May 2021.
Cheshire East Day Opportunities questionnaire
Easy Read Version: What do you like about day opportunities?
If you would like further information on the engagement process around Day Opportunities in Cheshire East, or to request a paper version please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poynton Pick and Tidy spring clean
Poynton Pick and Tidy propose a series of Pick and Tidy events to coincide with the Great British Spring Clean. (28th May - 13th June 2021).
Saturday mornings — 9:30am - 11:30am.
Meet up at the Civic Hall for registration and briefing regarding areas to be covered, potential hazard awareness and supply of appropriate equipment (Tabards, Litter pickers and bags etc.)
Please let Chris Oakes know if you are available to join any of the following dates;
22nd May, 27th May, 5th June, 12th June
Chris.email@example.com 01625 872238
Walking guides available from the Civic Hall
Get in step with these walks leaflets available from the Civic Hall reception. 8 circular walks leaflets from Higher Poynton £3 and Poynton, Disley, Pott Shrigley and Adlington Parish Paths walking guides are available for £1 each.
Poynton Library news
Summer Reading Challenge 2021
The Summer Reading Challenge runs from 3rd July – 4th September. This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes and encompasses conservation, nature and looking after our planet. After a totally online challenge last year, the library hope to be back to some sense of normality this year. Keep an eye on their web page and Facebook page. The library is now open so you can always pop in and chat.
Exciting photo opportunity
Poynton Town Council are looking to create a new fresh council website this year and would like to ask residents to submit images, that they have taken and own the copyright of, that we could use. These may be of Poynton landmarks or features, seasons or views of the centre of Poynton or just local landscape images.
We ask that there are no identifiable people on the images. If your image is chosen we will need you to fill in a consent form.
Please share your photos to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from Poynton Town Mayor
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well after what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone. I would like to pass on my thanks to the many keyworkers in Poynton who have supported the wider community during this time and to the Street Champions who helped their fellow residents during lockdown.
In a year dominated by coronavirus the role of Mayor has been significantly impacted, with many events and functions cancelled and groups that I would usually support not being able to meet. I have however been busy in the background and you can read what I have been up to here.
Following the government announcement on new national restrictions further challenges lie ahead. I know that as a community, the people of Poynton will continue to look out for each other during this period knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the rollout of the vaccination programme.
Finally I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!
Cllr Lee Podmore (Mayor)
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
|Poynton Town Council|
Tel: 01625 872238
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