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Poynton Heritage Garden, which was officially opened on Saturday 14th April 2018.

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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 clubs and societies and local events.

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

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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 clubs and societies and local events.

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Find out who your councillors are, what standing committees exist, see the meeting agendas and minutes, read the Town Mayor's photo reports and our Privacy Notice.

Dementia Friendly Town

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

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'. More details.

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Poynton News

 

View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or click here to download a PDF version. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive here.

 

Annual Town Council Meeting: Mayor and Deputy Mayor, 2018-2019

Following the Annual Town Council Meeting on 14th May, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore and Cllr Mrs Jo Sewart were elected to serve second terms as the Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively. Names and contact details of all Town Council and Poynton Cheshire East Councillors are here on the website.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and, at the discretion of the Mayor or Chairman, to speak briefly at the start of any council or committee meeting on any of the items featured on the agenda, or on issues that fall within the committee’s remit. Agendas for these meetings are on the Town Council’s website or available from reception at the Civic Hall on 01625 872238.

 

Civic Sunday, 15th July 2018

The Town Mayor will be hosting this year’s Civic Service and Reception on Sunday 15th July. The service is at St George’s Church at 10.30am and all are welcome. This will be followed by a reception at the Civic Hall, starting at around noon. The leaders of all Poynton’s local voluntary and other community organisations are invited to attend the reception where the Mayor will present the Civic Awards and the Youth Civic Awards. To confirm your attendance at the reception please contact office@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Councillor surgery, 7th July 2018

The surgeries are 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 7th July and 1st September: drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.

 

Local Transport Plan, consultation to 25th June 2018 - a reminder

Cheshire East Council is consulting on a new Local Transport Plan which considers all forms of transport over the next five years. You can find out more by visiting the consultation website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localtransportplan. The Town Council will be making a submission to the consultation.

 

Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return - accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018

Residents have the right to inspect the Town Council’s accounting records. Each year, the Annual Governance and Accounting Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by the external auditor (PKF Littlejohn LLP), appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR will shortly be published with the formal notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection. These documents are available by appointment to Liz Osborn, Town Clerk or Haf Barlow, Deputy Clerk, from 20th June 2018 to 31st July 2018. The statement setting out details of electors’ rights, the auditor and inspection will shortly be on the website.

 
Train service - Northern Railway

Following discussion at a recent Committee meeting, the Town Council has written to Northern Railway to express strong concern about the newly introduced timetable affecting Poynton.

 

Business rates

The Town Council has successfully challenged and reduced our business rates following the revaluation of the Civic Hall in July 2015. This covers the period up to 31st March 2017 and we are now challenging the current listing.

 

Garden Safari, 14th July, 11am - 5pm

Poynton In Bloom present Poynton’s Garden Safari. £5 per adult to see all the gardens. Programmes are available from Mates DIY and the Civic Hall. All proceeds go to Poynton In Bloom who plant bulbs and seasonal planters around the Poynton area. Contact the chairman on poyntoninbloom@talktalk.net The new Heritage Garden between the library and Priorslegh is part of the Safari for the first time. Find out more details about Poynton in Bloom.

 

Activities and clubs directory

Are you a community group in Poynton? Do you run activities or sessions for any age? Are you a sports club, art, drama or music group or provide leisure activities? If you are, and you are interested in being listed in the Town Council Directory, please complete the form here.

 

Community Support Team

The Town Council welcomes Carl Buchanan as the Supervisor of the new Council Community Support team. The team will work with colleagues from other services including local authorities, police, fire, external agencies and other partners. The team will also carry out enforcement activity. These joint initiatives tackle community problems to help improve the environment and safety of the local area in order to make Poynton a safer place to live, work and visit. For more information contact Carl Buchanan carl.buchanan@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Treasurer required at The Centre

Within the foreseeable future the Centre's treasurer will be retiring and a replacement is being sought. The position is voluntary and the right person will be vital to the smooth running of all things financial. It is anticipated that the new appointee will work with the current treasurer before taking on the role completely. Please register interest in joining the management team by either phoning the Centre on 01625 875555 or emailing info@thecentreinpoynton.co.uk

 

Poynton library - Free Drop-in events

Tuesday 18th June, 3.30-4.30 - Love Food, Hate Waste. Interactive session on creating things with fruit and veg scraps.

Saturday 23rd June, 10.30am - Family read and rhyme with craft.

Thursday 28th June , 3.30-4.30pm - World Cup sticker swap event.

 

Hedge trimming

The Town Council would like to remind residents with hedges bordering on pavements that it is your responsibility to keep the hedge in shape by trimming it back to your boundary line. There are some pavements in Poynton which are fairly narrow and are becoming become difficult to walk down safely due to overgrown hedges.

 

Walking guides

Poynton, Disley, Pott Shrigley and Adlington parish paths walking guides are now available for £1 each from the Civic Hall reception.

 

Young Ballerz

Pre-school football coaching for ages 18 months - 5 year old boys and girls in the Civic Hall on Sunday mornings. A free trial is available, limited spaces. Contact Coach Rio for more information on 07411 632114 or on youngballerzfc@gmail.com

 
Road Closure and Roadworks

For details of roadworks regarding the A6MARR visit the works website is here, weekly updates on traffic management here. Info SEMMMS http://bit.ly/2Ee6nwG Diversion http://bit.ly/2G9eWFv

*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.

 

Activities and events

June 2018

Mon 18th

8pm

Town Council Meeting, Civic Hall

Tues 19th

7.30pm

Poynton Flower Club presents ‘A Journey’s Tale’ by Naniye Siange.

Visitors welcome, £5

Fri 22nd

1pm - 9pm

Blood Service

Appointments only: www.blood.co.uk, 0161 251 4200

Fri 22nd

7.30pm

Poynton Egypt Group present Howard Carter ‘Wonderful Things’

Non members welcome £5. 0161 865 5886

July 2018

Mon 2nd

7.30pm

8.15pm

Planning and Environment Committee

Community, Order and Public Safety Committee

Mon 7th

10am - 12 noon

Joint Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Police working together surgery.

Drop-in 10am to 11am. Call 01625 872238 for appointments at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am

Mon 9th

8pm

Management and Establishment Committee

Mon 16th

8pm

Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee

Mon 23rd

8pm

Finance and General Purposes Committee

 

Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238

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