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*Road Closure and Roadworks
Electricity North West works - Chester Road - scheduled between 18th and 26th November - delays likely.
Contractors working on behalf of Electricity North West will be carrying out works on Chester Road, Woodford, between Woodford Road roundabout and Bridle Road, which will have a knock-on effect for vehicles travelling from Poynton towards Woodford Roundabout en-route to Bramhall and the by-pass.
Signals will be in operation between 09.30 and 15.30 on 18th, 20th and 21st November 2017. Starting on 21st November 2017, a lane reduction will be in operation for five evenings between 18.00 and 05.00. For further information telephone 0161 474 4870
*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.
Hockley Park play area is closed today and for a few days while work takes place. For further information contact the operations manager, Phil Cunningham on email@example.com.
Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP)
Susan Warrington (TAP committee chair) and Gillian Wilkinson (committee member) visited Érd in September as guests of Érd town council, along with delegations from other towns twinned with Érd. They spent Friday evening with other delegates and renewing contacts from Érd and Szásrégen over dinner. On Saturday morning, the focus was a conference at which representatives from each delegation spoke on European themes, commemorating significant anniversaries and outlining hopes for the EU of the future.
TAP had been asked to talk about ‘Brexit’ and Susan – making it clear that these were personal views – emphasised that, in the current situation, international links such as the twinning association’s activities were all the more valuable and important. Her address was well received and the Hungarian hosts particularly appreciated that she began her talk with a few sentences in Hungarian. The Mayor highlighted his wish to continue links with Poynton after Britain leaves the EU. The afternoon and evening were spent at the Érd street festival culminating in a firework display.
On Sunday, the hosts organised an excursion to the World Heritage Site of Pannonhalma, where they visited the magnificent monastery, which is also a boarding school. They then went to the town of Papa to learn about its interesting history of religious tolerance.
Overall, the visit was a very positive experience. Representatives from Érd and Romania both expressed their wish to renew links with Poynton. TAP will look at a number of possible ideas to progress this!
Please contact TAPoynton@outlook.com.
View more photos of the visit on our TAP web page here.
Tree preservation orders, Dickens Lane
Following a request from the town council’s planning and environment committee and a resident, a provisional tree preservation order for Sprink Farm, Dickens Lane has been made by Cheshire East Council for three trees and an area of woodland. The town council invites you to write to Cheshire East expressing your support and asking them to confirm the order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia friendly Poynton
Dementia UK has set up a new free service called Admiral Nurse Helpline for people who are caring for someone with dementia and have concerns or questions. Call or email their admiral nurses on 0800 888 6678 or email email@example.com. More information on https://www.dementiauk.org/
Town Mayor's 'Spice It Up' fundraiser for Living Well and Golden Memories Groups - 6th December at 7pm
Poynton Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore's, next event is a charity evening at the Appayon Restaurant, which has kindly offered to host the event.
The mayor's chosen charity for her year is the Living Well Dementia Support Group but as this is an extra event in her fundraising schedule, the proceeds will be split between the Living Well and the Golden Memories group. The cost is £15 per person from which £10 will be paid into a Just Giving page and passed on to the groups at the end of Cllr Gilmore's Mayoral year.
The £15 includes:
- Poppadoms and chutney
- Special mixed starter
- Main meal
- Rice and naan breads
Please book your ticket direct with Appayon, 2 Chester Road, Poynton SK12 1QT.
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Clearing paths of leaves
The village ranger is busy clearing prioritised paths and areas of the Inclines to make them safer. For example, leaves obscure trip hazards and build up into a solid mass which is hard to shift and will become slippery when there is a frost. Not all paths will be cleared, so if you see somewhere that particularly needs attention, please ring 01625 872238 and leave a description of the problem for the operations manager.
Bird estate footpaths
Poynton's CEC councillors supported by the Town Council have been increasing the pressure on Cheshire East Council Highways on a variety of issues. Of late there has been some progress and some successes. In order to support their efforts we still need all residents to report faults or issues as soon as they see them, either by telephone on 0300 123 5020 or, preferably, by using the online reporting tools for Street Lighting here or Highways here.
Whenever you report a fault or incident to either CEC or the Police it is really important that you make a note of the date and time you did so, and to also keep a record of the fault report number you are allocated, or the crime/incident number if reporting to the Police. Having this diary of such evidence is crucial to forcing both organisations to deal with their issues.
National Grid Overhead Power Line Work Rescheduled
Due to damage to an underground cable in the Stockport area, National Grid have said that the refurbishment work of the 18km long overhead powerline between the substation at Macclesfield and a line junction south of Bredbury has been stopped. In order to keep local electricity supplies secure the utility company has now taken the decision to reschedule the work for completion in 2019. A letter from National Grid to the residents affected, with full details of the work, can be read here.
Men in Sheds Open Day, 18th November
The group invite you to view their workshop, enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee, home-made cake or mulled wine and buy goods designed, handmade and painted by the group members on the premises at The Centre, Park Lane, from 11am to 2pm.
David Rutley MP surgery, 8th December
The next surgery is from 3pm to 4.30pm at the civic hall. This is appointment only by ringing the MP’s office on 07850 005282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer opportunity: driving
Open Hands Community Transport volunteers drive local elderly residents to medical appointments. Just one trip a week would be a huge help and make an enormous difference to the patient and health service. Many trips are local – doctors, clinics, dentists in Poynton, others are a bit further afield. Trips are booked three to five days in advance so could be scheduled around your other commitments. Expenses are reimbursed. Contact Adelle on 01625 878589 and read more here.
Volunteer opportunity: Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP)
Do you have experience of managing finances and would like to be involved with your local community? The PACP are looking for a volunteer to support the funding application process. PACP is an independent, constituted group that brings a broad range of like-minded volunteers together to understand the needs of local people, and strives to improve their quality of life in various ways. The group is a key player in the Cheshire East Partnership Framework and includes Poynton and the parishes of Adlington, Disley, Mottram St Andrew, Prestbury, Kettleshulme and Pott Shrigley.
The PACP works together to make Poynton and the parishes attractive places to visit, live, work and spend leisure time. It has a vision to make residents and neighbourhoods more connected, to promote a strong sense of place by supporting civic pride projects, and to encourage socialising and health and wellbeing activity.
To assist with this, the Partnership has been given some funding from Cheshire East Council. Voluntary groups and organisations based in Poynton and the above parishes are invited to apply for modest grants to help fund projects whose aims are aligned with the above vision. For further information about helping manage the finances and about the group, please contact Sharon Duke, communities co-ordinator, on 01625 872238.
Community, order and public safety committee
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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