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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 details and updates can be found on the Cheshire East website.
Roadworks - Dickens Lane on the junction with Clumber Road - scheduled to last until 4th April.
Electricity North West Ltd carrying out footway excavation works for new electricity supply, which require multi-way signals. More details: ENWL (0800 195 4141) works reference JG94058/50292.
Ongoing Roadworks - A523 Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove - from Dean Lane/Mill Lane junction to the borough boundary Construction work for A6MARR - requiring Two-way traffic lights. More information from Stockport M.B.C. 0161 217 6111 Ref: LX02110003875.
Road Closure (Advance Notice): Anson Road between properties named Brookside and The Anson scheduled for Friday 31st March 2017 to enable T-Mobile Ltd to replace a telecoms pole. Alternative route via Anson Road, Middlewood Road, Green Lane, Hawthorn Grove. Pedestrian access to premises will be maintained at all times and vehicle access maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible. More information from Cobra Traffic Management on 08444141444 or 07710023147.
Annual Town Assembly 2017
This year’s Poynton Town Assembly will take place at the Civic Hall on Monday 10th April 2017 at 8pm, with refreshments served from 7.30pm. This is not a Town Council meeting, but the annual occasion when Poynton’s electorate are able to raise and discuss local and topical issues, and if agreed by the majority of those present, to put forward and vote on proposals relating to them. The Mayor will preside over the meeting.
The Town Council’s annual report for the civic year 2016/17 will be presented at the Assembly. The Assembly is an opportunity for representatives of our many local voluntary organisations to promote and provide updates on their activities and all are invited.
The Assembly agenda is available to view or download here, and the Town Council’s annual report, will be available from Friday 31st March 2017 and paper copies can be had from the Civic Hall and here on the Town Council’s website. The record of last year’s Annual Assembly is available on request.
If you would like any further information about this important community event, please contact Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, on email@example.com or 01625 872238.
Work begins on Hockley Park
Building work has started to create an improved play area in Hockley Park to install new play equipment. The project, which is being funded by a £17,524 grant from WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will provide play equipment suitable for under 14s, including swings, stepping logs, a bridge and a springer. Poynton Round Table has kindly donated £1,000 towards the equipment and the Town Council is also providing funding. The drainage work has been successfully completed and the ground is recovering.
Councillor Howard Murray from the Town Council believes the facility will make a difference to the lives of people living in the area and is excited that the project is starting to take shape. He says “This project will provide a real boost to the people of the Hockley Park area. It’s great to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to reality. We are extremely grateful for the funding WREN has given us and we’re looking forward to opening to the public”.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. WREN have previously funded the outdoor gym at Barnaby Park and play equipment in Brecon Park play area.
Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefiting children across Poynton.”
It is anticipated the works will take approximately two weeks and following this, it is likely that the ground will require some re-instatement works, along with recovery time. At this stage it is difficult to provide a timescale as to when it will be re-opened, but we hope the improved play park will be ready to use by the school Easter holidays. For further information, contact Phil Cunningham, Operations Manager, on 01625 872238 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Jelly café, 30th March
Do you work at home or run your own small business? Why not come along to the Business Jelly café to meet other freelancers and small busines s people, br ing your lap top and work alongside others: free WiFi, light refreshments, the chance to make new connections and meet the host from Poynton in Business. Drop - in at any time or stay from 9am to 12.30pm, charge £3.
Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP) Photo competition
TAP is holding a competition to find a great photo of Poynton for the 2017 Christmas card. Please ensure the photo you submit is your own and of a quality to print a picture at least 13cm x 20 cm. Email to TAPoynton@outlook.com by 30th June 2017 and a prize of free membership of TAP for one year will be awarded for the chosen entry!
The winner will be credited on the Christmas Card.
For more information and entry terms and conditions visit the website TAP page here.
Poynton Town Council looking after Poynton
Did you know that:
- the Town Council pays for Anson Road and Waterloo Road to be gritted
- some trees on the Inclines will be felled as part of the management plan
- the village ranger repairs road signs: recently he has repaired Brecon Close
- there has never been so much progress on repairing potholes
- some of the gullies have been cleaned by Cheshire East
- a railway truck will be installed on the Heritage Garden subject to funding
- graffiti is criminal damage; if you see it report the location to the police on 101 and get a crime incident number
- fly tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 with a fine of £400: if you see it, report the location to the police on 101 and get an incident number. You can report it to Cheshire East Council here.
The Town Council would like to remind those 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 have become difficult to walk down safely due to overgrown hedges.
Civic hall hire charges
Civic hall hire charges These will be held at the same level until 31st March 2018 and will be reviewed in Spring 2018. Details of the rooms and photos can be found on our website here.
The following events are in the Civic Hall
Business Jelly café for freelancers and small business people, WiFi, refreshments, Poynton in Business host, £3.
Councillor and PCSO Surgery.
Easter Craft Fair.
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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