Working to become Dementia Friendly

Members of Poynton Dementia Steering Group Poynton Pool Poynton Heritage Garden

Dementia Action Week

Members of Poynton Dementia Steering Group have been visiting local businesses to encourage involvement in the campaign to continue the work, which makes Poynton a Dementia Friendly Community.

There are free Dementia Awareness Sessions at the Civic Hall on 23rd and 25th May. Details below.

Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.


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Free person-centred counselling, for those aged between 12 & 25 years, by qualified counsellors on Tuesdays at the Civic Hall from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. 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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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 by clicking HERE.
Council Elections Results
Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2019/2020 year.

At the Annual Town Council meeting on 13th May 2019 councillors voted Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore in to continue in the role of Poynton Town Mayor for an unprecedented third year with Cllr Lee Podmore as Deputy Mayor.

You can read about some of Cllr Gilmore’s mayoral activities, events and fundraising, over the last 2 years on the Town Mayor’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/2HlN9nv


Town Clerk appointed

The Council is delighted to announce that from 1st May, Mrs Haf Barlow will be Poynton’s Town Clerk. Haf has been Deputy Clerk for over two years and it is particularly pleasing that we can continue to benefit from her skills and experience in role.


National Grid overhead line refurbishment

Refurbishment work will be carried out on National Grid’s electricity transmission line between the Macclesfield substation and Bredbury to replace insulators, fittings and wires along the 55 pylons on the 18km route. This will involve the creation of temporary access routes to the pylons and some road closures but electricity supplies will not be affected. The work will be carried out between June and September. There is more information here.

Dementia Action Week, 20th - 26th May 2019

Dementia Action Week logoPoynton Area Community Partnership in conjunction with Poynton Dementia Steering Group will be raising awareness during Dementia Action Week. Members from the steering group will be visiting local businesses to encourage involvement in the campaign to continue the work which makes Poynton a Dementia Friendly Community. Look out for the Dementia Action Week Forget-me-nots along Park Lane.

If your business or group would like to know more about this, please contact Sharon Duke, Poynton Town Council’s Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 or email Sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Why not find out more about dementia .....

by attending one of the Dementia Friends Information Sessions, available free of charge at Poynton Civic Hall.

Poynton Area Community Partnership are offering free dementia awareness sessions open to anyone working in shops, businesses, organisations, community groups, or individuals on a paid or voluntary basis.

These one-hour sessions will be held at Poynton Civic Hall on the dates below:

  • Thurs 23rd May, 6pm
  • Sat 25th May, 10am

Please book your free place by contacting Val Burlison, Cheshire East Council on 01625 374950 or email val.burlison@cheshireeast.gov.uk


Just-Drop In, young person’s counselling service, Poynton Civic Hall

Just Drop-in logoFree person-centred counselling for young people aged between 12 and 25 years, is now being offered by qualified counsellors from Just DropIn. Appointments are available on Tuesdays at Poynton Civic Hall from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.

To find out more about the service or to book an appointment contact 01625 665079 or email hello@justdropin.co.uk. Find out more about the services provided by Just Drop-In at www.justdropin.co.uk


Volunteer Community Change Agent: Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss logoAction on Hearing Loss are offering the exciting opportunity of ‘Volunteer Community Change Agent: Action on Hearing Loss’. The role will include; spreading awareness amongst young people about the dangers and implications of noise induced hearing loss, ensuring that local businesses practice deaf awareness and sign up to become Active Listener organisations, and organise fundraising and awareness events.

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact jonathan.duke@hearingloss.org.uk or telephone 07760 764800.

Councillor surgery 1st June and 6th July 2019

Your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor and Police Community Support Officer to raise any issues about Poynton. Drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.


Poynton Council Community Support Team

Poynton Council Community Support Team The Council Community Support Team have visited Cedarwood and Homelyme House retirement apartments to talk to the residents about their role within the community and to listen to any concerns they may have.

The team were able to offer reassurance and advice as well as judging the Easter bonnet competition. The team continues to forge good links with community groups and local schools, providing assistance when necessary with trips and educational talks.


Activities in the Civic Hall

Rhythm Time logoRhythm Time run exciting, multi-sensory and educational music classes that will help your little one's development here in Poynton. Rhythm Time run classes for children aged between 6 weeks and 3 years. Classes run each Friday during school term time. The summer term runs from 5th May – 19th July, but you can join at any point during the term. Classes cost £5.25 per week, booked in termly blocks.

Fridays, 12.45pm, Babies (6 weeks – 14 months), 1.30pm, Toddlers (15 months – 3 years)

To join in the fun, book your place at www.rhythmtime.net/fd676


Activities and events at the Civic Hall

Poynton Town Council Diary Dates May 2019


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