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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 youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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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 youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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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 youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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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 youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Poynton News

 

View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) here. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive here.

 

*Road Closure and Roadworks

As part of the A6 MARR development there are two-way traffic signals for works scheduled for 23rd October 2017, at C412 Woodford Road. Following these works the road is scheduled to be closed at the same location from 24th - 25th October. More details of the closure and the diversion route are detailed on a Cheshire East Council document (PDF). If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Semmms Project Team on 0161 474 2055.

*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.

 

Autumn Fair, 21st October

On Saturday 21st October Marie Curie is holding its annual Autumn Fair in the Civic Hall. From 10am to 2pm there will be many craft and product stalls alongside charity stalls from Marie Curie, Cancer Research and Save the Children. Plenty to do and buy for all the family. The craft stalls this year are particularly interesting. Entry is free. Refreshments, cakes and biscuits available.

 

Poynton library half term events for children
  • Monday 23rd October, 2.30pm to 4pm - Spooky Lego. Please book and pay at the library beforehand, cost £1 per ticket.
  • Thursday 26th October, 10.30am to 11am - Spooky rhymetime - go in your spookiest fancy dress.
  • Thursday 26th October, 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Monster crafts for school age children £2.50 per child. Get your ticket in advance from the library.
  • Friday 27th October, 6pm to 6.30pm - Spooky bedtime stories. Come in your pyjamas or fancy dress and enjoy some spooky stories before bed!
  • Thursday 2nd November, 3.30pm to 4.45pm - Lego Club. Free and open to all school age children. Duplo available for younger children.

Remembrance Day, 12th November

The Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 12th November. The parade, led by the Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, will leave the Civic Centre Car Park alongside Waitrose at 9.35am sharp, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church, starting at 10am. There will also be a service for all ages in the Church Hall at 10am to which all are invited.

Poynton war memorial erected in 1920 to commemorate those who fell in WW1Wreaths and poppies will be placed on and around the war memorial immediately following the church service and two minutes silence. Everyone is very welcome to come along to what is always a very dignified, moving and special occasion for our community. Afterwards the British Legion is kindly offering refreshments at its Club House on George’s Road West.

For all colour and wreath bearers there will be a rehearsal at St George’s Church from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 8th November. Any queries to the town clerk, 01625 872238, or call in at the civic hall.

 

Accounts and audit 2017/18

The external audit for Poynton Town Council has been completed and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Please ring for an appointment to look at them and make a copy if you wish, on 01625 872238. There is further information here.

 

Open Consultation
Community Infrastructure Levy draft charging schedule

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that can be used to support the development of infrastructure in a local area by raising funds from developers of new building projects. The amount of CIL is charged as a fixed rate per square metre of new floor space. Cheshire East Council is inviting your comments until 6th November, 5pm.  Further information and contact details are in Poynton library or on the website here.

 

Update from Poynton Town Council’s operations manager

Poynton Town Council continues to pursue Cheshire East Highways with regards to road defects in the area, notably the poor state of the shared space and several issues with the newly resurfaced Dickens Lane and the Poynton Gateway on London Road South which was damaged when hit by a car at the end of August. The town council is currently working with the Cheshire East enforcement team in the removal of an abandoned vehicle on Poynton Station Approach. Users of the station will know the green and white camper van well as it’s been there for a number of years.

Volunteers from the Poynton Pick and Tidy Group (PPTG) recently cleared debris from around trees and benches. Poynton Town Council thanks PPTG for this work and would like to point out that the maintenance of shop fronts on Park Lane is the responsibility of the owners and tenants.

The newly installed equipment at Hockley Park has been well used over the summer. The Eagle’s Nest swing has been very popular. Some of the equipment may have been tampered with so Poynton Town Council would urge anyone observing suspicious activity to contact the civic hall.

You can report issues directly on these numbers:

A list of contact numbers from contractors that carry out work in Poynton, Cheshire

 
Poynton Relief Road update

Cheshire East Council have informed us that both they and Stockport Borough Council approved the planning applications for Poynton Relief Road in June 2017 and July 2017, respectively.

The next stage in the process will be securing the land which is required to build the scheme via a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Offers to purchase the land have also been made by the Council to all affected parties. The target date for publication of the CPO is Winter 2017. Cheshire East are also in the process of reviewing the costs for the scheme as part of the Council’s updated Mid Term Capital Strategy. The target date for starting on site is early 2019 with an approx 16 month construction programme.

 

Poynton Area Community Partnership

The Poynton Area Community Partnership (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 those parishes listed above attractive places where people want to visit, live, work and spend their leisure time. It has a vision to make its 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. 

The group is delighted to announce that it has recently appointed a new Chairman, Cllr. Sarah-Jane Gilmore, Poynton's current Mayor. Sarah-Jane is keen to bring our local communities closer together, and is also passionate about promoting Civic Pride and driving and supporting meaningful projects in the wider local area.  For further information please contact Sharon Duke on 01625 872238. 

 

Poynton’s Open Hands Community Transport

Open Hands are looking for more volunteers to drive local elderly residents to their medical appointments. Just one trip a week would be huge help and make an enormous difference. If anyone could manage more, Open Hands would be extremely grateful. Many trips are local – doctors, clinics, dentists in Poynton, others are a bit further afield: Stepping Hill Hospital, Macclesfield Hospital, Christies, Manchester Royal, Wythenshawe.

Trips are booked three to five days in advance so could easily be scheduled around other commitments. Expenses are reimbursed. Open Hands are just asking for your time and compassion. Contact Adelle on 01625 878589. Volunteering is a great way to give something back to your community! More information here.

 

Live Well list of activities

Cheshire East Council have a new database of activities which provides information and advice on a range of subjects, and a directory of over 3,000 services and activities.  If you run a Poynton activity, you may wish to check it is on there and that it is recorded correctly. Live Well is on the CEC website here.

 

Aqua relax swimming sessions

Aqua relax is a swimming session for people with specific medical conditions to move more, increase everyday activities and be active. There are weekly sessions where you can go at your own pace, start slowly and build up gradually, with family members or a friend. The pool will have accessible hoists to make getting into the pool easier for people with mobility problems. Poynton Leisure Centre, every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am, from 4th October onwards. Booking essential, further information and prices available from 07506 317055.

 
Poynton Christmas Fest, 5th December

Santa at Poynton's Christmas FestThis seasonal community event for all the family is from 7pm to 9pm with the usual live entertainment and many retailers will have late night opening.

The total cost of the Christmas Fest is £4,500.  The town council will make a contribution of £3,000 and so the event needs donations or it will be severely curtailed.  The Fest is organised by a small group of volunteers, Projects 4 Poynton, who need donations of money or ‘in-kind’ support from local businesses and shops.

The fact you have contributed to Park Lane’s busiest night will be made public as a thank you from the community. If you are able to help, please contact s.warrington@uwclub.net or leave your contribution at the civic hall reception.

 

Diary Dates

October 2017

Mon 23rd

8pm

Community, Order and Public Safety Committee

Mon 30th

8pm

Finance and General Purposes Committee

November 2017

Sat 4th

10am - 12 noon

Joint town & CEC councillor and PCSO Surgery. Drop-in 10am to 11am. Call 872238 for appointments at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am

Mon 6th

8pm

Town Council meeting

Wed 9th

7pm - 8pm

Remembrance Day colour and wreath bearers rehearsal, St George’s church

Sun 13th

9.30am

Parade from the civic centre car park to St George’s Church for Remembrance Day services at 10am in the church and church hall

 

Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238

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