PTC wins NHS Self Care Award
Poynton Town Council has received an NHS Bronze Self Care Award at a celebration ceremony held at Poynton Civic Hall. Full details below.
Poynton Mayor, Cllr. Sarah-Jane Gilmore, supported our Community Support Team at their recent surgery where the team received praise: “It’s great to have you in the town and we feel much safer with you present every day”.
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Poynton is the first Town Council in Cheshire to win NHS Self Care Award
Poynton Town Council has received a NHS Bronze Self Care Award at a celebration ceremony held at Poynton Civic Hall. View or download a larger photo here.
The award is part of an enterprising programme by NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to promote the benefits of self care throughout its local communities. The initiative aims to roll out key messages using specially trained Self Care champions and are particularly targeting students and working populations.
To achieve the criteria for the award the town council have made a significant step towards promoting self care in their area.
Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator at Poynton Town Council said:
“Since undertaking the self care campaign training I have delivered five self care workshops at Poynton High School and over 150 pupils attended. Self Care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. It was great to see how engaged the pupils were in the workshop, it was a brilliant opportunity to provide them with the information and confidence needed for them to enable them to self care.’’
Noreen Caldwell, Public Engagement Manager at NHS South Cheshire CCG said:
“I’m really proud of the work that Poynton Town have done to achieve the NHS Bronze Self Care Award. It’s really important that we promote self care as this provides people with the advice and support needed to treat minor conditions themselves or signpost them to the right care for their need.”
You can find out more about the Self Care Awards here: http://www.southcheshireccg.nhs.uk/self-care/self-care/self-care-awards
If you are interested in becoming a Self Care Champion please contact Noreen Caldwell – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01270 275286
Footway resurfacing work, Meadway and South Mead
Cheshire East Highways will be carrying out footway resurfacing along Meadway and South Mead from Tuesday 7th January for approximately 2 weeks between the hours of 08:00 – 17:00. CEC Highways state that: occasionally the works have to be changed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions or logistics.
Full details can be found here: https://bit.ly/34QCivA Updates: If residents would like to talk to CEC Highways about any aspects of the scheme as it progresses, their on-site team is your best point of contact, or alternatively call 0300 123 5020.
Road works, London Road South, 19th - 24th January
There may be some disruption on London Road South from the 19th - 24th of January as utility companies are completing works to two properties. These areas are close to Panache restaurant and George’s Road West. More details at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways_and_roads/roadworks/latest-roadworks.aspx
Flood Smart Event, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm, 25th January, Civic Hall
The Poynton Flood Group are holding a Flood Smart Event at the Civic Hall - details can be found at https://bit.ly/35Hyg9i. All are welcome.
Read the January 2020 Poynton Flood update newsletter https://bit.ly/2NlmQ4G.
The Poynton Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document which forms part of the ‘development plan’ for Poynton which also includes the Cheshire East Council Local Plan. Cheshire East Council must use the Neighbourhood Plan policies when making decisions on planning applications in Poynton. The Neighbourhood Plan was developed by a Steering Group of councillors and volunteer residents. It was subject to extensive consultation between 2014 and 2019 and was finally approved at a referendum in October 2019. The Neighbourhood Plan and its associated documents can be viewed online on the Cheshire East Website https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-plans/neighbourhood-plans-n-z/poynton-neighbourhood-plan.aspx
Memory Awareness Event – It’s Time To Talk! 11am - 2pm, Tuesday 28th Jan, Civic Hall
• Are you a carer for someone with memory problems or dementia?
• Are you living with memory problems or dementia?
• Would you like some advice or support?
Find out about services, advice and information. No need to book, just turn up. https://bit.ly/2uMHBjv For more information contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-Ordinator on Sharon.email@example.com or telephone 01625 872238.
View or download a larger version of the poster here.
Truth, Trust and Technology, 22nd January and 5th February
Parents… can your children tell FACT from FICTION online? The Digital Life Skills Company are organising free ‘parent’ sessions at Poynton Civic Hall, supported by Poynton Area Community Partnership and Poynton Town Council. Two, 2 hour workshops are available for up to twenty parents on 22nd January, 10am – 12 noon and 5th February, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, which will enable parents to feel more confident having informed conversations with their children about digital literacy. Suitable for parents of children aged 9 – 14 years.
Moggie Lane bridge repair update
Cheshire East Highways are currently waiting for United Utilities to complete their works on the new main that has been installed. A jammed valve has caused delays in getting the new main to work. Once this is complete, work will be undertaken on the construction of the retaining wall. A further issue has been identified with the sewerage system in this location. Investigation work is in progress to identify a way forward to resolve this issue.
Deva Fields play park open
The new children’s play park is now open at Deva Fields. £49,889.00 was awarded from the Cheshire East Council New Homes Bonus for the installation of new play equipment.
The successful bid was put together by Phil Cunningham, Poynton Town Council's Operations Manager working closely with Poynton’s Cheshire East Councillors, ‘Friends of Deva Park’, ANSA Environmental Services and the Parish Plan Group.
We hope that our younger residents will enjoy using the new play equipment.
Poynton Town Council has received a NHS Bronze Self Care Award - Full details at the top of the page.
The award is part of an enterprising programme by NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to promote the benefits of self care throughout its local communities.
Full details at the top of this page. View or download a larger version of the photo here.
Food waste recycling service in Cheshire East
From 6th January Cheshire East will roll out their new food waste recycling service to Cheshire East residents. More information can be found on the Cheshire East website or check when your food caddy might arrive here.
Your next Councillor surgery is on 1st February
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 at Poynton Civic Hall from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
It has been brought to the attention of Poynton Town Council that there has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling along Brookfield Avenue recently. The issue has been passed to our Community Support Team for investigation. If evidence is obtained of who the owner is, formal action will be taken including a potential on the spot fine of £100. If you have any information regarding this problem, please contact the Town Council on 01625 872238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Books on Wheels, Poynton Library
Are you or a family member unable to visit the library? Poynton Library provides a fortnightly home library service for people in the Poynton area, who are housebound or unable to carry their own books to and from the library. A bag of books will be delivered to you once a fortnight by our friendly volunteers. Large print and talking books on CD are available. You can request specific titles or tell us your favourite authors. For more information please ask staff or call Poynton Library on 01625 374818.
Poynton is fortunate to have an array of shops and restaurants from independents to high street chains. Local shops are vital in making our high streets more vibrant and residents are encouraged to shop and dine locally to support the Town’s businesses.
Local businesses, did you know you can hire a meeting room at Poynton Civic Hall?
Do you need a room for an off-site meeting or to hold a larger scale conference?
We have various meeting rooms available to hire which can accommodate anything from 1-2-1 meetings, boardroom meetings, training sessions and conferences in our large hall that can accommodate up to 250. The hall offers a stage and sound system and all rooms have free wi-fi, use of projector, flip charts and room set up. Refreshments can be arranged at a small extra cost.
Soldiers of the Great War book
Poynton Local History Society have produced a new book entitled, 'Poynton Soldiers of the Great War 1914-1919', containing details of the 33 Soldiers named on the Poynton War Memorial together with information on 150 Soldiers who fought in WW1 and survived.
The book, priced at £7.50, is available at Poynton Library and Mates DIY.
Poynton reminiscence suitcase
Poynton Dementia Steering Group have been gathering memorabilia from Poynton to create a Poynton Reminiscence Box - a donated vintage suitcase which aims to encourage conversation about our local area.
We have been lucky to receive donations from Cheshire Constabulary, Johnnie Johnson Housing and the Avro Heritage Museum along with other donations. Groups and individuals are welcome to hire the box for a maximum of one week, free of charge.
To book the box please contact Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or call into the Civic Hall.
Boom, Shake & Wiggle, from 7th January, Tuesdays 10am - 10.45am
A fun music session for under 5’s led by an experienced primary school teacher. All welcome, no need to book, pay as you go. £5 per session with discounts for siblings. Facebook — boomshakewiggle
Walking guides available from the Civic Hall
Get in step this New Year. 8 circular walks leaflets from Higher Poynton for £3 and Poynton, Disley, Pott Shrigley and Adlington Parish Paths walking guides are available for £1 each from the Civic Hall reception.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
Haf Barlow, Town Clerk
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