These 30 minute walks are great for people getting back into exercise, wanting to socialise and de-stress outdoors. Next walk 21st November. More details below.
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Poynton Self Care Event, Wednesday 14th November
Help yourself to get healthy! Pop along to the Scout hut at Lawrence Place on Wednesday 14th November, 2pm – 4pm for free advice and information on mobility issues, finances and healthy living, and for a free blood pressure check. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01625 872238 YOUR HEALTH NEEDS YOU!
New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme 2018/2019
Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has approved a £2m new homes bonus fund to assist communities where new housing developments have been built between 2011 and 2017. The scheme, which will run for two years, is designed to achieve positive benefits based on locally identified needs. The priorities for each of the areas are being set by seven geographical award groups, made up of elected members and a representative from the town and parish councils.
The fund will give local councils and the voluntary, community and faith sector an opportunity to apply for projects that can make a lasting difference to communities and as such the minimum grant figure is set at £10,000 with no upper limit. There is £67,776 this year for the Poynton area.
If you are a voluntary, community or faith sector organisation and require support with your application, contact Community Voluntary Services who are offering funding support to all organisations, including those not members of CVS. Please email email@example.com
The priorities for the Poynton area are; improving health and wellbeing; increasing highway and pedestrian safety; building the social capital of our green and public open spaces; increasing civic pride and promoting the heritage of towns and villages.
The deadline for applications is 31st December 2018. Full details are on the council’s website: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/NHB
Poynton Area Health Walks, every other Wednesday
These 30 minute walks are great for people getting back into exercise, wanting to socialise and de-stress outdoors. Walk leaders will adjust the pace to suit the needs of the group.
The next walk is on 21st November. Meet at 9.45am (for a 10am start) at Poynton Civic Hall. Free to join. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a drink.
For more information call 07790 805724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poynton Christmas Fest 2018, Park Lane, 4th December, 7pm – 9pm
The Town Council is supporting Christmas Fest 2018 and thanks the shops and businesses who have already donated or pledged contributions towards the cost of this year’s event. Shop keepers in particular are invited to contact the voluntary organising committee to offer a donation to support one of the busiest days of the year and a much valued community event.
Poynton Pick and Tidy Group
This group of volunteers exists to promote a clean and tidy living and recreational space for Poynton. Search for Poynton Pick and Tidy Group on Facebook for events and details of how to join or register your interest with Reception at the Civic Hall, Poynton.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6 MARR)
The new 6.2 mile long road opened in mid October after three years of construction work. It runs from the A6 near Hazel Grove via the A555 to Manchester Airport and the link road to the M56, bypassing Poynton to the north. More information here: http://www.semmms.info/
Poynton Relief Road
The Town Council has submitted recommendations to Cheshire East about the road to:
- express its continued support for the early construction of the Poynton Relief Road and raise no objections to the scheme progressing as quickly as possible
- request that funding and business case be progressed as quickly as possible following the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Orders and Side Road Orders
- seek compliance of all parties with the planning conditions imposed on the grants of planning permission in terms of mitigation, impacts and safety of all contractors, drivers and residents
- seek assurance from the highway authorities that the impact of the opening of A6 MARR within the local area including Poynton be monitored once the new route is fully operational and any mitigation required is identified and undertaken
- Poynton Town Council would object strongly to the provision of any extra vehicular accesses between the planned junctions with Chester Road (A555 / A5149) and London Road (A523)
- that Chester Road between Fountain Place and the A6 MARR is fully restored, resurfaced and remarked.
High Speed Two (HS2) Phase 2b: Crewe – Manchester and West Midlands – Leeds
The government is carrying out two consultations on these two routes about the working draft Environmental Statement and the Equality Impact Assessment report. The consultation documents are available here.
Reference copies are available at a number of libraries (not including Poynton) and there are information events. Contact HS2 by email to HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk or 08081 434 434.
Cheshire Police have received reports that people in this area have received hoax calls from fraudsters who claim to be working for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Victims receive an automated voicemail saying they owe HMRC unpaid taxes and on returning the call are told that the only way to settle the balance is using iTunes vouchers. HMRC would never ask to pay outstanding tax bills using this method. If you receive a suspicious call, end the call immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 0123 2040 or Cheshire Police on 101.
Working towards becoming dementia friendly
Would you like to learn more about dementia and how to make Poynton dementia friendly? Poynton Area Community Partnership is offering free dementia awareness sessions to anyone working in shops, businesses, organisations or in community groups, on a paid or voluntary basis.
These free one-hour sessions are: 15th November @ 6pm, and 17th November@ 10am, both at Poynton Civic Hall. Book your free place with Val Burlison on 01625 374950 or email@example.com.
Council Community Support Team
The Town Council welcomes Gary Thurgoland who has taken over as Council Community Support Supervisor, joining James Hails, Council Community Support Officer. The team are working with colleagues from other services, including the police, to tackle community problems and improve the environment and safety of Poynton. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor surgery, 1st December 2018
Your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer and raise issues about Poynton. Drop-in from 10am to 11am or appointments for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
Poynton Flower Club, 20th November, 7.30pm at Poynton Civic Hall
After 53 years Poynton Flower Club is closing and is celebrating their success with their final meeting. The club presents a demonstration by Heather Hayes, "My Christmastide". Tea, coffee, biscuits and raffle. Visitors £5. All welcome.
Walking basketball, Tuesday from 4pm – 5pm
Everybody Sport and Recreation have started a weekly Walking Basketball session, for men and women 50+ years old. Cost: £4. It’s a great way to enjoy basketball in a fun, social environment. Contact Poynton Leisure Centre on 01625 876442 or email email@example.com.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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