Community News

Alms House Vacancy

Alms House Vacancy

Published: 11 Aug 22

A vacancy has arisen at No 3 Fountains Close, adjacent to St George’s Church, Poynton. Read More...

Civic Awards 2022

Civic Awards 2022

Published: 21 Jul 22

The Town Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2022 Civic Service Awards, which were presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Hayley Whitaker, at the Civic Reception on Sunday 10th July 2022. Click to read more... Read More...

Shared Space seating

Shared Space seating

Published: 29 Jun 22

WOW, what a brilliant result! Poynton Baptist church, Building Community Group led by Dave Dyball, Robin Air, Ian Cooper, Chris Russell, Martin Tope and Angus Buchanan have worked hard to give life back to our shared space seating. Funded by Poynton Town Council, the work was carried out as part of the ‘Love Poynton’ week. The seats will be varnished which will ensure they remain an attractive, usable asset for many years to come. Thanks to Keith Lambert at Mates DIY for supplying the varnish. Click to read more... Read More...

Jubilee celebrations  -Thanks to all involved

Jubilee celebrations -Thanks to all involved

Published: 29 Jun 22

Poynton Platinum Jubilee Trail As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, a platinum jubilee trail was developed by local resident Rosie Deverell of Rainbow Trails with Rosie. The Town Council would like to thank Rosie who spent many days, night and weeks researching and collating information so that she could bring local people a fun, free and informative activity to enjoy over the Jubilee period. Click to read more... Read More...

Supporting Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine

Published: 11 May 22

The Ukrainian Society are not able to accept any further physical donations at time. Poynton Town Council and Cheshire East Council cannot accept any types of financial support but urge those wishing to help, to consider donating to one of the organisations below. Click to read more... Read More...

Thank You  Middlewood Partnership and NHS

Thank You Middlewood Partnership and NHS

Published: 17 Feb 22

On Wednesday 16th February Poynton’s Mayor unveiled a plaque to recognise the NHS staff and many former doctors and nurses who answered the call and came out of retirement to assist on the front line and dedicated many hours to vaccinate our residents. Read the Mayor’s words to thank the Middlewood Partnership, their volunteers and the NHS. Click to read more... Read More...

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza

Published: 31 Jan 22

As you may be aware, the UK is facing its largest ever outbreak of bird flu with over 70 cases confirmed across the country since the start of November. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have declared an avian influenza prevention zone across Great Britain. Click to read more... Read More...

The National Defibrillator Network will help save lives

The National Defibrillator Network will help save lives

Published: 18 Jan 22

The British Heart Foundation are urging defibrillator owners to register their devices on a new national database called The Circuit. It could help save thousands of lives from cardiac arrests. Click to read more... Read More...

Carers' Wellbeing Programme

Published: 17 Jan 22

FREE Online Sessions 10am—12pm : 19th Jan - Plan future care 2nd Feb - Confidence to care at end of life 16th Feb - Caring for someone with Advancing Dementia Do you help care for your husband, wife or partner or child? Do you help a friend or relative with shopping or other tasks? Then you are a carer…. When you’re caring for someone, it can be difficult to get time to take care of yourself. But looking after your own health and wellbeing will benefit you and the person you’re caring for. Click for more info.. Read More...

Call for land for new allotments

Call for land for new allotments

Published: 11 Jan 22

The community of Poynton are keen to enjoy the benefits of nurturing and tending to an allotment garden. The Town’s current plots on Coppice Road are extremely popular and have a long waiting list of prospective tenants. Click to read more... Read More...

Budget consultation 2022/2023

Budget consultation 2022/2023

Published: 11 Jan 22

At this time of year, Police and Crime Commissioners must consult with the public and other stakeholders on the proposed police budget and precept for the coming financial year. Click to read more... Read More...

Middlewood Covid Vaccination Programme

Middlewood Covid Vaccination Programme

Published: 9 Dec 21

A message from the Partners. Thank you to all our patients for the continuing support and understanding. We wanted to share with you some updates regarding our recent work. Many of you will have seen the recent headlines relating to the push for COVID vaccinations to be done by GPs to help increase the pace of the roll out of the booster programme. Based on some press messages you could interpret this as, GP practices having not been not been involved up to now. As many will know that hasn’t applied to Middlewood! Click to read more... Read More...

Poynton Remembers

Poynton Remembers

Published: 2 Nov 21

The ‘Poppy Squad’ - a small group of local volunteers, have once again supported Poynton Town Council staff in putting up Poynton’s poppies. The poppies were provided by Men in Sheds a couple of years ago and continue to provide a sign of respect to our fallen heroes. Click to read more... Read More...

Thank you to our awesome volunteers

Thank you to our awesome volunteers

Published: 1 Nov 21

Thank-You to all our awesome volunteers Recently Poynton Town Council and Poynton Town Mayor, said ‘Thank You’ to volunteers who registered as street champions helping neighbours during the lockdown and also to the helpers outside the vaccination centres. Tea and cake was enjoyed by all and everyone was given a mug and goodies to take home. This event was supported by Cheshire East. Read More...

Community Grants

Published: 1 Nov 21

The Town Council is delighted to announce it has recently awarded a Community Grant of £1,000 to ‘The Food Community’ at Poynton Baptist Church. The scheme aims to reduce poverty in Poynton by supporting individuals across the community who are living on a budget, by providing access to nutritious food, in a dignified way. Additionally, the food community have been awarded a further £1,500 from a Cheshire East Volunteer Fund, which is held by the Town Council. Read More...

Civic Award Winners 2021

Civic Award Winners 2021

Published: 13 Oct 21

The Town Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Civic Service Awards, which were presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mr Lee Podmore, at the Civic Reception on Sunday 26th September 2021. This followed the Civic Service held at St George’s Church. Sylvia Walker was not able to attend the ceremony so will be presented with her award on a future occasion. Click to read... Read More...

Council Community Support Team News

Published: 20 Sep 21

Read about the CCST latest news on Parking Enforcement, Community Surgery and Youth Engagement Football Sessions. Click to read more... Read More...

Mental Health

Published: 2 Sep 21

Over 5,500 residents in our area have made contact with their GP about their poor mental health. At a recent meeting of Poynton community groups and services called ‘Poynton Together’, poor mental health was also raised as a concern. Volunteers from Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP) have produced a contact sheet with details of local support services and organisations around mental health and other issues which affect mental health, such as social isolation, debt and money problems and domestic abuse. Click for more... Read More...

Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP) Volunteer opportunity – Treasurer

Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP) Volunteer opportunity – Treasurer

Published: 1 Sep 21

An exciting opportunity is available for someone who is keen to support their local community. Click for more... Read More...

Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024

Published: 21 Jul 21

The Police and Crime Commissioner has recently published the Police and Crime Plan for 2021-2024. Click to read more... Read More...

A BIG Thank You

A BIG Thank You

Published: 7 Jul 21

Poynton Town Council have been very pleased to support Middlewood Partnership’s Covid-19 vaccination programme at the civic hall which has resulted in over 21,000 vaccinations being administered. Click to read more... Read More...

Online loss, grief and bereavement support

Published: 1 Jul 21

Online loss, grief and bereavement support The End of Life Partnership are running FREE sessions for anyone wanting to know more about how to support others through loss, grief and bereavement. Click for more... Read More...

Who are your community champions?

Who are your community champions?

Published: 1 Jul 21

Nominations are invited for this year’s Civic Service Awards. Just a handful of these are given each year to individuals or groups who have made a “sustained and significant contribution” to our community. Click to read more.... Read More...

Poynton in the pandemic

Poynton in the pandemic

Published: 17 Jun 21

Read about how Poynton Town Council and Poynton volunteers met the challenges of the pandemic within the community. Click to read more... Read More...

Community Grants

Published: 17 Jun 21

Each year the Town Council has a small annual budget allocation for community grants. 2021 saw local organisations Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP), Golden Memories and Poynton Heritage Garden make successful applications for funds. Click to read more... Read More...

Poynton Pick and Tidy

Published: 17 Jun 21

The Poynton Pick & Tidy volunteer group has gone from strength to strength; it now has 100 members. Poynton Town Council has recently hosted three well supported Pick and Tidy events. It is hoped to stage ‘tidy events’ in the future that will include workdays to clear and prepare the verge on London Road North for a wildflower meadow. Read More...

Poynton Business Community

Published: 17 Jun 21

Have you thought about advertising your local job on Poynton4Business the online directory of +300 traders and companies? Click for more... Read More...

Your child and gaming online

Published: 17 Jun 21

Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic. Most experts agree that playing online games can have many beneficial effects to our children However, there can also be negatives. Click for more... Read More...

Stockport County Youth Engagement Football Coaching

Stockport County Youth Engagement Football Coaching

Published: 16 Jun 21

Stockport Community Trust will be providing FREE football coaching for young people aged 10-17yrs from Wednesday 30th June. Click for more... Read More...

Be Flood Aware

Be Flood Aware

Published: 8 Jun 21

Be Flood Aware. Prepare. Prevent. Protect. Poynton Town Council have produced two helpful documents relating to flooding. Click for details... Read More...

Poynton is Open

Poynton is Open

Published: 26 May 21

Say ‘Hi!’ to Poynton Our local businesses have waited so long to welcome you back. So say 'Hi!' to the high street again and support local and shop safely. Read More...

Mental Health Awareness

Published: 26 May 21

Like physical illness, mental illness can affect anybody and just like a physical illness it is important to seek support. There are lots of resources and support available, please click for more details... Read More...

Citizens Advice resumes

Published: 24 May 21

Face to face appointments will return at the Civic Hall w/c 7th June 2021. A reduced service is available for now with appointments available on Tuesday and Thursday daytimes. Call 01625 432 847 to book an appointment. Read More...