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Welcome to Poynton

Poynton was a mining village which is often described today as “a small town with a village feel”. The Town is in a unique location surrounded by countryside, in the foothills of the Peak District, yet situated only 11 miles south of Manchester, which is only a 20-minute train commute from Poynton Station to the city centre.

More locally Poynton Park and Pool offers residents 50 acres of ‘Capability Brown-styled’ parkland with ancient trees, a spectacular pool and a surfaced circular path. Middlewood Way is a ‘greenway’ along the route of a disused railway line, and now a popular route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Macclesfield Canal can be accessed from Nelson Pit and footpaths from Higher Poynton link directly to Lyme Park.

In March 2020, a Cheshire-wide survey named Poynton as the best Town in Cheshire for community wellbeing when looking at indicators such as jobs, health, public spaces, schools, public transport, and culture.

New local road infrastructure means that Manchester Airport is a 10-minute car journey, with the Poynton Relief Road currently being constructed, this will take more traffic away from the town.

Poynton’s award-winning Shared Space scheme contributes to a thriving town centre with a design where vehicles and pedestrians have equal rights. This innovative scheme contributes to a vibrant and social street-scene.

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Warm Places

Warm Places

Published: 29 Nov 22

Warm Places in Poynton. Click to read more... Read More...

Christmas Fest, Tuesday 6th December

Christmas Fest, Tuesday 6th December

Published: 15 Nov 22

Poynton Town Council is pleased to provide funding of £1,000 for Poynton Christmas Fest which is on Tuesday 6th December, 7pm – 9pm and supporting volunteers from Projects for Poynton to deliver the event.  The volunteers work very hard to make the event happen for the benefit of the community. It is also an opportunity for local community groups and businesses to celebrate the start of the festive season. The organisers are encouraging people to walk to the event as parking spaces are limited. Read More...

Poynton Arts Festival - New for 2023

Poynton Arts Festival - New for 2023

Published: 7 Nov 22

This is a festival open to all creative arts; theatre, music, comedy, singing, poetry, painting and more besides. Find out how to become a performer or host venue. Click to read more… Read More...

Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2022 Lest we forget

Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2022 Lest we forget

Published: 6 Nov 22

Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2022 Lest we forget A reminder to all Poynton residents, visitors, local societies, and voluntary organisations that this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 13th November. Click to read more... Read More...

Cheshire East Council - Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Cheshire East Council - Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Published: 2 Nov 22

Poynton Town Council's response to the Cheshire East Spillway Improvement Consultation. Click to read more ... Read More...

Poynton Town Centre Vitality Plan

Poynton Town Centre Vitality Plan

Published: 1 Nov 22

Poynton Town Council's response to the Vitality Plan Read More...