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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.

Headline News

Poynton Town Centre Vitality Plan

Published: 5 Oct 22

Cheshire East Council are consulting on the Town Centre Vitality Plan they have produced for Poynton. Poynton Town Council will be discussing its response to the Vitality Plan at the next Town Council meeting on 10th October at 7.15pm and the response will be published and shared with residents shortly afterwards. Read More...

Poynton Arts Festival - New for 2023

Poynton Arts Festival - New for 2023

Published: 4 Oct 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...

Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Published: 27 Sep 22

Cheshire East would like to invite you to comment on these proposals by filling in their online survey: If you require a paper copy of this survey, or prefer to email your comments, you can do so at: consultations@cheshireeasthighways.org Please submit your comments by 11:59pm on Friday, 4 November 2022. Click to read more… Read More...