Poynton Town Council

Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

Website help and advice for those who can't see very well, are blind, can't hear very well, find a keyboard or mouse hard to use and who find words difficult.

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A Big Community Thank You

Poynton can be very proud of the amazing response which has been offered to vulnerable residents and neighbours as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More details lower down this page.

Poynton Pledge

Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green.

Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

Read more about Poynton's interesting places to visit and 'things to do' on our local information page.


Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Weather Warning

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rain in Poynton from Tuesday 19th January 2021. More information lower down the page.

Poynton Town Mayor Cllr Lee Podmore

A Message from the Mayor

This is blurb about Hockley Park

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Covid-19 and supporting vulnerable residents in Poynton

We are aware there may be some clinically extremely vulnerable residents who do not have support systems and Poynton Town Council will do what we can to support. Full details here.

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Website Accessibility


Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites that can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities.
Elements that affect accessibility include:
Those with a visual impairment.
Those who are blind.
Those people who are deaf or have difficulty hearing.
Those who find a keyboard or mouse hard to use.
Those who find words difficult to read.
Those with epilepsy who may have seizures brought on by flickering or flashing content.
Colour Blind users.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web and have developed web content accessibility guidelines. We endeavour to meet these guidelines and monitor future developments to improve the way the website operates.

You can find out more about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative here.
Scanned PDFs
Occasionally we may have to provide scanned PDF documents. As these do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018, they can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

The BBC has produced ‘How to Guides’ and some videos to assist people with most of the elements above. You can browse all the guides, access more information and useful links to resources on the Internet, by clicking here or select individual guides using the links below.

How to Guide – I can’t see very well.
Includes changing text, fonts, background colours, magnifying screen, making the mouse pointer easier to use. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I am Blind.
Includes customising your computer’s text-to-speech features and an overview of screen readers and useful links. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I can’t hear very well.
Includes ways to change how your computer or web browser operates for people who are deaf or have difficulty in hearing. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use.
Includes how to change settings to make your keyboard and mouse easier to use. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I find words difficult.
Includes changing fonts and text size in your operating system or browser and spell-checking software. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

Fonts and Text Sizes
To change fonts in web browsers for Windows - CLICK HERE.
To change your fonts in Mac OS Users – CLICK HERE.
To change text size temporarily in web browsers for Windows – CLICK HERE.


Poynton Town Council is not responsible for the content of external websites. Any link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners or their products or services. Find out more details in our Terms and Conditions.


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