Adult Health & Wellbeing and Services

What's On in Poynton for older people

Poynton – A Dementia Friendly Community

Following a successful application to the Alzheimer’s Society, Poynton Dementia Steering Group (PDSG) supported by Poynton Area Community Partnership are pleased to announce that Poynton is now officially recognised as ‘working towards becoming dementia friendly’. DETAILS BELOW.

The 2018 Civic Pride Award Winners with Poynton Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore Poynton Pool Poynton Heritage Garden

The 2019 Civic Pride Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Civic Service Awards. Full details and how you can nominate can be found here.

The 2018 winners are pictured with Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore. Why did they win? Click here.

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.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

Homepage

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.

Alzheimer's Society Working to become Dementia Friendly 2017-2018 logo A photo of the fountain in Poynton A photo of canal boat at Higher Poynton A photo of a batsman about to hit a cricket ball watched by wicket keeper and fielder
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Poynton Town Civic Hall Exterior

Your Town Council

Find out who your councillors are, what standing committees exist, see the meeting agendas and minutes, read the Town Mayor's photo reports and our Privacy Notice.

New AEDs

New defibrillators have been installed near the Boars Head and Coppice Road phone boxes. Fundraising continues for two more. More details.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'. More details.

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Adult Health and Wellbeing and Town Council Services

Please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on 01625 872238 if you would like to find out more information.

 

Communities Co-ordinator Reports

You can read Sharon Duke's monthly reports by selecting the links below.

June 2017 | July 2017 | August/September 2017 | October 2017 | November 2017 | December 2017/January 2018 | March 2018 | April - June 2018 | July - Mid September 2018 | Mid-September to mid-November 2018 | Mid-November 2018 to Mid-January 2019

 

International Festival of Public Health

International Festival of Public Health programme - small imageMembers of Poynton Dementia Steering Group - Sharon Duke, Poynton Town Council’s Communities Co-ordinator and Judy and Tony Hatton, Edith Clark and Gerald Scriven from Poynton Golden Memories Group led a workshop at the International Festival of Public Health on the 5th July at Manchester University. 

Adam Garrow, in his role of Honorary Research Fellow at Manchester University (and volunteer at Poynton Golden Memories Group), chaired the session. 

We had the opportunity to tell people about what Poynton has been doing around dementia - awareness raising and supporting people living with dementia and their carers. 

Together we offered a comprehensive view of what has been achieved and outlined our plans for the future. Attendees were very interested, taking ideas away and noting good practice to other areas of the North-West.

More details about the workshop and background information can be found on the 2018 Festival of Public Health website.

 

Live Well Cheshire East provides useful information and advice on a range of subjects, and an easy to use directory of over 3000 services and activities in your area. The searchable *directory is accessible here.

*Poynton Town Council is not responsible for the content held in this directory or the results of searches. If you have any comments, please contact Live Well direct via their feedback form here.

 

Poynton – A Dementia Friendly Community

Alzheimer's Society Working to become Dementia Friendly 2017-2018 logo

Following a successful application to the Alzheimer’s Society, Poynton Dementia Steering Group (PDSG) supported by Poynton Area Community Partnership are pleased to announce that Poynton is now officially recognised as ‘working towards becoming dementia friendly’. Many voluntary groups, services and organisations have contributed so far, but this is a long - term project and there’s so much more to do. A dementia - friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported and confident they can contribute to community life.

Poynton Dementia Steering Group logo

PDSG are able to support local groups, businesses and organisations to become recognised. If you run a shop, a hairdressers, a club etc and would like more information about how you can become more friendly to people living with dementia and their carers, and then receive a sticker to display in your shop window or given the right to use the logo on your publicity materials, please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co - ordinator at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.


Community Grants

Poynton Town Council has a small annual budget allocation for community grants, and a number of awards are made each year to support community events and Poynton-based voluntary organisations or societies. For further information, please contact the Town Clerk on liz.osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01625 872238.

 

Grants from Cheshire East Council

The Council is looking to support projects, activities and events which will improve the quality of life for local communities. There is funding up to £5,000 for facilities and up to £1,000 for activities or events available five times a year. You can apply on-line or by filling in an application form available here

Additional advice and other funding sources are here.

 

Weekly Activities for those with Memory Difficulties

There is a wide range of groups and activities in Poynton and neighbouring towns, which are specifically organised for those people who have memory problems. They include:

  • The Golden Memory Groups, In Together and Living Well, which are interactive groups with singing, games, light exercise and crafts with time for carers to have a chat.
  • Alzheimer’s Cafés with discussion/support groups and sometimes quiet table-top games.
  • Time Out Café, which is for all the elderly in Poynton, and offers tea, cake, dominoes, bingo, adult colouring or just a chat. More details below.
  • P and J Social, which welcomes people with Parkinson’s, where carers have some “Me Time” whilst their loved ones socialise with dedicated Pals. Refreshments provided with voluntary contributions.

A full list of the above groups and weekly activities for people living with dementia and their carers and several more can viewed and downloaded to keep or print here.

 

Allotments

The Town Council has allotments off Coppice Road and there is further information from the Coppice Road Allotments Association website here.

Please contact reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk for further information.

 

Be Steady Be Safe - Falls Prevention Programme

Mon 9.45am - 10.45am and 11.00am - 12.00pm

Be Steady Be Safe is a FREE 24 week programme consisting of balance retraining exercise classes, prescribed home exercise and education on reducing falls risk factors.

Be Steady Be Safe Falls Prevention Programme image

Photo © Copyright 2014, Everybody Sport & Recreation, 3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DT. All rights reserved.

To access the programme you must be a: Cheshire East Resident and aged 65 years or over.

Have one or more of the following:

  • Fallen in the past 12 months
  • Poor balance and strength
  • Osteoporosis

If you are eligible, telephone 01625 383943 or email EBHealthy@everybody.org.uk. Website: www.everybody.org.uk

Note: You can view, download or print a Be Steady Be Safe Leaflet by clicking here.

 

Citizens Advice Services - Civic Hall

The Citizens Advice Services can help sort out financial, legal and other problems by offering free, confidential, impartial and independent information and advice on a wide range of subjects to anyone regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or sexuality.

They hold sessions at the Civic Hall at the following times:

  • Tuesday 9.00am —10.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
  • Tuesday 10.00am —12.45pm Drop-in
  • Wednesday (remains unchanged) 6pm – 8pm Drop-in
  • Thursday 9.00am —11.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
  • Thursday 11.00am —1.30pm Drop-in

 

Time Out Café

Join us for a cup of tea, coffee and a cake. Play dominoes, enjoy a game of bingo, do adult colouring, or sit and have a chat and put the world to rights! Come along on your own or with a friend. Meet our local Police Community Support Officers who often drop in.

Time Out Cafe Poynton Town Council image of teacups and watch

The group meets every Friday 2pm - 4pm at the Civic Hall. A £1 donation would be gratefully received.

Note: You can view, download or print a Time Out Café Information Leaflet by clicking here.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme (P.E.A.S.)

Poynton Easy Access Scheme Mobility Scooter Instruction at Poynton Civic Hall

PEAS was set up through a grant made available from Cheshire East Council, and has a range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire. These are based at the Civic Hall and are available for morning, afternoon, day, overnight or longer periods of hire.

For more information please contact reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01625 872238.

We can offer a short lesson in how to use the scooters in the safety of the Civic Hall and then, if you want, go out with you along Park Lane to give you experience on the street.

If you are thinking of buying one, then this is a good chance to find out if you like them. Ring Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 or call in at the Civic Hall.

Note: You can view, download or print a P.E.AS. Information Leaflet by clicking here.

 

Men in Sheds - Poynton Community Centre

Men in sheds logoSince 2015 Poynton Men in Sheds has gone from strength to strength, combating loneliness, fighting social isolation, teaching new skills as well as involvement in community projects, such as the Remembrance Day Silhouette Soldiers, a sensory garden, Santa’s new sleigh and of course the refurbished railway truck on Poynton Green. Poynton Men in Sheds now has around 30 members with 20 on a waiting list wanting to join.

For more details about Men in Sheds call 0161 4569077 or 01625 876966.

Poynton Men in Sheds Photographs

 

Civic Hall Room Hire

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, somewhere to host an activity, party of function then the Town Council has a range of rooms of varying sizes to hire. More details on our room hire page and you can also view, download or print a Civic Hall Room and Facilities Leaflet by clicking here (PDF).


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