Poynton Town Council Community Support Team


Poynton Town Council - Community Support Team (CCST)

Find out about all the work the Council Community Support Team carry out in Poynton, Cheshire

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Poynton Civic Hall

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.

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.

The 2019 Civic Awards Winners

This year's winners are pictured with Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

Discover who they are and why they won here.

Welcome to Poynton

Find all about the town council, the latest community news, meeting minutes, adult health and wellbeing initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Poynton Civic Hall entrance

*Cleaner Vacancy*

Poynton Town Council has an IMMEDIATE VACANCY for a part-time cleaner (10 hours per week) at the Civic Hall. Closing date 8th December 2019. Click here for more details.

Poynton Council Community Support Team at The Hollies Pre-School

CCST Road Safety Talks

Recently the Council Community Support Team have given road safety talks to children at The Hollies and Mini V Pre-Schools. More on the CCST page here.

Be Steady, Be Safe

A Free Falls Prevention Programme for those aged 65 years and over. Monday from 9.45am - 10.45am and 11.00am - 11.30am at the Civic Hall. More details.

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Council Community Support Team (CCST)

Poynton Town Council Communities Support Team - Louise Freeman, Gary Thurgoland and James Hails

Pictured: Louise Freeman (CCS Officer), Gary Thurgoland (CCS Supervisor) and James Hails (CCS Officer)

The Town Council has a Community Support Team who will assist the community of Poynton by:
  • Carrying out reassuring, high visual patrols in the area.
  • Provide an ‘eyes and ears’ service aimed at reducing the fear of crime for residents and improving their quality of life.
  • Deal with environmental crime issues, such as littering, fly tipping and dog fouling.
  • Reduce incidents of low level crime and anti-social behaviour, making referrals where necessary.
  • Attend local schools and give educational advice to them on various topics.
  • Support the community by encouraging diversionary activities for young people.
  • Support older members of the community by signposting them to activities and community groups, preventing social isolation.
  • Offer advice on crime prevention in the home.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to improve the area and community, making Poynton a safe place to live, work and visit.
  • Act as professional witnesses.
What they aren't:
  • Community Support Officers are not a replacement for the Police.
  • They are not an emergency service. Crime should be reported to the Police immediately on 101, if in an emergency 999.
How to get in touch with your CCST

The Community Support Team works Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

If you would like to report an incident please ring 01625 872 238 or email: reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

Council Community Support Team Reports

The CCST report to the Town Council's Community, Order and Public Safety (COPS) Committee. At each meeting the Council Community Support Supervisor, Gary Thurgoland, delivers a report. In coming months his reports will be available to read on this page.

Recent Reports: Select month to view or download a PDF version.

November 2018 | January 2019 | March 2019 | June 2019 | September 2019 | November 2019

CCST Recent Activities

Think, Stop, Watch and Listen

Recently the Council Community Support Team presented road safety talks to children at the Hollies Pre-School, the Mini V Pre-School and Worth Primary School.

The children, who were very excited to see the team, learned how to cross the road using the principles: Think, Stop, Watch and Listen.

Staff at both schools were grateful the CCST had visited: “The children have had a great time, thank you so much.”

Find out more about the Hollies on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PoyntonPS/ or http://www.theholliespreschool.co.uk/ , Mini V Pre-School at https://minivpreschoolpoynton.com/ and Worth Primary School at https://www.worthprimaryschool.com/

The photo below shows CCS Officers James and Louise with children outside the Hollies Pre-School new rotunda building.

CCS Officers James and Louise with children outside the Hollies Pre-School new rotunda building.


Joining the Brownies!

The Council Community Support Team visited 1st Poynton Brownies at St. George’s Church on 14th November 2019 and spoke to the children about personal safety, which included learning the differences between good and bad strangers.

The team also provided the children with important information regarding water safety using the SAFE principle: ‘Stay Away From the Edge’.

The leaders told the CCST: “The Brownies learnt a lot from your talk and thoroughly enjoyed the games”.

The Council Community Support Team visited 1st Poynton Brownies at St. George’s Church

Anti-Bullying Talks

As part of ‘National Anti-Bullying week’ the Council Community Support Team provided school talks on the subject. In 11th November 2019 the team visited Lostock Hall and St Paul’s Catholic Primary Schools where they talked to the children about the importance of how to identify and report bullying and if it does happen how to report it. The children listened intently and were a pleasure to speak to.

Find out more about Anti-Bullying week at: https://bit.ly/370R996

The Council Community Support Team at Lostock Hall Primary School delivering a talk on Anti-bullying

Photo: CCST talk at Lostock Hall Primary School.

Council Community Support Team Surgery

At November's surgery at Waitrose the CCST were able to assist many people with issues reported to them. These included advice to residents concerning neighbour disputes, complaints of dog fouling and parking issues, which will now be dealt with by the team.

The CCST said: “Many of our local residents were pleased to see the team out in the public arena yet again and very grateful that we could offer assistance with their issues. It was another great success for the team”.

Louise Freeman and Gary Thurgoland at the  Council Community Support Team surgery held in Waitrose.

Don't Get Spooked - CCST on ‘Halloween Patrol’ - 31st October 2019

The CCST were out on patrol on the streets of Poynton on Halloween and engaged with many of the children who they met during their Halloween and Bonfire safety talk visits. The atmosphere was one of fun for the most part.

The team were called to speak with a number of youths who had gathered in Barnaby Park letting off fireworks not far from residential properties. They were spoken to regarding their conduct and subsequently moved on.

CCST - 'Living Well' at St. George’s - 29th October 2019

Gary and Louise, two of our Community Support Team, paid a visit to the St George's Church 'Living Well' Group today. The group meet alternate Tuesday afternoons from 2.15pm – 4.15pm and enjoy a number of activities including: sing-a-long, gentle exercise, arts & crafts, quizzes, table top games and bingo.

Today (29/10/19) they were also entertained not only by the CCST, who enjoyed speaking to everyone, but also by two talented young people playing instruments. It was a great opportunity for the Council Community Support Team to continue to forge close links with community groups in Poynton. For more information about Living Well visit http://poyntonpc.net/living-well.html

Gary and Louise, two of our Community Support Team at the St George's Church 'Living Well' Group



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