Poynton Updates and News 01/05/2014
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Poynton’s New Mayor – A Family Affair
Cllr Gabor Bartos competed his second term as Town Mayor earlier this month, having carried out more than 60 engagements through his year in which he also succeeded in raising in excess of £5,000 for his chosen mayoral charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
At its May meeting Poynton Town Council chose a successor to Cllr Bartos, and elected Cllr Ms Rebecca Horsman as Town Mayor for 2014/15. The Council then went on to elect Rebecca’s mother, Cllr Mrs Sandra Horsman, as Deputy Mayor. Sandra is particularly well-placed to guide and advise her daughter on the role of Town Mayor, since she herself had a successful year as Poynton’s third Mayor in 2012/13.
Rebecca feels privileged to have been chosen to act as an ambassador for Poynton, and has hit the ground running, having already attended a number of official and community functions. If there are any Poynton-based organisations, charities, societies, schools or businesses that would like the Mayor to attend any of their activities or community events please contact the Town Clerk, Malcolm Adams on T. 01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Town Council Job Vacancy
A vacancy arose for a part-time Youth Coordinator. This exciting and challenging role is all about encouraging and helping Poynton’s young people to play a full and positive part in our community, working in partnership with other local organisations.
Based at Poynton’s Civic Hall, this is an opportunity to build on the successful work of the previous incumbents, both to consolidate what has been achieved to date, and to introduce and project manage new initiatives that will benefit Poynton’s young people. Increasing emphasis will also be placed on promoting intergenerational initiatives.
The annual salary will be commensurate with experience, with £12,000 as a guide, based on a 20 hour week. Suitably qualified candidates were invited to apply or call in to the Civic Hall for an application form and job description. T. 01625 872238, or e-mail email@example.com The deadline for applications was close of play, Wednesday 21st May 2014.
Note: You can download a job description (PDF) here.
Mayor’s Big Coffee Morning
The Mayor, Cllr Gabor Bartos, would like to give a very special ‘thank you’ to all those who came along to support his Big Coffee Morning at the Civic Hall on Saturday 26th April.
This event was held in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity, MacMillan Cancer Support, and nearly £400 was raised.
Photo right - David Rutley (MP for Macclesfield), Poynton Mayor Gabor Bartos, Philip Shuttleworth from Macmillan Cancer Support and members of Lower Park School choir who performed at the event.
There are more details on MP David Rutley's website.
First World War Commemoration
A local volunteer, Lisa Painter, has kindly come forward to help coordinate community events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Would any local organisation, group or society interested in marking the commemoration in some way please contact Lisa via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , or on M. 07890 601081.
Poynton Neighbourhood Plan
The Town Council is formulating a Neighbourhood Plan for Poynton, and asked for expressions of interest from residents to assist in this important task. There was a very encouraging response to this, with some 50 expressions of interest received by yestErday’s (end-April) deadline. A meeting will now be arranged later in May to take this work forward.
Poynton In Business
A Poynton In Business meeting was held at the Anson Engine Museum on Anson Road, Higher Poynton on Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 7.30am. Andy Lee from F5 IT gave a short presentation on how small businesses can simplify their social media presence. All Poynton business owners and managers will be very welcome to attend.
Coppice Road Allotments
The Town Council is pleased to inform residents that the 125 year lease for the transfer of the allotments from Cheshire East to the Town Council has now been signed, thereby providing long term security for the Coppice Road site.
The Town Council will arrange to be in touch with all current plot holders, as well as those featuring on the wait list, and will take its responsibility for the site seriously. We also look forward to working in partnership with the Coppice Road Allotments Association.
Pictured right: Town Mayor, Cllr Gabor Bartos, and Chairman of the Coppice Road Allotments Assn, Mr Phil Swift, on the occasion of the transfer.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire is making £100,000 available this year to support local residents, community groups and organisations “who wish to make a difference and help make Cheshire even safer”.
Applications, for a maximum grant of £5,000, need to address local issues, and support the objectives set out in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, and applicants must obtain match funding for their projects. Applications can be made throughout the year. More detail and applications forms can be found on the website www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk
For details of Ranger events please call T. 01625 383700 or go to the Rangers website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_service/ranger_events.aspx. There are no Poynton-based activities in May, but there are three starting from Bollington. For those residents without access to a PC, printed copies of the monthly Ranger programmes can be had on request from the Civic Hall.
Poynton Springboard – Music For All
A varied and exciting programme is already coming together for this launch event, over the weekend of Friday evening 26th September to Sunday 28th September 2014, with a number of venues and performers confirmed. This will be a community event with many different types of music to suit all tastes and ages. Please make a note of this weekend in your calendars and diaries. Local sponsorship is being actively sought, so please contact the Town Clerk if interested T. 01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.
Help at the 2014 Summerfest
The launch meeting was held recently for the 2014 event, which will take place from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 13th July. It promises to be every bit as good as last year’s, with much interest already being shown by local stallholders, live bands and other interested parties.
The small group of volunteers who organise this community event would be really grateful for a team of volunteers to help on the day itself – free Summerfest T shirts are on offer! . If you are interested please contact Pat Clay on T. 01625 878495.
A family bike ride will take place along the Middlewood Way, between Poynton and Bollington, on the same day as the Summerfest, Sunday 13th July (see above item), using the Coppice Car Park as the start and finish point. This is being advertised as part of the High Peak Summer of Cycling programme.
A local volunteer has kindly come forward to coordinate this event – if you would like to join his team please contact the Town Clerk: Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk T. 01625 872238.
There's also more details on the Summer of Cycling website.
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
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