Poynton Updates and News 1/07/2014
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road
Stockport Council has made it known that the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities has decided not to call in the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme for a Planning Public Inquiry, so planning permission granted by the three local authorities concerned is confirmed. See further detail here: www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/Planningpermission?view=Standard.
There will however be associated Inquiries on the Side Road Orders and Compulsory Purchase Orders. These will be held at Cheshire Conference & Events (Stockport County FC), Edgeley Park, Stockport, SK3 9DD on 30th September 2014.
It is important to point out that the Poynton Relief Road is a separate project not connected with this decision, and is currently subject to a public consultation on the route options and improvements to the A523.
Poynton Town Council 2014 Civic Awards and Youth Awards
These are awarded to Poynton residents who have made a significant and/or a sustained contribution to the community of Poynton. The awards were presented by the Town Mayor at the Civic Sunday reception on Sunday 20th July.
Remedial Work in Shared Space
Following successful trials to repair the grids that you may have noticed around Fountain Place, Cheshire East Council (CE) and their contractors intend to rectify further snagging issues over the summer, to tie in with the school holidays when traffic volumes are lower than average.
Some traffic congestion will be inevitable, especially during peak periods, but we will work with CE to ensure this is minimised. Precise details are still being finalised, and will be subject to weather conditions, but as more information becomes available we will keep you informed.
The 2014 Higher Poynton Summerfest
This popular community event, held on Sunday 13th July, was the biggest and best yet, with a packed programme. Building on last year’s success there was again something for all the family, with a bird of prey display, pony rides, a novelty pet dog competition, the Poynton Youth Brass Band and other live bands, a Town Crier, the Adlington Morris Men, market stalls selling local produce, gifts and plants, a tombola, ferret racing, children’s attractions, a clown, and plenty more besides. Hot and cold refreshments were also available, including two BBQs, a beer tent, ice cream, rolls and sandwiches, fresh coffee and other drinks.
(Photos below taken at the 2013 Summerfest).
For those wanting some respite from the crowds and the inevitable ‘buzz’ of the Fest, Churches Together in Poynton staged a Family Fun Afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at St Martin’s Church, just across the road from the Fest venue. Also coinciding with the Fest was the first ‘Poynton Pedal’ event, a gentle family bike ride between noon and 3pm from the Coppice Road Car Park along the Middlewood Way to Bollington and back. Participants were encouraged to join in all the fun of the Fest as well, before and after their bike ride – see item below.
The Summerfest took place as usual at Higher Poynton Station on the Middlewood Way (opposite the Boar’s Head pub) and Mount Vernon Field behind.
A family bike ride took 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 was advertised as part of the High Peak Summer of Cycling programme. A local volunteer coordinated this event – for more information please contact Andy Hickson on M. 07733 311099
There's also more details on the Summer of Cycling website.
Residents might like to be aware that the Archives and Local Studies Service preserves and provides access to the historic written record of the County of Cheshire. The archives reflect the lives, interests and activities of Cheshire’s communities form the 12th Century to the present day, and are used and enjoyed by over 1 million people each year at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester. For more information, and also to have your say on the proposed relocation of the archives, please visit the website http://archives.cheshire.gov.uk/
First World War Commemoration
A local resident, Lisa Painter, is helping to 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. You might also want to contact Lisa to get information on events already planned.
Brecon Park Open Morning
The Town Council has secured substantial funding from the WREN organisation for new equipment for the play area at Brecon Park. All users and parents/guardians were invited to go along to Brecon on Saturday 21st June to view the equipment options, and have a say in the future of the village’s play areas. The Town Council would like to thank the 50 youngsters and adults who attended on the day, and who provided some very useful views and feedback.
Armed Forces Day
A brief but dignified ceremony, including an address by the Town Mayor, took place in front of the Civic Hall on Saturday 28th June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised to mark this special day, held in recognition of all serving members of our armed forces.
Green Bin Collection
Following feedback on the garden waste shutdown last winter, Cheshire East Council is undertaking a consultation on the proposed winter shutdown for 2014/15. The consultation seeks to assess views of residents about the timing of the shutdown, the length of shutdown and the preferred method of communication to residents.
The consultation is open and will close on 23rd July 2014, and Cheshire East would like your views. The link is here - complete the survey. The survey can also be completed at Cheshire East Libraries and Customer Centres, and hard copies of the survey can be had from Poynton Civic Hall Reception.
Cheshire East adds that if you normally purchase additional garden waste bins, you will not be invoiced until after the consultation.
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Alert
The Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner Alert is a two way community messaging system, that allows you to receive alerts from the Commissioner in Cheshire. It's totally free and simple to use. You can choose to receive information by phone, text or email. To register please go to www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Take-Part.aspx
Springboard Poynton – Music For All
A varied and exciting programme is already well advanced for this launch event, over the long 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.
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. For those residents without access to a PC, printed copies of the monthly Ranger programmes can be had on request from the Civic Hall.
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
A reminder that hard copies of this PUN are available on request from the Civic Hall for those of our residents without access to PCs – please spread the word! A cut down version of the PUN is published in ‘SK Poynton’ magazine, and the Trading Post café on the canal towpath at Nelson Pit in Higher Poynton kindly displays it.
Please forward this e-mail to family and friends and suggest they subscribe to the PUN by e-mailing Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
(Printed copies also available on request from the Civic Hall)
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