Poynton Updates and News 2/09/2013
Archived PUN can be found here and the most recent PUN here.
Local Road Works
Highfield Road (off Chester Road ) and West Park Avenue (off Highfield Road ) are due to be closed for resurfacing on Monday 14th October, between 8am and 5pm. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, while vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents, where possible. Any concerns or queries should be directed to Cheshire East Highways on T. 0300 123 5020, or email@example.com
Clumber Road is due to be closed for resurfacing from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th October, between 8am and 5pm daily. The diversion route will be via Park Lane, London Road South, Dickens Lane and return. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, while vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents, where possible. Any concerns or queries should be directed to Cheshire East Highways on T. 0300 123 5020, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“Poynton In Business”
This is the adopted name for the newly-formed Poynton business group. A further business Breakfast has been arranged for Wednesday 11th September 2013 at 7.30 am at the Civic Hall. The meeting is open to all bona fide Poynton business owners and managers, and its core aims are to promote Poynton as a great place to do business, to encourage more ‘business to business’ contact, and to make it easier for business to operate. For more information, please phone Richard Holland on 01625 872238, e-mail him at email@example.com or go to the Business Page of the Council’s website. A new database has been launched for Poynton businesses, and ‘Poynton In Business’ had a stand at the recent Poynton Show, sponsored by the Town Council, which prompted considerable interest during the day.
Poynton’s Community Champions
It is not too early to start submitting nominations for the Town Council’s 2014 Civic Awards for those who have made a sustained or significant contribution to our community. All you need to do is prepare a brief citation, stating the reasons for the nomination. These should be submitted in confidence to the Town Clerk, Malcolm Adams, at the Civic Hall. Feel free to call him for any further information on T. 01625 872238, or e-mail him at Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
For youngsters interested in kicking a ball about, a new Sunday morning session for 3 and 4 year olds starts at the Poynton Leisure Centre on Sunday 8th September, from 10am to 10.45am. Organised by Richmond Rovers, the first session is free. Adults need to stay with their children throughout the session. For more information call Clare Blackie on T. 07827 950 277, Pete Hayward on T. 07867 306 356, or visit the Richmond Rovers website: www.richmondroversjfc.co.uk
On Ward Volunteers Wanted
There is a volunteering opportunity for a joint dementia project between NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS). This information is available from the Civic Hall or via the following RVS Link: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunity/1655-volunteer-cheshire RVS are holding a Volunteer Information Afternoon Event where you can find out more about the role and meet other RVS volunteers. This takes place on Tuesday 24th September 2013, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at ‘Belong Macclesfield’, Kennedy Road , Macclesfield , SK10 3DE .
Home Services Scheme
Due to the success of this Scheme, which offers a range of mainly fixed price home services provided by reliable local contractors, the Town Council is looking to increase its contractor database. We are particularly interested in hearing from reputable domestic cleaning contractors. Potential suppliers would be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, show evidence of Public Liability Insurance and sign a basic service level agreement.
For further information on the Scheme, or to express an interest in becoming a registered contractor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01625 872238
Time Out Café
There are many older members of our community who are isolated, spend days without seeing or speaking to anyone, and who are not confident to venture out alone. Time out Café is a new Town Council initiative and is open every Friday between 2pm and 4pm at Poynton Civic Hall. Do come along and join us, you will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome, refreshments and a chat.
Meet up with friends, access information on local services, organisations and groups, and have your say on how this community facility could develop further, and what social or creative events we could host in the future.
For further information please contact email@example.com or phone her on 01625 872238.
Older Person’s Day
Part of a worldwide initiative, Older Persons Day in the UK is on Tuesday October 1st and coincides with the UN’s International Day of Older Persons. Older Persons Day will challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes whilst promoting a range of services to enhance wellbeing. On this day Poynton Town Council will be hosting a showcase of services at Poynton British Legion, George’s Road West, from 10am until 5pm, so do come along and join us. If you are an individual, local group or organisation who would like to contribute towards this day by promoting the services you offer then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01625 872238.
Woodford/Poynton Relief Road
At the Town Council’s Civic Awards event in July the Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Cllr David Brown, gave some encouraging news about funding for the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road. Cllr Phil Hoyland has been leading on this project on behalf of the Town Council and Cheshire East Council, with the additional aim of getting it built as near as possible to the completion date of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. Cllr Hoyland subsequently met with the Leader of Cheshire East Council, Cllr Michael Jones, to clarify the situation. From that meeting it is understood that a report will go to Cheshire East’s Cabinet this month, outlining plans for the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road. While Cllr Jones reported that most of the funding has been secured, the report to Cabinet will provide more detail on the process, the level of funding required, and where the funds will come from.
While it is too early to provide precise timescales for the completion of the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road , it is still possible that it will coincide with the opening of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. This is clearly good and positive news for Poynton and the surrounding area. When built the road should significantly reduce the volume of traffic passing through Poynton, and help to ease the existing pressure on all routes through the village, including Clifford and Chester Roads. We will keep residents informed.
There are a number of websites offering information, views and opinions about Poynton issues, but we would like to remind residents that the Town Council can only vouch for and endorse the information carried on this official Town Council website.
Resin Bonding of Pedestrian Areas
A large number of residents have remarked on the poor finish and ‘bubbling up’ of the yellow bonded resin that demarcates the pedestrian zones within the shared space area in and around Fountain Place. The Town Council would like to reassure residents that it has not and will not pay for this until the surface has been reinstated to the Council’s satisfaction.
Higher Poynton Scarecrow Competition
This will be staged from 26th August to 8th September 2013, with the winner to be announced at the Middlewood House Late Summer Fayre on Sunday 8th September. Maps for the “Scarecrow Safari” will be available during the competition, and can be collected for a small donation from outside 19 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TL. For further information please contact Sue on T. 01625 872839 or Jacky on T. 01625 875638.
Public Transport Saver Tickets
There is a wide range of one day, weekender, 7 day, 28 day, or annual saver tickets for public transport. These are valid for bus only, or combinations of bus, train, tram etc. As examples of these, bus only day savers, which can be bought from the driver, cost £5 for travel any day after 9.30am Monday to Friday, or at any time at weekends and Bank Holidays, or £5.60 for travel at any time, any day, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Night buses after midnight are excluded. Junior, student, young person and family group rates are also offered. For more details please click on this link: www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk/travelcards/one-day
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 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. A condensed version of the PUN is also posted on Town Council notice boards around the village.
|Mon 2nd||8pm||Civic Hall||Planning and Environment Committee meeting|
|Sat 7th||10am to noon||Civic Hall||Council Surgery – no appointment needed, just drop in|
|Mon 9th||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee meeting|
|Wed 11th||7.30am||Civic Hall||Business Breakfast – see ‘New’ item above|
|Thurs 12th||10am to 3pm||Civic Hall||Awareness Day on Cold Calling – all are welcome|
|Mon 16th||8pm||Civic Hall||Town Council meeting|
|Sat 21st||9am to 1pm||Civic Hall||Health Forum – all are welcome (ask Priorslegh Medical Centre for details)|
|Mon 23rd||8pm||Civic Hall||Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting|
|Fri 27th||Afternoon/Eve||Civic Hall||Blood donating - appointment required. T. 0300 123 23 23 for info.|
|Sat 28th||From 10am||Meet at Civic Hall||Monthly litter pick – equipment provided|
|Mon 30th||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee meeting|
|Tues 1st||10am to 5pm||British Legion Club||Older Person’s Day – see ‘New’ item above|
|Fri 4th||2.30pm to 4.30pm||Civic Hall||David Rutley MP Constituency Surgery - by appointment only. Call M. 0785 0005282|
|Sat 5th||10am to Noon||Civic Hall||Town Council Surgery - no appointment needed, just drop in|
|Mon 7th||8pm||Civic Hall||Planning and Environment Committee meeting|
|Mon 14th||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee meeting|
|Mon 21st||8pm||Civic Hall||Town Council meeting|
|Sat 26th||From 10am||Meet at Civic Hall||Monthly litter pick – equipment provided|
|Mon 28th||8pm||Civic Hall||Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting|
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“WELCOME TO POYNTON” VIDEO
Poynton Town Council has commissioned a short film to encourage visitors to experience Poynton, our small vibrant town with its unique village feel. Available on our website video page and YouTube, it captures many aspects of life here, and gives a rich flavour of what Poynton has to offer its community and visitors, as well as anyone considering moving here.
Whilst permissions were obtained wherever possible from all those businesses and organisations that feature in the video, no payments were received or made for their inclusion. Besides a nominal amount paid by the Council to local producers Mike and Amy Gallagher, who spent hours filming and editing the video, it has been produced free for the benefit of Poynton!
The film features Shared Space, a selection of its shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, and some of Poynton’s sports clubs, activities, leisure facilities, wildlife, entertainment, attractions, history, schools and properties. You may find a few surprises along the way!
We all know that Poynton is an ideal place to visit, live, work, shop and play. Please watch the video and encourage others to do so too! Feel free to share the link to the video via Facebook, Twitter or your own website, if you have one.
The more people who discover Poynton, spend money in our shops and restaurants, and visit excellent attractions such as the Anson Museum, the better. Thank you for playing your part in helping to promote Poynton!