Poynton Updates and News 9/1/2015
Poynton Neighbourhood Plan
Come along to an open morning/launch of the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan at the Civic Hall on Saturday 17th January 2015, from 10am to noon – all are welcome.
Preparations have been underway for some months to produce this Plan, involving the Town Council and a considerable number of community volunteers. This represents a genuine opportunity for Poynton’s residents to help shape and influence the scale and nature of development in Poynton for the next 20 years or so. If the eventual Plan receives support from 50% or more of those residents who respond to a referendum, then the Plan carries statutory weight, and must be taken into account by planning officers, developers and others. In effect it would become the third tier of planning guidance, sitting below the Cheshire East Local Plan, when approved, and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) respectively.
To help inform and shape Poynton’s Neighbourhood Plan, a comprehensive survey will be distributed to Poynton’s residents with February’s Poynton Post - it can also be completed online. We would urge all our residents to take the time to complete and return it – it is important to Poynton’s future. For further information on the Plan please refer to the FAQs.
Attention All Carers
Carers in Cheshire East are invited to a series of events sponsored by Cheshire East Council, NHS Eastern Cheshire and NHS South Cheshire CCGs - those events closest to Poynton are shown below. They will provide carers with information about the services available to them and new provision that will need to be made by Cheshire East Council with the implementation of the Care Act from April 2015. The events will also highlight the work that has been undertaken in the last year and will enable carers to share their views on the joint carers’ strategy and implementation of the Care Act.. Each carer will be provided with a directory of available services too. The event will also provide an opportunity for carers to suggest ways they would like Cheshire East Council and the CCGs to engage with and work with them in the future.
Places are limited so please confirm your attendance and preferred venue and time ASAP by calling Jo Hughes on 01625 663350 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Macclesfield Town Hall, SK10 1EA on Thursday 22nd January, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, or Friday 23rd January, 1pm to 3pm.
Civic Hall and Library
The creation of a joint Civic Hall/Library entrance and reception, plus the reconfiguration of both buildings, has now begun, with completion scheduled for late May 2015. The work will be carried out in three phrases, to permit normal business to continue insofar as this is possible.
Visitors to both buildings are asked to take extra care during the construction work.
From Saturday 7th February 2015 the format for the monthly Council Surgeries will be changed, for a trial period. The first hour, from 10am to 11am will be a drop in, with no appointment necessary. For the second hour, from 11am to noon, three 20 minute bookable appointments will be offered, i.e. starting at 11am, then 11.20am and the last at 11.40am. Should you wish to book one of these appointments please phone the Civic Hall reception staff on 01625 872238, or e-mail email@example.com
Mayoral Spring Concert
In aid of our Mayor’s chosen charity, the National Eczema Society, this concert will take place at 8pm on Friday 13th March 2015 at St. George’s Church. It will feature two of Poynton’s most talented musicians, Andrew Liddie with Lizzie Ball and the wonderful ‘Just Midnight’, an award winning group of singers who sing in unaccompanied harmony. Tickets cost £8.50 and can be bought from the Civic Hall by cash or cheque (cheques payable to ‘Poynton Town Council’ please). For any queries or further information please contact the Town Clerk – e-mail Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk, T. 01625 872238.
Cheshire Constabulary does not produce a formal annual report, but has created a Review of the Year for 2014 The review focuses on the achievements of the police force and the changes that have been introduced in the past year. Highlights include a number of high profile operations to target crime, the formation of a new leadership team and the introduction of new and improved ways of working. The review can be accessed online at www.supportcheshirepolice.com/review.
The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire published his latest blog just before Christmas, in which he talks about his highlights from the year and how he has been talking to and listening to the people of Cheshire. Click here to read the blog.
Poynton In Business (PIB)
The next scheduled meeting of PIB is at the Tom Yam restaurant, Fountain Place, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 14th January 2015. The agenda includes a presentation on the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan. As well as established businesses, PIB would also like to encourage attendance at their meetings from those who might be thinking of starting a business, and also self-employed people.
Lyme Park Night Run
Discover Lyme Park in a whole new light (or not!).
There are two night runs in Lyme Park on Saturday 24th January 2015 – the 7k Adventurer course starts at 5.30pm while the 3k Explorer course starts at 5.45pm.
Register from 4pm. For more details call Lyme Park on 01663 762023.
Garden Waste collection
A reminder that green bin collections are now suspended until 16th February 2015.
Photo of the Month
Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to submit their favourite (or unusual!) pictures of Poynton. The best will feature as photo of the month at the top of the homepage on the Town Council’s website, with attribution. Send entries as hi-res jpegs to Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
The Town Council has two ex-Cheshire East Council minibuses, an 8-seater and a 10-seater, for hire by voluntary/community groups at competitive rates. For availability, terms and conditions and any other information please contact John Laverick, the Town Council’s Community Transport Administrator, on T. 01625 872238, or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of all other 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 posted on the Town Council noticeboards, and are also available on request from the Civic Hall for those of our residents without access to PCs – please spread the word! Large print versions can also be provided on demand.
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(Printed copies also available on request from the Civic Hall)
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