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11th October 2013

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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.

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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 Updates and News 11/10/2013


Bin Collections

Cheshire East Council has informed us that there will be no garden waste (green bin) collections between 18th November 2013 through to 14th March 2014. There will be no waste (black bin) or recycling (silver bin) collections on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th December 2013 and Wednesday 1st January 2014. For any further information call T. 0300 123 5034 or visit the website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/recycling


Remembrance Day

A reminder to all Poynton residents, visitors, local societies, and voluntary organisations that this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 10th November. The parade, accompanied by the Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, will leave the Civic Centre Car Park at 9.35am sharp, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church , starting at 10am. As is customary, wreaths and poppies will placed on and around the war memorial after the service. For all colour and wreath bearers there will be a rehearsal at St George’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday 6th November. Any queries please to the Town Clerk, T. 01625 872238, or call in at the Civic Hall.


Bed and Breakfast

Several Poynton businesses have asked if we are aware of any bed and breakfast accommodation in the village or in the immediate surrounding area. Whether it is to enjoy the village shops and restaurants, visit the Anson Museum or to enjoy the countryside, there is growing interest in Poynton's visitor economy. If any residents are interested in providing approved bed and breakfast accommodation, within walking distance of the village, please let the Town Council’s Operations Manager, Richard Holland know. T. 01625 872238, e-mail reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk. This could be a business opportunity for someone with some spare room, who is able to become suitably registered, fill a gap in the market and make some money at the same time.


Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP)

The Association is always looking for new members, and for suggestions of additional overseas twinning partners. For further information please contact the TAP secretary, Glenys Parry-Jones, T. 01625 859214, e-mail glenys.parryjones@ntlworld.com




Local Road Works

Clumber Road is due to be resurfaced 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 cheshireeasthighwaysinvestmentprogramme@cheshireeast.gov.uk

There will be a temporary road closure affecting the A538 Prestbury Road & A538 Wilmslow Road, Mottram St Andrew, from its junction with A5102 Hough Lane to its junction with Wilmslow Old Road. The actual location of works is between A5102 Hough Lane to the entrance of Dean Farm. It is anticipated that the works will be carried out on Sunday 27th October 2013, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The closure is necessary to enable BT to carry out pole replacement works. The alternative diversion route will be via; A5102, A5149, A523, A538 and vice versa.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, while vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible. For further information please call T. 0300 1235020, or e-mail: TemporaryRoadClosures@Cheshireeasthighways.org.


Jogging in Lyme Park

Run England , in conjunction with Sport England and Greater Sport, have launched three permanently marked jogging routes at Lyme Park, covering distances of 1.4 miles, 2.1 miles and 3 miles. Jogging groups meet at the Timber Yard Coffee Shop at Lyme Park on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, Thursdays at 9.30am and on Sundays at 9am. These groups are designed to motivate those wishing to start running by offering free, friendly structured lessons, all set in stunning surroundings. For more information phone T. 01663 761400, e-mail lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit the website www.greatersport.co.uk/lymepark


Private CCTV

If you have installed your own private CCTV at home, and are happy to provide details of this for a local police database, would you please forward your contact details to the Town Clerk – e-mail Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or phone T. 01625 872238.


Christmas Fest

Arrangements are well underway for the 7th Poynton Christmas Fest, which takes place this year on Tuesday 3rd December. The main stretch of Park Lane will be closed to traffic from 7pm to 9pm, and there will be the usual wide range of entertainment, refreshments and a firework display. Please put the date in your diaries and come along on the night!


Cheshire East Sports Awards

This annual award scheme is open for nominations, with a deadline of Friday 18th October 2013. There are various award categories, including ‘Club of the Year’, ‘Coach of the Year’, ‘Disabled Sports Achiever’, ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’, among others. For more information visit the website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk, e-mail sportsaward@cheshireeast.gov.uk or phone T. 01625 383778.

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


Footy Fun

For youngsters interested in kicking a ball about, a new Sunday morning session for 3 and 4 year olds started at the Poynton Leisure Centre in September. Sessions are from 10am to 10.45am, and are organised by Richmond Rovers. 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


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 trish.hill@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk 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 now 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 trish.hill@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or phone her on 01625 872238.


Ranger Events

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. While there are no Poynton events planned in October there is a 4 mile walk from the Bridgend Centre in Bollington, looking at the natural history of the Pennine foothills around Bollington. This event starts at 10.15am on Wednesday 16th October, and lasts around 3 hours. For more information call T. 01625 576311 or visit the Bridgend Centre website.


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.



A list of Poynton Town Council diary dates between 14th October and 18th November 2013


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