Poynton Updates and News 13/08/2015
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Cllr Isabel Thornton-Maddocks
The Town Council was deeply saddened by the death on 18th July of serving Town Councillor Mrs Isabel Thornton-Maddocks. Having been re-elected as recently as May this year, she was much loved and respected, and bore her recent illness with fortitude. She is sorely missed by all who knew and cared for her.
Local Road Works
There are a number of road works planned in and around Poynton this month. Some involve road closures – see above for details and updates.
Bonis Hall Lane, Prestbury, will be closed either side of the railway bridge from Monday 24th August to Saturday 29th August (at the latest) to enable Network Rail to carry out urgent repairs to the bridge. Call Centurion Site Services on T. 0113 2775360 for any further information on this.
Poynton Post Office
Our Post Office will be closed for a long-awaited refurbishment/modernisation from 4th to the 18th September. See above for more details. The nearest alternative Post Offices are Bramhall and Hazel Grove – details of their opening hours and locations are available from Civic Hall reception or via a link on our homepage.
Annual Civic Awards
The Town Council would like to congratulate the following recipients of its 2015 Civic Awards, which were presented by the Town Mayor at a civic reception last month:
- Mrs Val Vibrans, for her work at St George’s Church, including restoration of the Lych-Gate;
- Martin and Debbie Betton, for involving young people in a Power League Connect football team;
- Chris Halsall, for his long commitment to our community in many guises, including Poynton In Bloom and the station gardens;
- David Lloyd, for his voluntary involvement with Open Hands, local charity shops and the weekly Drop In Café at the Civic Centre;
- Andy Leigh, for nearly four decades of dedication to, and close involvement with, the Poynton Show;
- Lower Park Primary School Council – an enthusiastic group of young people who have shown leadership skills by listening to and responding to their fellow students, and introducing practical improvements in partnership with the school’s management.
Youth and Community Centre
At 7.30pm on Saturday 12th September please come along to the Poynton British Legion on Georges Road West for a ‘Save Your Centre’ Benefit Concert, headlining the dazzling acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies of Americana trio Desert Wind (led by Poynton’s Andy Liddie) plus the original folk/rock sounds of the Radnor Band, led by Poyntoner Joe Beard of the legendary 1960’s group The Purple Gang. Buy your tickets (£10) on line here and help save Poynton’s oldest public building and the last link with its mining heritage. For more details please see www.poyntonlive.uk/save-your-centre.htm
The Town Council is planning to refurbish Hockley Park, and will be seeking substantial grant funding to finance this. To help raise awareness of this initiative, to raise some local funding, and to consult with park users on potential play equipment, the Town Council is pleased to announce a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ at Hockley Park. This will take place from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday 26th September. For more information please contact the Town Council’s Youth Coordinator, Louise Thorman on 01625 872238, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Town Council
Names and contact details of all of your 17 Town and Cheshire East Councillors are posted here on the website. You can also find details of Town Council and Town Council Committee meetings there for 2015/16 – click on ‘Calendar’. Residents are very welcome to attend these, which are held on Monday evenings (except on Bank Holidays and the first half of August) at the Civic Hall, starting at 8pm.
Poynton In Business (PIB)
The next PIB gathering is a breakfast meeting, and an ‘educational special’, held at Poynton High School at 7.30am on Wednesday 9th September. Representatives from the school will be presenting on Careers Academies, apprenticeships and work experience. For more information please visit the PIB website www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk.
East Cheshire Hospice
Help form a new Poynton Support Group by coming along to an initial meeting at Poynton Civic Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 17th September. For further information please contact Keith Anderson on 01625 829952, or e-mail email@example.com.
Following a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony last month by David Rutley MP, the new joint entrance, reception area and public toilets are now fully open, and the new look has drawn much praise from residents and visitors alike. As a reminder, in the Civic Hall a suite of modern meeting rooms, the Council Chamber and the Main Hall are all available to hire at competitive hourly rates – contact Hazel Mason on 01625 872238, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Poynton Tennis Club, located at Poynton Sports Club, is offering tennis for free on Saturday 20th June as part of the British Tennis Weekend Event, promoting tennis as a sport for everyone.
If you fancy trying something new or haven't played since you were young why not come down for a knock about. Bring friends and family for a free game or join in one of the free coaching sessions the Club will be running for both adults and juniors.
For more details go to - www.poyntontennisclub.net
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 an 8-seater minibus 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 email@example.com
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