Poynton Updates and News 14/09/2015
Cheshire East has informed us that Holehouse Lane in Adlington will be closed from outside Holly Bank to approximately 30 metres east of Woodbine Cottage from 9am to 4pm from Monday 28th September for five days, or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work. This is to enable Electricity North West to carry out an excavation to install underground electricity cable and remove overhead poles.
The alternative route will be via the following streets: - Holehouse Lane,Adlington Road C416, Bollington Road B5090, Flash Lane B5091, Flash Lane Roundabout A523, Henshall Road B5090, Holehouse Lane C415, London Road A523, London Road A523/B5091, Sugar Lane C416, Wellington Road B5090. Location Map - View on http://roadworks.org/?tm39604
Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.
New Town Clerk
The Town Council would like to offer a warm welcome to Liz Osborn as its new Town Clerk. She replaces Malcolm Adams, who is taking early retirement from the end of this month. Liz has had previous local government experience with Hampshire County Council and Bristol City Council, where she worked for the last 25 years. She moved to Cheshire last year, and lives in Holmes Chapel.
Have a rubbish day!
The Town Council is organising a Community Litter Pick on Saturday 24th October from 10am, starting from the Civic Hall. To inject a bit of fun and competition into the event, there will be a ‘Kids Scavenger Hunt’ and ‘Who Can Find The Weirdest Litter’, with prizes for the winners. Refreshments will also be provided to volunteers during the event. The emphasis will very much be on community involvement, and “pickers” of all ages will be made most welcome.
Gloves, litter grabbers and hi-viz tabards will be provided, along with a health and safety briefing beforehand. If residents know of any particular ‘hotspots’ in the village that require a tidy-up, or would like any more information, they can contact Richard Holland at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder to all Poynton residents, visitors, local societies, voluntary and uniformed organisations that this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 8th November. The parade, led as usual by the award-winning Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, will leave the Civic Centre Car Park alongside Waitrose 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 immediately following the church service. We will be joined again this year by one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants of Cheshire.
As ever there is bound to be a really good turn out, and everyone is very welcome to come along to what is always a very dignified, moving and special occasion for our community. Afterwards the British Legion is kindly offering refreshments at its Club House on George’s Road West.
For all colour and wreath bearers there will be a rehearsal at St George’s Church from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 4th November. Any queries please to the Town Clerk, T. 01625 872238, or call in at the Civic Hall.
Help for rural businesses in Cheshire
The Rural Payment Agency and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership are inviting applications for investments that support the growth of micro and small businesses in rural areas of Cheshire and Warrington. Grants are available for new and existing rural businesses seeking capital investment to help them grow and create new jobs.
It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years. For more information please download the appropriate call specification below:
- Call for Applications to support investments to create and develop micro and small rural businesses in Cheshire and Warrington(03RD15BS0001)
- Call for Applications to support investments in micro, small and medium-sized businesses specifically in the food and drink sector(03RD15BS0002)
Value: Grants will be available for this call from £35,000 up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000) depending on state aid already received. Outline application deadline is 27 November 2015.
Local Area Road Works – A34
The appointed contractor for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6 MARR), Carillion Morgan Sindall (CMS) has entered the next phase of works, from Storeys Way to Stanley Green roundabout.
More detailed work started in this area on 7th September 2015 during day time working hours of 7.30am – 6pm involving survey works, vegetation clearance, new boundary fencing erection and clearance of site. From mid-September 2015, night time work will start, stripping topsoil and commencing road works. For any further information please use the following contact details:
By email: SEMMMS.Relief.Road@stockport.gov.uk By telephone: 0161 474 2055
By post: SEMMMS Project Team, Stockport Council, Stopford House (Fred Perry), Stockport SK1 3YQ.
Bed and Breakfast Anyone?
There is a dearth of bed and breakfast accommodation in Poynton or indeed in the immediate surrounding area. This could represent a business opportunity for someone with one or more spare rooms, who is able to become suitably registered, thereby filling a gap in the market and helping to promote Poynton’s visitor economy. Useful guidance can be found here: https://www.visitengland.com/biz/advice-and-support/businesses
If you come across any fly tipping, either during or after the offence, please report this promptly to the Town Council (Richard Holland, T. 01625 872238, email@example.com ). If you can make a note of the registration number and signage of any vehicle involved, that would be helpful, but not if this would put you at risk.
Youth and Community Centre
Poynton’s Youth and Community Centre is looking to strengthen its Management Committee.
If you are community minded and would like to help develop the Centre into a first class facility for our village, please contact the Committee’s Chairman by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call into the Civic Hall and speak to the Clerk.
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.
For details of all Ranger events please call T. 01625 383700 or click here for the Ranger Service Website
Poynton In Business (PIB)
Following an interesting and productive breakfast meeting at Poynton High School this month, PIB’s next monthly gathering will be on Wednesday 14th October at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Fountain Place at 5.30pm. All Poynton-based businesses or those planning business start-ups in Poynton are very welcome. For more information please visit the PIB website www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk.
As a reminder, the Civic Hall has a suite of modern meeting rooms with overhead projectors and free WiFi.
The Council Chamber and the Main Hall are also available to hire at competitive hourly rates – contact Hazel Mason on 01625 872238, e-mail email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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