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14th October 2015

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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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Poynton Updates and News 14/10/2015


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Last Ever Vulcan Flypast - Sat 10th October - 2pm to 5pm (see note below*).

The last flying Vulcan, XH558, soon to be retired, will be making her last flight over Woodford on Saturday 10th October. All 136 Vulcans were manufactured at Woodford so this is a most poignant moment in the history of aviation.

Vulcan bomber flying of Avro Heritage MuseumThe aerodrome site is being prepared for housing with significant demolition work being undertaken. However Harrow Estates/ Redrow Homes, who now own the site, have kindly agreed to allow access to a limited number of cars. This will be the best vantage point to witness this famous event.

Entry will be by ticket only purchased here . Ticket price is £10 per car (not occupants). A car registration will be collected during the booking process, this is the vehicle that will be allowed entry. All money raised will go to the Museum.

There is no pedestrian access but cycles (pedal and motor) are allowed. There is a separate ticket available when you book. Disclaimer: Should the vulcan be unable to fly over Woodford due to whatever reason there will be no refunds.

The exact time of the flypast will be confirmed nearer the day. Follow Vulcan to The Sky website for details.

Note: The Avro Heritage Museum on the site will be opening to the public in the near future, but will not be open on the 10th.

(Poynton Town Council is not responsible for the content of external websites and cannot be held responsible for their content).


IMPORTANT: Cheshire East Local Plan

On 16th September 2015 Cheshire East Borough Council released a document called “Cheshire East Local Plan – Suggested Revisions”.

The initial draft of the Local Plan recommended building 200 new houses in Poynton up to 2030. However, after objections by landowners and developers, a government inspector, Mr Pratt, told Cheshire East Council to reconsider the draft Local Plan.

Their revised proposals increase the amount of new housing in Poynton from 200 to at least 650 – an increase of 325 per cent. Cheshire East Council has listed the areas where they want this building to take place – all these sites are currently in the Green Belt.

Poynton Town Council was not consulted about these revised plans and do not support them. Much more information and a map of proposed developments can be found on our Cheshire East Local Plan page.


Poynton Relief Road Consultation

The proposed 1.9 mile relief road scheme is being developed by Cheshire East Council in partnership with Stockport Council. The primary aims of the scheme are to relieve congestion in and around Poynton, improve links to Macclesfield and support economic, physical and social regeneration of the area. The route was approved in December 2014 and Cheshire East are now developing the design for the road.  Before they submit a planning application, they are keen to hear your views to ensure the best possible solution. A questionnaire is available which gives you the opportunity to take part in the consultation process and comment on the proposals before 30th November 2015 at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/PoyntonRR.

There is further information by email to PoyntonRR@cheshireeast.gov.uk, by phone to 0300 123 5020, by post to Cheshire East Council, Strategic Highways and Transportation, Poynton Relief Road, Floor 6, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL or join the conversation on Twitter at @CheshireEast using #PoyntonRR.


Town Council By-election

As a result of the recent by-election, the Town Council is pleased to welcome Lee Podmore as a new Member for Poynton West.


PACE Business Awards Winners

PACE Awards 2015 logoThe winners have now been announced for the 2015 Poynton Town Council PACE Awards. There was a fantastic response this year and all voters are thanked for their entries to find the best businesses and employees in Poynton. 

For a full list of the winners and shortlisted companies please visit the Business page.

The Awards were presented by Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Town Mayor Cllr Rebecca Horsman-Johnson, at the Poynton In Business Annual Dinner, held on Friday 20th November 2015 at Davenport Golf Club.  For more information please contact Poynton In Business at admin@poyntoninbusiness.co.uk

Youth Fest Events Coming!

"Inflatable Bungee Run, Human Foosball Table, Chocolate Bingo, Ping Pong, Badminton, Jewellery Making, Crafts, Pop Up Café, Hotdogs/Snacks".

Poynton Town Council with partners Cheshire East Youth Service and Poynton PCSO’s hosted two youth fest events on Friday 30th October and Friday 6th November at the main hall in the Civic Centre. There were opportunities for young people to check out the inflatable bungee run or human foosball table! Also Chocolate Bingo was on offer with a pop-up café and snacks too. Badminton and Ping-pong were available along with jewellery making and much more!

For more information following the event please contact sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk Tel: 01625 8722238


Hurray for Hockley! Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Hockley Fundraising Success - (More photos here)

Peppa Pig at the Hockley Park Teddy Bears' PinicA big thanks to all that attended the Hockley Park, Poynton Fundraising Event on Saturday 26th September. It was a great opportunity for local residents to view and comment upon potential play equipment in addition to sharing their own ideas. Fun stalls, craft activities, a bouncy castle, and face painter were enjoyed by our younger residents. Meeting Peppa Pig was also a highlight! Delicious homemade cakes were made by local Poynton Methodist Church Bake off Winner Louise Curran.

If you have any fundraising ideas please get in touch!

We will also be inviting older children at Worth Primary School to give their feedback about potential park equipment. So far 47 public comments have been received. Please do get in touch if you have any further comments you would like to register or if you would like to volunteer at a future Hockley Park fundraising event.

Contact: sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk Tel: 01625 8722238




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. For any further information, 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.
Website:  http://www.semmms.info/a6marr_construction/traffic_management/


Remembrance Day

This year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service took place on Sunday 8th November. The parade, was led as usual by the award-winning Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band and left the Civic Centre Car Park alongside Waitrose at 9.35am, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church. As is customary, wreaths and poppies were placed on and around the war memorial immediately following the church service. We were joined again this year by Sir Nicholas Winterton DL, one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants of Cheshire.

As ever there was a really good turn out to what is always a very dignified, moving and special occasion for our community. Afterwards the British Legion kindly offered refreshments at its Club House on George’s Road West.   


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) - click here.
  • Call for Applications to support investments in micro, small and medium-sized businesses specifically in the food and drink sector (03RD15BS0002) - click here.

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.


Litter Pickin’

Community Litter Pick Up PosterThe Town Council organised 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 was a Kids Scavenger Hunt and ‘Weirdest Litter’ competition with prizes for the winners. 

The emphasis was very much on community involvement, and “pickers” of all ages were made most welcome. Gloves, litter grabbers and hi-viz tabards were supplied, along with a health and safety briefing beforehand.  If residents know of any particular ‘hotspots’ in the village that require a tidy-up in the future, or would like any more information, they can contact Richard Holland at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or at reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Inclines path clearing and planting

Following the superb efforts by volunteers earlier in the year helping to improve the Inclines paths and surrounding woodland, there was be a further path clear and planting session on Saturday 14th November 2015 between 10am and 1pm

More details on the Inclines Management page.


Hockley Park

The Town Council is planning to refurbish Hockley Park, and will be seeking substantial grant funding to finance this.  If you wish to get involved, or for more information please contact the Town Council’s Youth Coordinator, Louise Thorman on 01625 872238, or e-mail her at sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk  


Community Transport

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 reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


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