Poynton Updates and News 16/06/2014
Archived PUN can be found here and the most recent PUN here.
Green Bin Collection
Following feedback on the garden waste shutdown last winter, Cheshire East Council is undertaking a consultation on the proposed winter shutdown for 2014/15. The consultation seeks to assess views of residents about the timing of the shutdown, the length of shutdown and the preferred method of communication to residents. The consultation opened on 11th June 2014 and will end on 23rd July 2014, and Cheshire East would like your views. The link is here - complete the survey. The survey can also be completed at Cheshire East Libraries and Customer Centres, and hard copies of the survey can be had from Poynton Civic Hall Reception.
Cheshire East adds that if you normally purchase additional garden waste bins, you will not be invoiced until after the consultation.
First Poynton Scouts
The Town Council would like to thank First Poynton Scouts for their recent tidy up and litter pick off Park Lane, where they worked along the brook and the area in front of the Miners Cottages. They did a great job, which has drawn praise from many in our community.
Poynton In Bloom
The Town Council would like to thank the Poynton In Bloom volunteers for all that they do to brighten up and add colour to the village. They have recently planted up the beds in front of the Civic Hall, and these are especially striking. It is also fitting to pay tribute here to Alan Walker, who sadly passed away last week. Alan was very much involved with Poynton In Bloom, and was presented with a Town Council Civic Award in 2011 to recognise the many years of voluntary service he had given to that local organisation and to other local causes.
Brecon Park Open Morning
The Town Council has secured funding from the WREN organisation for new equipment for the play area at Brecon Park. All users and their parents/guardians were invited to go along to Brecon on Saturday morning, 21st June, from 10am to noon, to view the proposed plans, and have a say in the future of the village’s play areas.
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Alert
The Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner Alert is a two way community messaging system, that allows you to receive alerts from the Commissioner in Cheshire. It's totally free and simple to use. You can choose to receive information by phone, text or email. To register please go to www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Take-Part.aspx
Poynton Civic Awards 2014
It is that time of the year again when the Town Council would welcome nominations for its annual Civic Awards and Youth Civic Awards. These are awarded to Poynton residents who have made a significant and/or a sustained contribution to the community of Poynton.
The process is not complicated – a brief citation in an e-mail or a letter stating the reasons for nominating someone is all that is required. Nominations are required by close of play on Friday 4th July, with awards presented by the Town Mayor at the Civic Sunday reception on Sunday 20th July. Please forward nominations to the Town Clerk, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk drop them off at the Civic Hall, or post to Malcolm Adams, Poynton Town Council, Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB.
Poynton Family Sports Festival
This took place on Saturday 28th June from 12pm to 4pm at Poynton Leisure Centre, and was an opportunity and a challenge to try out a number of different sports in one afternoon, with an award presented by the Town Mayor for those who managed five. Local partners who helped to organise the event included Poynton Town Council, Everybody Sport and Recreation Trust, Poynton Neighbourhood Police Team and Poynton High School.
Sports included football, cricket, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, lacrosse, judo and many more. Each of these activities were free to take part in. On the day there were other activities including a climbing wall, bouncy castle, face painting and a raffle. There was also stalls and food as well as an Open Day at First Steps Kindergarten.
Springboard Poynton – Music For All
A varied and exciting programme is already well advanced for this launch event, over the long weekend of Friday evening 26th September to Sunday 28th September 2014, with a number of venues and performers confirmed. This will be a community event with many different types of music to suit all tastes and ages. Please make a note of this weekend in your calendars and diaries. Local sponsorship is being actively sought, so please contact the Town Clerk if interested T. 01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.
First World War Commemoration
A local resident, Lisa Painter, has kindly volunteered to help coordinate community events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War. Would any local organisation, group or society interested in marking the commemoration in some way please contact Lisa via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or on M. 07890 601081.
Help at the 2014 Summerfest
Plans are well underway for the 2014 event, which will take place from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 13th July. It promises to be every bit as good as last year’s, with much interest already being shown by local stallholders, live bands and other interested parties.
The small group of volunteers who organise this community event would be really grateful for a team of volunteers to help on the day itself – free Summerfest T shirts are on offer! . If you are interested please contact Pat Clay on T. 01625 878495.
A family bike ride will take place along the Middlewood Way, between Poynton and Bollington, on the same day as the Summerfest, (see above item), from noon to 3pm on Sunday 13th July using the Coppice Car Park as the start and finish point. This is being advertised as part of the High Peak Summer of Cycling programme. A local volunteer has kindly come forward to coordinate this event – if you would like to join his team please contact the Town Clerk: Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk T. 01625 872238.
There's also more details on the Summer of Cycling website.
Police and Crime Commissioner: Community Remedy for ASB
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, is asking the public to decide on the appropriate options for the punishment, rehabilitation or reparation of offenders of anti-social behaviour and low level crime such as criminal damage and low value theft.
A short survey is open on the Commissioner’s website – www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk – until 15th August, asking the public to select from a list of options they feel to be most appropriate.
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.
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 cut down 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.
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