Poynton Updates and News (PUN): 17/05/13
Cheshire East’s Foster Care Fortnight, 13th - 26th May
The following message has been received from Cheshire East’s Fostering and Adoption team:
“By the time Foster Care Fortnight is over, another 916 children will need a foster carer. Simply “like” our Facebook page and complete your details to be entered into our fabulous prize draw. While you’re there, why not put yourself in the picture by posting a picture of yourself and a message to show your support this Foster Care Fortnight. Visit ‘Spaces 4 Faces’ on Facebook for your chance to win an iPad Mini.
Don’t miss out on being part of young people’s lives and enjoy a satisfying career as a foster carer. We’re especially looking for couples and individuals who can provide teenagers and brothers and sisters with a safe and loving family home. And we’ll support you every step of the way. We’re also looking for specialist foster carers too. Visit our website to find out more. Show your support and put yourself in the picture. For more information call 0300 123 3223, or visit the website www.spacesforfaces.co.uk.”
Mount Vernon Play Area
Following a safety inspection the climbing frame at this play area in Higher Poynton (near Elm Beds Road) was dismantled and removed at short notice by Cheshire East Council. Neither the Town Council nor our local residents were informed about this, and only learnt about it after the event. We sought an urgent meeting with Cheshire East which has since taken place. The Town Council is now optimistic that a new replacement climbing frame will be installed. We will keep residents informed of developments.
Relocation of Bus Stop
Now that the Town Council has secured a bus service that will continue to use the route, it reviewed the location of the bus stop at London Road North , near Poynton Flooring at Fountain Place . The bus shelter there has been removed to allow top dressing of the tarmac in that area, and the bus stop relocated further down London Road North . This will be for a three month trial period until mid-July 2013, after which the siting of the bus stop will be reviewed, and the shelter returned to the chosen location. Please forward your views on this to the Town Clerk - T.01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Poynton Business Group
The Town Council’s Working Group that was formed to improve the appearance of the School Lane retail area is pleased to report tangible The launch meeting of a new Poynton business group took place in late April at Poynton Civic Hall, hosted by the Town Council. The meeting attracted over 30 business owners and managers from all sectors and from right across the village. This served to highlight the variety of businesses in Poynton and there was a really positive buzz at this first gathering.
Following the success of the first meeting, a second Business Breakfast has been arranged for Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 7.30 a.m. at the Civic Hall. The meeting is open to all Poynton business owners and managers, and its core aims will be to promote Poynton as a great place to do business, to encourage more ‘business to business’ contact, and to make it easier for business to operate.
For more information, please phone Richard Holland on 01625 872238 or email him at email@example.com. There are also more details on the Business Page of the Council’s website.
Marie Curie Tea Party
Poynton’s Marie Curie fundraising group are holding their first “Blooming Great Tea Party” from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 9th June at St Martin’s Church Hall, Shrigley Road North, Higher Poynton. Entry is free, cakes and refreshments are available, and organized games for the children. There is also a raffle, so do go along and support a great cause.
Bed and Breakfast Anyone?
Several Poynton businesses have asked recently 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.
The Town Council is not aware of any such accommodation, and with the exception of the Travelodge on the Macclesfield Road at Adlington, know of nothing within 1 mile of Poynton. If any residents are aware of approved bed and breakfast accommodation, within walking distance of the village, please let us know.
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.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road : Phase 2 Consultation
There will be a series of exhibitions to be held on weekdays during this next consultation period. The purpose of the exhibitions is for members of the public to learn more about the preferred scheme and speak directly with members about the Project Team about any questions or concerns they may have. The exhibitions will be open to be public from 10am to 8pm.
A Phase 2 consultation leaflet, which will set out feedback from the Phase 1 consultation, details of the preferred scheme and ways to find
out more about the proposals, will be distributed to local residents from 3rd June 2013. The dates of the exhibitions will be included within the leaflet. We will also be using press coverage and advertising to raise awareness of the consultation among the local community.
|HAZEL GROVE||18th June 2013||Hazel Grove Civic Hall, A6 London Road / Hatherlow Road , Hazel Grove, Stockport , SK7 4DF|
|BRAMHALL||20th June 2013||The Bramley Centre, Bramhall Scout Hut (behind Bramhall Health Centre), Bramley Close, Bramhall, Stockport , SK7 2DT|
|HIGH LANE||25th June 2013||High Lane Village Hall, High Lane Park, Off Windlehurst Road , High Lane , Stockport , SK6 8AB|
|WOODFORD||28th June 2013||Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road , Woodford, Stockport , SK7 1PS|
|POYNTON||2nd July 2013||Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire , SK12 1RB|
|DISLEY||4th July 2013||Disley Community Centre, 19 Buxton Old Rd , Disley, SK12 2BB|
Motor Neurone Disease
A global screening of a film called “I Am Breathing” to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is taking place around the world on Friday 21st June. Poynton will have its very own screening of the film that evening at the Civic Hall, from 7pm. Entry costs £3, and there will be a raffle and a cake sale. For more information call M. 0789 1062760, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamps for Charity?
The Town Council’s reception staff collect used UK and other postage stamps from our mail – if there are any charities out there that could use them for fundraising please call in and let reception know.
Public Transport Saver Tickets
There is a wide range of one day, weekender, 7 day, 28 day, or annual saver tickets for public transport. These are valid for bus only, or combinations of bus, train, tram etc. As examples of these, bus only day savers, which can be bought from the driver, cost £5 for travel any day after 9.30am Monday to Friday, or at any time at weekends and Bank Holidays, or £5.60 for travel at any time, any day, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Night buses after midnight are excluded. Junior, student, young person and family group rates are also offered. For more details please click on this link: www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk/travelcards/one-day
Friday Shopper Service
The Friday Shopper service is run by a small team of volunteer drivers, who collect some of our elderly residents from their homes on a Friday morning, and bring them into the village to do their shopping. They then come to the Civic Hall for a chat, tea, coffee and biscuits before being run home again. If you are interested in using this service, or know someone who is, please contact John Boulton on T. 01625 877902. The Town Council is very supportive of this service and, if the demand exists, would like to see it expanded. Meanwhile the Town Council would like to thank the volunteer drivers, who do a great job, and who give so freely of their time.
Family Sports Festival and Fun Day
A sports-themed community event, to sustain locally the Olympic and Paralympic legacy from last year, is taking place at Poynton’s Leisure Centre off Yew Tree Lane from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 29th June 2013. If any community groups want to have a presence on the day, and/or run a stall, please contact the Town Council’s Youth Coordinator, Erica Adkins, on T. 01625 872238, e-mail email@example.com
Garden Safari 2013
Following last year’s successful Garden Safari, the Poynton in Bloom Committee is proposing to hold another Garden Safari on Saturday 27th July. 11am – 5pm. Anybody who would be interested in opening their garden, please contact David Hetherington. 01625 875720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden may be. We are looking for approximately ten gardens in Poynton/Higher Poynton, which gives people the opportunity to visit them all during the course of one day.
69th Anniversary of D-Day
The Royal British Legion in Poynton has kindly brought to our attention a voluntary organisation called ‘D-Day Revisited’ who, on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of D-Day, are offering free visits to Normandy from 2nd to 9th June 2013 for World War Two Veterans, including all travel, accommodation and food costs.
These visits are open to any veteran of Operation Overlord or the wider Normandy Campaign, whether they be soldier, sailor, airman or merchant seaman. They offer fully guided tours of all the sites and those attending can also take part in various services and parades. Also included on the trip is a full medical team offering 24hr cover.
If you or a family member would like to apply for a place, please don’t hesitate to contact D-Day Revisited via email email@example.com or by telephoning 01244 531 765 and ask for Victoria or John. There is no cost at all to veterans. While the British Legion in Poynton has identified veterans from within its membership they want to ensure that all veterans who may be resident in or around Poynton are aware of this offer.
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. If you look at the July 2013 listing you will see an entry for the 2013 Higher Poynton Summerfest, which takes place from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 14th July 2013 – this event is absolutely packed with activities for all the family. Watch out for local posters and banners, as well as a flyer in July’s Poynton Post.
Poynton Home Services Scheme
Your Town Council, in partnership with Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, offers a range of fixed cost home services for all of our residents, provided by reliable local contractors and monitored by ourselves and Peaks and Plains. We work with contractors who offer the following services: gardening, decorating, maintenance, cleaning, electrical, joinery, home computer tuition and home modifications for disabled or elderly residents. If you are a Poynton resident in need of these services, or a local contractor who could offer these or different services, please contact Erica Adkins, Acting Home Services Coordinator on 01625 872238 or e-mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. There's also some information here on the Council's website.
Parking on Park Lane
Instances of illegal parking on Park Lane are getting less frequent, but still happen. There is a complete parking ban on Park Lane, with the only exceptions being parking on private forecourts and behind individual shops (with the owner’s/tenant’s permission) and loading/unloading in the designated bays (outlined by studs in the carriageway), but not at peak times between 8am and 10am, and 4pm and 6pm – retailers are asked to ensure that their suppliers are made aware of this. Penalties are being issued for those who disregard the ban.
Meanwhile residents and visitors will be pleased to learn that the Co-op partially lifted restrictions on its private car park off Park Lane late last year, providing free parking between 7pm and midnight daily. Although the food store has closed, daytime restrictions, limiting parking to one and a half hours, remain, and will be enforced by the Co-op. Meanwhile there is extensive free parking at the Civic Centre Car Park.
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 also displays it.
Dates for your diary
|Mon 20th||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee meeting|
|Mon 27th||Bank Holiday||No Council meeting|
|Fri 31st||From noon||Civic Hall||Blood donating – appointment required. T. 0300 123 23 23 for info.|
|Sat 1st||10am - noon||Civic Hall||Council Surgery – drop in, no appointment needed|
|Mon 3rd||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Econ. Development Committee meeting|
|Sun 9th||2pm-5pm||St. Martin 's Church||Marie Curie "Blooming Great Tea Party" (see item above)|
|Mon 10th||8pm||Civic Hall||Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting|
|Sat 15th||From 3pm||Poynton Park||Poynton Rotary Club’s Charity Concert|
|Mon 17th||8pm||Civic Hall||Planning and Environment Committee meeting|
|Fri 21st||7pm||Civic Hall||Motor Neurone Disease awareness event (see item above)|
|Mon 24th||8pm||Civic Hall||Town Council meeting|
|Tues 25th||8pm||Civic Hall||Management and Establishment Committee meeting|
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