Poynton Updates and News 18/03/2014
Archived PUN can be found here and the most recent PUN here.
Mayor’s Big Coffee Morning
This will take place, with live entertainment, at the Civic Hall on Saturday 26th April, from 9am to 1pm, and is in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity, MacMillan Cancer Support. Do come along, join in the fun, and help raise money for a great cause.
Poynton’s Shared Space
A small joint working group has been established with representatives from the Town Council and at a senior level in Cheshire East Council to tackle urgently the remedial work required within the shared space area. We are hopeful that this cooperation will lead to a long-awaited solution to the issue, with timescales, and we will keep residents informed.
Travellers in Poynton
Many residents will have been aware of a brief occupation by travellers of the Jackson’s Brick Works car park in Higher Poynton last week. Thanks to early action on the part of local residents, Cheshire East Council and the police, the situation was quickly resolved, and the travellers moved on. Residents are asked to be vigilant, and to report promptly to the police any attempt by travellers to occupy public or private land in Poynton by dialling 101 (not 999).
Poynton Neighbourhood Plan
The Town Council is about to embark on the preparation of a comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan for Poynton, and is looking for committed and willing volunteers to help with this important task. This document, which would have statutory approval once approved, aims to reflect the views and fulfil the needs of our residents in terms of the medium and longer term character of Poynton. Rather than a barrier to development, such a Plan would help influence its nature and location. Once approved by more than 50% of our residents, planning committees, planning officers and developers would need to pay serious attention to its content.
More detail about the Plan, and how to get involved, is contained in a leaflet to be inserted in April’s Poynton Post. Later this month the leaflet can also be viewed on the Town Council website, and spare copies will be available from the Civic Hall.
Inclined to help?
As well as protecting the woodland on the two Inclines, the Town Council is keen to increase their usage through improving the footpaths and signage etc.
Volunteers were recently sought to form ’Inclines Ground Force’, a team to help clear footpaths and tidy debris. The first Inclines Ground Force event took place earlier this month, for which there was a very encouraging turn out of some 30 volunteers, including 12 Explorer Scouts and their leader, Andy, from 1st Poynton Scouts.
If you are interested in getting involved, the next working party will be gathering at 10am on Saturday 12th April at the bottom of Lady’s Incline – suitably attired! Some tools will be provided, but feel free to bring any useful tools of your own. Refreshments will also be offered.
For further information contact Richard Holland on 01625 872238 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Poynton In Business - Next Meeting
This is an evening meeting, and will take place at the Cask Tavern on Park Lane on Wednesday 9th April at 5.30pm
For more information about this business meeting, or to confirm your attendance, please contact Richard Holland on 01625 872238 or e-mail email@example.com or go to the Business Page of the Council’s website.
Poynton Springboard – Music For All
A varied and exciting programme is already coming together for this launch event, over the 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.
Annual Community Litter Pick
This will take place on the last Saturday in March – Saturday 29th March. You are asked to collect at the Civic Hall from 9.30am, for a 10am start. Bin bags, litter picks and gloves will be on hand, and hot and cold drinks and biscuits will be available throughout at the Civic Hall. Please give whatever time you can to help keep the village tidy.
First World War Commemoration – Volunteer needed!
The Town Council has established a budget to help underpin community events this year commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War. Discussions will be taking place with local schools, churches, the British Legion and the Poynton Local History Society, as well as other interested parties.
Meanwhile the Town Council would like to hear from anyone in the community interested in co-ordinating the various commemorative events. Please contact the Town Clerk on T. 01625 872238 Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Help at the 2014 Summerfest
The launch meeting was held recently 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.
There are plans to hold a family biking event along the Middlewood Way, between Poynton and Bollington, on the same day as the Summerfest (see above item), perhaps using the Coppice Car Park as the start and finish point.
If confirmed, it will form part of the High Peak Summer of Cycling 2014, but we do need a group of volunteers to organise and manage it on the day. If you are interested please contact the Town Clerk on T. 01625 872238,
Community Transport Funding
Cheshire East Council has made funds available to create and promote community transport schemes in its towns and villages. The Town Council submitted a comprehensive business case to create a Shopmobility scheme in Poynton, and to procure two ex-Cheshire East minibuses and associated funding to operate them, for the benefit local groups and voluntary organisations. We hope our bids will be successful, and we will keep residents informed. Meanwhile the Town Council would like to thank those many organisations and individuals who wrote in support of these schemes.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road
The main contractor for this road scheme, Carillion Morgan Sindall (CMS), are carrying out ground investigation works for around 6 weeks, having started on Wednesday 19th February 2014. This involves some 250 trial pits/trenches or boreholes along the length of the scheme. Letters were sent in advance to the 20 or so landowners affected. For more information contact the CMS Engineering Manager, John England, T. 0161 9278220, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town Council continues to receive complaints about dog fouling. If residents become aware of repeat offenders, with the fouling taking place at fairly regular times at the same location and which the owners do not clear up, please contact the Community Dog Warden on T.0300 123 5021, e-mail email@example.com and/or let the Town Council know (T. 01625 872238), who will then inform the PCSOs.
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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