Poynton Updates and News 18/12/2014
It was disappointing to learn that the Secretary of State decided not to call in for a public inquiry the planning application, DC/053832, by Harrow Estates for the Woodford Aerodrome site. (Click here for details). This leaves Stockport Council free to finalise the details of the approval of the hybrid planning application, as well as the associated demolition and road development applications. Thanks go to those of our residents and others who took the trouble to write to the Secretary of State in support of the call in. Given the considerable impact this development will have on Poynton we will continue to track developments and keep you informed.
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
Garden Waste collection
A reminder that green bin collections are now suspended until 16th February 2015.
Poynton Neighbourhood Plan
Come along to an open morning/launch of the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan at the Civic Hall on Saturday 17th January 2015, from 10am to noon – all are welcome.
This Plan represents a unique and important opportunity to help shape and influence the scale of development in Poynton for the next 20 years. A survey will be issued to all Poynton households in late January 2015 in the Poynton Post and on line, and the results will then inform the content of the Neighbourhood Plan. This will then need to garner the support of more than 50% of residents who respond to a local referendum. If approved it will have statutory authority, and must be taken into account by planning officers, developers and others. If there are any Poynton-based voluntary or faith groups or other organisations who would welcome more information on the Neighbourhood Plan for Poynton come along to the launch, or contact the Town Clerk to book a separate briefing session (T. 01625 872238).
Poynton In Business (PIB)
The next scheduled meeting of PIB is at the Tom Yam restaurant, Fountain Place, at 5.30pm on Wednesday 14th January 2015. The agenda includes a presentation on the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan. As well as established businesses, PIB would also like to encourage attendance at their meetings from those who might be thinking of starting a business, and also self-employed people.
2014 Poynton Awards for Customer Excellence (PACE) - Winners
Thank you to all those who nominated Poynton businesses for this year’s awards.
The awards were presented at the Poynton In Business Annual Dinner in early December at Davenport Golf Club – see www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk for details of the winners and runners up.
Civic Hall and Library
The creation of a joint Civic Hall/Library entrance and reception, plus the reconfiguration of both buildings, is scheduled to begin in early January, with planned completion in late May 2015. The work will be carried out in three phrases, to permit normal business to continue insofar as this is possible. Visitors to both buildings are asked to take extra care during the construction work.
From Saturday 7th February 2015 the format for the monthly Council Surgeries will be changed, for a trial period. The first hour, from 10am to 11am will be a drop in, with no appointment necessary. For the second hour, from 11am to noon, three 20 minute bookable appointments will be offered, i.e. starting at 11am, then 11.20am and the last at 11.40am. Should you wish to book one of these appointments please phone the Civic Hall reception staff on 01625 872238, or e-mail email@example.com
Macclesfield, Poynton and Disley saw a rise in burglaries last month. Many of the offences occurred in the afternoon into early evening as it is going dark. The majority of the crimes are committed through the rear of properties so the offender is less likely to be seen. The police’s advice is to ensure your neighbours know of your movements so they can keep an eye on your homes and report anything suspicious to the police.
Home owners are also asked to review security. House alarms DO work and will scare offenders off or limit the time they have inside properties to steal. Finally, home owners should consider what access there is to the rear of their homes and put protective measures in place. A gate is another obstacle that may put a would-be offender off targeting your home and gravel paths being noisy are another deterrent. Please ring 101 if anything is suspicious or 999 if a crime in progress.
Police are appealing to car owners not to leave their cars unattended with keys in the ignition whilst defrosting the windows. Thieves will seize an opportunity to steal a car when the owner has left it running. Car owners are urged to take the necessary precautions to prevent themselves becoming a victim of this type of crime.
The Town Council has two ex-Cheshire East Council minibuses, an 8-seater and a 10-seater, 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
For details of all other 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 posted on the Town Council noticeboards, and are also available on request from the Civic Hall for those of our residents without access to PCs – please spread the word! Large print versions can also be provided on demand.
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