Poynton Updates and News 21/09/2013
Cheshire East Sports Awards
This annual award scheme is open for nominations, with a deadline of Friday 18th October 2013. There are various award categories, including ‘Club of the Year’, ‘Coach of the Year’, ‘Disabled Sports Achiever’, ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’, among others. For more information visit the website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone T. 01625 383778.
Jogging in Lyme Park
Run England , in conjunction with Sport England and Greater Sport, have launched three permanently marked jogging routes at Lyme Park , covering distances of 1.4 miles, 2.1 miles and 3 miles. Jogging groups meet at the Timber Yard Coffee Shop at Lyme Park on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, Thursdays at 9.30am and on Sundays at 9am. These groups are designed to motivate those wishing to start running by offering free, friendly structured lessons, all set in stunning surroundings. For more information phone T. 01663 761400, e-mail email@example.com or visit the website www.greatersport.co.uk/lymepark
Poynton In Business
This is the adopted name for the newly-formed Poynton business group. The next Business Breakfast has been arranged for Friday 11th October 2013 at 7.30 am at the Civic Hall. The meeting is open to all bona fide Poynton business owners and managers, and its core aims are 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, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Business Page of the Council’s website. A new database has been launched for Poynton businesses, and ‘Poynton In Business’ had a stand at the recent Poynton Show, sponsored by the Town Council, which prompted considerable interest during the day.
If you have installed your own private CCTV at home, and are happy to provide details of this for a local police database, would you please forward your contact details to the Town Clerk – e-mail Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or phone T. 01625 872238.
'Welcome to Poynton’ Video
Launched last month on the Town Council website (www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk/video.htm) and on YouTube, this video has been very well received, although there were mixed views about the soundtrack, which have been noted! These are some of the unsolicited comments we have received at the Town Council via e-mail:
“Hello from Australia . Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the video about Poynton. I spent my childhood there from 1942 until 1962, and have returned many times to visit family still there. I shall watch the video many times to bring back so many happy memories of a lovely place”. “Just watched the Poynton Video and am e-mailing to say what a superb advert for the village it is. Well done to all involved”. “Thank you so much for sending the video to us, it is already on the way to our two sons, one in Brazil and the other in Australia . I am hoping it will encourage them to come back to live in Poynton! Well done, what a wonderful film”.
Do please watch the video if you have not already done so, and if you enjoy it please get your friends and family to watch it too.
“Ask, Listen and Change” – A Mental Health Event
If you have a mental health condition, or care for someone who does, then you are invited by the NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with the East Cheshire NHS Trust, to a listening event on Tuesday 24th September 2013 at the Macclesfield Methodist Church , Westminster Road , Macclesfield SK10 1BX . At this event you are invited to relate your experiences of visiting your local hospital and your GP practice. There are two sessions, the first from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, and the second from 6pm to 8pm. For more information call Rebecca Patel on T. 01625 663864, or e-mail her: email@example.com
Arrangements are well underway for the 7th Poynton Christmas Fest, which takes place this year on Tuesday 3rd December. The main stretch of Park Lane will be closed to traffic from 7pm to 9pm, and there will be the usual wide range of entertainment, refreshments and a firework display. Please put the date in your diaries and come along on the night!
Local Road Works
Highfield Road (off Chester Road ) and West Park Avenue (off Highfield Road ) are due to be closed for resurfacing on Monday 14th October, between 8am and 5pm. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, while vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents, where possible. Any concerns or queries should be directed to Cheshire East Highways on T. 0300 123 5020, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Clumber Road is due to be resurfaced from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th October, between 8am and 5pm daily. The diversion route will be via Park Lane , London Road South, Dickens Lane and return. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, while vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents, where possible. Any concerns or queries should be directed to Cheshire East Highways on T. 0300 123 5020, or e-mail email@example.com
Poynton’s Community Champions
It is not too early to start submitting nominations for the Town Council’s 2014 Civic Awards for those who have made a sustained or significant contribution to our community. All you need to do is prepare a brief citation, stating the reasons for the nomination. These should be submitted in confidence to the Town Clerk, Malcolm Adams, at the Civic Hall. Feel free to call him for any further information on T. 01625 872238, or e-mail him at Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
For youngsters interested in kicking a ball about, a new Sunday morning session for 3 and 4 year olds started at the Poynton Leisure Centre in September. Sessions are from 10am to 10.45am, and are organised by Richmond Rovers. Adults need to stay with their children throughout the session. For more information call Clare Blackie on T. 07827 950 277, Pete Hayward on T. 07867 306 356,, or visit the Richmond Rovers website: www.richmondroversjfc.co.uk
On Ward Volunteers Wanted
There is a volunteering opportunity for a joint dementia project between NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS). This information is available from the Civic Hall or via the following RVS Link: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunity/1655-volunteer-cheshire RVS are holding a Volunteer Information Afternoon Event where you can find out more about the role and meet other RVS volunteers. This takes place on Tuesday 24th September 2013, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at ‘Belong Macclesfield’, Kennedy Road , Macclesfield , SK10 3DE .
Home Services Scheme
Due to the success of this Scheme, which offers a range of mainly fixed price home services provided by reliable local contractors, the Town Council is looking to increase its contractor database. We are particularly interested in hearing from reputable domestic cleaning contractors. Potential suppliers would be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, show evidence of Public Liability Insurance and sign a basic service level agreement. For further information on the Scheme, or to express an interest in becoming a registered contractor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01625 872238
Time Out Café
There are many older members of our community who are isolated, spend days without seeing or speaking to anyone, and who are not confident to venture out alone.
Time out Café is a new Town Council initiative and is now open every Friday between 2pm and 4pm at Poynton Civic Hall. Do come along and join us, you will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome, refreshments and a chat. Meet up with friends, access information on local services, organisations and groups, and have your say on how this community facility could develop further, and what social or creative events we could host in the future.
For further information please contact email@example.com or phone her on 01625 872238.
Older Person’s Day
Part of a worldwide initiative, Older Persons Day in the UK is on Tuesday 1st October and coincides with the UN’s International Day of Older Persons. Older Persons Day will challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes whilst promoting a range of services to enhance wellbeing. On this day Poynton Town Council will be hosting a showcase of services at Poynton British Legion, George’s Road West, from 10am until 5pm, so do come along and join us. If you are an individual, local group or organisation who would like to contribute towards this day by promoting the services you offer then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01625 872238.
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. While there are no Poynton events planned in October there is a 4 mile walk from the Bridgend Centre in Bollington, looking at the natural history of the Pennine foothills around Bollington. This event starts at 10.15am on Wednesday 16th October, and lasts around 3 hours. For more information call T. 01625 576311 or visit the Bridgend Centre website.
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 kindly displays it. A condensed version of the PUN is also posted on Town Council notice boards around the village.
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