Poynton Updates and News 28/05/2014
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Funding success for Brecon Park
The Town Council is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a substantial grant towards improving facilities at Brecon Play Area, behind the Fire Station.
The main grant is from WREN, a not for profit business that awards grants from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund. However, a number of other local organisations, such as Peaks and Plains Housing Trust and Cheshire East Council have also agreed to provide funding for the makeover.
The work is due to start later this year, after the school holidays. Ahead of this, the Town Council is inviting all play area users and their parents/guardians to see the proposed plans, and have a say in the future of the village’s play areas. To this end there will be an open morning at Brecon Play Area on Saturday 21st June from 10am to 12pm, with light refreshments being provided.
The Town Council is also hoping to make some improvements to the Hockley play area, off Hockley Road, at the same time.
For further information, please contact Richard Holland at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or e-mail email@example.com
A new M&S dress and slip were dropped in the Civic Centre Car Park this afternoon, Wednesday 28th May, and handed in to the Civic Hall, from where they can be claimed.
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 Neighbourhood Plan
Before the end-April deadline had passed some 50 residents had expressed an interest in helping to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Poynton, and more than 30 of these attended an initial briefing at the Civic Hall on Tuesday evening 27th May. Following a presentation by Cllr Philip Hoyland and professional adviser John Knight, a wide-ranging question and answer session followed. Those attending provided details of their areas of interest and expertise, and a follow up meeting is now being planned. Residents who had expressed interest but who gave their apologies for the initial meeting will also be kept informed.
Poynton In Business - Next Meeting
The last Poynton In Business (PIB) meeting was held at the Davenport Golf Club, Middlewood Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TS on Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 5.30pm. Apart from an update given by the PIB Steering Group, Adam Godbold from Jacobs gave a presentation on the proposed Poynton Relief Road. More details will be on the Business page soon.
Poynton Family Sports Festival
This will take place on Saturday 28th June from 12pm to 4pm at Poynton Leisure Centre, and is an opportunity and a challenge to try out a number of different sports in one afternoon, with an award for those who manage five. Local partners helping to organise the event include Poynton Town Council, Everybody Sport and Recreation Trust, Poynton Neighbourhood Police Team and Poynton High School.
Sports include football, cricket, swimming, tennis, badminton, lacrosse, judo and many more. Each of these activities will be free to take part in and admission is also free. On the day there will be activities including a climbing wall, bouncy castle, face painting and a raffle. There will also be stalls and food as well as an Open Day at First Steps Kindergarten.
For general information about the day, please contact Poynton Civic Hall: 01625 872238. E-mail Keith.Rogers@everybody.org.uk regarding activities on the day or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding a stall on the day.
Poynton Civic Hall/Library
The Town Council will be going ahead this year with the refurbishment of the Civic Hall roof as a priority. Apart from the scaffolding this work is unlikely to cause much disruption, so it should be very much “business as usual” at the Civic Hall. Meanwhile, and following further discussion with the Cheshire East Council project team, a decision has been taken to postpone until early 2015 the creation of a new common entrance and reception area serving the Civic Hall and the Library, as well as the reconfiguration of the Civic Hall. This decision has been endorsed by the Town Council, and is due to a number of factors, one of which is the opportunity to spread the cost over two financial years. The Town Council remains committed to seeing the main project through, and will keep residents informed of developments.
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.
Poynton Springboard – 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 email@example.com, 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, Sunday 13th July (see above item), 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.
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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