Poynton Updates and News 29/07/2014
IMPORTANT: Shared Space Remedials
London Road North, South and Chester Road around Shared Space zone – the previous contractor will be carrying out extensive remedial work to sunken/damaged granite block setts, slabs and kerbs from Thursday 31st July to Friday 5th September 2014.
Multi-way traffic signals will be in operation and although this work is being carried out during the school holidays, traffic disruption will be inevitable, especially during peak periods.
We understand that representatives from both Cheshire East Highways and the contractor will be on site throughout.
All queries regarding this work should be addressed to Cheshire East Highways on 0300 123 5020, quoting ref: UD20066000295.
Springboard Poynton – Music For All
A varied and exciting programme is already in place for this launch event, over the long weekend of Friday evening 26th September to Sunday 28th September 2014, with most venues and performers now 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, and come along to the Springboard information stand at the Poynton Show on 23rd August and/or visit the new event website www.poyntonspringboard.com to learn more. Local sponsorship is being actively sought, so please contact the Town Clerk if interested T. 01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.
The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East, Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald and Mrs Joan Fitzgerald would be pleased to visit any charity or voluntary organisation within the Borough of Cheshire East to help raise the profile of the organisation and support any project or initiative that they are promoting. If any organisation would like such a visit they are asked to contact Nicola Carberry, the Mayor’s PA. T. 01270 686475 or email Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Town Mayor, Cllr Ms Rebecca Horsman is equally very happy to offer similar support to any Poynton-based groups or organisations – please contact the Town Clerk with details of any request. T.01625 872238, email@example.com
NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
The NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body meeting in public took place at Macclesfield Town Hall on Wednesday 30th July 2014. The agenda and associated papers of the meeting can still be found via the following link: https://www.easterncheshireccg.nhs.uk/Governing-Body/30th-july-2014.htm Any questions or queries should be directed to Rebecca Patel on T.01625 663 864 or M. 07768 238 874, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Superfast Fibre Broadband in Poynton
The £28.5m Connecting Cheshire Partnership has announced that its new fibre-optic network - bringing speeds of up to 80 megabits per second (Mbps) - is now becoming available from the Poynton telephone exchange as part of its roll-out to more than 80,000 additional homes and businesses across Cheshire.
Check the Connecting Cheshire website to see if your home or business can be upgraded and then contact your Internet Service Provider or shop around for the best deal and order a fibre broadband service - it doesn’t happen automatically! www.connectingcheshire.org.uk Connecting Cheshire, a partnership between BT and Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington Councils, aims to reach an additional 80,000 homes and businesses with fibre broadband.
This is in addition to BT’s commercial investment in fibre across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington so that by the end of 2015 a total of 400,000 premises (around 96%) will have access to high-speed broadband.
First World War Commemoration
A local resident, Lisa Painter, is helping to 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.
You might also want to contact Lisa to get information on events already planned. These include two performances of ‘Silent Night’, an original and moving play with music that tells of the amazing events surrounding the Christmas truce during the First World War. Performed by Theatre in the Quarter and sponsored by the Town Council and the High School, this will be staged at Poynton High School at 7.30pm on 27th and 28th November 2014. More information will follow nearer the time.
CQC’s Inspection of the North West Ambulance Service
Poynton In Business
Poynton business owners and managers met at the Cask Tavern on Park Lane on 13th August where, among other items on the agenda, the PIB Membership Scheme was officially launched with a full list of benefits for members including free entry to future networking meetings. For more details please visit the website at www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road
Stockport Council has made it known that the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities has decided not to call in the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme for a Planning Public Inquiry, so planning permission granted by the three local authorities concerned is confirmed. See further detail here: www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/Planningpermission?view=Standard. There will however be associated Inquiries on the Side Road Orders and Compulsory Purchase Orders. These will be held at Cheshire Conference & Events (Stockport County FC), Edgeley Park, Stockport, SK3 9DD on 30th September 2014.
It is important to point out that the Poynton Relief Road is a separate project not connected with this decision, and was recently subject to a public consultation on the route options and associated improvements to the A523
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Alert
The Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner Alert is a two way community messaging system, that allows you to receive alerts from the Commissioner in Cheshire. It's totally free and simple to use. You can choose to receive information by phone, text or email. To register please go to www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Take-Part.aspx
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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