Poynton Updates and News 31/07/2013
Woodford/Poynton Relief Road
At the Town Council’s recent Civic Awards event the Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Cllr David Brown, gave some encouraging news about funding for the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road. Cllr Phil Hoyland has been leading on this project on behalf of the Town Council and Cheshire East Council with the additional aim of getting it built as near as possible to the completion date of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. Cllr Hoyland met earlier this week with the Leader of Cheshire East Council, Cllr Michael Jones, to clarify the situation. From that meeting it is understood that a report will go to Cheshire East’s Cabinet in September, outlining plans for the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road . While Cllr Jones reported that most of the funding has been secured, the report to Cabinet will provide more detail on the process, the level of funding required, and where the funds will come from.
While it is too early to provide precise timescales for the completion of the Woodford/Poynton Relief Road , it is still possible that it will coincide with the opening of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. This is clearly good and positive news for Poynton and the surrounding area. When built the road should significantly reduce the volume of traffic passing through Poynton, and help to ease the existing pressure on all routes through the village, including Clifford and Chester Roads. We will keep residents informed.
IMPORTANT: Village Road Works
Cheshire East Council has just announced that long-awaited remedial work to the Shared Space area affecting London Road , Chester Road and Park Lane , Poynton is now due to take place from Monday 5th August to Friday 16th August between 9:30am and 4:00pm. (Remedial work to the resin bonding – see item below - is not included, as this involves a different contractor). This essential work has been planned to coincide with the school summer holidays and is taking place off-peak in order to minimise disruption. 2-way traffic controls will be in operation. If you have any enquiries relating to this work please contact Cheshire East Highways on T. 0300 123 5020 or e-mail TemporaryRoadClosures@Cheshireeasthighways.org
Garden Safari 2013
Poynton In Bloom would like to thank everyone who visited some or all of the nine gardens that opened for last weekend’s Garden Safari. The day was a great success, and the gardens attracted considerable praise from those who attended. Over £350 was raised from advance ticket sales at the Civic Hall for the East Cheshire Hospice, Poynton In Bloom’s chosen charity, in addition to money raised from the many tickets sold on the day.
There are a number of websites offering information, views and opinions about Poynton issues, but we would like to remind residents that the Town Council can only vouch for and endorse the information carried on the official Town Council website – www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
“Poynton In Business”
This is the adopted name for the newly-formed Poynton business group. A further business Breakfast has been arranged for Wednesday 14th August 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, email him at email@example.com or go to the Business Page of the Council’s website. A new database is also being launched for Poynton businesses, and Poynton In Business will also have a stand at the Poynton Show, sponsored by the Town Council.
Resin Bonding of Pedestrian Areas
A large number of residents have remarked on the poor finish and ‘bubbling up’ of the yellow bonded resin that demarcates the pedestrian zones within the shared space area in and around Fountain Place. The Town Council would like to reassure residents that it has not and will not pay for this until the surface has been reinstated to the Council’s satisfaction.
Higher Poynton Scarecrow Competition
This will be staged from 26th August to 8th September 2013, with the winner to be announced at the Middlewood House Late Summer Fayre on Sunday 8th September. Maps for the “Scarecrow Safari” will be available during the competition, and can be collected for a small donation from outside 19 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TL. For further information please contact Sue on T. 01625 872839 or Jacky on T. 01625 875638.
New Civic Hall Team Member
The Town Council would like to welcome the latest member of its Civic Hall team, Trish Hill, a local resident who took up the part-time role of Adult Health and Wellbeing Coordinator on 15th July 2013. Trish is very much looking forward to meeting all the relevant partner organisations involved in local health and social care integration, and is already working on some new initiatives in this increasingly important area. Trish can be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 01625 872238, M. 07739 700248.
One Way Tweets!
The use of the social medium ‘Twitter’ by the Town Council is to inform residents about various events or incidents, but it is not geared up to handle two-way traffic, or to answer queries from residents. If residents do have legitimate concerns or queries they are encouraged to complete and submit the Contact Form on our website www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk – click on ‘Contact’, second icon down in the left hand menu. Alternatively please call in at the Civic Hall, attend the monthly Council Surgery (at the Civic Hall at 10am on the first Saturday in the month) or phone T. 01625 872238.
Public Transport Saver Tickets
There is a wide range of one day, weekender, 7 day, 28 day, or annual saver tickets for public transport. These are valid for bus only, or combinations of bus, train, tram etc. As examples of these, bus only day savers, which can be bought from the driver, cost £5 for travel any day after 9.30am Monday to Friday, or at any time at weekends and Bank Holidays, or £5.60 for travel at any time, any day, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Night buses after midnight are excluded. Junior, student, young person and family group rates are also offered. For more details please click on this link: http://www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk/travelcards/one-day
Friday Shopper Service
The Friday Shopper service is run by a small team of volunteer drivers, who collect some of our elderly residents from their homes on a Friday morning, and bring them into the village to do their shopping. They then come to the Civic Hall for a chat, tea, coffee and biscuits before being run home again. If you are interested in using this service, or know someone who is, please contact John Boulton on T. 01625 877902. The Town Council is very supportive of this service and, if the demand exists, would like to see it expanded. Meanwhile the Town Council would like to thank the volunteer drivers, who do a great job, and who give so freely of their time.
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 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 been posted on Town Council notice boards around the village.
|Sat 3rd||NO Town Council Surgery this month|
|Mon 5th||9.30am||Village centre||Start of remedial road works – see item above|
|Wed 14th||7.30am||Civic Hall||Business breakfast – see “Poynton In Business” item above for details|
|Mon 19th||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee meeting|
|Sat 24th||8am - 6pm||Poynton Show||Poynton Park|
|Mon 26th||Bank Holiday – no Town Council meeting|
|Mon 2nd||8pm||Civic Hall||Planning and Environment Committee meeting|
|Mon 9th||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee meeting|
|Mon 16th||8pm||Civic Hall||Town Council|
|Mon 23rd||8pm||Civic Hall||Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting|
|Fri 27th||Afternoon/Eve||Civic Hall||Blood donating - call T. 0300 123 23 23 for info|
|Mon 30th||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee meeting|
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