Poynton Updates and News (PUN): 31/08/12
Draft Town Strategy: Consultation Now Open
This important consultation starts today, and runs to 1st October 2012. We now have a large stock of the draft Town Strategy documents and questionnaires here at the Civic Hall, plus a box in which to post your completed questionnaire. These documents are also available from the library next door.
If you would prefer to complete the questionnaire on line please go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan. There will be regular reminders throughout the consultation period, since we want as many of our residents as possible to give their views on the draft Strategy, which will help shape Poynton’s future through to 2030.
Men In Sheds for Poynton – Drop in Tomorrow
A drop-in event will take place at the Civic Hall tomorrow Saturday 1st September, from 10am to noon. The Town Council is interested to understand whether there is demand in Poynton for a ‘Men In Sheds’ facility and, if so, to get a feel for the types of activity that might be of interest.
Domestic garden sheds have long been seen as a haven for men to be themselves, and to do the things that interest them. The ‘Men In Sheds’ programme has been very successful in Macclesfield, and Terry Regan, the manager of that facility, will be at our drop in to share his experience with us. Please tell your friends and family – refreshments will be provided.
Ladies Day Tomorrow
This is taking place at the Poynton Community Centre tomorrow Saturday 1st September, from 10am to 4pm, with all manner of pampering for ladies, ranging from spray tans and manicures to cup cakes, tarot readings, facials and reflexology. For further information and to pre-book appointments call M. 07708 480428.
Town Council Surgery Tomorrow
Saturday morning 1st September 2012, from 10am to noon. No appointment necessary – just drop in.
Vernon Lodge Development
Peaks and Plains Housing Trust has just informed us about a drop in session concerning their new Vernon Lodge development. This is taking place from noon on Wednesday 5th September at Lawrence House, Lawrence Place, and refreshments will be provided. For more information please phone the Trust on T. 0800 012 1311.
Citizens Advice Bureau – Opening Hours
Please note that with effect from next Tuesday 4th September the Poynton CAB, based at the Civic Hall, is changing its operating hours on Tuesdays from the current 11am to 2pm to 9.30am to 12.30pm. Operating hours on Thursdays remain unchanged at 11am to 12.30pm. A drop in service operates on both days, but appointments are also offered on Thursdays – ring the Civic Hall on 01625 872238, key 1.
The Civic Hall has rooms to hire for every occasion, at very reasonable rates. Kitchen and bar facilities are also available. In addition to two meeting rooms, our Council Chamber and the main hall can also be hired.
For details, hire rates and availability please call Hazel Mason on T. 01625 872238, key 3, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Development of the Woodford Aerodrome Site
Following BAE Systems’ sale of the Woodford Aerodrome site, Stockport Council is finalising a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This will provide guidance for the future development of the site, which will clearly have an impact on neighbouring Poynton. This draft SPD will be the subject of a statutory six week consultation, which will take place between Monday 3rd September and Monday 15th October 2012.
During this consultation period you are also invited to have your say on the draft SPD at two special public events. These will both take place at the Woodford Community Centre on Chester Road, Woodford, from 3pm to 8pm on Friday 7th September, and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 29th September 2012.
The Town Council would urge residents to make your views known by attending these events and/or have your say on the draft SPD.
Cheshire East Ranger programme for September
Don’t get lost! On Wednesday 12th September come and learn basic map-reading techniques and then take your turn to lead the group on a 6km (4 mile) ramble from Higher Poynton. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Minimum age for attendance is 18. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, near Boar’s Head pub, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
Leader: Ranger Ed Pilkington
Booking: 01625 383777
(Please wear suitable boots/clothing, bring a packed lunch, places limited - please book in advance, moderate to strenuous walking grade, healthy walk/event, Suitable for anyone over the age of 18.)
For details of other Ranger events for September please call T. 01625 383700 or go to the Rangers website http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_service/ranger_events.aspx
Clifford Road Narrowing
It is important to note that the road narrowing undertaken by Cheshire East Council near the junction of Clifford Road and London Road South is what is known as an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. A decision will need to be made by Cheshire East Council in due course whether to make this a permanent feature.
Anyone with views for or against the scheme should make them known in writing before 1st December 2012.
Views and comments should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Alternatively send or hand in any letters to the Town Clerk (Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB), and they will be forwarded to the relevant department at Cheshire East.
The Town Council will formally review its position on this issue at a council meeting at 8pm on Monday 17th September. Residents are welcome to attend.
Temporary Road Closure – Middlewood Road
Middlewood Road, between Prince Road and the A6, is scheduled to be closed from Monday 3rd September to Friday 7th September. The closure is to enable Electricity North West to carry out essential works to faulty overhead cables and poles.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, as will vehicular access for emergency vehicles and residents only. For updates and further information please call CE Highways on T. 0300 1235020, or visit their website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways
For continuous updates on road works information, please see the Cheshire East Council’s Road Works web page: - http://travel.cheshireeast.gov.uk/OSGBmaps/map.aspx
Temporary Road Closure – Pott Shrigley
Shrigley Road, Pott Shrigley, opposite Cedar Lodge, is scheduled to be closed from Monday 3rd September to Wednesday 5th September, between 9am and 3pm on each day. This is to enable BT Openreach to carry out urgent repairs. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, as will vehicular access for emergency vehicles and residents only.
For updates and further information please call CE Highways on T. 0300 1235020, or visit their website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways
Calling all Poynton Businesses!
Cheshire East Council has organised a series of one day Business Hub events at various locations around the Borough. These are fully subsidised by Cheshire East Council and are therefore free, and aimed at anyone considering self employment, at new and established businesses, and at the third sector (charities, social enterprises etc).
The nearest event to Poynton takes place at Macclesfield Town Hall, on Wednesday 12th September. A themed workshop will take place from 7.30am to 9am, followed by an opportunity to network from 9am to 9.30am. From 9.30am onwards one to one appointments are available with a business adviser of the enterprise coach.
For more information or to book a place contact Jacqueline Wilson, Cheshire East Business Engagement Officer, Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Grants from Cheshire East
It is perhaps worth reminding our local organisations again about this potential source of funds. Grants are available for events (up to £250), for activities (up to £500) facilities (up to £3,000) and, more recently, for neighbourhood planning (£250 to £500). The deadline for the next round of applications is 28th September 2012.
Further information, including the criteria and application forms, are available on line at http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/community_and_living/community_grants.aspx
MP’s Constituency Surgery
David Rutley MP’s next constituency surgery will take place at the Civic Hall on Friday 21st September, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. By appointment only – call M. 07850 005282, or e-mail email@example.com