Poynton Town Council

Flooding, Weather and Travel Alerts


Flooding, Weather Alerts, Traffic Problems

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Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

The 2019 Civic Awards Winners

This year's winners are pictured with Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

Discover who they are and why they won here.

Welcome to Poynton

Find all about the town council, the latest community news, meeting minutes, adult health and wellbeing initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Poynton Council Community Support Team

CCST Update

Recently the Council Community Support Team have assisted many residents via their surgeries, given safety talks to school children and dealt with various complaints. More details below.

New AEDs

Two new 24hr access defibrillators have recently been installed on Coppice Road & Anson Road. Download updated location list as PDF here. Community Training also available - details here.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'. More details.

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Flooding, Weather Alerts, Traffic Problems


Reduction in Council Tax Rates

The Town Council have written to Cheshire East to urge that all eligible properties recently affected by the flooding should receive a council tax reduction. Cheshire East are able to provide a short-term council tax reduction to people who find themselves unexpectedly in difficult circumstances.

Cheshire East Councillors have urged the same cause of action and this is currently being considered by Cheshire East Cabinet Member, Nick Mannion.

How to Report Blocked Grids and Drains

Cheshire East Council are responsible for unblocking the grids in the Town.

The Town Council has already reported numerous blocked grids and drains on Park Lane, Chester Road and London Road South, but would strongly recommend that residents report any issues to Cheshire East using their ‘Report it’ facility; the link is: https://bit.ly/2Kvxip2

Alternatively, please contact the Town Clerk by emailing details (including the address and postcode adjacent to any blocked grid) to haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk and the Town Council will report blockages to Cheshire East on residents behalf.

Flood drop-in on Thursday 15th August - 1pm to 7pm at the Civic Hall

Click here to view a larger version of the poster.

Please note for more information please email: FloodResilienceGMMC@environment-agency.gov.uk and not the Town Council.


Residents Flooding Meeting

On 7th August there was a great meeting organised by a local resident at which Councillors were in attendance, along with 250 residents. However Councillors were conscious that this was a 'residents meeting' and certainly did not want to appear to hijack it.

All of the suggestions are now being collated and we are now in the process of formulating a working party, organised by the Town Council with support and representation of our local residents. As we go forward the Council will update you as to progress.

Who’s responsible for managing flood risk?

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The Flood Hub has put together a pictorial guide showing who is responsible for main river, surface water and groundwater flooding and also highway gullies and drains, private drainage, public sewers and utility pipes. There is also a list of contact details for the relevant authorities. You can view it in full size here: bit.ly/2OygL8a

Annual Sewerage Charge Refund and Cleaning

If sewage flooding has affected your home United Utilities may be able to help clean and disinfect areas affected and also arrange a refund of your sewerage charge for the year. Further information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2GSOlPL

Council Tax Reduction Applications

Applications can be made to Cheshire East for a reduction in council tax because of exceptional circumstances. This includes flooding. Who can make an application and the process can be found here: https://bit.ly/2MM1QET

Flood Recovery Booklet

The Flood Hub have produced a Flood Recovery booklet, which includes what to do and expect to happen, in the weeks and months following a flood, in the form of a timeline.
It also includes re-entering a property and cleaning up tips. You can download the booklet at: https://bit.ly/2ThNAEX

CEC Emergency Planning - Emergency Accommodation

If as a result of the flooding you are unable to return to your home and your insurance company doesn't cover you for alternative accommodation, CEC emergency planning say you can contact Housing Options on 0300 123 5017 for assistance. Their out of hours number is 0300 123 5025

Citizens Advice – Recovering after flooding

Citizens Advice can provide free, impartial, independent and confidential advice on flooding issues as well as employment, benefits and housing difficulties. They are based at the Civic Hall and open at the following times:

  • Tuesday 9.00am —10.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
  • Tuesday 10.00am —1.00pm Drop-in
  • Wednesday 6pm – 8pm Drop-in
  • Thursday 9.00am —11.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847
  • Thursday 11.00am —1.00 pm Drop-in

Flooding/Weather Advice and Links



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