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Middlewood Road Closure - scheduled for 20th May up to 29th May - from Prince Road to Coppice Road. Cheshire East carrying out streetworks. 3 day intermittent Road Closure (surface dressing 20/5/16 and white line replacement 27/5/16). More information: Cheshire East 0300 123 5020 works reference UD20011068666.
A523 Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove - on and off roadworks from Dean Lane/Mill Lane junction to the borough boundary for construction work for A6MARR Project requiring two-way traffic signals. Scheduled to end 31st May 2016.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update
The latest information on the ongoing Traffic Management for the A6MARR project can be found here (click on Traffic Management Plan link).
Job vacancy: Communities Co-ordinator (full-time), Poynton Town Council
This is a new and exciting addition to Poynton Town Council's team. The post holder will promote existing and new initiatives which will benefit both the older and younger populations of Poynton. The appointed Co-ordinator will be expected to work closely with existing partner organisations which include Age U.K, C.A.B, Open Hands, U3A, the local schools, the Police and Poynton's medical centres. The post holder will also drive existing Town Council initiatives including Men in Sheds, Poynton Fun Days, youth activities, intergenerational projects and Poynton's resilience plan. The post is based at Poynton's Civic Hall.
The role involves 37 hours/week with a need for flexibility. The salary range is SCP 27 - 32, depending on experience. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for an application form and job description from the Poynton Town Clerk, T 01625 872238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal chat about the role please call the Town Clerk on the above number.
The closing date is Tuesday 7th June, 9am.
Download the job advert here.
Mayor and Deputy Mayor, 2016/17
Following the Annual Town Meeting on 16th May, Cllr Mrs Sandra Horsman is the new Town Mayor, the second time she has held this honour, and Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore is the new Deputy Mayor. Names and contact details of all 18 Town and Cheshire East Councillors can be found on the Councillors and Officers web page.
Town Council’s Annual report
The Annual Report was presented at the Town Assembly in April, the annual occasion when Poynton’s electorate raise and discuss local and topical issues. The report details the work and achievements of the Town Council and its various Committees during the last civic year and is on the Town Council’s website here. Paper copies can be had from the Civic Hall on request.
Family Sports Event held 21st May - Poynton High School - 12-4pm
The event had an Olympic ‘Road to Rio’ theme and children and families sampled different sporting activities within the school grounds and leisure centre.
There was music, golf, crafts, community stalls, under 7’s activities, ponies, face-painting, catering, BBQs, Nordic walking, free swimming, scooter disco for children and adults, community stalls and more.
In or Out of Europe?
Churches Together in Poynton have arranged a special evening when the people of Poynton can explore the issues, raise their concerns and get expert input. It’s at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd June at Poynton Methodist Church, it’s free and all are welcome.
Poynton Twinning Association
The Twinning Association of Poynton is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a delegation of visitors from our prospective French twinning partner Haybes in early July!
We will be designing a programme of events for the visit – please visit our TAP web page, where there are also photos of Haybes, or www.facebook.com/Twinning-Association-of-Poynton-TAP-1578086402512376/ for updates.
We have a number of events planned for the year including a French Evening on the occasion of Bastille Day at Il Borgo Antico on 14th July.
Tickets are £15 per person and are available from reception at the Civic Hall.
Men in Sheds
The group meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 10am to 12 noon and welcomes new members to their workshop in the Poynton Community Centre. They have made bird boxes, candle holders and refurbished an old railway truck. You are invited to call in to meet the group and find out more. Anyone wishing the group to undertake small projects should come along to discuss it with the group.
More details can be found here.
Citizens Advice Service sessions in the Civic Hall
Citizens Advice (CAB) are now holding new evening drop-in sessions on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. The drop-in case-work sessions are continuing on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. You can also make an appointment for Thursday at 9.30am or 10.15am by ringing 01625 872238 or drop-in from 11am to 12.30pm. They can help you sort out your money, legal and other problems and give you free, confidential, impartial and independent information and advice on a wide range of subjects.
Time Out café
The café is open every Friday afternoon from 2-4pm at Poynton Civic Hall for all Poynton seniors, for a small donation.
Come along on your own or with a friend and join us for a tea or coffee, a cake, a chat in lively company, plus the option to play dominoes or bingo, do adult colouring and meet a local Police Community Support Officer.
Business Jelly café
Do you work at home or run your own small business? Why not come along to the Business Jelly café to meet other freelancers and small business people: free wifi, light refreshments, the chance to make new connections and meet the host from Poynton in Business. Drop-in or stay from 9am to 12.30pm, last Thursday each month, charge £3. The next two dates are Thursdays 26th May and 30th June.
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