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3rd October 2016 - 3rd November 2016 - National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains works for the A6MARR project on Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove, at the borough boundary and will require temporary traffic signals 24 hours a day. However, the lights will be staffed between 7.00am and 7.00pm.
Brookledge Lane, Poynton West and Adlington Ward, Macclesfield from the junction with Sugar Lane to the junction with Springbank Lane. The alternative route will be via Springbank Lane, Roundy Lane, Cawley Lane, Pedley Hill, Street Lane, London Road, Brookledge Lane. Scheduled to take place between Saturday 8th October 2016 and Monday 10th October 2016. Location Map - https://roadworks.org?tm=81456
Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible. The closure is to enable BT to carry out works to erect new overhead fibre cable. More info: contact A-Plant on 03700500797.
A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR)
The next series of public exhibitions will give you the opportunity to find out more about the scheme and construction works:
29th Sept – Poynton Civic Hall, Main Hall, 2- 8pm
4th Oct – Hazel Grove Civic Hall, 2-8pm
5th Oct – Heald Green Village Hall, 2pm to 7.30pm
Further information from Paul Davies, Investment Manager, Cheshire East Council Highways, 01270 375176 or 07748 650 204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Deaf Awareness Training invitation
There are still a few places left on Poynton Rotary Club, Let's Loop Poynton FREE Awareness Courses. These are for workers in shops, banks, offices, surgeries and pharmacies with Induction Loops already installed to help those with hearing loss in our community. These Certificated courses will be in the morning and afternoon at the Civic Hall on Tuesday 4th October. For further information and registration, please call 01625 872987.
Poynton Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Utopia Limited, 4th to 8th October 2016
The comic operetta is on next week and contains all the elements of G&S shows: intriguing plots, songs, colourful costumes, a full chorus, delightful music.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for children from 01625 876394, MATES DIY shop on Park Lane and the Civic Hall.
Men In Sheds
The group now meets on Fridays from 1pm to 3pm as well as Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon at the Community Centre.
Meet new friends, learn new skills, show others your skills, get involved in community projects, use the tools available at the Shed and go on organised outings to places of interest. £3 per session.
Painted wooden trugs and crates of various sizes, bird boxes, ornaments etc available as ideal presents, and small commissions undertaken. Contact Carl on 01625 614136.
Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP)
Following the visit from our friends in Haybes, TAP members have decided to improve/practice their French! They are holding monthly social evenings where they will endeavour to speak only French. Would you like to join them?
The next events is Wednesday 26th October at the British Legion, starting at 7.30 p.m. It really doesn't matter what level your language skills are at – they all help each other! Espérons vous y voir!
TAP would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in more information, and/or in joining TAP. Please contact the Secretary Glenys Parry-Jones (email@example.com). You can also find out more information and add your comments on the Facebook page.
Inclines Open Day, Sunday October 16th, 11am till 3pm
Prince's and Lady's inclines are a fantastic resource for our community. If you're a runner, cyclist, horse rider or just like a quiet stroll away from the traffic, you may well have used or be aware of Poynton's Inclines.
Like all community amenities these need looking after so we're holding an Inclines working day on Sunday 16th October 11am till 3pm.
So please put it in your diary and there will be more information nearer the time. Contact Phil Cunningham, Operations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details about the Inclines can be found here.
Accounts and audit 2016/17
The external audit for Poynton Town Council was completed on 15th September 2016 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please ring for an appointment to look at them and make a copy if you wish, on 01625 872238. There is further information here.
Poynton Easy Access Scheme: mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire
We are re-launching the scheme to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons this week. We have a number of different types of high quality mobility scooters and wheelchairs for you to borrow for an hour up to a month for a small charge. You are welcome to call in to have a look at the items or to borrow a wheel chair or to ring to make an appointment for a scooter lesson if you’ve not used one before. Ring Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on 01625 872238.
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