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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.
Help shape the future of Poynton
The Neighbourhood Plan group are looking for local residents aged 20 to 45 to help formulate the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan. You are invited to join one of two group discussions to be held on the evening of Thursday 5th May, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Community Centre on Park Lane, and on Saturday morning 14th May, from 10am to noon, at the British Legion on Georges Road West. The groups of around 20 each will be a mix of residents, both with and without young families. Refreshments will be offered at both venues.
Our Neighbourhood Plan will influence the way in which Poynton develops from now until 2030. This Plan is distinct from Cheshire East Council's emerging Local Plan, which will govern development in the whole of Cheshire East in the same time period. Although our Neighbourhood Plan needs to comply with the Local Plan, it will nevertheless have legal force, and will need to be taken account of by planners, developers and landowners alike.
Our Neighbourhood Plan team comprises a group of volunteers and Town Councillors, and it has already undertaken two surveys among Poynton residents. It now needs to find out how residents in this specific younger age group want Poynton to develop over the next two decades. Views will be sought on issues such as housing, the Green Belt, health and wellbeing, infrastructure and local services, as well as the draft policy proposals intended to manage these.
To participate, please write down the answers to the headings below and hand in to the reception desk at the Civic Hall or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and in any case no later than the end of April. You will then be provided with full details of these events. Thank you.
No. of children
Of these, the number of school age at home
Address and postcode
Note: To avoid any conflict of interest members of these discussion groups need to declare that they have no interest, connection or influence with the development industry.
Security of sheds, garages and cars
Our local Police Sergeant and PCSOs would like to remind everyone to be more aware of home and garden security. Make sure windows are shut and lock garages and sheds with security locks or padlocks. Consider anchoring expensive items such as bikes to the floor to make it difficult for them to be stolen. To report less urgent crime eg stolen items or to give information about crime, call the Police on 101 (15p per call). There are some ‘Home Security – through the keyhole’ leaflets available at the Civic Hall.
Poynton Business Jelly Café, Thursday 26th May
Hosted by a member of Poynton In Business in partnership with the Council, the café is a chance for freelancers, home workers and small business owners to get away from home or the office and work alongside like-minded people in a different setting for a few hours, with light refreshments, WiFi and free parking. Drop-in anytime between 9am and 12.30pm at the Civic Hall, charge is £3.
Family Sports Event, 21st May, 12-4pm, Poynton High School
The event will have an Olympic 'Road to Rio' theme and children and families can sample different sporting activities within the school, grounds and leisure centre. There will be music, crafts, community stalls, a year 6 football tournament, under 7’s activities, catering, BBQs, samba music, Nordic walking, free swim, scooter disco for children and adults and more. Turn up on the day to this free event.
Spanish film evenings, Friday 6th May and 13th May, Civic Hall
Spanish film nights with restaurant-style, candle-lit tables and a cold buffet. The films are Felices 140 on 6th May and Mr Kaplan on 13th May. English sub-titles and background presentations. Tickets are £15 (one night) or £28 (2 nights) from Viviana Foden at email@example.com
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