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Poynton Civic Awards - Nominations Close 4th July
The Town Council welcomes nominations for the annual Civic Awards and Youth Civic Awards. These are awarded to Poynton residents and young people who have made a significant and/or sustained contribution to the community of Poynton. The process is not complicated – a brief citation in an e-mail or a letter stating the reasons for nominating someone is all that is required.
Nominations are required as soon as possible by Monday 4th July. The awards will be presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Sandra Horsman, at the Civic Sunday reception on Sunday 17th July. Please send nominations to the Town Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Civic Hall, or post them to Liz Osborn, Poynton Town Council, Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update
The latest information on the ongoing Traffic Management for the A6MARR project can be found here.
A5102/A5149 Chester Rd - United Utilities are scheduled to carry out work to replace a manhole frame and cover outside number 373 on 30th June and require two-way traffic signals - delays likely.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Sandra Horsman, will be hosting this year’s Civic Service and Reception on Sunday 17th July. The service is at St George’s Church at 10.30am and all are welcome. This will be followed by a reception at the Civic Hall, starting at around noon. The Mayor will present the Civic Awards and the Youth Civic Awards, and leaders of all Poynton’s local voluntary and other community organisations are invited to attend.
Poynton Twinning Association
The Twinning Association of Poynton is delighted to announce that Poynton Town Council has approved in principle the proposed twinning with the French town of Haybes, and formal confirmation is now awaited from Haybes Town Council.
Planning continues for the visit of the Haybes delegation in early July, and this will now include civic receptions in both Poynton and Stockport, as well as visits to local schools and places of interest in and around Poynton.
Subject to the twinning programme being confirmed, the TAP Committee will place particular emphasis on a schools' exchange programme, and will also actively promote cultural and other exchanges between our communities where there are common interests. You might like to view the Haybes Town Council Website here*, our TAP web page, or Facebook page for updates. (* in French. Translated version accessible from TAP web page).
Floods in Poynton
The Town Council would like to thank the emergency services for their work on the day of the floods, and the community in general. Poynton Town Council is repeating our request to Cheshire East Council to have a regular gully and grid cleaning regime reinstated.
The Town Council is very concerned about proposals in the draft Local Plan to build hundreds of new houses and the effect this will have on local watercourses, and has passed an emergency motion urging Cheshire East to withdraw these sites from the Local Plan.
Poynton Heritage Garden
A group of residents is working to revitalise a piece of relatively unused land outside Poynton library to create a peaceful and restful garden on the theme of the mining heritage of Poynton. They are displaying ‘before and after’ pictures in Reception at the Civic Hall and invite your comments: please do call in and put forward your suggestions.
The Queen’s 90th Celebrations in Poynton
Poynton Town Council recently secured a £100 Cheshire East Community Grant to help local community groups celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Recipients included: The Time Out Café, Friday Shopping Bus Club and a local carers’ group. The comments included “…a wonderful 90 years and thanks to the council for helping us to be part of it” and “It was so nice for us all to be together for the celebration”. Contact Reception on 872238 if you would like to join these groups.
Would you like to attend a free Afternoon Tea Party? Poynton High School on Wednesday 13th July 2016, 12.15-3.00pm
All welcome. Poynton High School’s Year 8 students are hosting an Afternoon Tea Party with complimentary tea and light refreshments, entertainment and chat. Places are limited so please RSVP by 24th June to 01625 871 811.
Volunteers needed for the Time Out café, Friday afternoons
The café meets every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at the Civic Hall and is open for all Poynton seniors for tea, coffee, cake, chat, dominoes, bingo etc.
There is a volunteer vacancy one Friday a month, although you would be welcome to volunteer for each Friday.
If you would like to find out more or come along for a taster session as a volunteer, please ring the Civic Hall on 872238.
The main hall has availability currently as some groups take a break over the summer: you could hire the hall for an hour for badminton, football, children’s activities etc., taking advantage of the high ceiling and space to run around. Please ring Reception for prices and availability on 872238.
Details of all the Civic Hall rooms available for hire and a downloadable booklet can be found on our Room Hire page.
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