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Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Macclesfield Canal

This Easter Poynton Marina is the ideal place start a walk along the canal footpath or further afield into to Lyme Park and the Peak District.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

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.


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Easter Walks

Burn off some of the chocolate egg calories on one of 8 circular walks which depart from the Rangers Visitors Centre at Nelson Pit in Higher Poynton. More details here.

Anson Museum Steaming!

Largest collection of engines in Europe, with steam engines running Easter Sunday & Monday, plus stunning scale model of Poynton in the early 1900s. More details.

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View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or click HERE to download a PDF version. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive by clicking HERE.

Council Elections - 2nd May 2019

Candidates that are standing for election as Councillors for Cheshire East and the Parish Council by Ward.

Poynton With Worth Town Council

East Ward Candidates

West Ward Candidates

Cheshire East Borough Council

Poynton East and Pott Shrigley Borough Ward

Poynton West and Adlington Borough Ward

Planning application for the land off Hazelbadge Road - Update

The planning application (17/6471M) is not now on the agenda for the next Cheshire East Strategic Planning Board meeting on the 24th April 2019 and consequently the site visit will not take place on the 23rd April. The date of the next Strategic Planning Board meeting is on the 26th June 2019 after the local elections. Further information will be posted when available.


Free Community A.E.D Defibrillator Training, 9th May 2019

If you missed the A.E.D. Training Sessions, which were held in early April, on Thursday 9th May there are a further two training sessions, between 4pm-5.30pm and 6pm-7.30pm, at Astra House, Spinners Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RJ.

Community A.E.D Defibrillator Training, 9th May 2019 poster. Select to view full size version.

The training is a collaborative project between North West Ambulance Service, Poynton Town Council, The Centre in Poynton and Poynton Area Community Partnership.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Call 01625 872238 to book.

Download the full size poster at https://bit.ly/2UUIdvt

A useful list of the locations of Poynton’s defibrillator units (A.E.D.s) can be downloaded as a PDF at: https://bit.ly/2P5lV7P


New defibrillators installed

Two defibrillators (A.E.Ds) have been installed in the old BT phone boxes at the end of Spinners Lane near Poynton Railway Station and near Hockley Green. New graphics will be installed on the telephone boxes shortly making them more visible.

The A.E.Ds are housed in metal cabinets and are accessed using a security code which is available when you call 999. Poynton Town Council has received funding for a further two A.E.Ds which are likely to be installed near the Boars Head and Coppice Road.

There is a St John Ambulance first aid training video demonstrating how to use a defibrillator (AED) on You Tube here.


391/392 Bus service

Poynton Town Council has been informed that Selwyns Travel have given notice on their contract to operate the 391/392 bus service. Manchester Community Transport (MCT) will operate the service from 23rd April. There are no planned changes to the routes or timetables.

New service details will be published on the Cheshire East website at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/bustimetables when available.


Business Rates

The Town Council has successfully challenged and reduced its business rates following the introduction of the new ratings list in 2017. This covers the period up to 31st March 2021.

Pool House Road noticeboard and street name plate

A new notice board has been installed at Pool House Road Higher Poynton. “The new notice board looks a lot more professional than the previous one…” said Phil Cunningham, Poynton Town council’s Operations Manager “ …and it matches the other seven we have around the village”

Pool House Road Higher Poynton Noticeboard - new and old

The Village Ranger has also repaired and re-painted the Pool House Road street name plate. “ I think you’ll agree the corner looks much better now we’ve done this work and removed the old concrete posts.” Said Phil.


Deva Park major redevelopment Award

A small section of the Deva Park Playground Design £49,889.00 has been awarded by Cheshire East Council for the installation of new play equipment at Deva Park.

The successful bid was put together by Phil Cunningham, Poynton Town Council's Operations Manager who has been working closely with ‘Friends of Deva Park’, ANSA Environmental Services and the Parish Plan Group.

“The award will enable us to re-vitalise the Deva Park children’s play area with new play equipment, new safety surfaces and picnic area.” Said Phil. He went onto say “It’s been great working with ‘Friends of Deva Park’ without their enthusiasm, commitment and drive the project just would not have happened."

The planning and procurement phase will start at the end of April and it’s hoped that installation will be around September.

Larger images of the design presentation, created by Schoolscapes Ltd, can be found at: first page https://bit.ly/2Fu3GoE and second page at https://bit.ly/2YpYSJy

Friends of Deva Park can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/894943417357326/

Hockley Park new multi-play equipment

After a major development programme, Hockley Park is now open in time for Easter, complete with a new multi-play unit and a safety surface.

The development has not been without its difficulties “Because of the nature of the underlying surface and the amount of water retention its been a challenge completing this work” explained Phil Cunningham, Poynton Town Council’s Operations Manager.

Hockley Park’s location, and links to other Poynton Parks, can be seen here.

For further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Phil Cunningham, on 01625 872238 or phil.cunningham@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Time to talk, Mondays 1pm – 2.30pm from April 2019, FREE

Poynton Dementia Friendly Steering Group logoAre you living with dementia or a carer for someone living with dementia? Don’t let those little niggles, develop into something more. Call in at one of the drop-in Time to Talk sessions at Poynton Civic Hall for friendly, professional advice from your local health team. Find out about dementia services, finances, therapies, diet and social groups.

There’s no need to book. Mondays 1pm - 2.30pm.

April 15th and 29th, May 13th and 27th, June 10th and 24th

Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB Tel - 01625 872238.


Poynton Pick and Tidy event, 27th April, 10am –12pm

Poynton Pick and Tidy Group logoJoin the Poynton Pick and Tidy Group for a morning of litter picking around Poynton on Saturday 27th April, as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Meet at Poynton Civic Hall at 10am to collect litter pickers and equipment. Plastic bags will be provided. No need to book a place, just turn up. If you have a litter picker, please bring it with you. Dress for the weather and wear stout footwear.

For any further information, please contact Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238.


Volunteer Community Change Agent: Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss logoFollowing a number of awareness raising initiatives in Poynton, Action on Hearing Loss are offering an exciting opportunity to continue this important work. The ‘Volunteer Community Change Agent: Action on Hearing Loss’ will be a local person who would like to make a tangible impact on local awareness around deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus. This will include; spreading awareness amongst young people about the dangers and implications of noise induced hearing loss, ensuring that local businesses practice deaf awareness and sign up to become Active Listener organisations, and organise fundraising and awareness events in the local community. If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact jonathan.duke@hearingloss.org.uk or telephone 07760 764800.


Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR)

In February the Town Council raised concerns abut the junction and signage at the A6MARR/ Chester Road junction. The A6MARR project team will conduct a further review of the junction and the Town Council’s concerns will be taken into consideration.


Request for WW1 Soldier information

Poynton Local History Society is working with Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator and Harry Carlisle, a local military historian to collect information on all First World War soldiers from Poynton, to include in a new book.

We already have a large amount of material, but feel there may be more information in the community. To date there are photographs for 22 of the 33 soldiers named on the War Memorial but very few photographs of survivors. Do you have any photographs of relatives who fought in the War? The display is currently in reception at the Civic Hall and has more information about the soldiers.

If you are able to help please contact Susan Knight at S.Knight124@btinternet.com or 01625 872068.


Councillor surgery on 4th May 2019

Your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor and Police Community Support Officer to raise any issues about Poynton. Drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.


Citizens Advice, new operating times at Poynton Civic Hall

Tuesday 9.00am —10.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847

Tuesday 10.00am —12.45pm Drop-in

Wednesday (remains unchanged) 6pm – 8pm Drop-in

Thursday 9.00am —11.00am Appointments only, contact 01625 432847

Thursday 11.00am —1.30pm Drop-in


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