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A523 London Road South at old Texaco garage until 9th February 2016 for plane off and re-surface of existing road surface. The work requires two-way traffic signals. Contact Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5020 (works ref: UD20066008191).
Woodford Road, north of Lower Park Road will be subject to a further road closure from Monday 25th January 2016 as part of the A6 MARR scheme. The closure will be in place between 8pm to 6am and it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 15th February 2016. The alternative route will be via Chester Road, London Road North, Dean Lane and vice versa. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact SEMMMS Project Team on telephone 0161 474 2055.
Contractors working on behalf of Stockport Council are continuing their vehicle entrance and carriageway restructuring works on Chester Road, Woodford, at the entrance to the new housing development on the former British Aerospace site, between the junctions with Moor Lane and Woodford Road. The main stage of the works will require the use of two-way signals for a period of 8 weeks and are due to end on 4th March 2016. Some details can be found here.
Poynton Youth and Community Centre – volunteer opportunity
Poynton Youth and Community Centre have another night of great music coming up on February 6th with local bands Monkey Harris and Cracked Vinyl. See http://www.poyntonlive.uk/whats-on.htm.
If you have an interest in supporting the oldest public building in Poynton on the Committee or want to look at the meeting rooms available for hire, ring 01625 875555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twinning Association of Poynton (TAP) AGM
The Annual General Meeting of TAP will be held on Friday 26th February 2016 at 7.30pm in the Bailey Room at the British Legion, George’s Road West, Poynton. This will be followed by a social evening when TAP is launching a proposal to twin with Haybes in the Ardennes region of France, with a French buffet and a bar. For more information, contact email@example.com
Poynton Neighbourhood Plan (NP) exhibition
All residents are invited to attend the NP exhibition, in the Civic Hall reception area from Saturday 6th to 13th February during office hours, and until 7pm on Tuesday 9th February and Friday 12th February. The follow-up survey is now available online here and will remain open until the end of February.
NP volunteers will be on hand from time to time to answer questions at the exhibition - a rota will be on display at the Civic Hall to say when they will be available. To get involved and for further information, please look here http://www.poyntonnp.org.uk/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Poynton In Business
The next Poynton In Business meeting will be held at Nolan James Chartered Accountants in the Armcon Business Centre on London Road South on Wednesday 12th February 2016 at 7.30am. There will be speakers on Auto Enrolment and Pensions.
The meeting is open to all Poynton-based businesses and anyone interested in becoming a Poynton business. Free to PIB members and first time guests, £10 guest fee. Contact email@example.com for more details and look here www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk
Summerfest – 10th July 2016 – a date for your diaries!
The Higher Poynton Summerfest volunteers are planning the 2016 event. The venue as always is that section of the Middlewood Way opposite the Boars Head pub, Shrigley Road North, and the Mount Vernon playing field, between there and the canal. For stall holders or anyone else wanting further information, please e-mail Pat Clay firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poynton-with-Worth Almshouse Charity – vacancies and volunteering opportunity
Vacancies have arisen at 5 and 6 Fountain Close, adjacent to St George’s Church, Poynton. Applications are invited from people aged 65 years and over who have limited income and savings and have lived in the neighbourhood for at least three years. In addition, the Board of Trustees welcomes new members to help manage the properties. Contact Malcolm Sandiford on 01625 879018.
Temporary job opportunity in the Town Council
We would like to recruit a Finance worker for up to 15 hours each week, for a minimum of one month, with an immediate start. This is a temporary post to cover the sickness absence of the post-holder. You need to be familiar with the RBS Accounts Omega finance system or Sage, or an equivalent finance package and be willing to learn the Omega system. Part of the role is also to cover Hiring facilities work. We could be very flexible about the days and hours, but the work would have to be in the council offices.
The closing date is Monday 8th Feb, with interviews on 9th to 11th Feb. For further information, please contact Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, on 01625 872238.
Council Surgery – meet your Poynton and Cheshire East Councillor
The next Council Surgery is on Saturday 6th February. The first hour, from 10am to 11am will be a drop in, with no appointment necessary. For the second hour, three 20 minute bookable appointments are available, starting at 11am, 11.20am and 11.40am. To book an appointment, please phone the Civic Hall reception staff on 01625 872238, or e-mail email@example.com
New activities in the Civic Hall
Spanish – short courses. Open to complete beginners who wish to learn basic holiday Spanish, and run by Viviana Foden, this will be on Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon, in five week blocks:
Block 1: February: 24; March:, 2 , 9, 16, 23.
Block 2: April: 27; May: 4, 11, 18, 25.
Contact Viviana on 07931 985810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Minibus drivers wanted
Poynton Community Transport are seeking volunteer drivers to drive for the various groups using the Community Minibus. Volunteer drivers should be between 25 and 70 years old. You are welcome to offer as much or as little time as you wish: once a week, once a month, occasionally; day or evenings.
For more information on availability, hire rates and driving, call John Laverick, the Town Council’s Community Transport Administrator, on 01625 872238, or e-mail email@example.com.
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