Poynton Updates and News
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IMPORTANT: Cheshire East Local Plan
On 16th September 2015 Cheshire East Borough Council released a document called “Cheshire East Local Plan – Suggested Revisions”.
The initial draft of the Local Plan recommended building 200 new houses in Poynton up to 2030. However, after objections by landowners and developers, a government inspector, Mr Pratt, told Cheshire East Council to reconsider the draft Local Plan.
Their revised proposals increase the amount of new housing in Poynton from 200 to at least 650 – an increase of 325 per cent. Cheshire East Council has listed the areas where they want this building to take place – all these sites are currently in the Green Belt.
Poynton Town Council was not consulted about these revised plans and do not support them. Much more information and a map of proposed developments can be found on our Cheshire East Local Plan page.
Woodford Road, 150 metres north of the junction with Lower Park Road is due to be closed to allow inspection and remedial works to an oil pipeline in relation to the A6 MARR Scheme. Work is due to start on Monday 23rd November 2015 for a period of 3 weeks. The closures will be in place for 24 hours a day. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact the SEMMMS Project Team on telephone 0161 474 2055 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local road works
The Town Council has been alerted to the fact that highways works may commence on Monday 30th November 2015 to construct new entrances to serve the Redrow residential development at Woodford Aerodrome. The works are due to take place on the A5102 Chester Road and are scheduled for completion by the end of April 2016. Once the Town Council has more information, we will pass this on. In the meantime some details can be found here.
Park Lane will be closed for 2 hours between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday 1st December for the 2015 Christmas Fest. A diversion via Bulkeley Road, Clumber Road, Dickens Lane and London Road South will be in operation.
Poynton Relief Road Consultation
The proposed 1.9 mile relief road scheme is being developed by Cheshire East Council in partnership with Stockport Council. The primary aims of the scheme are to relieve congestion in and around Poynton, improve links to Macclesfield and support economic, physical and social regeneration of the area. The route was approved in December 2014 and Cheshire East are now developing the design for the road. Before they submit a planning application, they are keen to hear your views to ensure the best possible solution. A questionnaire is available which gives you the opportunity to take part in the consultation process and comment on the proposals before 30th November 2015 at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/PoyntonRR.
There is further information by email to PoyntonRR@cheshireeast.gov.uk, by phone to 0300 123 5020, by post to Cheshire East Council, Strategic Highways and Transportation, Poynton Relief Road, Floor 6, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL or join the conversation on Twitter at @CheshireEast using #PoyntonRR.
Town Council By-election
As a result of the recent by-election, the Town Council is pleased to welcome Lee Podmore as a new Member for Poynton West.
PACE Business Awards Winners
The winners have now been announced for the 2015 Poynton Town Council PACE Awards. There was a fantastic response this year and all voters are thanked for their entries to find the best businesses and employees in Poynton.
For a full list of the winners and shortlisted companies please visit the Business page.
The Awards were presented by Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Town Mayor Cllr Rebecca Horsman-Johnson, at the Poynton In Business Annual Dinner, held on Friday 20th November 2015 at Davenport Golf Club. For more information please contact Poynton In Business at email@example.com
Youth Fest Events
"Inflatable Bungee Run, Human Foosball Table, Chocolate Bingo, Ping Pong, Badminton, Jewellery Making, Crafts, Pop Up Café, Hotdogs/Snacks".
Poynton Town Council with partners Cheshire East Youth Service and Poynton PCSO’s hosted two youth fest events on Friday 30th October and Friday 6th November at the main hall in the Civic Centre. There were opportunities for young people to check out the inflatable bungee run or human foosball table! Also Chocolate Bingo was on offer with a pop-up café and snacks too. Badminton and Ping-pong were available along with jewellery making and much more!
For more information following the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01625 8722238
Hurray for Hockley! Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Hockley Fundraising Success - (More photos here)
A big thanks to all that attended the Hockley Park, Poynton Fundraising Event on Saturday 26th September. It was a great opportunity for local residents to view and comment upon potential play equipment in addition to sharing their own ideas. Fun stalls, craft activities, a bouncy castle, and face painter were enjoyed by our younger residents. Meeting Peppa Pig was also a highlight! Delicious homemade cakes were made by local Poynton Methodist Church Bake off Winner Louise Curran.
If you have any fundraising ideas please get in touch!
We will also be inviting older children at Worth Primary School to give their feedback about potential park equipment. So far 47 public comments have been received. Please do get in touch if you have any further comments you would like to register or if you would like to volunteer at a future Hockley Park fundraising event.
Contact: email@example.com Tel: 01625 8722238
Local Area Road Works – A34
The appointed contractor for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6 MARR), Carillion Morgan Sindall (CMS), has entered the next phase of works, from Storeys Way to Stanley Green roundabout. For any further information, use the following contact details:
By email: SEMMMS.Relief.Road@stockport.gov.uk By telephone: 0161 474 2055
By post: SEMMMS Project Team, Stockport Council, Stopford House (Fred Perry), Stockport SK1 3YQ.
This year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service took place on Sunday 8th November. The parade, was led as usual by the award-winning Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band and left the Civic Centre Car Park alongside Waitrose at 9.35am, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church. As is customary, wreaths and poppies were placed on and around the war memorial immediately following the church service. We were joined again this year by Sir Nicholas Winterton DL, one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants of Cheshire.
As ever there was a really good turn out to what is always a very dignified, moving and special occasion for our community. Afterwards the British Legion kindly offered refreshments at its Club House on George’s Road West.
Help for rural businesses in Cheshire
The Rural Payment Agency and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership are inviting applications for investments that support the growth of micro and small businesses in rural areas of Cheshire and Warrington. Grants are available for new and existing rural businesses seeking capital investment to help them grow and create new jobs. It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years. For more information please download the appropriate call specification below:
- Call for Applications to support investments to create and develop micro and small rural businesses in Cheshire and Warrington (03RD15BS0001) - click here.
- Call for Applications to support investments in micro, small and medium-sized businesses specifically in the food and drink sector (03RD15BS0002) - click here.
Value: Grants will be available for this call from £35,000 up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000) depending on state aid already received. Outline application deadline is 27 November 2015.
The Town Council organised a Community Litter Pick on Saturday 24th October from 10am, starting from the Civic Hall. To inject a bit of fun and competition into the event, there was a Kids Scavenger Hunt and ‘Weirdest Litter’ competition with prizes for the winners.
The emphasis was very much on community involvement, and “pickers” of all ages were made most welcome. Gloves, litter grabbers and hi-viz tabards were supplied, along with a health and safety briefing beforehand. If residents know of any particular ‘hotspots’ in the village that require a tidy-up in the future, or would like any more information, they can contact Richard Holland at Poynton Town Council on 01625 872238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclines path clearing and planting
Following the superb efforts by volunteers earlier in the year helping to improve the Inclines paths and surrounding woodland, there was be a further path clear and planting session on Saturday 14th November 2015 between 10am and 1pm.
More details on the Inclines Management page.
The Town Council is planning to refurbish Hockley Park, and will be seeking substantial grant funding to finance this. If you wish to get involved, or for more information please contact the Town Council’s Youth Coordinator, Louise Thorman on 01625 872238, or e-mail her at email@example.com
The Town Council has an 8-seater minibus for hire by voluntary/community groups at competitive rates. For availability, terms and conditions and any other information please contact John Laverick, the Town Council’s Community Transport Administrator, on T. 01625 872238, or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
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