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3rd October 2016 - 3rd November 2016 - National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains works for the A6MARR project on Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove, at the borough boundary and will require temporary traffic signals 24 hours a day. However, the lights will be staffed between 7.00am and 7.00pm.
Middlewood Road, Poynton from Cheshire East Boundary to the junction with Pool House Rd. Scheduled between Mon 10th Oct 2016 to Monday 31st Oct 2016, to allow carriageway investigation for voids after flooding. Alternative route via: Middlewood Rd, Park La, London Rd North, Macclesfield Rd, Buxton Rd. Pedestrian access to any premises will be maintained and vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible. More details: Cheshire East 0300 123 5020 Works ref: UD20066010394.
Poynton Relief Road consultation
The application has been made to Cheshire East Council for ‘the construction of Poynton Relief Road, incorporating: a two way single carriageway; combined cycleway and footway on the western side of the carriageway; modifications to existing road junctions; new public rights of way/accommodation bridges; balancing ponds for drainage purposes; and associated landscaping, lighting; ancillary operations, engineering and infrastructure works.
Within Cheshire East the scheme comprises construction of the proposed Poynton Relief Road from the A523 London Road, at its southernmost point, continuing in a generally northerly direction before its interception with the Cheshire East/Stockport Boundary (located approximately 800m south of the A5149 Chester Road). The relief road within Cheshire East would incorporate: A two way single carriageway; Combined cycleway and footway on the western side of the carriageway; Modifications to existing road junctions; A new road junction; A new structure over the road; New public rights of way; A pedestrian and cycle route adjacent to the road; Balancing ponds for drainage purposes; off site works; and associated ancillary, landscaping; lighting; engineering and infrastructure works.’
The reference is 16/4436M and the planning application on the CE web-site is here.
As a statutory consultee, the Town Council has paper copies of the full documents and these were available to look at in the Civic Hall Reception until 27th October, when the consultation closed. The documents include the application form; the planning, design and access statement; the environment statement with appendices; drawings relating to the proposed route, junctions, bridges, earthworks etc; the landscape specification and lands management plan; the flood risk assessment; and the code of construction practice, amongst other documents.
This application was discussed at the Town Council’s Planning and Environment Committee on Monday 17th October, in the Council Chamber, Civic Hall and David Skeet, Senior Project Leader from Strategic Highways and Transportation, Cheshire East, will be attending the Town Council meeting at 8pm on 14th November.
Remembrance Day, Sunday 13th November
A reminder to all Poynton residents, visitors, local societies, voluntary and uniformed organisations that this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 13th November. The parade, led as usual by the Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, will leave the Civic Centre Car Park alongside Waitrose at 9.35am sharp, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church, starting at 10am. As is customary, wreaths and poppies will be placed on and around the war memorial 2 immediately following the church service. We will be joined again this year by Sir Nicholas Winterton DL, representing the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire.
As ever there is bound to be a really good turn out, and everyone is very welcome to come along to what is always a very dignified, moving and special occasion for our community. Afterwards the British Legion is kindly offering refreshments at its Club House on George’s Road West. For all colour and wreath bearers there will be a rehearsal at St George’s Church from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 9th November. For any queries, please contact the Town Clerk on 01625 872238, or call in at the Civic Hall.
A reminder that the statutory consultation period is six weeks and your comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 14th November 2016. You can see the full Plan by clicking here. Printed reference copies of the Plan are also available at the Civic Hall and at the Library. The on-line survey is here: https://www.quicksurveys.com/s/i4MXn
Should you wish to make a longer submission, please e-mail email@example.com, or write to: Ms Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, Poynton Town Council, Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB.
The next drop-in session at the Civic Hall is from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 2nd November, when members of the Neighbourhood Plan team will be on hand to assist with any queries. The Neighbourhood Plan web-site is www.poyntonnp.org.uk
The Town Council was represented at the enquiry into the Local Plan held this week. For the technical sessions, the Town Council was represented by Mr John Knight, a highly experienced planning consultant and former Chief Planning Officer, and Cllrs Clarke and Podmore attended the Poynton specific sessions. David Rutley MP made a submission and attended the Poynton specific sessions too. Thank you to the Poynton residents who attended on both days to speak to the enquiry as well. Poynton and Cheshire East Councillors Howard Murray and Jos Saunders also attended to hear the evidence.
Wednesday Lunch Club – vacancies
The weekly group for people who are physically frail and with some memory problems provides a caring and stimulating environment for up to ten people and a break for their carers. The group meets from 10am to 2pm with a choice of hot lunch and is run by trained volunteers. It is a partnership between Poynton Town Council and Age UK Cheshire East and costs £20 a week. Transport can be arranged. Please contact Sharon Duke, 3 Communities Co-ordinator, if you would like to visit a session with a view to joining the group: 01625 872238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Poynton Live web-site
There is a free to use website called Poynton Live at www.poyntonlive.uk. The site is ‘the home for anything and everything about music in Poynton’: it promotes live music, theatre, dance and arts events in Poynton and is designed to highlight the amount of talent Poynton has, support our visitor economy as well as being an events guide for local residents and promoting local artists and our town.
You can promote your own event or use the calendar to find listings of local diary dates and gigs.
Poynton Business Jelly Café - 27th Oct 2016
Do you work at home or run your own small business in Poynton? Why not come along to the Business Jelly Café to meet other freelancers and small business people: free WiFi, light refreshments, the chance to make new connections and meet the host from Poynton in Business. Drop - in or stay from 9am to 12.30pm, last Thursday each month, charge £3. For more info, please email Liz Osborn at Poynton Town Council: liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.
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