Poynton Updates and News
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Temporary closure of Poynton Post Office
The Town Council has received notification from The Post Office that it is planning to carry out substantial modernisation work at the Post Office on Chester Road. The modernisation should provide more services to residents and it is proposed to extend the opening hours. In order to carry out this work, the Post Office will need to temporarily close from Friday 4th to Friday 18th September 2015 inclusive. Further information will be displayed at the Post Office and the Town Council has details has details of alternative branches at the Civic Hall. You can also download a PDF with details of alternatives here.
London Road South near ALDI – Monday 17th to Friday 28th August 2015 – 2-way signals and lane closure – Cheshire East Council have given notice that they plan to install a new drain across the carriageway. Exact dates are not yet known. For more information, please contact Cheshire East directly on 0300 123 5020 quoting reference: UD20066004976
IMPORTANT: Local Area Road Works – A34
The appointed contractor for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6 MARR), Carillion Morgan Sindall (CMS) will be entering the next phase of works, which will involve night works along the A34, from Storeys Way to Stanley Green roundabout.
Starting on Tuesday 1st September for 4 nights temporary traffic management will be installed, with the erection of signs and removing and installing new road markings. Along the A34 from Storeys Way to Stanley Green roundabout narrow lanes will be marked out with a 30mph speed limit. During those 4 nights the A34 from Storeys Way to Stanley Green roundabout, along with eastbound and westbound exit slip roads, Stanley Green Road and the A555 eastbound and westbound exit slip roads will be closed between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
A diversion will be in place during the closures. Please see the link to the SEMMMS website for more detail on this - http://www.semmms.info/a6marr_construction/traffic_management/
More detailed work will then commence in this area from 7th September 2015 during day time working hours of 7.30am – 6pm involving survey works, vegetation clearance, new boundary fencing erection and clearance of site. From mid-September 2015, night time work will start, stripping topsoil and commencing road works. For any further information please 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.
Man’s Quest for Power - Visit the Anson for Free!
On Friday 11th September you can visit the Museum free of charge as part of Cheshire East’s ‘Heritage Open Days’.
The Museum exhibits tell the story of the development of engine power - from steam engines, through the key developments of the internal combustion engine, through to a new W12 Bentley engine.
There is also a giant scale model of Poynton showing how the village looked c1900. Opening Times: Friday 11 September – 10am to 5pm. Website www.enginemuseum.org
There is also a section and short video of the museum on this visitor attraction page.
If you come across any fly tipping, either during or after the offence, please report this promptly to the Town Council (Richard Holland, T. 01625 872238, firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you can make a note of the registration number and signage of any vehicle involved, that would be helpful, but not if this would put you at risk.
Let’s Loop Poynton
A new voluntary group is being formed to increase awareness about hearing loss, and to promote the installation and proper maintenance of hearing loops in Poynton. Come along to an awareness day at the Civic Hall on Friday 4th September, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. For more information e-mail email@example.com or phone 01625 872987.
Bed and Breakfast Anyone?
There is a dearth of bed and breakfast accommodation in Poynton or indeed in the immediate surrounding area. This could represent a business opportunity for someone with one or more spare rooms, who is able to become suitably registered, thereby filling a gap in the market and helping to promote Poynton’s visitor economy. Useful guidance can be found here: https://www.visitengland.com/biz/advice-and-support/businesses
Antiques Roadshow at Lyme Park
BBC 1’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Lyme Park on Thursday, 10 September, 2015, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts. If you’d like to come to this event more information can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required.
Photo of the Month
Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to submit their favourite (or unusual!) pictures of Poynton. The best will feature as photo of the month at the top of the homepage on the Town Council’s website, with attribution. Send entries as hi-res jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth and Community Centre
At 7.30pm on Saturday 12th September please come along to the Poynton British Legion on Georges Road West for a ‘Save Your Centre’ Benefit Concert, headlining the dazzling acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies of Americana trio Desert Wind (led by Poynton’s Andy Liddie) plus the original folk/rock sounds of the Radnor Band, led by Poyntoner Joe Beard of the legendary 1960’s group The Purple Gang. Buy your tickets (£10) online here and help save Poynton’s oldest public building and the last link with its mining heritage. For more details please see www.poyntonlive.uk/save-your-centre.htm
Poynton Youth and Community Centre is looking to strengthen its Management Committee. If you are community minded and would like to help develop the Centre into a first class facility for our town, please contact email@example.com
Poynton In Business (PIB)
The next PIB gathering is a breakfast meeting, and an ‘educational special’, held at Poynton High School at 7.30am on Wednesday 9th September. Representatives from the school will be presenting on Careers Academies, apprenticeships and work experience. For more information please visit the PIB website www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk.
East Cheshire Hospice
Help form a new Poynton Support Group by coming along to an initial meeting at Poynton Civic Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 17th September. For further information please contact Keith Anderson on 01625 829952, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony in July by David Rutley MP, the new joint entrance, reception area and public toilets are now fully open, and the new look has drawn much praise from residents and visitors alike.
As a reminder, in the Civic Hall a suite of modern meeting rooms, the Council Chamber and the Main Hall are all available to hire at competitive hourly rates – contact Hazel Mason on 01625 872238, e-mail email@example.com for details.
Your Town Council
Names and contact details of all of your 17 Town and Cheshire East Councillors are posted on the Town Council’s website here. You can also find details of Town Council and Town Council Committee meetings there for 2015/16 – click on ‘Calendar’. Residents are very welcome to attend these, which are held on Monday evenings (except on Bank Holidays and the first half of August) at the Civic Hall, starting at 8pm.
The Town Council is planning to refurbish Hockley Park, and will be seeking substantial grant funding to finance this. To help raise awareness of this initiative, to raise some local funding, and to consult with park users on potential play equipment, the Town Council is pleased to announce a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ at Hockley Park. This will take place from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday 26th September. For more information please contact the Town Council’s Youth Coordinator, Louise Thorman on 01625 872238, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poynton Post Office
Our Post Office will be closed for a long-awaited refurbishment/modernisation from Friday 4th to the Friday 18th September. See the top of this page for more details.
The nearest alternative Post Offices are Bramhall and Hazel Grove – details of their opening hours and locations are available from Civic Hall reception or via a link on our homepage above.
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 email@example.com
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
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