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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

Homepage

Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

Homepage

Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Poynton News

 

View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) here. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive.

 

Road works

On Saturday 10th December 2016, Cheshire East will be installing temporary lining detail for narrow lanes from the Woodford – Poynton boundary, just prior to Walnut Tree Farm, to just beyond the Bramhall Oil Terminal access road on Chester Road. Temporary traffic lights will be operational during installation on the 10th December between 8am and 1pm.

 

Consultations

Poynton Town Council would like to draw your attention to these open consultations:

 

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has commenced consultation on a new statutory development plan for the conurbation for 2015-2035. It includes new industrial and warehousing floor space, offices and houses. Some 28 per cent of the proposed new homes would be built on Greater Manchester’s green belt. Full details are on the web-site www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/GMSF. The Town Council’s Planning and Environment Committee will be discussing this on 19th Dec and then making a submission in relation to the houses being proposed at Woodford and High Lane which are within a mile of Poynton. Consultation is open until 23rd Dec.

 

Household Waste and Recycling Centre provision by Cheshire East

There are a number of options for changes to centres which may affect the Poynton site. The Service is expected, like most other Cheshire East Council services, to contribute towards the savings that the council has to make. The full information is on the Cheshire East web-site at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling. The closing date is 10th January 2017.

 

Cheshire East Council Pre-Budget Consultation

This covers proposals and the strategy for the proposed budget changes and how this may affect services in future. Overall, Cheshire East Council is expecting to see cash reductions of almost £100 million for the three-year period 2017 to 2020, compared with the 2016/17 budget. The consultation closes on 10th Jan 2017. Details on their website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/budget or Tel: 01270 685811 or email: townandparishcouncils@cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

Poynton Heritage Garden

The volunteer group would like to thank all those who voted for the Heritage Garden in the Aviva Community Fund. Sadly, it did not receive enough votes to go forward but more people are now aware of the Garden near the Library. Soon the group are hoping to get some metal outlines and benches in place. You can get involved by contacting the group on projects4poynton@gmail.com.

Christmas Fest

Santa and his sleighThe Projects 4 Poynton team, voluntary organisers of the annual Poynton Christmas Fest, would like to thank the many hundreds of residents and visitors who attended this year's event. Local feedback suggests that the Fest was both fun and hugely enjoyable.

Special thanks go to Sophie Thornhill, Poynton's Paralympic gold medallist, who did a brilliant job in opening the Fest, to the Cheshire East Council team who did a great job clearing up during and after the event, to our local police for ensuring a safe evening, and to the compere/DJ Tony Hennon, who was in charge of entertainment on the stage. Last but not least, Projects 4 Poynton would like to thank Poynton Town Council for its help on the day, but more so for being principal sponsor of the Fest since its inception 10 years ago. The Council's current level of financial support cannot be guaranteed for future years, and both Projects 4 Poynton and the Town Council would welcome greater involvement from Poynton's businesses for this popular community event to continue in future. Contact s.warrington@uwclub.net

 

Participatory Budget: Community Fund Voting

The dynamic community consultation event on 26th November voted for nine community health projects to share £20,000. They are Poynton Golden Memories Break, Parent Carer and Support Group, Time for Me Carers, A Day at the Seaside, Men in Sheds, Respite for Disabled and Infirm Residents, Know Your Blood Pressure, Back to Sport and Poynton Heritage Club. For more information, contact the Cheshire East Communities & Partnership Team on 01270 686663.

 

Councillor surgery

This is your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). The next surgery is on Saturday 7th January: drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for times between 11am to 12 noon on 01625 872238.

 

Christmas trees

The Town Council pays for the Christmas lights on Park Lane and the tree outside St George’s Church and their installation. The tree by the Civic Hall was donated by a Poynton resident some years ago and is slowly growing. Anson Engine Museum kindly provide and install the picket fencing for both trees.

 

Poynton Easy Access Scheme: scooters and wheelchairs

If you have friends or family to visit or stay over the holiday season, you are welcome to borrow a scooter or wheelchair for a very modest charge.

You are invited to one of our free Drop-in sessions to look at the wheelchairs or scooters or try them out at the Civic Hall on Mon 12th Dec between 2pm – 4pm or Tues 20th December 10am – 12 noon.

We can offer a short lesson in how to use the scooters in the safety of the Civic Hall and then, if you want, go out with you along Park Lane to give you experience on the street. If you are thinking of buying one, then this is a good chance to find out if you like them. Ring Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 or call in at the Civic Hall.

 

Winter walks

If you would like walking routes from one mile upwards starting from Poynton or nearby, including along Middlewood Way, there are leaflets and routes on the Town Council’s web-site here or available at a small charge from the Civic Hall. Some of them don’t have steps or stiles and are accessible by public transport. The leaflets are on display at the Civic Hall reception.

 

Poynton Village 10km run, Sunday 26th March 2017

Crazy Legs logoThis annual 10km running event will be hosted by Crazy Legs Events in association with Poynton Town Council, taking in some of the local landmarks and pathways. Open to people of all abilities.

This event sold out last year so book early as there are only 500 places available. The event starts and finishes in the Civic Centre car-park. Further information and entry details are here.

 

Civic Hall Christmas and New Year opening hours

Mon 19th to Weds 21st Dec
Thursday 22nd Dec   
  
Fri 23rd Dec   
Sat 24th Dec      
Sun 25th Dec  
Mon 26th Dec 
Tues 27th Dec   
Weds 28th and Thurs 29th Dec
Fri 30th Dec   
Sat 31st Dec
Sunday 1st Jan 2017 
Mon 2nd Jan 2017
Tues 3rd Jan 2017

Normal office hours (9am to 5pm). Normal evening activities
Normal office hours (9am to 5pm). Closed 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Normal evening activities
Normal office hours (9am to 4.30pm). Normal evening activities
CLOSED
CLOSED – Christmas Day
CLOSED – Boxing Day
CLOSED – Bank holiday
Normal office hours (9am to 5pm). No evening activities
Normal office hours (9am to 4.30pm). No evening activities
CLOSED
CLOSED – New Year’s Day
CLOSED – Bank holiday
Normal office hours resume (9am to 5pm). Normal evening activities.

 

Diary Dates

 

December 2016

Sun 11th

1.30 - 4pm

Civic Hall

Royal British Legion Band with Just Sing Choir. Adults £7.50, under 16’s free. Reserve your tickets on 01625 876865

Mon 12th

2pm - 4pm

Civic Hall

Scooters and wheelchairs. Drop-in to try one out or have a look. Free lesson and then get experience on Park Lane

Mon 12th

8pm

Civic Hall

Community Order and Public Safety Committee

Sun 18th

7pm

Civic Hall

Vernon Brass Band. Adults £8, Concessions £6, children free. For information call 07960 127121 garyeuph@gmail.com

Mon 19th

7pm

Civic Hall

Planning and Environment Committee

Mon 19th

8pm

Civic Hall

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Tues 20th

10am – 12 noon

Civic Hall

Scooters and wheelchairs. Drop-in to try one out or have a look. Free lesson and then get experience on Park Lane

Fri 30th

9-5pm

Civic Hall

Blood Donor session. Appointments only 0300 123 2323

January 2017

Sat 7th

10-12pm

Civic Hall

Councillor and PCSO Surgery. Drop-in 10am to 11am. Call 01625 872238 for appointments at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am.

Mon 9th

7pm

Civic Hall

Management and Establishment Committee

Mon 9th

8pm

Civic Hall

Town Council (precept setting)

Fri 13th

12-9pm

Civic Hall

Blood Donor session. Appointments only 0300 123 2323

Mon 16th

8pm

Civic Hall

Planning and Environment Committee

Sat 21st

8-12pm

Civic Hall

Ceilidh (high-energy folk dancing) for new or seasoned dancers with or without a partner. Adults £9, under 16’s £4.50. Tickets on the door or online www.poyntonceilidh.co.uk

 

The Town Council would like to wish all Poynton residents and visitors a very merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year.

Liz Osborn, Town Clerk
T. 01625 872238
www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Twitter: @poyntontownclrk

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