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8th - 10th May 2020

Town Council COVID-19 Information

 

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Poynton at War

Read articles on evacuees, rationing, shops, transport, VE celebrations, education, air raid precautions, a pigeon awarded a medal for gallantry & much more here.

World War 2 Portrait Gallery

Visit our 'virtual exhibition' of information about local servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Second World War.

Click here to view the picture gallery.

In and Around Poynton

A picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swans and tufted ducks, dragon and damselflies.

 

Welcome to Poynton

Find all about the town council, the latest community news, meeting minutes, adult health and wellbeing initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Part of the Age UK Cheshire East & Cheshire East Council Scam Awareness and & Aftercare Project for older people poster

Scam Awareness - Older People

An awareness & aftercare project to keep older people safe. The May issue 2 bulletin highlights banking scams, current scams and reporting them. Very useful advice here.

Workmen on the site of the Chester Road closure

Chester Road Closure

The closure, from the Hazelbadge Rd junction to outside no. 66, in order to repair gas escape has been extended until 10 June ’20. Scroll down for more details.

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Poynton during WW2 & Gallery

Visit an exhibition of local servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Second World War here and read articles of Poynton during the war here.

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Town Council COVID-19
Information and Help

Message from the Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore

Poynton Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore

It’s incredible to see how Poynton continues to pull together to support our elderly and vulnerable residents; and indeed each other! Thank you to the organisations and groups working with the Town Council; and the Street Champions and volunteers who continue to make a real difference to our community.

And thank you to our local businesses many of which are providing delivery services.

The Town Council continues to maintain a list of all food businesses who can deliver. Click here for the latest version.

If you know of any updates to this please contact the Town Clerk, Haf Barlow on Haf.Barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

I Poynton #supportlocal Supporting Local Businesses is also sharing information about local businesses visit their Facebook page.
And Poynton Supporting Poynton is a great source of information, ideas and support. Visit their Facebook page.


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Poynton Town Council

Although the Civic Hall is closed the Town Council is continuing to monitor emails and telephone calls and staff are working from home. The Town Council are currently co-ordinating the volunteer response in Poynton.

Following our leaflet drop https://bit.ly/3a2wH8K we are receiving calls from residents who need assistance and we are working with our volunteer partners (Churches Together, U3A and Poynton Runners) on providing these welfare services.

Thank you to all those residents who have volunteered to assist with this effort to support our community.


Poynton Town Council services

Poynton Town Council will be maintaining services during this uncertain time. This includes

  • Responding to residents telephone, email enquiries and concerns
  • Keeping Brecon park open
  • Bin emptying on the inclines

Whilst we focus our full attention on facilitating a community resilience plan for vulnerable residents and as a result of Government advice regarding social distancing, all council committee meetings and working groups are suspended at this time.


391/392 Bus Service Suspension

These bus services were suspended on Monday 20th April 2020. Keyworkers making essential journeys and who will be affected by this suspension are asked to contact transportpolicy@transportservicesolutions.co.uk.

The Town Council were not consulted about the suspension of the service and we are endeavouring to obtain urgent assurances on when the bus service will be reinstated.


Supermarket Information for Vulnerable People and NHS staff

The supermarkets are now offering a range of measures and dedicated shopping hours to help NHS staff and vulnerable customers. Many of the supermarkets are requesting, where possible one shopper per household.

NB Please direct any enquiries directly to the supermarkets in question. Details may also be subject to change.

Aldi, London Rd South
Half an hour prior to opening
, stores are open for over 70’s and vulnerable people. On Sundays, 30 minutes prior to opening the store is open for NHS, Police and Fire Service staff.

Co-op, School Lane
From 8am - 9am shopping is for NHS staff and key workers.
From 10am - 11am shopping is for vulnerable people.

Morrisons, Queensway
Morrisons have introduced an NHS hour from 7am-8am, Mon-Sat. All residents with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on essentials. On Sundays, stores will open at 9am for NHS workers to shop and open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.

Vulnerable and elderly residents can ring 0345 6116111 and select either option 4 or 5.
Option 4 is to order a food box. There is either a meat or a veg box option for £35, both include household items. Typically this box should feed 2 adults for one week. Payment is taken over the phone and goods delivered to the household. Option 5 is a small shop from a list of essential items which is delivered by a local store. Shopping is paid for using a contactless card system at the point of delivery, when social distancing practices will be observed.

Waitrose, Park Lane
Mon-Sat: 8am - 9am Shopping is for elderly and vulnerable residents
9am – 8pm NHS staff should go to the front of the queue and present their badge to enter, a pri-ority till is also available. Some essential provisions are available if they are not displayed on the shelf.
Sunday: Elderly and vulnerable residents can browse from 9.30am, but can only pay for provisions from 10am onwards.

Essential Shopping Service
Waitrose are now offering a telephone shopping service whereby vulnerable and elderly residents who are self-isolating and have no form of help from family or neighbours are able to contact Waitrose to arrange shopping during store hours. To arrange a shop please contact the store between 9am and 1pm for same day delivery. Deliveries will be carried out the same afternoon where possible or the following day if all availability is taken. Shopping of a value of £30 or 20 items can be requested.

There is limited availability for this service, so it is very important that only those who need it most, access the service. Each shopper will need their bank card to be able to pay for the shopping and can contact Waitrose on 01625 858033 to speak with a partner who will explain the process and take a shopping list.

Goods will be delivered to the resident’s house when ready, when social distancing practices will be maintained. Shops can be placed every four days.


Street Champion Update

Poynton Town Council's map of Street Champions continues to grow. With over 90% of the population covered and 99 registered Street Champions there are just a handful of areas left which need to be covered. These include: Hazel Drive, Barclay Road, Curzon Road and Middlewood Road towards the Hockley end and the area around Petre Bank Cottages.

Street Champions are coordinators and facilitators that work on a street by street basis. The Street Champion usually lives on the street they are coordinating and has a network of neighbours looking after each other. Simple jobs like putting bins out, or getting small bits of shopping or even just a social distancing chat across a garden fence are just some of the tasks that volunteers have done.

If you want to become a street champion for one of the areas above please email phil.cunningham@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk


Families Magazine Online

Families Magazine Online have produced a ‘lockdown’ issue with some really useful information and activities in.

The magazine can be found here.


You & Yours Counselling

You & Yours Counselling logoYou & Yours Counselling is a charity based in Poynton providing adults with individual and couples counselling sessions.

They have adapted their service for the current situation by offering video counselling with members of their skilled and experienced professional team of counsellors.

To contact You & Yours either ring them on 01625 874225 or send them a message from the contact page of their website: www.you-and-yours.org.uk


Citizen’s Advice

Citizen’s Advice are taking calls 9-5 Mon to Fri. If you need help call:

01625 432847
01625 708608
07756 023 416

Please leave a message and you will receive a call back. You can also ring Adviceline on 03444 111444. Email advice can be accessed at https://www.citizensadvicecn.org.uk/email


Coronavirus - Vulnerable Residents

Poynton Town Council would like to thank the local residents who have set up their own help and support groups for local vulnerable residents, who may need help if self-isolating.

The Council are currently liaising with various support groups within the Town, who have volunteers who will also be able to assist vulnerable residents.  

A few months ago we made a leaflet drop, with advice to both residents and local volunteers on how best to assist neighbours and keep everyone safe, during this period. This leaflet is shown above under the heading Guidance for Poynton's Community Response to Covid-19 and can also be downloaded here.

The Community Support team are out and about as usual.

If you have concerns about a vulnerable resident, including those who might not have access to the web or social media, please contact the Town Council on 01625 872238 or keep them informed of any key messages from trusted NHS social media resources. Please keep checking our website and social media pages for further updates.


Adult Health and Wellbeing – Time to Talk - Cancelled

Unfortunately the Time to Talk sessions in Bollington, Disley & Poynton have been cancelled for the time being.

Here’s a reminder of services available for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer’s Society support:

  • Advice and guidance on a range of issues is available on their website.
  • For up to date information on dementia and services, please visit their website or follow Alzheimer’s Society on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Talking Point is an online community which can be accessed online for free, night or day, via the Alzheimer’s Society website. It’s a fantastic way to connect with other people affected by dementia, share personal experience and receive valuable support.

Further Advice can be found at Dementia UK:

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/dementia-helpline-alzheimers-helpline/

https://www.dementiauk.org/dementia-uk-coronavirus-advice/


Additional Support

 

Childcare for Key Workers

If you are a Key Worker and need support with childcare, information can be found on a Cheshire East Family Information Service poster which you can download as a PDF here: https://bit.ly/2RmpzwV

 

Cheshire East Business Grants

Cheshire East Council is urging businesses to go directly to them and submit their business bank details online – via an official form – to receive government Covid-19 business grants, rather than using agents.

There are two new grant funding schemes, which have been announced by the government as part of the pandemic.

Full details on the Cheshire East website.

 

Support from Cheshire East

Cheshire East and the government have produced information for people who are having to stay at home. More details: https://bit.ly/2UFfOKV

 

Cheshire East People Helping People Scheme

This is a service that connects the people offering help to the people who need help. Further details can be found at: https://bit.ly/2WOxTZC

 

Support for Young People

Did you know that Kooth is the largest Mental Health and Emotional Well Being platform for children and young adults living in the UK?

It provides young people under the age of 20 fast, free and anonymous access to professional counsellors with safe online support 365 days a year. For more information visit https://kooth.com/

 

Just Drop-in

Just Drop-in logoJust Drop-In are a charity, based in Macclesfield who support young people aged 12 to 25 years. They have adapted their services in response to the current situation and are now providing a virtual offer (see attached).

Just Drop-In can be contacted by telephone on 01625 665079 or by texting or calling : 07718 425405; email hello@justdropin.co.uk or for more information by visiting their website http://www.justdropin.co.uk/what-we-do/


New Mental Health Helpline

Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral.

What to do if you need urgent mental health help:

  • Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need;
  • The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people;
  • The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972;
  • Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you;
  • You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance;
  • For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic www.cwp.nhs.uk
  • For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk

Safeguarding and Helping People

Cheshire East Council has published the following Coronavirus information leaflets, which can be viewed or downloaded as full-size PDFs.

Stop Adult Abuse Safeguarding adults for Covid-19 Community Support - click here

Stop Adult Abuse - Safeguarding adults for people self-isolating - click here

Cheshire East People - Helping People - click here


Coronavirus - NHS and Middlewood Practices Information

The latest advice and information on Coronavirus - Covid 19 can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 website https://111.nhs.uk/

Middlewood Practices have also published information at: https://www.middlewoodhealthcare.org.uk/corovirus-2


Supermarket Information for Vulnerable People and NHS staff

The supermarkets are now offering a range of measures and dedicated shopping hours to help NHS staff and vulnerable customers. Many of the supermarkets are requesting, where possible one shopper per household.

NB Please direct any enquiries directly to the supermarkets in question. Details may also be subject to change.

Aldi, London Rd South
Half an hour prior to opening, stores are open for over 70’s and vulnerable people.
On Sundays, half an hour prior to opening the store is open for NHS, Police and Fire Service staff.

Co-op, School Lane
From 8am – 9am shopping is for NHS staff and key workers. 
From 10am – 11am shopping is for vulnerable people.

Morrisons, Queensway
Morrisons have introduced an NHS hour from 7am-8am, Monday-Saturday.
All colleagues with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on the products they need.

On Sundays, stores will open at 9am for NHS workers to shop and open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.

Vulnerable and elderly residents can ring 0345 6116111 and select either option 4 or 5. 
Option 4 is to order a food box.  There is either a meat or a veg box option for £35, both include household items. Typically this box should feed 2 adults for one week. Payment for the box is taken over the phone and delivered to the household.

Option 5 is a small shop from a list of essential items which is delivered by a local store.  Shopping is paid for using a contactless card system at the point of delivery, when social distancing practises will be observed.

Waitrose, Park Lane
Mon-Sat: 8am - 9am Shopping is for elderly and vulnerable residents
9am – 8pm NHS staff can come to the front of the queue on presenting their badge and there’s a priority till available.  Some essential provisions are available if they are not displayed on the shelf.
Sunday: Elderly and vulnerable residents can browse from 9.30am, but can only pay for provisions from 10am onwards.

Essential Shopping Service

Waitrose are now offering a telephone shopping service whereby vulnerable and elderly residents who are self-isolating and have no form of help from family or neighbours are able to contact Waitrose to arrange shopping during store hours. To arrange a shop please contact the store between 9am and 1pm for same day delivery. Deliveries will be carried out the same afternoon where possible or the following day if all availability is taken. Shopping of a value of £30 or 20 items can be requested. 

There is limited availability for this service, so it is very important that only those who need it most, access the service.  Each shopper will need their bank card to be able to pay for the shopping and can contact Waitrose on 01625 858033 to speak with a partner who will explain the process and take a shopping list. 

Goods will be delivered to the resident’s house when ready, when social distancing practices will be maintained. There will be no deliveries on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday, however, details can be taken for deliveries from Tuesday onwards.  After the Bank Holiday, the service will be available Monday to Friday only. Shops can be placed every four days.


 

 

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