Poynton Updates and News 3/11/2014
Poynton Road Works Update
Cheshire East Council Highways are due to carry out substantial drainage repairs on Waterloo Road from Monday 3rd November to Friday 28th November 2014. The alternative route during the closure will be via Dickens Lane, London Road South, Park Lane, Coppice Road and vice versa. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East directly on 0300 123 5020 quoting reference: UD20011031343.
Town Council website scoops Community Award
The Town Council was delighted to be announced as the winner of the Community Website Award at the Cheshire Community Pride Awards in Congleton recently. The website contains a wide variety of information from right across the community. Apart from Council news, there are sections for youth, policing, history, visitor information and much more.
The winning website is a testament to the collaboration between local community groups, the Town Council and Poynton web-designer Mike Gallagher of Primary Websites Ltd.
Deputy Clerk Richard Holland, who accepted the award on behalf of the Town Council, said,
“This is tremendous news. The Town Council needs to communicate on a regular basis with its local residents, and a well-structured and user-friendly website is an essential component. We hope this award will encourage more people to visit the website and see the amount of useful and topical information it contains about events and developments of interest to our community.”
For those without regular access to a computer, the Town Council is keen to point out that print outs of its popular Poynton Update and News (PUN) e-mail are available from the Civic Hall, and can also be seen on Town Council notice boards.
Lest We Forget……
A reminder to all Poynton residents, visitors, local societies, and voluntary organisations that this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service is on Sunday 9th November. The parade, accompanied by the Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, will leave the Civic Centre Car Park 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 placed on and around the war memorial after the service. For all colour and wreath bearers there will be a rehearsal at St George’s Church at 7pm on Tuesday 4th November.
Any queries please to the Town Clerk, T. 01625 872238, or call in at the Civic Hall.
"Silent Night" - First World War Commemoration
There will be two performances in late November of ‘Silent Night’, an original and moving play with music that tells of the amazing events surrounding the Christmas truce during the First World War. Performed by Theatre in the Quarter and sponsored by the Town Council and the High School, this will be staged at Poynton High School at 7.30pm on 27th and 28th November 2014.
Tickets for these two performances are on sale now for £5 each at the Civic Hall and Poynton High School.
The Town Council has two ex-Cheshire East Council minibuses, an 8-seater and a 10-seater, 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
Poynton In Business
The next scheduled PIB get together is a breakfast meeting at Wetherspoons/Kingfisher at 7.30am on Wednesday 12th November. The event is open to Poynton business owners and managers and all will be made very welcome.
Now in its 8th year, Poynton’s annual Christmas Fest, which takes place this year on Tuesday 2nd December, has become a firm fixture in the village’s social diary, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger than the last. Luis Troyano, Poynton resident and runner up in the ‘Great British Bake Off’, has kindly agreed to perform the official opening! The main stretch of Park Lane will be closed to traffic as usual between 7pm and 9pm.
For further information contact Susan Warrington of Projects 4 Poynton (formerly the Poynton Parish Plan Group) on T. 874823, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Poynton Royal British Legion Concert Band and the Just Sing! community choir in a fun-packed festive afternoon for all the family at Poynton Civic Hall at 2pm, Sunday 14th December. All your favourite Christmas songs and carols, including music from the Disney film "Frozen". Plenty of opportunity for everyone to join in! Free mulled wine or orange juice with mince pies included. Free parking, easy wheelchair and buggy access. Adults £7.50, accompanied under 16s FREE. Advance booking recommended – T. 01625 876865, e-mail email@example.com. The Vernon Building Society Poynton Band’s Christmas Concert takes place at the Civic Hall at 7pm on Sunday 7th December. For further information please contact Sandra Wyatt of the Band’s Friends Committee on T. 0161 449 9576.
2014 Poynton Awards for Customer Excellence (PACE)
Thank you to all those who nominated Poynton businesses for this year’s awards by the closing date of 31st October 2014.
The selection committee will meet shortly, and the awards will be presented at the Poynton In Business Annual Dinner to be held on 4th December at Davenport Golf Club.
Poynton Charity Bonfire & Fireworks
Poynton Round Table's annual Charity Bonfire & Fireworks is on Saturday 8th November 2014 at Poynton Park from 6pm to 9:30pm. All proceeds are donated to local charities and good causes.
Springboard Poynton – Music For All
The recent Springboard musical festival was a non-profit making community event, with the surplus going to Springboard’s and the Town Mayor’s charity, the National Eczema Society. A cheque for £2,013 was handed over to that charity following the event. Many thanks again to all those who supported this inaugural event, with a very special thank you to the sponsors.
There are two Nordic Walking taster and technique sessions from the Nelson Pit Ranger Station, Higher Poynton on Sunday morning 16th November and Saturday morning 22nd November respectively. For details of these and all other Ranger events please call T. 01625 383700 or go to the Rangers website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_service/ranger_events.aspx. For those residents without access to a PC, printed copies of the monthly Ranger programmes can be had on request from the Civic Hall.
Civic Hall Roof
The Civic Hall roof is being totally refurbished, with completion planned for end-November. The contractor compound is to the rear of the Civic Hall, and although there is scaffolding around the building, this work should not disrupt normal business. The Town Council would only ask that you take care when entering, leaving or are in the vicinity of the building while the work is ongoing. The creation of a joint Civic Hall/Library entrance and reception is scheduled to begin in early January 2015.
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
A reminder that hard copies of this PUN are available on request from the Civic Hall for those of our residents without access to PCs – please spread the word!
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