Poynton Updates and News (PUN): 14/09/2012
Friday14th September 2012 08:20
Draft Town Strategy for Poynton : Consultation Now Open
This important public consultation, which will help shape Poynton’s future for at least the next 20 years, started on 31st August, and runs to 1st October 2012. The Town Council has a stock of the draft Town Strategy document and questionnaire at the Civic Hall, plus a box in which to post your completed questionnaire.
These documents are also available from the library next door. If you would prefer to complete the questionnaire on line please go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan. There will be regular reminders throughout the consultation period, since the Town Council wants as many Poynton residents as possible to give their views. Please help pass the word to friends and family.
Our Local 2012 Champions
Hearty congratulations go to two ex-students of Poynton High School who competed in the London 2012 Games. Daniel Pepper and Sarah Storey both competed in the Paralympic Games. Daniel took part in the swimming and managed to reach the final in both his competitions.
Sarah Storey achieved an amazing four gold medals for cycling, making her Britain’s most successful female Paralympian, honoured with 4 golden post boxes, including one on Yew Tree Lane in Poynton. She was then given the huge accolade of representing Britain as a flagbearer, along with wheelchair racer David Weir, in the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games. We wish both Dan and Sarah every success in their future sporting careers, and are sure that their achievements will have been a huge inspiration to others.
MP’s Constituency Surgery
David Rutley MP’s next constituency surgery at the Civic Hall, originally scheduled for Friday 21st September has been cancelled. For information about David Rutley MP’s constituency surgery dates elsewhere in the area please call M. 07850 005282, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Macclesfield Town FC – Free Season Tickets!
Peaks and Plains Housing Trust has offered the Town Council a limited number of season tickets that they have been given by Macc Town Football Club for the current season.
These are free, on a first come, first served basis, although the Town Council asks for a voluntary donation to help continue the valuable work of the Poynton Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). Donations can be in the form of a cheque, payable to Poynton Town Council, or in cash, brought to the Civic Hall, for which a receipt will be given. Please check on availability of season tickets first by phoning T. 01625 872238.
Temporary Road Closure – Anglesey Drive
Advance notice that Anglesey Drive will be closed for resurfacing from its junction with London Road North to its junction with South Park Drive from Monday 1st October to Thursday 4th October inclusive. The actual location of the work will be from 24 Anglesey Drive to the junction with London Road North.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and vehicular access will be maintained for businesses, residents and emergency vehicles as far as possible. The alternative diversion route will be via South Park Drive, A523 London Road and vice versa. For further information or queries phone T. 0300 123 5020 or e-mail email@example.com. A reminder will feature in the PUN nearer the time.
Annual Poynton Town Council Business Awards
This new scheme is about to be launched, with the awards being presented at the Town Mayor’s Ball next March. All businesses, residents and visitors are asked to start thinking about those who deserve to be nominated for these awards. Further details and nomination forms will be available soon.
Crime Prevention Days/Bike Marking
Our PCSOs will be on hand at a number of crime prevention days and other events later this month and into October. This Saturday 15th September they will be outside the NatWest bank on the corner of Park Lane from noon until 3pm, and will also be offering bike security marking at the same location on Saturday 29th September, also from noon until 3pm. The PCSOs will be hosting a Higher Poynton Community Meeting at St Martin’s Church, Shrigley Road North from 11.30am to 1pm on Sunday 30th September, and will be returning to the NatWest, Park Lane for a crime prevention day on Thursday 25th October, from noon until 3pm.
For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail on 0845 458 6371.
Cheshire East Sports Awards
Do you know of an individual, a club or a high achiever from the world of sport in Cheshire East who is deserving of recognition? If so nominations are invited for 2012 Cheshire East Sports Awards.
Categories include club of the year, coach of the year, volunteer of the year within sport, young volunteer of the year (under 18yrs) within sport, disabled sports achiever, young sports achiever (under 18yrs) as well as others. To nominate visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/sport and click on ‘Sports Awards’ in the menu on the left hand side. For further information e-mail email@example.com or phone T. 01625 383778. Nominations close on Friday 19th October 2012.
Development of the Woodford Aerodrome Site
Following BAE Systems’ sale of the Woodford Aerodrome site, Stockport Council is finalising a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This will provide guidance for the future development of the site, which will clearly have an impact on Poynton. This draft SPD will be the subject of a statutory six week consultation, which is now open, with a closing date of Monday 15th October 2012.
During this consultation period you are also invited to have your say on the draft SPD at special public events at the Woodford Community Centre on Chester Road, Woodford. The first of these took place on Friday 7th September, and the remaining session is from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 29th September 2012.
The Town Council would urge residents to make your views known by attending these events and/or have your say on the draft SPD.
The Civic Hall has rooms to hire for every occasion, at very reasonable rates. Kitchen and bar facilities are also available. In addition to two meeting rooms, our Council Chamber and the main hall can also be hired.
For details, hire rates and availability please call Hazel Mason on T. 01625 872238, key 3, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Advice Bureau – Opening Hours
Please note that the Poynton CAB, based at the Civic Hall, has changed its operating hours on Tuesdays from the current 11am to 2pm to 9.30am to 12.30pm. Operating hours on Thursdays remain unchanged at 11am to 12.30pm. A drop in service operates on both days, but appointments are also offered on Thursdays – ring the Civic Hall on 01625 872238, key 1.
Cheshire East Ranger programme for September
For details of Ranger events for the remainder of September please call T. 01625 383700 or go to the Rangers website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_service/ranger_events.aspx
Clifford Road Narrowing
The Town Council will formally review its position on this issue at a council meeting at 8pm on Monday 17th September. Residents are welcome to attend.
It is important to note that the road narrowing undertaken by Cheshire East Council near the junction of Clifford Road and London Road South is what is known as an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order.
A decision will need to be made by Cheshire East Council in due course whether to make this a permanent feature.
Anyone with views for or against the scheme should make them known in writing before 1st December 2012. Views and comments should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Alternatively send or hand in any letters to the Town Clerk (Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB), and they will be forwarded to the relevant department at Cheshire East.
Men In Sheds for Poynton
The response to the drop-in event that took place at the Civic Hall on Saturday 1st September was very encouraging. The Town Council is still keen to hear from anyone who was perhaps not able to attend that event, but who would like to get involved in a Poynton for a ‘Men In Sheds’ project. Please phone or e-mail the Town Clerk – T. 01625 872238, Liz.Osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Community Grants from Cheshire East
It is worth reminding our local voluntary organisations again about this potential source of funds. Grants are available for events (up to £250), for activities (up to £500) facilities (up to £3,000) and, more recently, for neighbourhood planning (£250 to £500). The deadline for the next round of applications is 28th September 2012.
Further information, including the criteria and application forms, are available on line at http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/community_and_living/community_grants.aspx