Poynton Updates and News (PUN): 8/11/12
Archived PUN can be found here and the most recent PUN here.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road – Second Poynton Exhibition
The first phase of consultation on the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road opened on 22nd October 2012, and continues to 25th January 2013. You can respond to the consultation online at www.semmms.info, by e-mail to email@example.com, by post to: SEMMMS Project Team, Stockport Council, Stopford House, Stockport SK1 3YQ, or phone 0161 474 2055 for more information. If you missed the first of two exhibitions being held at Poynton Civic Hall concerning this consultation, the second takes place on Monday 12th November, from 10am to 8pm.
Woodland on the Inclines
The Survey and Risk Assessment on the Inclines woodland, commissioned by the Town Council, has now been published, and can be accessed via the Town Council’s new website – go to “Your Council” and click on “Publications” from the drop down menu. This is an extensive and detailed report, and has a helpful Executive Summary at the beginning. A drop-in session for those residents whose houses border the Inclines has been arranged for Saturday 17th November, from 10am to noon, when the Town Council’s policy on the maintenance of Incline trees will be explained, and questions answered. As a general rule, the Town Council will not agree to carry out any ‘cosmetic’ treatment of the trees, most of which are protected, and any work it does undertake in terms of pruning or felling will be based largely on risk.
The Poynton Update and News (PUN)
A reminder that hard copies of this PUN are available on demand from the Civic Hall for those of our residents without access to PCs – please spread the word! A version of the PUN is also published in SK magazine.
Poynton Town Council Annual Business Awards
Nomination forms for this new award scheme will be available shortly, so get ready to vote for your favourite Poynton business! The awards will be presented at the Town Mayor’s Charity Ball next March.
Middlewood Way Tree Wander
The Rangers programme for November includes a “Middlewood Way Tree Wander”, from 10.30am to noon, on Sunday 18th November, from the Rangers’ Office at Adlington Road , Bollington. You can learn about our native trees and how to identify them from Ranger Peter Dowse. Booking and advance payment (£2) is essential. Call T. 01625 383777.
For details of other Ranger events this month and until the end of the year 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 November programme can be had on demand from the Civic Hall.
Remembrance Day Parade and Service
A reminder that this year’s Remembrance Day is this Sunday 11th November. There will be the usual parade, accompanied by the VBS Poynton Brass Band, leaving the Civic Centre Car Park at 9.30am sharp, followed by the service and Act of Remembrance at St George’s Church, starting at 10am.
A Town Council Working Group continues to try to improve the general appearance of the School Lane retail area, and in particular the frontage. If you would like to get involved, or would be willing to sponsor some of the improvements, such as seats or planters, please contact the Town Clerk on T. 01625 872238.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Cheshire Fire Authority is the publically accountable body, which manages the fire and rescue service on behalf of local people.
The Authority has now published its annual plan, the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), for 2013/14 and the years beyond, and a comprehensive 12 week consultation was launched on 24 September, which runs until 17th December 2012. This draft plan is the most significant in the Fire Authority’s 15 year history, as it sets out a number of far-reaching proposals, which have been developed so that it can maintain and improve the services it provides to the local community and make most effective use of its reduced funding.
The proposals would help the Service to meet expected budget cuts of around £5 million over the next four years, but will take a number of years to implement. You can access a summary of the plans, as well as supporting material and a full copy of the IRMP 2013-14 through visiting the website: http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/home/current-consultation. You can also complete a resident survey on the plans.
Equally, any written submissions on the proposals are welcome, and can be sent to; Communication and Engagement Officer, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2FQ
Tel: 01606 868408
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Council Website
This has been given a radical overhaul under the management of a new, local webmaster. The new user-friendly site is up and running, and will be fully functional by January 2013, with all the relevant content uploaded. This PUN also features on the homepage. www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk
Dates for your diary
|Friday 9th Nov||2.30pm-4.30pm||Civic Hall||David Rutley MP’s constituency surgery by appointment
only - call M. 0785 0005282
|Sun 11th Nov||9.30am||from Civic Centre||Remembrance Day Parade and Service (10am),
St George’s Church – see item above
|Mon 12th Nov||10am to 8pm||Civic Hall||A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Exhibition – see item above|
|Mon 12th Nov||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee|
|Mon 19th Nov||8pm||Civic Hall||Town Council|
|Fri 23rd Nov||from 1.15pm||Civic Hall||Blood donating session – to make an appointment call T. 0300 1232323|
|Mon 26th Nov||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee|
|Mon 3rd Dec||7pm||Civic Hall||Planning and Environment Committee (call the Town Clerk for details of planning applications to be considered)|
|Mon 3rd Dec||8pm||Civic Hall||Finance and General Purpose Committee|
|Tues 4th Dec||5pm to 9pm||Park Lane||Annual Christmas Fest ( Park Lane closed from 7pm)|
|Mon 10th Dec||8pm||Civic Hall||Community, Order and Public Safety Committee|
|Mon 17th Dec||8pm||Civic Hall||Facilities, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee|
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