Poynton Area Community Partnership
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The Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP)
The Partnership (PACP) is a group of volunteers that strives to make Poynton and the parishes of Adlington, Disley, Mottram St Andrew, Prestbury, Kettleshulme and Pott Shrigley attractive places to visit, live, work and spend their leisure time. More details below.
At 9.35am the Remembrance Parade from Poynton Civic Hall down Park Lane to St. George’s Church and at 10am the Armistice 100 Remembrance Service. More details below.
Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP)
The Partnership is an independent, constituted group of volunteers that brings a broad range of like-minded volunteers together to understand the needs of local people, and strives to improve their quality of life in various ways.
The group is a key player in the Cheshire East Partnership Framework and includes Poynton and the parishes of Adlington, Disley, Mottram St Andrew, Prestbury, Kettleshulme and Pott Shrigley. Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councils are also represented.
The PACP works together to make Poynton and those parishes listed above attractive places where people want to visit, live, work and spend their leisure time. PACP vision is to make its residents and neighbourhoods more connected, to promote a strong sense of place by supporting civic pride projects, and to encourage socialising and health and wellbeing activity.
To assist with this, the Partnership has been given some funding from Cheshire East Council. Voluntary groups and organisations based in Poynton and the above parishes are invited to apply for modest grants to help fund projects whose aims are aligned with the above vision.
How to Apply for A Grant: Complete the application form, which you can download here, and follow the instructions on how to submit it.
The Chairman, Cllr. Sarah-Jane Gilmore, Poynton's current Mayor, is keen to bring our local communities closer together, and is also passionate about promoting Civic Pride and driving and supporting meaningful projects in the wider local area.
For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01625 374950.
Poynton Area Community Partnership Publications
PACP Report - 2018 - view or download here.
PACP Report - 2017 - view or download here.
PACP Guide to local interest, activity and hobby groups can be viewed or download here.
August 18 – Disley Community Bus
The Disley Community Bus Scheme is run by Disley Parish Council and operates as a not-for-profit community transport scheme. In 2018 a brand new 15-seater minibus was purchased with funding from Disley Parish Council, the National Lottery, Poynton Area Community Partnership, Disley & Newtown Good Neighbours, Cuppa an’ a Chat and many personal donations. The minibus is driven by a team of wonderful volunteer drivers who have all completed a minibus driving awareness course.
December 2017 - A guide to local interest, activity and hobby groups
Following concerns with the devastating impact that being lonely can have, PACP produced and distributed 'A guide to local interest, activity and hobby groups' ahead of the festive period in December 2017.
The booklet contains information about the impact of loneliness and encouraged people to join the social groups. It was distributed to every Poynton household via the Poynton Post and copies made available at the Civic Hall, library and parish venues.
The publication was well received and the group hope to expand on supporting projects that reduce loneliness.
Download the guide here.
December 2017 - Carers Trust4 All - Sing-a-Long Sessions
P.A.C.P. working with Carers Trust 4 All, organised a pilot 'Singing Together, Sing-a-Long' session for individuals and their carers, held at Poynton Civic Hall on March 23rd 2017.
Twenty-three people attended on the day and were keen that this beneficial activity should continue. P.A.C.P. have agreed to fund the venue so a monthly session can be delivered for the rest of the year.
PACP have funded monthly sing-a-long-sessions throughout the year with positive responses from those who attended including: ‘singing is a good mood booster’; ‘it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a good voice’; ‘the instruments add to the fun’; ‘like to meet friends again’; ‘lovely session joining in together; a nice afternoon out’.
89% of respondents said that singing improved their quality of life and 91% said attending the group has benefitted their health/ and or confidence.
October 2017 - Flicks in the Stix Community Cinema
A successful grant application to PACP is helping to fund the purchase of 45 new stackable chairs with soft seat cushioning and vinyl seat covering for the village hall.
The chairs will enhance the life of the local community through the various groups associated with the village hall.
September 17 – Dementia Friends Information Sessions
May 17 - Pott Shrigley Church School
PACP have supported an application from Pott Shrigley Church School PTA to contribute to the production of a leaflet to promote the school, which faced the possibility of closure at the end of 2016.
The leaflet will help to raise awareness and hopefully increase numbers for the start of the September 2017/2018 school year.
May 17 - Be Steady, Be Safe
The nearest falls prevention class to Disley is the 'Be Steady, Be Safe' programme run by Everybody Sport and Recreation at Poynton Civic Hall. A number of Disley residents had registered to join the programme but did not have transportation from Disley to Poynton.
Disley Parish Council offered the use of their Community Bus and its wonderful volunteer drivers to transport up to 9 participants to the Poynton every Monday to allow Disley residents to benefit from the programme.
Details of the Be Steady, Be Safe programme can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF here.
The use of the Disley Community Bus is creating closer ties between the communities of Disley and Poynton, is environmentally beneficial by using a single vehicle and is helping to reduce social isolation by bringing older residents together for the trip as well as for the training session.
The administration and fuel costs were donated by Disley Parish Council and a grant by PACP covered the expenses.