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Poynton Pledge

The Poynton Pledge

During his term in office Poynton Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has adopted the Community as his theme and has launched a new initiative called the Poynton Pledge. Sign up below.

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Poynton Pledge

Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green.

 

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Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

Read more about Poynton's interesting places to visit and 'things to do' on our local information page.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

View Poynton Heritage Garden photos.

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Take the Poynton Pledge

Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green. Read more about the Poynton Pledge.

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CCST Vacancies

Calling all passionate community minded people for exciting roles: Two Council Community Support Officers. Closing date: 2nd October 2020. For more information view the job advert.

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Carers Wellbeing Programme

The End of Life Partnership is supporting local carers with a special programme of 5 sessions in September, which will be hosted online. Full details and times on the Carers Wellbeing Programme (PDF).

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A Note from the Mayor

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SUBMIT your pledge lower down this page.

You can also DOWNLOAD the 'Poynton Pledge Poster for businesses' above to put in your window HERE.
 
A note from the Mayor - What does Poynton mean to you?

To me and many others it means community, a sense of place and of people coming together for the benefit of each other.

We all make up and benefit from this community, from the children getting a first rate education from all the excellent schools, to people using the facilities the wide variety of shops and businesses many of which are independently owned and run by local people and all the local volunteer groups offering everything from walking groups to art and history.

My focus this year will be on this great community we all live in.

Covid-19 has cost the Town, not only in personal tragedies, but also to the many businesses on the high street and to people who run their businesses from home.

Despite this the community banded together and used the opportunity to walk, cycle and run, meeting their neighbours and chatting (albeit socially distanced) in the now quiet streets.

The Town Council organised volunteers and residents organised Community Champions to look out for each other.

So, what can I do as Mayor to help and build on the community spirit that symbolises Poynton, whilst recognising the impact the crisis has had on people, businesses and the environment and at the same time ensuring the social distancing rules are kept?

During my term in office as Mayor of Poynton I will adopt the Community as my theme and have launched an initiative called the Poynton Pledge. This is an initiative to ask people to support local and to “think green”. I will be encouraging individuals and/or groups within the community to sign up and pledge an action for Poynton.

For example you could pledge to:

  • Swap one short car journey per week for a walk (eg to the Town to buy smaller items of shopping)
  • Look out for your neighbours and help them where you can
  • Check local shop suppliers first when ordering online.
  • Support local restaurants and takeaways
  • Research local organisations and charities and consider getting involved and/or volunteering
  • Shop sustainably
  • Consider supporting local businesses when I need a service

I’m therefore looking for residents to sign up below to a pledge. This could be one of the above or something which you feel you could do which supports our community and businesses.

By making just one small pledge, as individuals we can all make a big difference in contributing to the place we live in and local community.

You’ll be able to print a pledge car/poster and stick it in your window to show Poynton your support. (Link to do so is at the bottom of this page).

All ideas are welcome and if anyone has anything they can add to this to help our community then please let the Clerk know.

Thank you for your support

Councillor Lee Podmore

Poynton Town Mayor

Please Submit Your Pledge Below Before Printing

On the form below, if you wish, you can suggest another of your own pledges. By submitting the form the Town Council will also be able to record the number of residents who have made a pledge.

 

Note: Select the link under this form to create a separate printable version of the pledge.

If you don’t have access to a printer, once you have signed up via the form below, feel free to pop into the Civic Hall where you can pick up a copy of the pledge to stick in your window. Office opening hours are: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 noon.

 

 

To print* your Poynton Pledge (to put up in a window) on a PC or MAC please click here.

Or

If you don’t have access to a printer, once you have signed up via the form above, feel free to pick up a copy of the pledge from the Civic Hall to stick in your window. Office opening hours are: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 noon.

 

*MOBILE USERS - In order to complete and print your Poynton Pledge you need to open the following link in a browser on a PC or MAC.

https://www.poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk/print-poynton-pledge.htm

 
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