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View the latest Poynton Update and News (PUN) below or click HERE to download a PDF version. Earlier editions can be found in the news archive by clicking HERE.
Deputy Town Clerk appointed
Poynton Town Council welcomes Kate McDowell to the team email@example.com
New Town Councillors elected
Following the elections on Thursday 3rd May the Town Council would like to offer a very warm welcome to ten new Town Councillors, the one new Cheshire East Councillor representing Poynton’s East Ward, and to wish them every success in their new roles. Names and contact details of all 18 Town and Cheshire East Councillors are posted on the Town Council’s website here.
You can also find details of Town Council and Town Council Committee meetings there for 2019/20 by clicking here. Residents are very welcome to attend these, (which are held on Monday evenings) at the Civic Hall, starting at 8pm.
Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2019/2020 year
At the Annual Town Council meeting on 13th May 2019, councillors voted Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore in to continue in the role of Poynton Town Mayor for an unprecedented third year with Cllr Lee Podmore as Deputy Mayor.
You can read about some of Cllr Gilmore’s mayoral activities, events and fundraising, over the last 2 years on the Town Mayor’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/2HlN9nv
Civic Awards 2019
Nominations are invited for this year’s Civic Service Awards. Just a handful of these are given each year to individuals or groups who have made a “sustained and significant contribution” to our community. There are also separate awards for Youth Civic Service in recognition of having shown “leadership, initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to a worthwhile cause, of benefit to their peer group and/or the wider community”. To view last year’s winners and read why they won awards click here.
The awards are given by the Mayor at her Civic Sunday reception on 21st July. If you know of any deserving candidates for these awards please forward a brief citation in confidence to the Town Clerk, either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Town Clerk, Poynton Town Council, Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB. The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Friday 28th June 2019.
NOTE: Find out more details and additional ways in which you can nominate on the 2019 Civic Pride Awards page.
Air Quality Monitoring
The Town Council will shortly be installing small diffusion tubes on lamp posts on Chester Road, London Road North and Dickens Lane to monitor air quality.
Closure of Woodford Road Railway Bridge
Network Rail have informed Poynton Town Council that access over Woodford Road Railway Bridge for motorised vehicles will be suspended from 5th July to 16th August.
Access will remain for pedestrians and cyclists whilst urgent bridge repairs are carried out. If the closure of the bridge is going to affect you or anyone you know you/they may wish to attend a Network Rail event at the Civic Centre on Weds 12th June between 16:00 and 19:00. Members of Network Rail and Cheshire East Highways will be on hand to answer your questions about the bridge closure.
Sprink Farm, Dickens Lane, Planning Application
The Town Council's response to the reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout & scale) application for 150 dwellings at Sprink Farm, Dickens Lane can be viewed here.
Poynton Relief Road
On the 13th May 2019, Cheshire East Council confirmed that following a public enquiry held in November 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the Side Roads Order (with modifications) for the Relief Road. Information about the Relief Road can be found here.
New A.E.D defibrillators installed at the Boars Head and Coppice Road phone boxes
Poynton Town Council have recently installed two new defibrillators in the old telephone boxes at the side of the Boars Head on Anson Road and on the bend on Coppice Road next to the footpath down to the allotments.
Poynton Town Council’s Operations Manager Phil Cunningham said:
“We are so grateful to the residents and organisations of Poynton for their generosity in donating funds to this project. Without their help this project would simply have not got off the ground.” He went on to say “This project is now around 70% complete. Fundraising is still in progress for a further two Defibs in the area.
Home From Home Friendship Group, starting Thurs 6th June 2019
A number of organisations are working in partnership to provide a place for people who are lonely to meet with others in a welcoming, safe environment to enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
Activities will be tailored to individuals interests and health and wellbeing advice will also be available.
Home from Home will start on Thursday 6th June at 1.30pm – 3.30pm and then every other Thursday at Poynton Civic Hall.
To book a place please contact the Local Area Co-ordinators on 07826 902227 or 07973 949187 who will support people to attend the group, if needed.
You can download a full size Home From Home Friendship Group poster here.
Open Hands, request for volunteer drivers
Open Hands arranges transport for the elderly and vulnerable residents of Poynton to get to medical appointments, hospitals and dentists. Open Hands are looking to recruit more voluntary drivers to help with the high demand.
Could you spare some time? For more info please call 01625 878589 or email email@example.com
Dementia Action Week 2019
Poynton Dementia Steering Group are focussing their efforts on raising awareness with local businesses during Dementia Action Week (May 20th – 26th). Businesses can support the campaign to make Poynton a Dementia Friendly Community and many have expressed an interest. If you would like more information please contact Sharon Duke, Poynton Town Council’s Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 orSharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Know Your Numbers’ – Blood Pressure Assessment Training – 4th June
Know your Numbers is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain healthy blood pressure.
‘Know Your Numbers Week’ will take place from 9th to 15th September 2019 and in support of this, CHAMPS Public Health Collaborative has been awarded funding by British Heart Foundation to provide blood pressure monitors for 30 Connected Communities Centres across Cheshire East, including training for 25 volunteers in Poynton.
Once trained, volunteers will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess blood pressure and signpost to relevant services to address lifestyle changes.
There is a training session open to all Poynton residents on 4th June 2019 at the Civic Hall between 10.00 am and 1pm.
There is a maximum capacity for 25 people. To book email email@example.com Please state that your connected communities centre is Poynton and how many spaces you require (they require full names of the staff/volunteers who will be attending).
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, out of hours service
CAMHS (The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) has launched a new out-of-hours advice line for people living in the Cheshire and Wirral area. The advice line is open to everyone (children, young people, relatives, teachers, other professionals) and allows people to talk to a mental health professional if they are concerned or would like advice about a child or young person’s mental health.
The advice line number is 01244 397644 and runs from 5pm - 10pm (Monday-Friday) and 12pm – 8pm (Saturday and Sunday). Click here to view or download a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service poster.
Just-Drop In, young person’s counselling service, Poynton Civic Hall
Free person-centred counselling for young people aged between 12 and 25 years, is now being offered by qualified counsellors from Just Drop-In. Appointments are available on Tuesdays at Poynton Civic Hall from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Councillor surgery 1st June and 6th July 2019
Your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor and Police Community Support Officer to raise any issues about Poynton. Drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
Poynton Men in Sheds Benefit Concert , 14th June, Poynton Legion
Poynton Men in Sheds has gone from strength to strength, combating loneliness, fighting social isolation, teaching new skills as well as involvement in community projects. To help raise funds for fitting out a revised workshop, Desert Wind will perform an evening of Americana and Country music at Poynton Legion on 14th June 2019 at 8.00pm.
Tickets available at £12.50 from Mates DIY, 01625 876966 or visit https://www.poyntonlive.uk/whats-on.htm All proceeds after costs will go towards the project.
You can download a poster of the event as a PDF here.
Activities and events at the Civic Hall
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