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Welcome to Poynton

Poynton was a mining village which is often described today as “a small town with a village feel”. The Town is in a unique location surrounded by countryside, in the foothills of the Peak District, yet situated only 11 miles south of Manchester, which is only a 20-minute train commute from Poynton Station to the city centre.

More locally Poynton Park and Pool offers residents 50 acres of ‘Capability Brown-styled’ parkland with ancient trees, a spectacular pool and a surfaced circular path. Middlewood Way is a ‘greenway’ along the route of a disused railway line, and now a popular route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Macclesfield Canal can be accessed from Nelson Pit and footpaths from Higher Poynton link directly to Lyme Park.

In March 2020, a Cheshire-wide survey named Poynton as the best Town in Cheshire for community wellbeing when looking at indicators such as jobs, health, public spaces, schools, public transport, and culture.

New local road infrastructure means that Manchester Airport is a 10-minute car journey, with the Poynton Relief Road currently being constructed, this will take more traffic away from the town.

Poynton’s award-winning Shared Space scheme contributes to a thriving town centre with a design where vehicles and pedestrians have equal rights. This innovative scheme contributes to a vibrant and social street-scene.

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Say Hi to Poynton High Street this Christmas

Say Hi to Poynton High Street this Christmas

Published: 22 Nov 21

A lot of local businesses are relying on the festive season after a tough couple of years. It’s time to spread some comfort and joy by showing your support for your local high street. You’ll be able to pick up all your presents, get into the Christmas spirit with some local hospitality, and enjoy some great local events. And remember, stay safe while having fun! Read More...

Tell us about your planned celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Tell us about your planned celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Published: 10 Nov 21

If you belong to a community group or local organisation and think you are likely to organise an event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the weekend 2nd – 5th June 2022, we’d like to invite you to a meeting at the Civic Hall on Friday 3rd December 2021. If you are interested please contact Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 so that the Town can produce a flyer of celebratory events. Read More...

Poynton’s Volunteer Flood Warden Scheme

Poynton’s Volunteer Flood Warden Scheme

Published: 4 Nov 21

Poynton’s Volunteer Flood Warden Scheme On the 3rd of November, Poynton Town Council organised training for a new team of Volunteer Flood Wardens for Poynton. The Flood Warden Scheme was set up in response to the significant flooding which the town has experienced over recent years. Click for more info... Read More...