Council updates and events

Poynton Town Council precept for 2024/2025

Poynton Town Council precept for 2024/2025

Published: 27 Feb 24

The Town Council sets an annual precept as part of the Council Tax to help pay for the many local services we provide. To read the media release, click this news item. Read More...

EVENT: Community Seed and Plant Share

EVENT: Community Seed and Plant Share

Published: 21 Feb 24

The return of last year's popular seed and plant share at the Heritage Garden. Read More...

EVENT: Poynton Pooches Pop-up

EVENT: Poynton Pooches Pop-up

Published: 21 Feb 24

Please note, this event has been rescheduled from its original February date to Sunday 19th May 2024. Read More...

Brecon Park consultation

Brecon Park consultation

Published: 21 Feb 24

How can we improve Brecon play area? Have your say! Read More...

EVENT: Mini Easter Egg Hunt

EVENT: Mini Easter Egg Hunt

Published: 12 Feb 24

Hop along Prince's Incline to win a treat! Read More...

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 taking 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.