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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.

Headline News

The National Defibrillator Network will help save lives

The National Defibrillator Network will help save lives

Published: 18 Jan 22

The British Heart Foundation are urging defibrillator owners to register their devices on a new national database called The Circuit. It could help save thousands of lives from cardiac arrests. Click to read more... Read More...

Join our team

Join our team

Published: 18 Jan 22

Poynton Town Council would love to hear from positive, community minded individuals who wish to join the team. Click to read more... Read More...

Carers' Wellbeing Programme

Published: 17 Jan 22

FREE Online Sessions 10am—12pm : 19th Jan - Plan future care 2nd Feb - Confidence to care at end of life 16th Feb - Caring for someone with Advancing Dementia Do you help care for your husband, wife or partner or child? Do you help a friend or relative with shopping or other tasks? Then you are a carer…. When you’re caring for someone, it can be difficult to get time to take care of yourself. But looking after your own health and wellbeing will benefit you and the person you’re caring for. Click for more info.. Read More...