Council updates and events

Poynton - Handforth Dean bus consultation

Poynton - Handforth Dean bus consultation

Published: 8 Jul 24

To understand usage of this free service following the announcement that it will be ceasing to operate. Read More...

Cheshire East Local Plan Response

Cheshire East Local Plan Response

Published: 5 Jul 24

Poynton Town Council have recently submitted our response to the New Local Plan for Cheshire East – Issues paper. Read More...

Job opportunity

Job opportunity

Published: 3 Jul 24

Poynton Town Council has a vacancy for a Council Community Support Officer Read More...

Update on bouncy castle bookings at Poynton Civic Hall

Update on bouncy castle bookings at Poynton Civic Hall

Published: 19 Jun 24

Unfortunately, due to a change in the Civic Hall's insurance, we are no longer able to accept bouncy castles or inflatables as part of room hire bookings. Read More...

UPDATES: Cheshire East Council - Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

UPDATES: Cheshire East Council - Poynton Pool Spillway Improvements

Published: 10 Jun 24

Poynton Town Council's response to the Cheshire East Spillway Improvement Consultation. Click to read the latest documents ... Read More...

Love Parks Teddy Bear Picnic

Love Parks Teddy Bear Picnic

Published: 10 Jun 24

Join us on Saturday 10th August on Brecon Field, 11am - 2pm for some family friendly fun! 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.