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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

Civic Award Winners 2021

Civic Award Winners 2021

Published: 13 Oct 21

The Town Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Civic Service Awards, which were presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mr Lee Podmore, at the Civic Reception on Sunday 26th September 2021. This followed the Civic Service held at St George’s Church. Sylvia Walker was not able to attend the ceremony so will be presented with her award on a future occasion. Click to read... Read More...

Support with a smile

Support with a smile

Published: 13 Oct 21

Poynton Town Council are again supporting Middlewood Partnership’s vaccination clinics at the Civic Hall, by co-ordinating volunteers who provide a friendly face and assistance at the entrance of the clinic. Click to read more... Read More...

Allotment inspections

Allotment inspections

Published: 12 Oct 21

Recently the Town Clerk, had the pleasure of inspecting the allotments. She was accompanied by The Chair of the Coppice Road Allotment Association, Tony Penny. Click to read more... Read More...