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Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return - accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018
Residents have the right to inspect the Town Council’s accounting records. Each year, the Annual Governance and Accounting Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by the external auditor (PKF Littlejohn LLP), appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR is published here with the formal notice with the statement setting out details of electors’ rights, the auditor and inspection. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection. These documents are available by appointment to Liz Osborn, Town Clerk or Haf Barlow, Deputy Clerk, from 20th June 2018 to 31st July 2018.
NOTE: The Exercise of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return can be viewed or downloaded HERE.
Civic Sunday, 15th July 2018
The Town Mayor will be hosting this year’s Civic Service and Reception (by invitation only) on Sunday 15th July. The service is at St George’s Church at 10.30am and all are welcome.
This will be followed by a reception at the Civic Hall, starting at around noon. The leaders of all Poynton’s local voluntary and other community organisations are invited to attend the reception where the Mayor will present the Civic Awards and the Youth Civic Awards. To confirm your attendance at the reception please contact email@example.com
The South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy– Public consultation until 16th July 2018
The SEMMMS 20 year strategy started in 2001 and this refresh will c over the next 20 years. The draft strategy identifies strategic priorities for all different transport modes to deliver a high quality transport system. The Town Council has responded HERE. There are paper copies of the questionnaire and further information in Poynton library. The SEMMMS website is here: www.semmms.info/semmms/strategy/
Building Supervisor Vacancy
Poynton Town Council has an immediate vacancy for a building supervisor at the civic hall in Poynton to work on a casual basis. The post will require weekend working (usually a Sunday) but with some Saturday and weekday late afternoons and evening work as well.
Closing date 17th July. More details here.
Annual Town Council Meeting: Mayor and Deputy Mayor, 2018-2019
Following the Annual Town Council Meeting on 14th May, Cllr Mrs Sarah-Jane Gilmore and Cllr Mrs Jo Sewart were elected to serve second terms as the Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively. Names and contact details of all Town Council and Poynton Cheshire East Councillors are here on the website.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and, at the discretion of the Mayor or Chairman, to speak briefly at the start of any council or committee meeting on any of the items featured on the agenda, or on issues that fall within the committee’s remit. Agendas for these meetings are on the Town Council’s website or available from reception at the Civic Hall on 01625 872238.
Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30th June 2018
A brief ceremony took place in front of the Civic Hall at 10am on Saturday 30th June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised.
See our Armed Forces Day page for much more details and photos of the ceremony.
Train service - Northern Railway
Following discussion at a recent Committee meeting, the Town Council has written to Northern Railway to express strong concern about the newly introduced timetable affecting Poynton.
The Town Council has successfully challenged and reduced our business rates following the revaluation of the Civic Hall in July 2015. This covers the period up to 31st March 2017 and we are now challenging the current listing.
Garden Safari, 14th July, 11am - 5pm
Poynton In Bloom present Poynton’s Garden Safari. £5 per adult to see all the gardens. Programmes are available from Mates DIY and the Civic Hall. All proceeds go to Poynton In Bloom who plant bulbs and seasonal planters around the Poynton area. Contact the chairman on firstname.lastname@example.org The new Heritage Garden between the library and Priorslegh is part of the Safari for the first time. Find out more details about Poynton in Bloom.
The garden below is one of those featured on the safari.
Activities and clubs directory
Are you a community group in Poynton? Do you run activities or sessions for any age? Are you a sports club, art, drama or music group or provide leisure activities? If you are, and you are interested in being listed in the Town Council Directory, please complete the form here.
The surgeries are your chance to meet your local Cheshire East and Poynton Town Councillor, and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and raise any issues about Poynton. The next surgery is on Saturday 1st September: drop-in from 10am to 11am or make an appointment for 11am, 11.20am or 11.40am on 01625 872238.
Community Support Team
The Town Council welcomes Carl Buchanan as the Supervisor of the new Council Community Support team. The team will work with colleagues from other services including local authorities, police, fire, external agencies and other partners. The team will also carry out enforcement activity. These joint initiatives tackle community problems to help improve the environment and safety of the local area in order to make Poynton a safer place to live, work and visit. For more information contact Carl Buchanan email@example.com
Treasurer required at The Centre
Within the foreseeable future the Centre's treasurer will be retiring and a replacement is being sought. The position is voluntary and the right person will be vital to the smooth running of all things financial. It is anticipated that the new appointee will work with the current treasurer before taking on the role completely. Please register interest in joining the management team by either phoning the Centre on 01625 875555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town Council would like to remind residents with hedges bordering on pavements that it is your responsibility to keep the hedge in shape by trimming it back to your boundary line. There are some pavements in Poynton which are fairly narrow and are becoming become difficult to walk down safely due to overgrown hedges.
Poynton, Disley, Pott Shrigley and Adlington parish paths walking guides are now available for £1 each from the Civic Hall reception.
Pre-school football coaching for ages 18 months - 5 year old boys and girls in the Civic Hall on Sunday mornings. A free trial is available, limited spaces. Contact Coach Rio for more information on 07411 632114 or on email@example.com
Road Closure and Roadworks
*Please note that the roadworks information supplied to us, is to the best of our knowledge correct at time of publishing, but can be subject to change. More information on roadworks can be accessed from the Cheshire East Council website.
Activities and events
Liz Osborn, Town Clerk, 01625 872238
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