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Poynton Area Community Partnership (PACP) News and Contact Nos

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:02 pm
by nedsram
Poynton ACP Manager - Val Burlison ( - 01625 374950

Local contact (based in Macclesfield) - Jade Thornton ( - 01270 685808

Partnership Support Manager (based in Sandbach) - Tina Jones ( - 01270 685811

Communities Co-ordinator - Sharon Duke ( - Poynton Town Council - 01625 872238

Poynton ACP Councils
- Adlington - 01625 875508
- Disley - 01663 762726
- Mottram St Andrew - 01625 585039
- Poynton - 01625 872238
- Prestbury - 01625 260362

Connected Communities web site

Cheshire Police - Non-emergency - 101
(See here for guidance on whether to use 101 or 999)

Cheshire Fire and Rescue
- Non-emergency - 01606 868700
- Home Safety Fire Assessment - 01270 254907

Cheshire East Council - Enquiries - 01625 500500

Citizens Advice Bureau - Macclesfield - 01625 432847

NHS Direct - Check Your Symptoms - 0845 4647

Member of Parliament - David Rutley - 020 7219 8694

Trusted Homes service - call for traders

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:16 pm
by nedsram
Trusted Homes Service is a LAP project being piloted in Poynton. It aims to provide trusted tradesmen to do work for old and vulnerable people. The LAP is in particular seeking electricians and plumbers, who will be offered a fixed price dependent on the job concerned. If you are interested please email Please note that applicants will be subjected to CRB checks.

Men in Sheds project

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:20 pm
by nedsram
Men In Sheds is a project intended to provide companionship for elderly men, with the opportunity to undertake tasks in common. A bike repair shop has already been suggested. If you have any suggestions please email

Redesmere Independent Living Centre

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:04 am
by nedsram
The centre provides information and impartial advice about equipment and services to assist with carrying out activities of daily life, fort people with a disability, the elderly, carers and professionals who work with them.

A wide range of equipment is on permanent display for demonstration and assessment, plus comprehensive information in leaflets, catalogues and on computer.

Information is available on local retailers and mail order suppliers where disability equipment can be purchased.

Enquiries are welcome by phone, or an appointment can be booked to visit the centre, where an Occupational Therapist is available to provide more specific advice, or to demonstrate equipment that may assist in managing particular difficulties.

Telephone 01625 374080 to book an appointment.

The Redesmere Centre
Redesmere Road

Help for older people

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:22 pm
by nedsram
Poynton LAP would like to draw people's attention to the following initiatives:

1.The Lions "message In A Bottle" (details listed in the Health Projects tab). This is for older or vulnerable people, and involves leaving a container in the fridge with a sheet of paper with details such as next of kin and known medical conditions. These are intended for use e.g. by the emergency services if they need to force access to the building. Putting a Lions sticker inside the front door and in the fridge indicates membership of the scheme.

2. “Message In A Wallet” is a credit-card sized pack that will fit into a purse or wallet, and which contains immediate contact and medical details, should that person be taken ill when away from home. A possible scenario is somebody with dementia who is found roaming the streets, but cannot remember who he is or where he lives.

For further details, please contact Trish Hill, Poynton Town Council Adult Health and Well-being Co-ordinator (

Launch of Poynton’s Easy Access Scheme (PEAS)

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:37 pm
by nedsram
Following Poynton Town Council’s success in applying for community transport funding from Cheshire East Council, it recently took the initiative to launch a local mobility scheme, known by the acronym PEAS. Working in collaboration with the Co-op’s Independent Living store on Park Lane, a pool of mobility scooters and wheelchairs has been acquired by the Council for hire at reasonable rates by local residents and visitors.

PEAS, which embraces the ethos of the Shopmobility model, is about the freedom for those with limited mobility to get out and about in the village and is available to young and old, whether their disability is temporary or permanent, long or short term. Hirers do not have to be registered as disabled to take advantage of the scheme. Annual membership is required for regular hirers of the mobility scooters, who will then benefit from a preferential rate.

For more information contact Trish Hill at Poynton Civic Hall on 01625 872238

Neighbourhood Planning

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:43 pm
by nedsram
For some time now Cheshire East Council has been preparing a local plan to work out how much development is needed and where it should go. The work so far deals with the top tier aspects – the strategic umbrella under which more detailed planning policies can be formed. Now they are at that stage the Council are fully supporting communities to get involved in the plan-making process, particularly through neighbourhood plans.

These plans are very locally based, deal with land use and address the bespoke needs of towns, villages and communities around the borough. Following an initial call for expressions of interest there are now eleven communities preparing a plan and many more getting ready to. These communities are: Adlington, Astbury and Moreton, Audlem, Brereton, Bunbury, Congleton, High Legh, Middlewich, Poynton, Sandbach and Stapeley and District.

The Council are providing dedicated planning support through Cheshire Community Action to help deliver neighbourhood plans and hope to see them, and the communities that make them, become a cornerstone of plan making in Cheshire East.

For more information contact Tom Evans ( and follow the team on Twitter @CEC_Nplans

Parks For People Funding

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:30 pm
by nedsram
Parks for People is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK.

Not-for-profit organisations and Local Authorities can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £5 million for the regeneration of public parks and public gardens (including squares, walks and promenades).

To be considered for funding organisations need to show that the community values:

* The park as part of their heritage
* The parks meet local social, economic and environmental needs
* The park management actively involves local people

Applications go though a two round process and applications for the first round must be submitted by 2nd March 2015.

Please see the link below for further information and for how to apply: ... Crbanl0zIX

Kind Regards,
Lynsey Cooper
Partnerships Officer
Partnerships Team, Cheshire East Council.
Tel: 01270 685809 Email:
Based at Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach. CW11 1HZ
Postal items to be sent to Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

PACE Newsletter November 2014

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:05 pm
by nedsram
Attached is the latest edition of the Partnership Newsletter.

PACE Newsletter November 2014.pdf

On-call firefighters needed

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:01 pm
by nedsram
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit on-call firefighters for nine of its Cheshire East fire stations and is looking for local partners or businesses to support the initiative. Many on-call firefighters are in employment elsewhere, with employers who support their work in the local community.

There are many benefits to you and your company by supporting and promoting on-call firefighters on your team. With an on-call firefighter you have someone who is trained to national firefighter standards in health and safety regulations, trauma care and first aid, risk assessment and dealing with emergencies. Other benefits include team working, communication, leadership and self-discipline.
If your company is located near one of the recruiting stations listed below, and you would be interested in working with the Service, call 01606 868451 for more information.