Summertime is here: June Update

Well, it really felt like summer had arrived, until today and I’m now writing this to the tune of raindrops against the window. Never mind, there are lots of events happening in the first month of summer to keep us entertained whatever the weather. Along with the rest of the working committee I’ve busy very preparing for the Olympic festival – have you seen the banners around Poynton designed by our very own PCSO Chris Howard? With only 2 weeks to go most plans are under way now and it’s over to you guys really to spread the word about the event, turn up on the day and have fun.

As mentioned, June is a really busy month in Poynton, so here’s a run down of the events happening:

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Firstly the Jubilee celebrations this weekend in Poynton, sadly I’m away at wedding so won’t be able to join in the festivities but I do hope that the weekend is fun for all. If you’ve still not got tickets, or, this is the first you’ve heard of the celebrations, check out the website dedicated to the Jubilee arts festival and find out more.

Discover Poynton – Celebrate the Difference

Discover Poynton, Celebrate the Difference event is next on the calendar. A promotional event on Park Lane, Saturday 9th June, where businesses of Poynton will show what they have to offer and welcome the public back to the revitalized centre of Poynton. Head down on the day and listen to music hosted by Imagine FM and take advantage of promotional offers. Download the flyer HERE

Poynton 2012 Embrace the Games

So the event is nearly upon us… Check out the page dedicated to the event and find out more about what’s happening on the day or keep reading for info.

Join us for an Olympic and Paralympic themed family fun day at:

Poynton Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 16th,  from noon until 4pm.

It will start with a cycling parade from Poynton Civic Centre at 11.30am and a pram push for parents and young children from Poynton Children’s Centre. Guests will be greeted with an opening ceremony of dancers and entertainers. There will sporting activities delivered by local community sports clubs including FREE swimming with Dippers and sessions to try out Badminton, Judo, Cheer-leading and more.  There will also be dance groups who will deliver dance displays and activities to join in with, live drumming from a Samba band and announcements and music from Silk FM. Other free activities include a climbing wall, bouncy castle, bike marking and maintenance, face painting and crafts. Refreshments are being organised by Poynton Christian Fellowship Connect Team and food from local businesses. The event will finish with an awards ceremony, providing medals to those who have taken part in the events.

The event will provide an opportunity for our community to come together, embrace the Olympics and leave a legacy within Poynton. Money raised during the day will be donated to the Poynton Legacy Fund, which will be made available for local sporting groups to apply for to promote inclusion and provide equipment and training for volunteers.

Finally in the calendar for June is – Party in the Park

Poynton and District Rotary invite you to join them in Poynton Park on Saturday 23rd June for their return of the open air charity concert. X-Factor star Andy Abraham will be making an appearance as well as one of the UK’s leading tribute acts – Want You Back Take That. Poynton prize winning Vernon Building Society Band will also be performing. Check out the website for more details.

Looking ahead…

After all those packed weekends maybe spend the last weekend of June resting before the festivities of Higher Poynton Summerfest on Sunday 8th July! More details about that in my next blog update, or download the flyer HERE

Then on the 15th July it’s Civic Sunday – Do you know some young people who give up their time voluntarily? Have started their own community group? Or should be commended for work they do in the community?

I’m looking for nominations for the Youth Civic awards. If you know of anyone who you think deserves a Youth Civic Award please let me know. This could be a group of young people or an individual, as long as they live in Poynton and are 25 or under, anyone can be nominated for a youth civic award. I need nominations by Friday 15th June and awards will be presented on Sunday 15th July at the Civic Centre. So if you know of any child or young person who you wish to be considered for an award this year, please could you forward their details and a brief citation in confidence to me, the Youth Coordinator, Erica Adkins, Poynton Civic Hall, Poynton SK12 1RB , or email me at: erica.adkins@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

Thanks for reading and don’t forget, if you’ve got any updates please send them to me.

Best wishes,

Erica

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