Half Term Fun and Looking Ahead – February Update

Now well into 2014 this year seems to have got off to a very busy start. With plans in full swing for a number of events happening later in the year it is easy to forget some of the great things that are just around the corner.

Half Term Events and into March…

Active Holidays Feb 2014Cheshire East half term activities include a Handy Families Bike Ride and Maintenance day on Wednesday 19th Feb. See the poster above for more details as well as other activities in the area.

Badminton

A badminton event is being held by East Cheshire Cell badminton on Saturday 1st March. Download the entry form below for more details. Entrants must be registered by Friday 21st Feb.

STOCKPORT JUNIOR tournament entry form 2014

Bird Crafts

On Tuesday 18th February the library are holding a special half term children’s craft activity. Drop in between 2.30 and 3.30pm to make a bird feeder or an owl. £2.00 per child or £5.00 for a family of three children

Sport and Play Session, Macclesfield Library. from 10.30am, on 17 February 2014 – 17 February 2014
Head to Macclesfield Library from 10.30am for a special half term sports and play event. Activities include the parachute, agility and balance based games. Tickets £2.00 in advance from the library.

Mike Amatt presents Smart Attack, Poynton Civic Hall, 14.00, on 21 February 2014 – 21 February 2014
BBC Children’s TV Presenter and Writer, Mike Amatt presents a Smart Attack of Art.  Fun for children of all ages from 3-11.  There will be super arty fun with jokes galore and giveaways.  Learn to draw your favourite cartoons, TV characters, dinosaur and lots more. All seats are £6.50 and you can buy tickets at Mates DIY Centre, on Park Lane or take a chance and pay at the door on the day. Poynton Civic Hall, Civic Centre, off Park Lane, Poynton.

International Women’s day and National Astronomy week

Girls Night Out – Under the Stars! Jodrell Bank. 1900 – 2200, on 08 March 2014 – 08 March 2014
These nights at Jodrell Bank are fantastic, they are suitable from the age of 12 upwards, so why not head along with your teenager, sister, Mum, Grandma, friends!! ‘Girls Night Out (under the stars) event at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on Saturday 8th March starting 7pm. The evening is an opportunity for women and girls of all ages to come and have fun with astronomy and learn more about the night sky. Evening activities may include: Meet our female scientific colleagues from the Astrophysics group and the wider University. Dr Katherine Joy will be giving a talk on ‘Investigating the Moon’ Enjoy tea and cookie decorating. Explore the night sky in our pop-up planetarium. Tickets £12, suitable for 12 years+ 7pm to 10pm NB please wrap up warm for the event.

Summer Events

Poynton Family Sports Festival

Planning has started for this year’s Family Sports Festival with the event to take place at Poynton Leisure Centre on Saturday 28th June. Last year’s event was a roaring success, attended by hundreds of members of the public as well as community partners including: Cheshire East Leisure Development team, Poynton Leisure Centre, Poynton Neighbourhood Police Unit, Poynton Town Council and Poynton High School as well as many volunteers from local Poynton sports clubs and community groups.

At last year’s event we welcomed over 600 people and more than 400 signed up for a challenge card. The challenge was to take part in 5 sporting activities, including badminton, football, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, cricket, climbing and cycling, to name but a few.  There were hundreds who successfully completed the challenge and received a medal, awarded to them by the Mayor of Poynton, Gabor Bartos.

Like last year, this year’s event will be an opportunity for people to try out new sports, take on new challenges and be awarded for taking part. We’re hoping that even more community groups and sports clubs can be involved this year in both planning and on the day itself. If you have already supported the event or if this is the first time you’ve heard about it and you’d like to be involved, please contact Erica Adkins, Youth Coordinator for Poynton Town Council to find out how you can be part of Poynton Family Sports Festival 2014.

Poynton Springboard – Music For All

Discussions are well advanced for a music festival to be held at a range of venues across Poynton next year, over the weekend of Friday evening 26th September to Sunday 28th September 2014.  This will be a community event with many different types of music to suit all tastes and ages, and the local response to date has been very encouraging.  Please make a note of this weekend in your calendars and diaries and visit the website for more details.

Projects

First World War Commemoration

The Town Council has established a budget to help underpin community events this year in commemoration of the start of the First World War.  Discussions will be taking place with local schools, churches, the British Legion and Poynton Local History Society, as well as other voluntary organisations.

IT Skills Training

Sixth Form students from Poynton High School have been supporting IT training sessions for those new to IT, on Thursdays from 3.45pm to 5pm at Poynton Civic Hall. The sessions are sociable, with the opportunity to try new things on the computer, keep in touch with friends and family or even do some online shopping. For more information or if you or someone you know might like to attend contact the Town Council on 01625 872238 and ask to speak to Trish Hill, Adult Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.

Community and Youth Group Listings

The Town Council now has a page for youth and community group listings. If you’d like your session to be part of this please fill in the online form. A basic listing is free but if you’d like some more detail and a picture the price for this will be £10. See the website for more details on this.

Bike Marking

The PCSOs and I have been carrying out bike safety checks and security marking at the high school. Look out for notices on Twitter and the School VLE for details of when we’ll be there again. When the weather picks up we’ll also be out again in the village bike marking so keep an eye out on Twitter for upcoming events.

Thanks and best wishes,

Erica

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