Campaign launched to save one of town’s historic treasures
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save Poynton Youth and Community Centre.
The building, which is based in the historic village school and dates back to 1838, urgently needs £25,000 for repairs.
The centre, which a charity held in trust for Poynton residents, is home to a range of groups, clubs, organisations and businesses to hold meetings and host events.
Parish councillor Geoff King who is involved in the campaign, appealed to the whole community to help.
He said: “One of our oldest and best-loved buildings is in desperate need of help.
“The centre is held in trust for the benefit of all Poynton residents – which effectively means it’s their centre.
“Just to get us safe and secure for public use we need to do a complete electrical rewire, new emergency lighting, a new fire alarm system, roof and building repairs and basic internal decoration.
“We’ll need a lot more to create a centre that Poynton can be proud of.
“We urgently need to raise £25,000 so please give generously.”
Campaigners have organised a charity concert at Poynton British Legion club on George’s Road West on Saturday, September 12 at 7.30pm.
It will feature a performance from Desert Wind, an Americana trio featuring Poynton’s Andy Liddi, and Radnor Band, led by Joe Beard, also a Poynton resident, who is a former member of the 1960s group The Purple Gang.
Donations by cheque can be handed in at Mates DIY, at the Community Centre or posted to Poynton Centre Appeal, 107 Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB.
The campaign has also launched a 100 Club Lottery, which has monthly prizes of £100 and £25.
Membership costs £50 for 12 months.For details email info@poynton community centre.org.uk.
Details of the appeal can be found at www. poyntonlive.uk
●● Poynton High School Year 13 students (from left): Cara Wheeldon, who is hoping to study dentistry, Nicola Cherry (medicine), Adam Waldron (biochemistry) and Rachael Jones (veterinary science)
●● Poynton Community Centre on Park Lane needs £25,000 spending on it