●● THE Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz Band are to start a residency at Poynton Sports Club.
The group, led by Disley musician Mart, will play on the third Monday of each month.
Mart, 79, started playing at the age of 12 when his father bought him a clarinet for Christmas.
He has worn out eight more instruments since then, performing alongside jazz greats such as Humph, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk. He has travelled the world before forming his own band in 1982. ●● POYNTON’S new-look post office is to open on Sundays.
The branch on Chester Road will launch at 1pm on Saturday, September 19. It opens from 6.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 6.30am to 12.30pm on Sunday.
The post office will have to close at 5.30pm on Thursday, September 3 for the refurbishment. ●● POYNTON Sports Club is hosting a fun day to help two children with a terminal disease.
Ollie and Amelia Carroll, from Poynton, have been diagnosed with Late Infantile Battens Disease. The rare genetic condition is degenerative and there is no cure.
Family and friends have launched a campaign ‘Ollie’s Army’ to raise money and awareness of the condition which affects only five or six children in the UK each year.
The latest event is a fun day on Saturday, September 19. There will be an 11-a-side football tournament arranged by Daryl Wymbs, as well as loads of other games, bouncy castles, music, cakes, stalls and a whole host of fun activities. ●● PLANS have been submitted to convert a social club into a nursery.
The scheme, proposed by Helen Partington, concerns The Willows on Willow Close. The new venture will employ 10 full time staff and 10 part-time staff and will run from 6.30am-7pm.