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●● 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.

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