●● POYNTON Town Council has named the recipients of its 2015 Civic Awards.
Mrs Val Vibrans was hailed for her work at St George’s Church, including the restoration of the lychgate; Martin and Debbie Betton were celebrated for involving young people in a Power League Connect football team; Chris Halsall won for his long commitment to our community in many guises, including Poynton In Bloom and the station gardens; and David Lloyd was a winner for his voluntary involvement with Open Hands, charity shops and the weekly Drop-in Café at the Civic Centre.
Other winners were Andy Leigh, for almost four decades of dedication to Poynton Show; and Lower Park Primary School Council were credited for their leadership skills by listening to and responding to their fellow students and introducing practical improvements. ●● PLANS have been announced to refurbish Hockley Park.
The town council is looking for funding to finance the work and has organised a teddy bears picnic at the park from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday, September 26, to raise awareness of the plans, raise funds and consult with park users on potential play equipment.
For more information contact youth co-ordinator Louise Thorman on 01625 872238, or email her at youth@ poyntontowncouncil. gov.uk. ●● THE next Poynton In Business meeting is at Poynton High School at 7.30am on Wednesday September 9. There will a presentation on apprenticeships and work experience. ●● PLANNING applications include: prior approval of single storey extension to rear of property at 22 Hockley Road, Poynton; first floor side extension to remove existing dormers and first floor rear extension at 9 Collingwood Close.