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●● 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. ●● 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.

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