TRIBUTES have been paid to a former town council chairman who has died.
Jack Hutchcroft served on the council during the 1980s and was chairman in 1982.
He was also chairman of the governors at Vernon Infant School for many years.
His funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 13, with a private cremation, a memorial service at St George’s Church at 3pm, and afterwards at the Farmers Arms pub.
In a statement on its website the town council said it had learned of Mr Hutchcroft’s death with ‘great sadness’. ●● POYNTON Players are auditioning for a production of Cheshire Cats tonight (Wednesday).
The funny and touching play, based on real events, is about a group of women preparing for and walking The Moonwalk London to raise funds for breast cancer charities.
Poynton Players are auditioning at their theatre at 7.45pm for the production which runs 18 to 23 April.
The large ensemble cast comprises one man and many women, so the Players are looking for some new faces on stage.
The reading takes place at their theatre opposite the Poynton Legion Club on Georges Road West.
See www. poyntonplayers.co.uk for further details and contact details. ●● ROAD works will cause delays on London Road North by Brookside Garden Centre.
National Grid Gas started work on Tuesday, January 5 for approximately three weeks to upgrade and divert the gas mains as part of the A6 MARR scheme.
There will be temporary signals manually controlled from 7am to 7pm.