MP backs Neigh­bour­hood Plan

Chil­dren en­joy sci­ence visit

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

THE Poyn­ton Neigh­bour­hood Plan has been given a boost with sup­port from Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley.

He looked over the scheme dur­ing a meet­ing at Poyn­ton Civic Hall on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22.

Poyn­ton’s Neigh­bour­hood Plan will help shape the way the com­mu­nity de­vel­ops from now un­til 2030.

The Plan has sec­tions on the en­vi­ron­ment, Green Belt pol­icy and hous­ing de­vel­op­ment, as well as trans­port and in­fra­struc­ture. It is vi­tal that lo­cal res­i­dents con­tinue to put for­ward their views in the weeks ahead.

Fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion within the Poyn­ton com­mu­nity, the cur­rent phase of the plan gives lo­cal res­i­dents an op­por­tu­nity to com­ment on the lat­est pro­pos­als be­fore they are for­mally sub­mit­ted to Cheshire East Coun­cil. STU­DENTS got a spe­cial les­son in sci­ence with the visit of two ex­perts.

Sue Stock­dale, re­search nurse, and Olivia Joseph, pa­tient and pub­lic in­volve­ment of­fi­cer, from South Manch­ester Res­pi­ra­tory and Al­lergy Clin­i­cal Re­search Fa­cil­ity, vis­ited Ver­non Pri­mary School.

There they taught chil­dren in year five all about how the lungs work.

The chil­dren have been learn­ing all about how to keep healthy dur­ing their

After the meet­ing Mr Rut­ley said: “I am most grate­ful to all the Neigh­bour­hood Plan team for their hard work and ded­i­cated ser­vice to the com­mu­nity by es­tab­lish­ing such a com­pre­hen­sive Plan.

“I would en­cour­age lo­cal res­i­dents to have their say in this lat­est stage of the con­sul­ta­tion be­fore the plans are sub­mit­ted to Cheshire East Coun­cil.”

The con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod is six weeks and res­i­dents’ com­ments must be re­ceived by 5pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 14.

Feed­back can be pro­vided on the sec­tions of the plan by fol­low­ing the links at www. poyn­tonnp.org.uk and longer sub­mis­sions can be sent to Liz Os­born, Poyn­ton’s Town Clerk. Printed feed­back forms and printed ref­er­ence copies of the plan are avail­able to view at the li­brary and at the Civic sci­ence lessons this term and were ex­tremely ex­cited to spend the morn­ing with two ex­perts in the field of med­i­cal re­search.

The aim of this en­rich­ment op­por­tu­nity was to fur­ther de­velop the chil­dren’s un­der­stand­ing of how the lungs work and how to keep our lungs healthy. The chil­dren en­joyed mak­ing their own replica mod­els of a healthy lung, us­ing bal­loons, play-doh and straws. Olivia Joseph said Hall. There will be an­other drop in ses­sion at the Civic Hall to­day, Novem­ber 2, from 7-9pm. that the ex­pe­ri­ence en­gaged pupils in how to main­tain healthy lungs and en­riched their learn­ing. She said: “The chil­dren were com­pletely im­mersed in the ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the morn­ing.”

Pupil Molly Tate said: “I re­ally en­joyed mak­ing the lungs be­cause we learnt how we breathe, in a fun and prac­ti­cal way.”

Har­ley Ash­ton added: “It was ex­cel­lent be­cause we were able to learn all about how the body works.”

Poyn­ton Neigh­bour­hood Plan team Coun­cil­lors Jo and Mike Se­wart with MP David Rut­ley

From left are re­search nurse Sue Stock­dale, Isaac Stock­dale, Harry Low­den and Lola Ash­ton (Year 5 Pupils) and Olivia Joseph from South Manch­ester Res­pi­ra­tory and Al­lergy Clin­i­cal Re­search Fa­cil­ity

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