MP backs Neighbourhood Plan
Children enjoy science visit
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