Poynton Community Centre is a registered charity (No CIO 1176009) run by a small group of dedicated volunteers.  The group’s vision is to provide a valuable resource to the Poynton Community for social, educational and business purposes.  The venue supports a wide variety of clubs, societies, educational courses, social, musical and commercial events.

we have a fully functioning bar and upstairs lounge, the stage in the man hall has be refurbished with support from The National Grid and Poynton Rotary.  Our Men in Sheds group now has new working areas – great place for Men to meet, chat, have a coffee and do some practical joinery.

We are always interested to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping us with the Centre.

So please get in touch, if you would like to give some time on a voluntary basis to ensuring this valuable facility continues to meet the needs of Poynton residents and businesses.

  • Barbara Horridge

    Barbara Horridge

    Chairman, Secretary and Marketing Team
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    I have always worked within the realms of education, from pre-school to adult education.

    I have had many roles from, Chairman of the Parent Teachers Association, to supporting learners with specific educational needs.  A trained assessor, verifier and moderator and a member of Appeals panel.

    I trained as a teacher in Lifelong Learning and worked at Ashton College, supporting adults to become teaching assistants. I job which I absolutely loved

    I am very much supportive of continued learning in all forms.

    Upon retirement I grasped the opportunity to help the community centre and its development

    I have an extremely busy life, nine grandchildren, two of whom live in Australia, and so pay regular visit to see them

  • Derek Burton

    Derek Burton

    Hon. Treasurer
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    Born:  4 Dec 46  at Hitchin, Hertfordshire and brought up in East Dulwich (1947-1969) and attended Alleyn’s School, Dulwich (1957-1964).

    Worked for Westminster Bank,  which became National Westminster Bank,  (1964-2000).

    Joined Cadet Force at School in 1959 and transferred to the Territorial Army (1964-2002).

    Lived in Bearsted, Kent (1969-1974).

    Married  to Rachel  and  lived in Harpenden,  Hertfordshire (1974-1988).

    Moved to Poynton in 1988,  only 28 years ago,  therefore still a foreigner!

  • Keith Lambert

    Keith Lambert

    Marketing Group
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    Keith is the owner of Mates DIY Centre in Poynton, which he has run since it opened in 1984, Keith is 61 years young and has been married to a Poynton girl called EIleen for 12 years.

    Keith has been involved in numerous community projects throughout the last 25 years. He also works in close association with The Round Table and Rotary Club helping with the annual charity events they put on each year.

    At the same time tries to support as many Community projects put on throughout the village as time allows.

    Keith became a member of The Community Centre committee two years ago and is currently involved in the buildings and marketing departments.

  • Kevin Bell

    Kevin Bell

    Vice Chairman, Caretaker / Manager
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    Born Manchester, 1946, raised and educated in North Reddish and Stockport.

    Further education at Stockport College (Engineering).

    Engineering and draughtsman apprenticeship.

    Draughtsman, before going into industrial sales, which led to transfer to Canada (Vancouver) in 1980.

    Worked in sales in British Columbia, U.S. Pacific Northwest for 33 years. Mostly in the forestry industry, involving the supplying of handling equipment and related supplies for the packaging of raw logs and finished lumber.

    Retired in 2013, and returned to U.K. (Poynton).

    Two children, son & daughter, who are Canadians, and live in the Vancouver area of British Columbia.

  • Lynda Wilson

    Lynda Wilson

    Minute Secretary
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    I recently retired from my role as PA to chairman and MD of a medium sized engineering company in Knutsford.  I am a ‘child’ of Poynton, as my family history goes back over 150 years here in the village.

    Together with my formative years, I have lived my married life in Poynton for nearly 40 years, we have two daughters who were very much a part of the Centre scene, joining in with the dance, Girl Guides, Crusader and Red Cross groups, not to mention the Friday nights at the Centre when we collected them from around the corner, not cool for mum and dad to be seen out front on a Friday night.

    With my husband, we were regulars at the famous Sunday Folk Nights, we had some cracking nights.

  • Roy McGregor

    Roy McGregor

    Event Organiser
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    I moved from Bolton to Poynton in 1960.  I have been closely involved with the Community Centre, previously known as the social centre/youth centre.

    I worked in the paper trade until 1976.  I own my own business until I retired supplying sports- corporate awards.

    I have had 30 years association with Poynton Sports club – football section as a player, secretary, coach and chairman