Cheshire East Council have informed Poynton Town Council that footpath 43 is currently closed because the river bank has collapsed to the point that it is not safe for it to be open. They state that they understand it is a popular path but a number of reports regarding the river bank and changes to the bank in recent weather has prompted the closure. The Public Rights of Way Team envisage that it will be long term closure as there is no quick short term solution to the erosion of the river bank. Location map —