In a unique collaboration between Poynton Rotary, Projects 4 Poynton, Poynton In Bloom and Men In Sheds, a Heritage Garden is now taking shape in the barren area between Priorslegh Medical Centre and the Library. The Garden will be for all to enjoy – a colourful haven in the centre of Poynton.  Silhouettes representing Poynton’s mining legacy, and three of Poynton’s gateways, have been mounted on the walls, and four memorial benches and four planters installed on site. Three more benches are to follow, subject to funding.

Poynton residents and visitors are invited to participate in the next exciting part of the Heritage Garden project. Kieran Gorman of Zap Graffiti Arts will be painting a mural on the large metal shutter that previously served as the main entrance to the Library. He will be creating this artwork from 10.30am on Wednesday 24th May, and all are invited to watch as it takes shape, or indeed to suggest what it might include! Refreshments will be offered outside during this event, or in the Library if wet.

The last major component of the Heritage Garden will be a large raised flower bed, with a mining truck as an impressive centrepiece, similar to those to be found at the junction of Clifford Road and Chester Road, at Poynton Green and on Poynton Station. The truck has been generously sponsored by Poynton Home Gardeners Club, although funds are still sought for the raised bed and the remaining benches.

Do come along on the 24th of May, and watch the excitement as the mural take shape.