We are a small but committed group and have already completed a residents and a business survey. The results of these surveys have been used to formulate a plan of work and we are now working hard to compile a full evidence base and develop polices for the Plan. We are currently working to produce a Green Space Background Paper and Vision and Objectives statements for consultation.
Why are we doing this?
The Government’s November 2000 Rural White Paper stated that Parish Plans should “identify key facilities and services, set out the problems that need to be tackled and demonstrate how distinctive character and features can be preserved”. They should set out a vision for the community in the future and identify the action needed to tackle issues of concern in addition to including everything that is relevant to the people who live and work in the community, from employment needs to playgrounds. The Parish Plan should consult everyone and give them a chance to say what they think about the social, economic and environmental issues affecting them and how they’d like to see their community improved during the next 5, 10 or even 15 years. The whole community has to be involved, not just those who come along to Parish Council meetings.