Parish Plan - completed 2014

The final version of the Parish Plan has now been published. A pdf copy is available here.  An update on action against the plan recommendations will be coming to a future Parish Council meeting. 

The results of the survey completed by parishioners in July 2013 is now available for the public. A copy of the full pdf can be found here.

How the Plan was created.

The plan was created through a  number of stages. 

First  a group of enthusiastic people got together to engage with the rest of the Parish and find out what their views are.

Second groups of like minded individuals were identified. These were then invited to focus group meetings in order to get a flavour of the hot topics in the parish, to steer the general direction of investigations. These groups included:

  • Aged and Housebound people
  • Outlying Hamlets
  • Small Businesses
  • Airfield Users
  • Farmers
  • Clubs/Societies
  • Home Workers
  • Young Children
  • Teenagers and Young People
  • Young Adults
  • Parents of School Age Children

A summary of the above meetings can be found here.

At the Third Stage the results of these consultations were taken and formed the basis for the first Parish wide consultation, which was the planning for real event on the 18th/19th January 2013. This was an opportunity for everyone with a stake in what happens in the Parish to come along and say what is good, what is bad, what should be kept, what should be changed. 

At the fourth stage  a questionnaire on the pertinent topics was developed and circulated in order to determine what the whole village feels. The questionnaire  provides statistical information to base the Parish Plan document on.

The fifth stage was the analysis of the results of the survey. These were then presented back to the Parish as a draft plan, so that parishioners had a chance to feedback comments on this. 

For the final stage the Plan was issued to both Parishioners, and other relevant bodies (public or private).