Planning for Real Events: Village
Hall Saturday 6th February 2009
our first of three initial consultation events and the committee was a little
apprehensive about how many people would turn up – we didn’t want to run out
of cakes by lunchtime. Over 70 people from the under five’s to the over seventy-five’s
came and enjoyed themselves talking about what we can all do to make the
Parish an even better place to live, work and play in.
was a huge map of the Parish with photographs of many of the landmarks and
everyone was invited to pin onto it what they wanted (or didn’t). To make
it easier there were small pre-printed flags that had on them lots of the
things that people wanted to say. These had been
arranged into eight major themes comprising of: Community Facilities, Crime
and Safety, Environment, Health, Housing, Leisure, Transport, and Work/Training/Education.
Very soon the map was beginning to get filled, so much so that several
landmarks completely disappeared.
members were on hand to record people’s comments and make room for even
when everyone had finished off the tea and cakes and gone home, we had the
job of recording everyone’s comments and ideas. These
amounted to well over 400! With another two
events to go there’s going to be plenty of things for the working groups
to think about. These are being set up for each
of the eight themes and we are asking for volunteers to help by joining a
group. Anyone interested should contact Malcolm
Willis, tel: 812747, or email malcolmjwillis.btinternet.com