STOKE ST MICHAEL NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
THE NEXT PHASE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETINGS:
2-3pm at Stoke St Michael Primary School, Wednesday December 10th
7.30-8.30pm Stoke St Michael Memorial Hall, Thursday December 11th
Background and what is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan represents the local needs and aspirations of the village and its residents. It is a statement by the community setting out priorities for the next 5-10 years. Everybody living and/or working in the village can have an input, young and old, newcomers and lifelong residents. Once finished the Plan will inform both the Parish Council and Mendip District Council what the village needs and expects. This phase follows on from the 2012 Parish Survey (available on the village web site) and is termed as the Public Consultation phase and all villagers are encouraged to take part. The starting point will be these two meetings.
What is the purpose of the two meetings?
The meetings are primarily aimed to identify parishioners who would like to take part in one of the Working Groups and / or join the main Steering Working Group. The exact number and nature of the groups will be identified through the meetings. Whilst the Parish Council will have an involvement and partly sponsor the process it is hoped that residents become involved and lead the direction of the plan.
This is your opportunity to take part in shaping the future of your village. Key areas for consideration might be:
New development, housing, planning, traffic, children and youth facilities, communication and transport, provision for older people, combating social isolation, recreational facilities, etc.
Please come along and find out more