August 2019 Newsletter
What’s the latest?
Since our last newsletter, we’ve held our first Topic Group Meetings. Each included and was lead by one or more of the Management Committee. These need more people involved to express more views and ideas. We also recognise that it won’t be clear to many people what these groups are for, what they are aiming to do and how they should be run in a practical sense. For that reason we’re going to arrange a full separate meeting which will be a kind of workshop to give people lost of guidance on this and set up a template for this work. This will be sometime in early September and may require just an hour or so of your time. We’re interested in what you all have to say!
Just a reminder of the topic groups we’ve identified to start us off:
Employment: This will cover jobs and businesses, where they should be, how planning can support and encourage our local economy
Transport and Infrastructure: This is getting about and how we do that with roads, footpaths, bridleways and all the systems that support this
Housing: This includes what type of housing we should have, where, how much, what style etc
Heritage: It will also cover our historic buildings, things we want to preserve and protect in the built environment and linkages to our past.
Green Space: anything to do with the environment, from parks and greenbelt to footpaths, topography and views
These groups will discuss what we want our area to be like over the next 20 years; where are we now and what sort of land use will get us to where we want to be? We can research aspects and gather data and evidence for our ideas and policies. Again it’s worth emphasising; participants don’t need to be technical experts. You’re all experts on our area and all have local knowledge.
How can you help and get in touch?
We have asked this before but please continue to chat to your friends and neighbours about what we’re doing. Let us know if you, or anyone you make contact with, is interested in working on the Plan, maybe in a specialist area or one of particular interest. Affiliated groups can help by circulating this to their members. All this is part of how we want and need to engage everyone in the local community.
You can contact us by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Also have a look at our facebook page at MMMC Neighbourhood Plan . You can also contact one of our Management Committee Members: Phil Cooke, Kathryn Davies, Janet Graves, Hilda Heald, Mary Heijbroek, Ann Papageorgiou, Greg Pike, Becky Senior, Ann Vernon-Haden, Malcolm Allan,