We’re getting in survey responses by post and online – this is brilliant! All problems with the survey site seem to be sorted so with just over a week to go make sure you get your responses in and take your chance at winning a £100 grocery voucher.
Remember: you can answer the survey on line OR you can complete the paper survey and just pop it in the pre-paid envelope then into the post.
The good news is we’re getting responses to the Housing Survey -Excellent! The more responses we get the better the results will be. Remember your views are vitally important in this.
The bad news, we’ve had a technical hitch over the weekend and some responders have been moved on to the prize draw having only completed the first 20 or so questions.
What are we doing about it? We’re moving quickly. The survey has been closed whilst our providers effect a fix and it should be live again by early afternoon. If your response has been affected, don’t worry we will contact you. As far as we can see it has only affected two or three people but investigations will tell us more.
If you’re not keen on answering online don’t worry you can fill in the paper form and just drop it into a letter box and it will be counted.
Don’t forget you have a chance to win £100 of groceries in the prize draw just complete the form at the end of the survey or the one included in the envelope. Remember your responses are anonymous and your views of very important to the neighbourhood plan so keep on sending in the forms or filling in the online survey.
At some point in the next week every household will be receiving a letter from the Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan. Please read and respond its contents are very important.
The letter will explain what we are trying to achieve with the Neighbourhood Plan and it will ask you to complete a questionnaire. We understand that it’s a long questionnaire, there are 56 questions, but these questions cover what you want Adderley to become in the intervening years until 2036. Your views and the views of your family will inform the Neighbourhood Plan alongside evidence from the presentations that we have done plus all of the statistical evidence together with the views of everybody from the Canals and Waterways Trust, Historic England and Shropshire Council to Land Agents. Your views are particularly important.
You will have until the end of October to complete the form and there is a pre paid envelope for you to return it to The Shropshire Rural Community Charity who are undertaking the analysis for us. Alternatively you can complete the form online and the web link to enable you to do this will be posted on the website in the next couple of days.
As an incentive you have the option of being included in a draw to win a £100 shopping voucher. there will be one voucher for each of the parishes so you’re in with a chance.
The Neighbourhood Plan, when it is adopted, carries the force of law in planning matters and so it is vital that as many people in the parish complete the questionnaire. Look out for the letter, it’s clearly marked and it should be dropping through letterboxes soon.
The survey is completely anonymous. Any personal details you provide for the draw will be separated out and any information you provide will be only kept for the duration of the survey and draw then it will be destroyed.
On Tuesday night Norton In Hales had their Open forum event. Fortified with a Hot Pot Supper curtesy of Peter Eardly and some amazing volunteers there was a presentation from The Rural Community Charity, a quiz about the area and a robust discussion about the Neighbourhood Plan.
There are still one or two survey forms out there and we really need these to be handed in as soon as possible so that they can shape the next stage. Drop them off at the village hall or get them to Ian, Penny, Nick or Peter.
Deterred by the inclement weather the Adderley open forum didn’t yield the numbers that we saw in Moreton Say. There were some very useful discussions though and a number of ideas generated which will make their way into the next incarnation of the Neighbourhood Plan. A big thank you to all who came to the Village Hall on Wednesday.
Next week sees Norton In Hales open forum; more interesting ideas we hope.
Very good night at Moreton Say last night for the first of the Neighbourhood Plan open forums. During the evening between fifteen and twenty people enjoyed tea, coffee and cake before a quick briefing from Lawrence of Apt then one to one Q & A.
There were large maps covering landscape, amenity space, listed buildings and the Parish Profile. This gave people lots to discuss.
This afternoon at 2:00 and tonight at 8:00 it’s the turn of Adderley. Apt will be there again together with Renee from the Community Charity. There’s an update on where we are and all of the maps plus, at the evening event, a chance to talk to the experts about the Neighbourhood Plan.
Have you told your neighbours? Details about next weeks forums have been circulating for a few weeks now but not everybody will have seen it yet. Ask the question and encourage people who haven’t heard about the Neighbourhood plan to come and find out more and tell us what they think. If one person tells ten others then the message gets around. We would like to fill the Village Halls.
For the Open Forums we have planning policy writers in attendance to answer your questions on planning issues for the Neighbourhood Plan. Answers to questions such as where the designated sites are likely to be, who is potentially to be building what and where? Are there conservation areas? Where does it flood? Where are the employment sites? What is protected and what isn’t? What role does the canal and the Waterways Trust have in the development of the villages.
In Adderley on Wednesday 13th afternoon at 2:00 for those of you who can’t attend the evening events we will have the technical maps covering the Neighbourhood Plan area. You can ask questions and if we don’t have the answers we will take them to the experts on Wednesday night. If you haven’t been to earlier events then now is the time to come and share a tea or a coffee and find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan. You can have your say.
This is a great opportunity to understand a little more about the planning process and what we are trying to achieve for Adderley and the Three Parishes. Most importantly it’s an opportunity to have a further say and what you would like to see as planning rules for the Parish in the future. Coffee and tea is available and the bar will be open for further refreshments.
For further information contact Paul on 01630 695862
Following on from the highly successful Moreton Say Coffee Morning the Adderley monthly get together proved to be a less fruitful ground for engaging new people. We did get to update members of the village coffee morning group and we met three lots of new people who have gone away to fill in our questionnaire.
Must say thank you to Phil and Carol Gadd who were our hosts at the village hall and kept us supplied with coffee and added more cakes to the ones supplied by Jane.
It was clear that rural broadband is still an issue for some areas in the Parish and while this is something that the Neighbourhood Plan cannot address directly we have passed on the enquiry to see if there is somebody who can help.
Next Adderley event is the open forum on Wednesday March 13th at Adderley Village Hall.
On Thursday October 24th Adderley held a Village Meeting in the Village Hall. There were presentations from Adderley C of E School about an exciting Lottery funding opportunity and updates on from the Traffic Sub Committee and the Mobile Phone sub Committee as well as news from the New Village Hall steering group.
Jenny gives an update on the Lottery bid.
Listening to the update from the traffic sub committee
The evening finished with a presentation on the Neighbourhood Plan and the progress made over the last few weeks. You can see the presentation below.
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It’s important that local people identify with the Neighbourhood Plan; after all it is their plan. So we thought it would be a great idea to have branding. Marius Coulon was tasked with speaking to his marketing people and they have come up with some ideas.
Now: “it’s make your mind up time” take a look at the letter head suggestions below and be prepared to say which one is your favourite!
Click each thumbnail to download and then view the document. You can comment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org