We have now held Focus discussion groups on Housing and the Historic Environment. How to protect our heritage assets has seemed particularly pertinent as we’ve had to work very hard this week to try to protect our precious crinkle-crankle wall.
In addition we have visited both the Knit and Knatter and Village Pop-In groups. Both of these really appreciated the fact that they were being asked for their views. We feel that doing this is such a good way of bringing the village together.
This week we are visiting the school to talk to the parents who live in the village and have sent a leaflet out in all book bags to inform them. Leaflets and question sheets are also going out to the Bowls Club and to parents at First Friends.
We have just started to contact the local businesses to understand more about their issues with working in the village and are also interested in those who work from home, but need to find the best way to contact them.
There are still some areas of evidence that need completing so we will be setting up a working group using our supporters to look at these.
We hope to hold a village drop-in in the near future both to thank our supporters for giving up their time to help and to allow others to have the final chance for input on the six key areas.
The next stage will be to collate all the comments and ideas that have come forward and use them to prepare the questions for a whole village survey. We will be looking for villagers to become Street Champions to help to deliver and collect the surveys to ensure that we get a good return. The responses from the survey will guide our final policies in the Plan.