On 16th February 2013 the Forum held a ‘Have Your Say’ day at the Honeycroft Centre on Sackville Road. The event was held to share information with the local community on the development plans for the area and explain how a Neighbourhood Forum can influence local planning decisions. We gathered incredibly valuable community feedback at the event (see the data below). 57 residents completed a questionnaire. 45 of those residents provided their name and contact details, signing up to participate in or be kept up-to-date on the Forum’s activities.
The graphs below illustrate the most frequently mentioned comments or issues (and how often they were mentioned).
Q1. What community facilities would you like to see in the Development Area?
Q2. What would you not like to see in the Development Area?
Q3. What are your priorities for the Development Area?
Q4. What are your concerns regarding the Development Area?
Q5. What do you like about your neighbourhood?
Q6. What would you like to change about your neighbourhood?
How will this feedback be used?
The main objective of the Forum is to produce a Neighbourhood Plan. If the Plan is supported by the community at a Referendum, it will become a statutory document and will have a real influence in how our neighbourhood develops.
A number of working groups have been formed to take forward the key issues/areas of the Neighbourhood Plan. These are:
The first job of the working groups is to gather ‘evidence’ of what currently exists in the neighbourhood.
The next step is to identify some key themes, aims and objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan.
All the comments from the questionnaires will be shared with the working groups and incorporated into this work.
What other opportunities will I have to share my views?
Local residents, businesses and partners will be asked for feedback on the draft themes, aims and objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan, produced by the working groups, at a future ‘Have Your Say’ event.
You will also be consulted on the draft plan once it is written.
In addition, the Forum will be consulting with different groups in the community so we ensure we are listening to the views of a broad spectrum of people.
How else can I get involved?
All local residents, businesses and partners are welcome to join a working group (giving as little or as much time as you are able). Your input would be very welcome.
If you’re interested in joining a group, please send us an email
|Transport & Movement||Stuart Croucher
Fonthill Rd resident
|Local Businesses and Jobs|
|Conservation & Heritage||Valerie Paynter
Clarendon House resident
|Housing and Regeneration||Jim RobertsFonthill Rd resident|
|Sustainability/Green Neighbourhoods||Jon TurnerWilbury Avenue resident|
|Schools & Community Facilities||Dora TaylorShirley St resident|
|Communication & Community Engagement||Jo Shaw Fonthill Rd resident|