The first Village Plan was completed in 1985 and looked at the needs of the villages for the next 20 years. The survey covered all of the 107 households in the village. The modern Parish Plan still looks ahead for 20 years to identify the needs of the Parish to create and implement an action plan that enhances life in the village.
A new Parish Plan was created in 2004 and a five year update followed in 2010.
Why is it important to get your input and have a Parish Plan?
A Parish Plan is an important reference point for the Parish Council on where funds should be spent and time should be given. It can be used when responding to planning applications to demonstrate to the Planning Officer whether the proposal is in line with the Parishes wishes and goals for the future. They are also useful for providing access to grants for specific Parish projects and since the original plan in 2004, over £15,000 worth of grants has been received by the Parish Council. In line with West Berkshire Councils requirements the plan is separated in to 5 categories:
A Stronger Community
A Greener Community
A Safer Community
A Healthier Community
A Prosperous Community.
The next edition is coming soon
Months of work goes into creating the questionnaire, knocking on doors, analysing data and then the final writing of the plan. In March 2016 a team started work on the 2016-2021 update, which we hope to publish by the end of this year. So watch this space for the new 2016 plan.
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