We intend to organise another Drop In session in the early Autumn to display and discuss the results with residents, but are already able to give a flavour of these as we begin the drafting of policies for inclusion in the Plan. These will include
Some of these policies should be available in draft by the time of the Drop In session, and we aim to have a full draft Plan for consultation by the end of 2017, proceeding to referendum in the course of next year.
A large number of other issues which are beyond the scope of a Planning Document, but clearly of great significance to residents, will be passed to the relevant bodies such as the parish council, the police, or Shropshire Council. These include such issues as bus services, speed limits and speeding vehicles, road and footpath maintenance, street lighting, community events and medical provision. The Woore Parish Neighbourhood Plan must concentrate on land use issues, as it will be used to help determine planning applications, but residents' other views collected in this exercise must not be ignored.
Team Meeting: Monday 7 August 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall (Committee Room)
The 304 'Big Questionnaires' returned (54% of all those issued) have now been professionally analysed by our Consultants, Cheshire Community Action, and the Neighbourhood Planning Team will consider the results, and those policies clearly endorsed for inclusion in the draft plan, before deciding on next steps and how to report these results to residents.
Download the minutes of the meeting.
The Team is of course aware of the latest news on HS2 road traffic passing through the village from the building site on the far side of Bar Hill once construction work reaches that far, and if any development in the Parish itself is intended (the line of course being in Madeley in Staffordshire, although they wish to take the spoil through Shropshire instead it seems) we will take every account of this in drafting the relevant policies.
Neighbourhood Plan Press Release June 2017
The Big Questionnaire has now been delivered throughout the Parish, and volunteers will call back at all houses over the weekend (24th and 25th June or other notified day) to ask for completed questionnaires.
Team Meeting: Monday 26 June 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
This will be a short working session of the Neighbourhood Planning Team, for members and volunteers to return their collected questionnaires, assess the rate of reply and any areas needing re-visits, and arrange for the analysis to be carried out on replies received.
Download the Big Questionnaire here, and return it either to the collector who tells you they will call on a certain day or 25th June, to the box in the Country Store in The Square, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
We now move to the next stage, the last major public information gathering one, of our progress to a draft neighbourhood Plan for Woore Parish. The short questionnaire in December gave us many valuable leads on public wishes. Now we have the Big Questionnaire, which builds on that to identify the planning policies residents wish to be included. As these are being individually delivered and collected at every house in the Parish, we delayed till after the General Election - we didn't want our volunteers mistaken for canvassers! Delivery of 600 questionnaires will be next Saturday and Sunday, 10th/11th June. They will be left with sealable plastic envelopes for re-use on collection if needed. Volunteers will collect on 25th June, or an alternative day close to that - they will indicate if so. Completed forms can be left out using the envelope provided if not home on the collection date. Alternatively a collection box will be available in the Country Store shop on The Square, Woore. We want a really high response rate to show what the people want.
Team Meeting: Monday 5 June 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
This will be a working session of the Neighbourhood Planning Team, to bundle up the Big Questionnaires (now printed) together with envelopes and labels, into the agreed delivery runs for volunteers. Those not on the core team are invited from 8 pm to collect their runs.
Team Meetings: Thursday 18 & Monday 22 May 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
These will be working sessions of the Neighbourhood Planning Team, on the 18th to cut the parish into sections ready to allocate to different people to distribute the questionnaires. As much local knowledge as possible will be great! Planning for the 22nd to be a short briefing session with the delivery and collection recruits, to allocate their sections.
Team Meeting: Monday 8 May 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
This will be a working session of the Neighbourhood Planning Team to plan distribution of the Big Woore Questionnaire. This will not, it has been decided, take place while General Election materials are being delivered to houses.
The Neighbourhood Planning Team is now at a point where help is required with the “Big Questionnaire”, with our objective being to maximise the level of response we get from the Parish. We need help in the following three areas:
1) Creating the Big Questionnaire packs.
Each Pack will contain an envelope, plastic bag and the questionnaire in readiness for delivery. This work needs to start at the beginning of June and completed by the 8th June at the latest. We have nearly 600 packs to create and hope that, “many hands will make light work”.
2) Delivery and collection of the Big Questionnaire
We are looking for people to deliver the Big Questionnaire starting on the 10th June and completed by the 14th June. Collection of the Big Questionnaire will take place on the 25th June. We would like the same person to deliver and collect from the same houses. With enough volunteers again, we are hoping that this would not be overly onerous. Note that we are waiting till after the General Election, to avoid confusion with canvassers!
3) Analysing the Big Questionnaire
This would involve completing an Excel template with the answers from a number of the questionnaires. We need this work to be undertaken in early July.
If you can assist, please reply to email@example.com by the 7th of May, indicating 1, 2, and/ or 3 from the numbered items above that you can help with. If you can assist with delivery and collection please could you provide an indication of the area/ estate/ road of the Parish (We are covering all areas – Woore, Pipe Gate, Bearstone, Irelands Cross, Gravenhunger, part of Onneley, Dorrington) where you would prefer to deliver and collect the Big Questionnaire.
Please also include your name and telephone number.
Please email me me if you would like to discuss this in more detail on the phone.
Monday 24 April 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
This is a working session of the Neighbourhood Plan Team to plan the Long Questionnaire
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Monday 27 March 2017, 7.30 pm, Victory Hall
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Public Drop-In Meeting: Monday 27 February 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Victory Hall
Find out what the Neighbourhood Plan Team have been doing, and what the results of the questionnaire are telling us.
We drafted this vision and objectives from the responses that we received from the initial short questionnaire, which was made publically available at the drop-in session on the 27th February 2017.
Tuesday 23 February 2017, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
Monday 21 November 2016, 7.30 pm, Victory Hall
Monday 3 October 2016, 7.30 pm, Victory Hall
This will be a working session to draft the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire.
Woore Village Fete Raffle Results
At the 26 September Neighbourhood Planning Team meeting the draw was held for our free raffle from the Village Fete weekend. The following were the winners:
Our thanks again to all the generous donors of the Prizes.
Shropshire Council Strategic Planning: Wednesday 8 June 2016
The minutes of the meeting with Shropshire Council Strategic Planning are now available.
General Meeting: Monday 4 April 2016, 7.30 pm, Victory Hall
A first governing committee was appointed, with Jeff West as Chair, Jon Furber and Tina Erskine as Joint Vice Chairs, and Kath Shaw as Minutes Secretary.
We also set up a Project Plan subgroup consisting of Jeff West, Tina Erskine, Jon Furber and Parish Cllr Malcolm Blake. Their first meeting was to establish skill sets, identify key stages, what resource is required, and time-scales. They would report back to the Neighbourhood Planning Team at the meeting on 20 April.
General Meeting: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 7.30 pm, Victory Hall
Following on from the successful public meeting which was attended by more than 40 people, the vast majority of which indicated that they felt Woore Parish should have a Neighbourhood Plan, the Neighbourhood Planning Team will held their first general meeting on Wednesday 16 March.
The main business of the meeting was
You Can Help
The Neighbourhood Planning Team is looking for volunteers to help develop a Neighbourhood Plan which sets out the development guidelines for the entire community over the next 10 years.
The Team needs people with all skill sets, whether from computer wizards and experts in community outreach, to those willing to trudge the streets and deliver newsletters and questionnaires.
Even if you don't have the time to sign up as a volunteer, the Team still needs to hear your views on how you would like to see the Parish develop.
Download Nicola Fisher's presentation given at the 11 March 2016 Public Meeting.
The Locality Web site has a lot of information about Neighbourhood Plans. Locality is a national network of community-led organisations.
Hereford County Council also has a number of guides and case studies.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has information on Neighbourhood Planning
The Chapel & Hill Chorlton, Maer & Aston and Whitmore Neighbourhood Planning Team have a useful Resources Page.
If you wish to volunteer, please send your details.
If you would like to be kept informed of the Team's activities, please sign up to our newsletter.
Any of our Governing or Parish Council Members will be happy to provide more information, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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