Well, you never do know how things will turn out, and as we approached the Wine and Cheese Community Event on the 26th April we pondered on how many tables to put out. Too many and it would look empty and unsupported, too few and folk might not stay. What to do… So we went with six tables of ten or twelve seats.
We immediately realised we’d need more tables, more seats! Well over eighty Charfielders turned out, and we expanded into the bar area. The interaction was tremendous, and we’ve got a lot of data to analyse.
The evening started with an explanation of our intention, what Neighbourhood Plans were and why a Plan for Charfield was the best way to address the potential of further development. The wine and cheese were very well received, and it broke the ice, if ice there was to break, because everyone got along and got stuck into the discussions.
The facilitators did a fantastic job of keeping the conversations on-topic, and we’ve come away with information that will guide the next stages in our development of the Neighbourhood Plan. Those next stages will be clarified in time, but for now we are all heads-down and going through the hundreds of post-it pad comments, charts and tick-sheets.
Thank you, Charfield.
This is one part of the flyer you’ll all be receiving shortly.
Click the link below for a PDF version of the whole document.
Your Voice. Your Choice. Flyer.
“South Gloucestershire Council have had their first request from a Parish Council that they wish to do a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
We write to notify you that a 5 week consultation commenced today (9th December 2015) for the proposed Charfield Neighbourhood Plan Area. It follows there parish boundary and the Neighbourhood Area Notice being consulted on can be viewed on our Neighbourhood Planning webpages here.
We would be grateful for any comments regarding this proposed area by 13th January 2016.
Comments should be sent to PlanningLDF@southglos.gov.uk
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to us at 01454 863464.
We have received the preliminary dates from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), for the consultation on the new Charfield Neighbourhood Plan and the Charfield Neighbourhood Area (NA). This consultation is not the doorstep consultation(s) that will take place once we are building the CNP proper, but the formal consultation on the application for a Neighbourhood Planning Area (NPA).
- NPA Consultation begins : 9th December 2015
- NPA Consultation ends : 13th January 2016
- SGC decision on Charfield NA : 27th January 2016
Notices will shortly appear around the parish (mainly on the village noticeboards) to advertise this consultation, and information will also appear on the SGC web site. Ours is the first NPA to be consulted on in South Gloucestershire, and so it would be a good thing for as many people as possible to respond (positively!) to the consultation.