Parish plans determine the future of communities and how they can change for the better. They are documents that set out a vision for the future of a parish and outlines how that can be achieved in an action plan. With the increased pressure for councils to build more houses there is now, more than ever, a pressing need for the Parish Council and the community to influence what happens to shape the future of our beautiful village and to protect its valuable assets. The vision that sits at the very top of the original Parish Plan is
This vision remains the overriding aim of the Parish Plan. During 2018 we are seeking the input from residents of all age groups to update the Plan to ensure that it remains relevant to the changing needs and wishes of the community.
In the last 2 years much has been achieved, most notably Curry Rivel in Bloom and improvements to broadband, the local footpaths and wildlife and play areas. A more detailed summary of the progress and achievements is shown in the downloadable PDF ' Parish Plan Progress Report', at the top of this page.
The Council is now embarking on an update of the Plan and as a starting point we invite everybody of all ages to tell us what is important to you. Below is a simple two question survey asking what you like about living in Curry Rivel and what you would like to see made better. This is an important opportunity to shape the future for our lovely village. Here are some areas to consider: Transport, Young People, Employment, Housing, the Environment
During the next few months councillors will be in attendance at major local events including the Big Breakfast on 15 April, Curry Rivel Live on 16 June and the Village Fete on 7 July to seek your views about what you like about the village and what needs to change. Residents will also be able to submit their views directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I do urge you to take the time to helping shape the future of our village
Thanking you in anticipation
Tony Greenaway Parish Councillor 4 March 2018