Neighbourhood Plan Ever More Urgent
Havant Borough Council have decided to proceed with their revisions to their Housing Statement despite strong local opposition. We have decided to work with them to exert as much local influence as possible.
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FUNDS ARE LOW AND REQUIREMENTS ARE HIGH
The Forum team have been working hard for many months to consult local residents and businesses and community organisations about what policies we would like to see in the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan. We now have a first draft but a lot more work is needed to get it ready for consultation and then to referendum.
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HAVANT COUNCIL WANT RESIDENTS TO CONTRIBUTE
Contribute towards the Master Plan by signing up for Havant’s Design Workshops or completing this questionnaire >>>>>
Havant Borough Council are looking for residents to contribute their thoughts and ideas towards the master plan for development and infrastructure improvements in the area between Emsworth and Denvilles ….see more here >>>>
RENOVATION GETS THE VOTE
About 350 people attended ECA Annual General Meeting and voted overwhelmingly by a large show of hands to renovate and enhance the Emsworth Community Centre.
HELP SHAPE OUR PLANS BY VOLUNTEERING
By becoming a member of the Emsworth Forum you have shown that you care about Emsworth and its future. The Forum is run by volunteers and we need help and expertise to do the work of developing the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan which will help determine how Emsworth develops in the future. If you have the time to help us with this important task for the town your help will make a real difference.
Jobs that we need help with include:
- Events – organizing and representing the Forum at local events
- Leafleting – door to door
- Posters – putting up and taking down of posters around Emsworth
- IT – using software packages such as Survey Monkey & Mailchimp
- Social media– posting messages on Twitter, Facebook. Training can be provided
- Surveys – interviewing people at events and door to door
- Data Entry – for inputting survey responses etc
- Fundraising – organizing applying for grants, sponsorships, raffles, merchandising
In addition we would be very keen to hear if you have any specific skills such as:
If you can help with any of these tasks please get in touch with our Volunteer Co-ordinator Sue Fricker on 02392 430216 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of help no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.
EMSWORTH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – WHAT’S NEXT?
OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE PLANS
On Tuesday evening 21st July we held our annual general meeting and invited all to attend.We certainly touched on the issues we have raised in the past few weeks and held an exercise to develop a vision for the town based on the survey and public meeting findings. We will be making these public shortly.
A SIMPLE THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who has participated in these meetings. It has been really interesting to hear everyone’s views and inspiring to hear about all the creative ideas that people have for making the town an even better place to live, work and visit.
The Emsworth Forum management committee is now going through a process of consolidating all your views and ideas and determining, with expert advice, which ones could be part of the Neighbourhood Plan and which are projects that could be taken forward outside of the planning process.
We will be discussing the outputs of the survey and meetings with all the relevant local community and statutory organisations and stakeholders (such as the Emsworth Residents, Business and Community Associations and Havant Council and Hampshire County Council. ) A complete report of all these issues and ideas will be posted on this website.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded another small central government grant for further funding of the work of the Forum. The Forum is run by volunteers but there are certain services that we have to pay for. These grants are mostly to cover the costs of publicity and administration. We have also applied for support to access an expert planning adviser who will be able to assist us in developing our plan and hope to hear about that soon.
WHAT OUR SURVEY TOLD US
In order to understand the desires and needs we have for Emsworth we recently conducted a simple 20-question survey. With over 220 completed replies finally analysed we can now report on the interesting diversity of the replies. Plenty of comments and opinions have been expressed so please read on…..