Communities everywhere are constantly changing. The government wants local communities to take more control of their own lives, to say what they want doing in their own neighbourhoods and to engage with other organisations to get it done. You cannot prevent change, but what you can do is influence it. Parish or Community Plans help your community to make change happen. They mean an opportunity for everyone in your community to make themselves heard.
Parish Plans lay out a shared vision for the community over the next 10+ years and contain a detailed action plan for achieving this vision. It is up to the community to define the issues to be tackled by a Parish or Community Plan. A Parish or Community Plan sets out how community action can meet local needs, can help to prioritise resources and can provide important information to help influence the policies, decisions and actions of others.
Parish and Community Plans belong to the community, to be delivered by that community or in partnership with other agencies. It is a process by which the whole community can voice their opinions on what actions they wish to see taken in their local area in the future. The plan when completed may highlight actions that can be taken by community members, be used to influence service providers such as your local authority, and act as evidence of need when applying for funding.
Parish and Community Plans should:-
· Be comprehensive, considering all aspects of local life including social, economic and environmental issues of concern to the community.
· Involve the whole community; everyone should have a chance to have their say and get involved in producing a Parish Plan.
· Be based upon information provided by community participation, surveys and research.
· Involve Local Authorities with the process
· Be focused on creating an action plan with a clear statement of:
Contact: Ron Tomlin - Community Planning Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01202 886201 (Available Monday to Wednesday)
Download: West Parley Parish Plan
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