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27th July 2020

 

There is still time to give us your views by completing the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire – either the paper copy delivered to your house or online!

 

The Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan will set out policies to help ensure a sustainable, vibrant and thriving community for the foreseeable future. For instance, helping to protect the Parish against inappropriate and unwanted development, protecting our green spaces, and supporting new community initiatives.

It is being put together by volunteer residents for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Earlier in July a survey was delivered by post, to every household in the parish. Please take time to complete and return it by Friday 31 July 2020, and let us know what kind of community you would like to live in.  You can also complete the questionnaire online at www.pontesburyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk.  If you have the option of completing it online please do so, as your answers won’t need to be transcribed and it will save costs.  However, we do realise that this is not an option for everyone and we really want to hear the views of as many people as possible so there is also a freepost envelope included for  you to return the print questionnaire.

 

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing your views.

 

27th July 2020

 

There is still time to give us your views by completing the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire – either the paper copy delivered to your house or online!

 

The Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan will set out policies to help ensure a sustainable, vibrant and thriving community for the foreseeable future. For instance, helping to protect the Parish against inappropriate and unwanted development, protecting our green spaces, and supporting new community initiatives.

It is being put together by volunteer residents for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Earlier in July a survey was delivered by post, to every household in the parish. Please take time to complete and return it by Friday 31 July 2020, and let us know what kind of community you would like to live in.  You can also complete the questionnaire online at www.pontesburyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk.  If you have the option of completing it online please do so, as your answers won’t need to be transcribed and it will save costs.  However, we do realise that this is not an option for everyone and we really want to hear the views of as many people as possible so there is also a freepost envelope included for  you to return the print questionnaire.

 

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing your views.

 

27th July 2020

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<p>Description automatically generated Vision for a green future – Still places available

Help us create the vision for a green future and tackling climate change in Pontesbury through our

neighbourhood plan at an online workshop on Thursday, 30 July at 6pm.

Pontesbury Parish Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan to give our community a much bigger

say in how the area develops over the next 15–20 years. The plan needs widespread public engagement

so that it reflects the needs and interests of the community, and ensures that development and change

happen in ways that are genuinely sustainable.

The public is more concerned about climate change than ever before. The UK government has

committed to reduce carbon emissions to nothing by 2050, so within the period of our plan, radical

action needs to be well underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of

climate change.

We want your help to see how Pontesbury could contribute. What will Pontesbury be like in 2030?

How have we changed things to make it greener (ideally zero carbon), and more sustainable? How have

we changed the way we generate and use energy, how we travel, the buildings we live and work in, and

where we put new development? How are we protecting and enhancing wildlife and adapting to extreme

weather? And how could these changes make Pontesbury a better, healthier place to live and work?

The 3 hour workshop will be facilitated by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. No specialist knowledge

is needed, just enthusiasm to get involved and openness to think about the future. The outputs will be

policy ideas for inclusion within your neighbourhood plan and ideas for possible community actions

and initiatives to run in parallel with it. Please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@pontesburypc.org.uk

if you would like to attend. Limited places available.

 

 

7th July 2020

We are pleased to say that the play area off Station Road has now partially reopened.  Please be aware of the new government guidelines that now apply to all play areas and realise that coronavirus safety is also in your hands.  The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and so we are asking you to take on this responsibility by:

• Social distancing
• If the play area is busy, wait or come back later
• Using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
• Please take any litter and wipes home with you

We have a few maintenance issues with the junior play area so unfortunately this will need to stay closed for a bit longer.  We are working on this as fast as we can as we know how beneficial outdoor play is to young children. 

Thank you for your patience.

 

3rd July 2020

We are excited to launch our new website which is designed to explain what the Neighbourhood Plan is and how Pontesbury Parish residents can be involved in the shaping the plan and the future of the parish.  We are currently conducting a survey of your views.  A printed copy of the questionnaire will arrive through the post next week with a return envelope.  If, however, you would like to fill the survey in online please visit the website.  We are encouraging people to fill it online as it saves time and costs.  Thank you.

if you live within Pontesbury Parish, please feel free to browse our site and become involved in the future of our community. Please share this site with anyone you think may be interested.  The more people that get involved the better.

Our new web page is open for viewing at https://www.pontesburyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk

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