|The Community Plan is based upon the format of a Parish Plan. Our Community Plan will reflect the needs and wishes of the residents of Birdsedge, High Flatts and Denby. Work has started on planning the gathering of opinions in the villages. As soon as further information is available, it will be published here.|
|STOP PRESS! Come to our drop-in meetings to discuss your ideas for the Community Plan|
Wednesday 5th December 2007 1pm - 3pm & 7pm - 9pm at Birdsedge Village Hall
Thursday 6th December 2007 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm at Upper Denby Church
Here are just a few of the topics we want to cover in the Plan - bring your ideas to one of the drop-in meetings!:
Denby Delf and other common land
Traffic and road safety:
Speeding on the A629 and Denby Lane
High speeds coming out of Upper Denby towards Lower Denby, under the bridge
Pedestrian crossings and refuges
Traffic calming outside schools (20mph?)
Provision of affordable housing:
Is the housing affordable for local people?
Is there a need for sheltered housing or extra provision for elderly people in the community?
How long have people lived in the village?
What kinds of developments would be acceptable to the community?
Do people use it? If so how often?
If not, why not? Would changes to the service encourage greater use?
Are there enough stops? Could they be better sited?
How accessible is it? Does the current service take people where they want to go?
Provisions for young people:
What provision is there in the local area?
Would local people be interested in volunteering to run a youth club?
What would young people like to see in the area?
How easy is it for young people to get around independently?
Access to healthcare:
Where are local healthcare services?
Is it easy to access these services?
Do people need assistance to get to a doctor/hospital/dentist?
Is there a need for a more local GP? Could a local community building be used as a GP surgery once a week?
Shops and services:
Cafes and other social meeting places
Do people use the internet? If so, do they have broadband, dial-up, satellite broadband, etc.?
If not, is that because it is unavailable in their area?
Would people use it if local classes were implemented to teach computer use?
Would people appreciate a local source of cheap computers for simple home use?