Your Future, Your Plan
(also available to view or download here as a PDF)
News from the Steering Group
The Steering Group (SG), chaired by Steve Solomon, held a working meeting on 7 November at which the leads of each topic group reported on their group’s activities: business, communications, community facilities, education, environment, housing and transport. Everyone had made progress and you can see the minutes at www.mylorflushingplan.uk or request them by emailing our Secretary Pat Willmore, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mylor Parish Council was also represented at the meeting.
Our next meeting will be a public one, on Monday 4 December at 7.00pm, in the Village Club, Flushing. Everyone is welcome to come and hear a comprehensive review of work so far and talk to the Steering Group and others who are leading the topic groups. We hope to see a good turnout; please let Pat know if you would like to come, so that we have an idea of numbers.
Join in the conversation
Our website is up and running at www.mylorflushingplan.uk. You can sign up to receive news and surveys, and send in your comments and questions. There is a handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet which answers questions about the plan; we will be adding to this as time goes on, but if you have questions about the Neighbourhood Development Plan it’s a good place to start. Please let us know if there are questions and answers we could include.
As well as the website, you can follow the plan’s progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to see your pictures and comments about the parish, what you enjoy about where you live and work, and what you would like to see in the future. It all helps to create a diverse picture of our communities, and to share our hopes for the future. Please ‘share’ with your friends so that more people can join in and have their say.
January 2018 – our first survey
In the New Year we will carry out the first survey. You can register to take part through the website, and we can also provide paper copies. The survey is your opportunity to contribute to the plan; in fact, without your ideas and opinions there will be no plan, so please sign up here to take part.
Write a postcard
In the next couple of months you will see some of us from the topic groups at events around the Parish, handing out postcards with our slogan ‘Your future, your plan’, inviting you to tell us what you love about your community, and what you would like to change. You can post the cards in our special boxes which will be appearing in public places around the villages. All the cards will be read and stored, and the ideas you write down will go to the relevant groups.
Look out for us at the Mylor Christmas Fair on 25 November, and again at the Flushing Craft and Produce Market on 27 January 2018, where we will also be providing the refreshments. Come and chat to us over coffee, tea and cake!
Register of Interests
In the last newsletter we mentioned that the Steering Group would produce and maintain a Register of Interests to ensure we are completely open and transparent. This has been done and you can request a copy from Pat Willmore. We will update it regularly.
Housing is a hot topic, with different needs and priorities in different parts of the parish. We need to research this in detail, looking at a range of options including affordable homes, open market homes, sheltered accommodation, care homes and business developments. Cornwall Council Affordable Housing department have offered to give a presentation on the options available for Affordable Housing, which is a good opportunity to find out valuable information about potential approaches to addressing housing needs. We will host this at a joint meeting with the Steering Group and Mylor Parish Council.
Help us spread the word
Finally, we need more volunteers to help our busy teams on the steering and topic groups. In the coming months we will be out and about around the parish, talking to people at events and getting the word out about the plan as it develops. If you can spare a few hours and have time and expertise to offer, please get in touch.
Our website has a contact form for you to use if you have questions and suggestions, and if you would like to send a message to a specific topic group. If you’re not online, our Secretary Pat Willmore (01326 372168), can steer you to the right person.