People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being urged to help forge its future. Everyone in the area is invited to get involved with the Community Led Plan that the Town Council agreed to support at last night’s Council meeting.
The community led planning process enables residents to develop a shared vision for the long-term sustainability of the community and how it should develop over the next five to ten years. The Plan can be used to influence local area planning decisions, support funding applications and influence service providers. Residents will be able to have their say on a wide range of topics and identify what they feel is important to the future and wellbeing of their community. At a series of events that will take place over the summer residents will be able to put forward their ideas about how they would like to see the town develop.
There will be a launch of the process early in July (venue and date to be confirmed) and all are welcome to this event.
“We are encouraging the people of Abingdon area to join the thousands of people in the many communities across the UK who are already using community planning to make changes for the better in their area for themselves and more importantly for the future of their community,” said Cllr. Alice Badcock, Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames. “We are keen to identify what is important to the residents of the Abingdon area and to understand their current and future needs. Topics might include their requirements for community facilities and services, suggestions for improving the environment, their ideas for sports and leisure activities and their views about local transport and local provision for young people. The process will be supported by the Town Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council but a key role will be taken by local volunteers – if you would like to get involved in this worthwhile project please do get in touch’
Go to the website and give us your views on the name of the project:
- Abingdon Future
- Abingdon for all
- Abingdon Vision
- Your ideas
If you would like to know more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Detail of forthcoming events will be published on www.abingdon.gov.uk
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