Thu 16 Mar: Launch of Town Survey Follow-Up Groups
Charlbury Community Action Plan: where do we go from here?
We've had the Town Survey and the results are now being published. Key issues have been identified and views on needs have been expressed: so what are we going to do about them? Come along to the Memorial Hall on 16 March at 7.30 p.m. and get involved!
The Charlbury Community Action Plan Group (CCAPG) of the Neighbourhood Forum is working to draft an Action Plan focussing on action that the community needs to take (with outside help, if necessary) in response to the views expressed in the survey.
The CCAP Group needs interested local residents to come forward to lend a hand with exploring solutions and improvements that would benefit them and others in the town. The more people we can get involved, the less time will be needed from each person interested in following-up a particular issue. Follow-up will be a joint effort.
The CCAPG is setting up a number of Follow-Up Groups for this purpose, as follows
Living Well in Charlbury
How can we help residents access help and health and care services when they need them? What will enable us all to live as well and independently as we can in the community?
There is interest in different types of housing: Supported, Affordable, Downsizing, Self-build, Flats/bedsits. Can we learn from imaginative community-led housing projects elsewhere?
Keep Charlbury's Heart Beating
How can we support and improve a vibrant town centre offering access to a range of services and attracting visits by all sections of the community as well as people from outside the town? How can we promote business activity?
There may be better ways of using (sharing) the town centre space to provide a more congenial community focal point.
Getting Around and Street Space
How can we ensure that we maintain and improve access to and use of transport other than the private car (to get around town and, when necessary, to get out for access to services and activities elsewhere)?
There is widespread concern about the availability of parking for residents and visitors and about the management of traffic flow through and around the town. We need to find out what could be done.
Let's Get Together, including Learning on our Doorstep
There are lots of ideas for new clubs, interest groups and shared activities coming from the survey. There is also some sense that there should be more opportunities to meet up with others.
There is a clear demand for Charlbury to be a local centre for informal learning and opportunities to pick up, share and improve a range of skills. How can we use local talents as well as expertise from outside?
Katering for Kids and Kin
Do we need more facilities/activities for young people and their families?
The Community Action Plan Group is organizing a launch event for the Groups on Thursday, 16 March 2017 in the Memorial Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. Come along and hear more about the Groups' role and join a Group of your choice, if you want to have a say in how particular survey issues should be followed up.
If you are interested in joining a Group but cannot come along on 16 March, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Meryl Smith on 810192