Crigglestone Community Plan 2011
Crigglestone People - pulling together to plan their future
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At an event at the Village Institute on 8 and 9 September an exhibition was held to show progress made with the Action Plan to date and further actions to be pursued. The Parish Council has now agreed to take these matters forward.
What can you do to improve the local environment?
- Cut back plants growing over footways. Overgrown vegetation can be dangerous if it causes people to walk in the road
- Use Wakefield Council 's online 'I want to report it...' or ring 0845 8 506 506 to:
- Identify dog fouling 'hot spots' and report witnessed offences to Wakefield Council dog wardens
- Report incidences of fly-tipping
- Report drainage and flooding problems
The Steering Group and the Community Plan Committee are now working to carry out ideas suggested in the Plan. These include:
- One of the most popular items identified on the questionaires concerned Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and following a meeting with the Police it is hoped to establish more Schemes in the area.
- More ways to get in touch with the Neighbourhood Police - attend PACT meetings or sessions at ASDA (see About page above)
- Businesses in the area are invited to send their details for inclusion in a Directory of Local Businesses - contact email@example.com
- Many of you showed interest in recycling facilities. Have a look these links: Incredible Edible Freecycle Tools for Self Reliance
- Find out about roadworks near you
- Illegal nuisance motorcylists - report these to the Neighbourhood Police on the non-emergency number 101
Learn something new today!
Kettlethorpe High School Community Learning Centre
Kettlethorpe High School Community Learning Centre is now enrolling for a wide range of Adult Education Courses. You may entitled for a FREE course, so please speak to a member of staff 01924 229071
Free Work Club and Employment Skills Sessions and Free Internet Café.
The Parish Council has appointed a Community Led Plan Committee which will be working to implement the Action Plans in the report.
The Steering Group will now be working to follow up the interest groups proposed on the questionnaires.
The Plan is now complete! Download a copy here!
A successful launch event was held on 15 October when local people could see the outcome of their contributions to the Plan process. The next steps will be to ensure the actions proposed are implemented.
The analysis of the data collected is now complete and the Group is preparing the final plan and summary documents.
Analysis of the questionnaires submitted for the Crigglestone Community Plan is continuing. Thanks to those of you who submitted interest forms: these are also being analysed and you will be contacted to take forward the issues raised including neighbourhood watch schemes, allotments, environmental groups and car sharing.
Local resident, Joanne Pickett, was the winner of the prize draw for the return of the Crigglestone Community Plan questionnaire. In making the presentation of a voucher for Sunday lunch at the Cedar Court Hotel, General Manager Hayleigh Parkhurst said “Cedar Court Hotel is delighted to be associated with the Community Led Plan. I’m really pleased to hear the questionnaire had a response of over 23%, comparing very favourably with the 10% return when a Parish Plan was first produced in 2004.”
Steering Group Chair, Peter Daniels, added “The group is grateful to Cedar Court Hotel for their sponsorship of the questionnaire. The Group is now moving on to analyse the feedback received leading to proposals for an action plan in the summer.”
A big thank you to all residents who filled in their forms. The winner of the prize draw was questionnaire number 0934.
The next step is a questionnaire which is now being distributed to all households in the parish area. Be sure to complete your form and return it in the Freepost envelope to enter the PRIZE DRAW to win Sunday Lunch for four at the Cedar Court Hotel.
Developing a successful plan demands that everyone who lives, works and plays in the Crigglestone area has the opportunity to have their say. To this end, public consultation events have been held and members of the Steering Committee have talked to a number of focus groups.
The year ahead promises to be an interesting one for the people of Crigglestone as this October will see the launch of a project to refresh their Community Plan. The project is being led by a group of local residents, the Crigglestone Community Plan Steering Group (CCPSG), who will be working hard over a twelve month period to make sure the best possible plan is produced.
The Plan will cover the communities of: Crigglestone, Calder Grove, Hall Green, Durkar, Dennington, Newmillerdam, Chapelthorpe, Great Cliffe, Painthorpe and Hollingthorpe.
“The aim of a Community Plan is to gather information about the concerns and aspirations of local people”, says Peter Daniels, Chair of the CCPSG. “It will take stock of what’s happening throughout the area and seek to clarify what improvements and changes people want”. He adds, “It’s important that people understand this is their plan. As well as influencing decision-making by the local authority and service providers, there will be opportunities for the community to make some of the changes they want themselves.”
The scope of the Plan will be as wide as the community sees fit, so it could address issues as varied as the Environment, Housing, Crime & Safety, Local Facilities for Young People, Access to Services and Leisure, to name just a few.
Funded by Rural Action Yorkshire and The Big Lottery Awards for All, the project will take a year to complete. For more information on the Plan, its progress and how you can get involved, follow us on this page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01924 373487.