The Launch meeting on 9th March was a great success with between 60-70 attendees.
Doug Jones from Buriton started us off with an inspirational talk about how they had put together their Parish Plan in 2008 and what a positive impact it has had and continues to have on the life in their village.
A general discussion was followed by tea/coffee and home-made cakes (yum yum). Everyone then broke into smaller groups to discuss the issues identified in more depth – Roads & Transport, Community, Broadband (inc business), Environment, Services (inc drainage), Rights of Way, Older people, Youth.
The next steps will be to develop and extend the groups formed at this launch meeting and for them to continue to work on “teasing out” the issues raised and then to formulate questions for the questionnaire which will be delivered to all households to ensure that we have the views of as many people as possible to help determine the priorities for our Parish Plan.