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Witherley Parish Council

Serving the people of Atterton, Fenny Drayton, Ratcliffe Culey and Witherley

February Update and Stakeholder Event

A meeting of the Witherley Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group was held on 7th February in Witherley Church. A report on the findings of November's three Drop-in Events was circulated by Jhanvi Shukla of the Rural Communities Council. 114 people from the three villages and Atterton had attended and had given their comments.

The top issue was Transport with 85 respondents whose comments included public transport, speeding, rat runs and the A5. Housing came next with 84 comments and a long list of issues, notably starter/affordable homes, infrastructure, houses for the elderly, keeping the character of the villages etc. No. 3 was Facilities and Services; 4 was Renewable Energy, 5 was History and Heritage, 6 Employment and Business, 7 Open Green Spaces, 8 Environment, 9 Communications, 10 Footpaths and Bridleways and 11 Flooding.

Next on the agenda was the Stakeholder event for invited guests, to be held on Tuesday February 27th in Witherley Parish Room. The invitations to this meeting have been sent out by the Rural Communities Council. If you have been invited, but have not yet replied, please do so as soon as possible to jshukla@ruralcc.org.uk . We need to know who is attending.

The results from the Stakeholder meeting and the Drop-in Events will inform a Survey of everyone in the Parish to follow on from this.

January 2018 Update

The Witherley Parish NDP Steering Group held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday 9th January in Ratcliffe Culey Church.

The response to the Drop-in sessions was very good generally, particularly from Ratcliffe. There have been no results from those meetings yet from the Rural Community Council, which is compiling a report on the findings, but this will be pursued. Christmas has a lot to answer for!

The main focus of the meeting was to build as comprehensive a list of businesses and organisations in the Parish as possible which will be invited to the Stakeholders' Meeting in Witherley Parish Room on Tuesday 27th February. Invitations will go out shortly either by email or hand delivered. We do need to know whether you are coming, to book your place. If you do not receive one and you think you should be included please let us know on witherleyparishndp@gmail.com

The date of our next meeting will be announced on our Facebook page and website.

Drop In Sessions for Everyone!

The Witherley Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group is hosting Community Consultation Events on:

Friday 17th November, 3 pm - 7 pm at Witherley in the Football Club,

Thursday 23rd November 3 pm - 7 pm at Ratcliffe Culey in All Saints Church,

Saturday 25th November 10 am - 1 pm at Fenny Drayton, St Michael & All Angels' Church.

You are welcome at any of these events, regardless of where in the Parish you live.

This is your chance to help plan the future of where you live.

Witherley Drop In Session

The Neighbourhood Development Plan drop in session at Witherley Football Club.

Go to the Fenny Drayton or Ratcliffe Culey sessions to have your say!

We're Off!

The Witherley Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (WPNDP) has begun. The Steering Group has been formed and is starting to chart the course for the future shape of the Parish.

The Plan will include, for example, policies on where and what type of development should happen in your neighbourhood, and its design; the type of housing, transport and access (including issues around roads, cycling, walking and access for disabled people); provision for businesses to set up or expand their premises; the protection and creation of open space; the development of leisure facilities and the protection of important buildings and historic assets.

The founding members of the Steering Group are:

Kay Conway (Witherley); David Wilkins (Ratcliffe Culey); Charlotte Ward-Lewis (Witherley); Derek Ridgway (Fenny Drayton); Cindy McDonnell (Witherley); Helen Bullivant (Ratcliffe Culey); Mark Simpson (Fenny Drayton); Laura Dyer (Ratcliffe Culey); Brian Conway (Witherley).

Roles and responsibilities are being finalised but already the members have elected Kay Conway as Chairman. However, we still need more help. We especially need some younger recruits to the Steering Group, as it's their future that's at stake too.

Contact Kay Conway on 01827 711 073 to find out what's involved.


Drop-in sessions are planned for

Witherley on Saturday 17th November;

Fenny Drayton on Thursday 23rd November and

Ratcliffe Culey on Saturday 25th November.

Times and venues to be confirmed but will be widely advertised, so please save the dates.

More updates too on the facebook page www.facebook.com/WPNDP