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Neighbourhood plan - Recent EventsMon, 18th February 2019

Neighbourhood plan - Recent Events




Apporiximately 130 people turned out to hear all about the Neighbourhood pla? There were displays and maps to explain the process and residents completed many posts-it notes with their thoughts and ideas. These findings will form the bais of the questinons that will be asked in the forthecoming Neighbouthood Plan Questionaire.



Following a very succesful launch of Amberley's Neighbourhood Plan, engagement with the community continues and on Wednesday 22nd April members of the Tuesday Afternoon Group were invited to take tea at the White House in retunr for thier views on the Parish - what they value and what they would like to see happen over the next 15-20 years.

The most vauled aspects included: the very special down-land setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside; wonderful views in and out of the Parish; and the strong community spirit.

Future requests for the next 15-20 years included; a community centre, hosting more social events, particularly in the winter months; imporved control of the speed of traffic; imporved upkeep of Parish paths, allowing better access; any new housing to be kept to a minimum and small in size.

These items are in line with many of the requests made at the NP launch. Residents will get a chance to give their views in more detail once  the Neighbourhood Plan Questionaire goes out to each household in June.


Meeting with Babies and Toddler Group in North Stoke on 27th April 2015

A lively discussion was held by this group – the youngest contributor being four months!   Safety being a hot topic, in particular crossing the B2139  with many suggestions for places for pedestrian crossings;  the widening of pavement to allow safe passage with buggies and children along the B2139  narrowing the road to single file; more dog poo bins and litter bins with signs to report those who litter as at Washington;  public information boards about wildlife and wildbrooks;  public loos with composting/rainwater harvesting particularly in playpark;  community hall with indoor play area for wet days and a multi-function car park with track for roller-blading/cycling.    





NP Consultation morning Church Hall 14th November 2015                                    




A small group of residents from North Stoke and Houghton Bridge came to the Riverside Tea Rooms  to meet members of the Neighbourhood Plan team.   Top of the agenda was Amberley Station.   More trains to Amberley with a later train in the evening;  more facilities at the Station for visitors – eg tourist info, public toilets, improved (and lower cost!) taxis for visitors arriving by train – and bike hire (eg Boris bikes at the station and in the village).  Parking at the station getting overcrowded with “incomers” from other villages taking the spaces, as Amberley is one of the few free station parking areas.  And the meeting wouldn’t have been complete without complaints of the speeding and heavy traffic on the B2139 and  the need for safer crossings!   So with our consultations coming to an end and thanks to everyone’s input we are now getting near to producing the Questionnaire which will hopefully be delivered to all households in the Parish around mid June.