The Forum Digest: 16th January 2021

A note from Richard (Chairman – Neighbourhood Forum)

I would like to extend the Steering Group’s best wishes to you all and hope you had a Safe Christmas and a Happy New Year. These are very strange times and while our communication channels are, and have been limited, we are constantly looking for ways that we can better communicate and let you know what is happening with regards to developments in the Neighbourhood Area. 

The first piece of news is that Graham decided to resign from the Steering Group at the end of 2020. Graham’s tireless work over the last 4 years has been second to none and the Steering Group, and many of our stakeholders, have thanked Graham for all of his efforts and work that he put in to get the plan to this point. I know that Graham will continue to be a valued member of the wider Forum and will join one of the Focus Groups in the coming days / weeks. I extend my personal thank you to Graham and I am sure you will all join me in this. 

As we come into the New Year, the formation of the Focus Groups has moved forward at a pace and we have decided to merge the Sense of Place group with the Housing group so that we will have 3 Focus Groups, Infrastructure, Environment and Community Development. We are still looking for people to join the groups and would welcome individuals/organisations coming forward to offer their skills and help in shaping the activities of the Focus Groups to deliver the plan that we as a community have put forward. 

The management of our digital media is changing and you will be seeing a few changes to the website moving forward, as well as some new features to enable you to ask questions about the information we publish, and hopefully enable you all to become more involved in shaping the future in this era of distant communications. 

We look forward to a productive year with all stakeholders and ensuring that our community continues to influence how the plans for our neighbourhood are shaped and delivered over the coming years. 

In the next Digest our Focus Group Chairs will lay out the activities that they are working on, and as stated above please do come forward if you feel you can help.

Thank you for your continued support and please do get in contact with any questions or suggestions in relation to the Digest, Plan or Focus Group activities. 


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