Work on the early stages of the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) is progressing well and throughout the process we will continue our attempts to raise awareness of the process and encourage people to be involved.
Since our last update, the staff and students at the senior schools in Newquay (Tretherras and Treviglas) have been extremely helpful in looking at how they can input into the process. We are lucky enough to have student representatives from both schools on the steering group and we are looking forward to hearing their ideas and thoughts. Their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved is very encouraging and will bring another perspective to the process. We are delighted the Steering Group unanimously elected a Student representative to serve as Vice-Chair to support Chairman Cllr Lynda Cherry.
In addition to the student representatives, the schools have kindly offered to undertake a discrete piece of market research to feed into the NP process – this must, of course, align with their course syllabus. In mid-January, CRCC were able to attend one of the school lessons with students from both schools to discuss what might be delivered through their project. The staff will now work with the students to develop these ideas and feedback at the next steering group meeting in a couple of weeks’ time.
It is intended that the next steering group meeting will both update i.e. advise on overarching themes coming out from the initial survey; potential school input; as well as seek to agree working arrangements, and crucially agree actions for the group members to take away.
We are still working on getting information out to ensure that the NP flier and/or posters are available and placed where people can see them. It is important that as many people as possible are aware of the NP. With this in mind, we have made some progress in attending events including the Academic Review evening at Tretherras School on the 4th February with a display and information. We are also looking to set up a bespoke website for the Neighbourhood Plan, and will keep you informed of this – in the meantime the neighbourhood plan weblink will take you to the Newquay Town Council website (and the relevant page) as an interim arrangement.
Hopefully the word is now spreading that Newquay is in the initial stages of undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) – and it’s your involvement that will make it happen. So please do take part in the process and encourage others that you know to do the same. Details of the process and other documents including an initial scoping survey are available on the website (details of web links and contacts are at the end of this update).
You can still find the initial scoping survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NewquayNPscoping so please do take part and share this far and wide.
And, remember that you can contact us by phone or email and continue to check out our website for more information on what’s happening.
Tel: 01637 878388 (and select option 1)