Who we are
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is made up of volunteers who live in Colerne Parish, including 1 parish councillor, who came forward after a public meeting in December 2016.
Current Steering Group members are: Jane Mellett (Chair), Stephen Ayres, Hilary Holman, Sue Jones, Peter Mellett, George Batterham, Jacqui Bradburn and Robert Jones. Parish Councillor Bob Child is also in the Steering Group.
A number of local people have helped support working groups, giving extra local knowledge and expertise. We are also working with Bristol based planning consultants Place Studio who helped us create the plan: http://www.placestudio.com/
What we do
Our purpose is to steer the process of consulting with everyone who works or lives in the parish about how the parish should develop over the next 10 years and from this produce the Neighbourhood Plan. We have gathered evidence of what is currently in existence, and what the majority of local people would like to see for the future of our built environment. We have produced a written plan to express this and have also tried to integrate the hopes and wishes into existing council plans. Ultimately local people give us a mandate by voting in a referendum to support the final Neighbourhood Plan.
When we meet
The usual pattern for meetings has been the third Thursday of each month at 7.30 via Zoom. The public are welcome to attend and hear what we talk about.