Cheshire Community Action gave an excellent talk at our Annual Parish Meeting on 20th April to explain what a Neighbourhood Plan is and the benefits it can bring a community to be able to have a say in shaping its future not just in determining future housing in the parish but other aspects such as green space, cycling, parks etc.
However, Neighbourhood Plans are a lot of work to put together and would require the community of Church Lawton to work together. It is important that the community recognise that the Parish Council cannot do this alone.
For those who were unable to attend the Annual Parish Meeting but would like to know more, some links are provided below:
Locality Road Map to Neighbourhood Plans
CCA May 2016 Newsletter
The following link is to the Cheshire East site on Neighbourhood Planning and shows the parishes and towns who are currently working on one or have completed one. Relevant documents and links to legislation are also available.
Residents of Church Lawton Parish Council should all be receiving a questionnaire through their door regarding Neighbourhood Planning.
The purpose of the questionnaire is to enable the Parish Council to determine whether residents wish for Church Lawton to work on a Neighbourhood Plan for their locality.
A copy of the questionnaire can be found by clicking the link:
Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
Church Lawton Parish Council held their Civic Service on Sunday 12th June 2016 at All Saints Church, Church Lawton.
The service was attended by Parish Councillors and spouses together with the Chairman of Alsager Town Council, Hillary Robinson, and the Chairman of ChALC, Mr Philip Jackson.
The service was conducted by the Rector who started by welcoming the Civic visitors and introduced Bishop John Hayden who was also in attendance. The readings were given by the Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Parish Council and the prayers were led by Bev Boulton. The Bishop gave a sermon on ‘The nature of Jesus within the Trinity’
The congregation was invited to stay on after the service for an excellent buffet lunch, kindly provided by All Saints Church, to celebrate both the Civic Service and the Queen’s birthday.
The Accounts of Church Lawton Parish Council are available, with reasonable notice, to be viewed by members of the public until 27th July 2016. Further details are given in the attachment.
Accounts – Period of Exercise of Public Rights
A report of the results of this survey can be found by following this link:
Church Lawton Rural Housing Needs Survey 2016 – Report FINAL
Cheshire Community Action are attending the Annual Parish Meeting on 27th April to give a presentation about Neighbourhood Plans and the benefits they can bring to a community. We would urge all residents to attend this important meeting to learn more so that we can collectively make a decision as to whether Church Lawton should embark on the process.
We would like to invite all residents of Church Lawton to our Annual Parish Meeting which will take place at 7:00pm at Lawton Memorial Hall on the 27th April.
Annual Parish Meeting, 27th April 2016, Agenda