This new way of planning gives us all the chance to get involved and make sure our voices are heard when plans are being prepared. We think the best way to make this happen is for you, your friends, your family, neighbours and workmates to tell us about what affects you most where you live and what changes you would like to see. We would love you to get involved at all stages of the project whether that just means telling us about those things that matter, or volunteering your time and skills to help write the Plan.
The whole idea of the neighbourhood plan is that YOU get involved. It’s your town and we need you to take ownership of the plan and what it is trying to do.
There are lots of ways you can get involved. Firstly just by taking an interest and many of you have already helped hugely in this by taking time to fill in our two main questionnaires so far.
The next opportunity for you to take part will be early next year when we publish the draft plan and host events to get you to think about the plan and its proposals for Alnwick and Denwick.
There are also opportunities for people to get more directly involved in preparing the plan – you could for example join the Alnwick Community Partnership which will be taking an active role in getting the plan ready. The next meeting will be arranged for late this year – so please watch for dates on this site.
If you represent or are a member of a group or society active in the town and which is not yet involved in the plan, see if you can encourage the group to nominate you as a representative on the Alnwick Community Partnership as we want a wide membership to make sure the plan does what you want it to do. We are happy to continue to meet with businesses, groups and organisations active in the area to talk about the Plan as it progresses.