Children to have their say on future plans for Oulton

Oulton Parish Neighbourhood Plan steering group members Jennifer Bugg, Brian Hunter, Ann O’Callaghan

Oulton Parish Neighbourhood Plan steering group members Jennifer Bugg, Brian Hunter, Ann OCallaghan and Susanne Bearne seeing the first copies of the questionnaire coming off the printing press. Picture: Courtesy of Brian Hunter: - Credit: Archant

Youngsters aged 11 and upwards are being given the opportunity to have their say over the future of where they live.Questionnaires are to be delivered to all households in Oulton over the next few weeks for all residents to have their say on the future of the parish.

It comes as Oulton Parish Council continues with the next stage of the process, which they started about three years ago, to pursue a neighbourhood plan.

Ahead of the questionnaires being sent out, chairman of Oulton Parish Council, Brian Hunter, said: 'The parish council has worked closely with the Oulton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in developing this plan.

'This questionnaire will give the residents the opportunity to have their say in how they see their Parish developing over the next few years.'

Two consultation events have already been held, which have indicated some of the residents' ideas on how they see their community developing.


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Chairman of the steering group, Ann O'Callaghan, said: 'All residents over the age of 11 will be invited to complete the questionnaire.

'There is an opportunity for the questionnaire to be completed online or it can be completed by hand, which will be collected by one of our volunteers.

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'The questionnaire should take no more than 15 minutes of your time but your responses could have an impact for many years to come.'

The questionnaire will be delivered in a plastic folder which can be used to leave the completed paperwork outside your front door for collection.

For further details, contact Brian Hunter on 01502 582901 or Ann O'Callaghan on 01502 514159.

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