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Community Engagement
- our experience
Elizabeth Hillman
Saxilby with Ingleby NDP Steering Group Chair
Background
• Front runner in 2012
• Used planning consultants but due to lack of community
engagement -little progression ...
• Large steering group but membership has been consistent
Common goal ‘determined to ensure success’
Make sure everyone fe...
Consultations with the
Community
• Questionnaire
• Consultation Events
• Business Event
• Working with Primary
school (5 t...
Know your community
• The centre of the village, the
pub, shops and more….
• Community groups- U3A and
more..
• Target int...
Use existing ways of communication -
such an update in local newsletter.
The event- timing is crucial for a good
result.
O...
• Use a strap line:
‘It’s Your Village, Have Your Say!’
• Use a central venue
• Tea, coffee and hot chocolate
• Home - mad...
• Community Awareness Consultation : 87 residents
• Questionnaire: 35% response
• Second Consultation: 89 residents
Our Re...
Future consultations-
Younger People & Businesses
• Working with the Primary
School
• Questionnaire online or
paper versio...
www.saxilbyplan.co.uk
Any Questions?
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Saxilby with Ingelby Neighbourhood Development Plan

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Saxilby with Ingelby Neighbourhood Development Plan

  1. 1. Community Engagement - our experience Elizabeth Hillman Saxilby with Ingleby NDP Steering Group Chair
  2. 2. Background • Front runner in 2012 • Used planning consultants but due to lack of community engagement -little progression and came to a halt • 2014 planning applications from developers -concern from the community and realisation of the importance of a NDP • NDP relaunched in Jan 2015- little progress • Sept 2015 relaunched & now we are half way there!
  3. 3. • Large steering group but membership has been consistent Common goal ‘determined to ensure success’ Make sure everyone feels valued and listened too Diverse skills from website creation, printing, budgeting and making tea Fortnightly meetings - helps momentum and actions achieved Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group
  4. 4. Consultations with the Community • Questionnaire • Consultation Events • Business Event • Working with Primary school (5 to 11 years) • Young People (11 to 21 years)
  5. 5. Know your community • The centre of the village, the pub, shops and more…. • Community groups- U3A and more.. • Target interested residents who spread the word • Social Media- New website and Facebook linked with Parish Council
  6. 6. Use existing ways of communication - such an update in local newsletter. The event- timing is crucial for a good result. One week before swamp the Parish: • Flyers to every household - deliver yourself • Posters in shops, take aways • Banners- changing their position • Facebook • Website • Spread the word via group leaders, key people in the community and more…. Use Different ways of communication
  7. 7. • Use a strap line: ‘It’s Your Village, Have Your Say!’ • Use a central venue • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate • Home - made cakes! • Encourage discussion by having a relaxed ‘cafe atmosphere’ It’sYour Village- have Your Say! - what worked for us
  8. 8. • Community Awareness Consultation : 87 residents • Questionnaire: 35% response • Second Consultation: 89 residents Our Results
  9. 9. Future consultations- Younger People & Businesses • Working with the Primary School • Questionnaire online or paper version to take home for 5 to 11 years • Rosette for every completed questionnaire • Cheese and Wine Business event
  10. 10. www.saxilbyplan.co.uk Any Questions?

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