The Beeston Neighbourhood Forum met last Wednesday (11 March 2015) to start work on developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.
This was the Forum’s second meeting and Chair Greg Turton introduced the themes that the plan will be written around. Members of the Forum were invited to sign up to work on the theme(s) that interested them most, work on each theme will be led by a committee member.
- Opportunities for young people
- Retail and business
- Celebrate history
- Community cohesion and integration
Anyone living within the plan area can apply to join the forum and get involved with shaping the plan. Once the work is completed the plan will be put to a referendum when everyone in the area can vote to accept or reject the plan.
The following members were elected to the committee:
- Gohar Almess
- Yvonne Crowther
- Arthur Kirby
- Christine Thornton
They will join officers elected at the first meeting: Greg Turton (Chair), Robert Winfield (Vice Chair), Mark Parry (Secretary) and Bill Birch (Treasurer).
The meeting also discussed plans for a study trip to Wolverhampton to visit Heathfield Park and learn from their experience of drawing up a neighbourhood plan.
The next meeting of the Forum will be held on Tuesday 19 May at 7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre.