There has been a lot of activity going on behind the scenes lately, with members of the Neighbourhood Plan team having meetings with New Forest District Council, Hampshire Highways, and Totton and Eling Town Council.
One of the biggest takeaways from September's Neighbourhood Plan meeting was the sense that the work of the Neighbourhood Plan group is proving more and more valuable to Council officers, and they know to talk to us if they want to consult residents. You can find the full minutes/transcript of the meeting here.
As of the time of writing this blog, we have another presentation to give to the Full Council of Totton and Eling Town Council. Any residents who are interested in hearing our full presentation can go to the Palm Room of Totton and Eling Community Centre at 7pm on Wednesday 29th September. As well as giving an update to our town councillors there will also be a discussion about the future of the Neighbourhood Plan group, and the support we need to continue. You can view the Agenda/minutes of the Full Council meeting here when they become available.
New Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Group
Our last announcement is that our current chair Caroline Rackham will be stepping down. Caroline has done a fantastic job at steering the Neighbourhood Plan group over the last 2 and a half years, and we're very pleased that while she has decided it's the right time for her to step down as chair that she will remain an active member of the committee.
Are you interested in standing for Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan group? If you have any questions please get in touch with Caroline who will be happy to speak with you. The position is open to any interested residents. Candidates will be invited to speak to the group at the next Neighbourhood plan meeting, before the committee votes in the new chair.