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What are Neighbourhood Plans?
Neighbourhood planning is part of a new approach to planning introduced by the Localism Act 2011. The new system is designed to be more collaborative and gives communities more powers to shape the future of the places where they live and work.
Neighbourhood Planning is the government's initiative of trying to empower local communities to help make and take forward planning proposals at a local level. The idea being that local people will drive, and then help to shape, how their local communities grow and develop over the next coming years.
Neighbourhood plans can only be made by one of two groups, towns/parishes or neighbourhood forums. As our area has parishes, town and parishes will take the lead in pushing them forward.
Our first Village Barn Dance brought more than 60 participants to what proved to be a most enjoyable evening of making new friends and catching up with old(?) ones. Many thanks to Ted Morse and His Band, and all those who provided help with ticket sales, publicity, refreshsments, and clean up - as welll as all who came eager and willing to be a part of what we hope will become a regular activity.
Our free tour starts at 10:00 am. and will last two hours, after which we will have lunch at a nearby pub. Contact Helen Stradley 01865 351 623 email@example.com if you would like to attend.
For a number of years MOB (the Men of Beckley) have been meeting once a month in The Abingdon Arms for lunch and a chat. Now that we have a new and enthusiastic team in the pub it seems a perfect opportunity for the females in the village to do the same.
CAROLS AND CLARET
Carols and Claret this year will be on Sunday 17th December at 6pm in the church. Carols and readings by candlelight will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies.