The most recent open meeting was held on 5 October 2016 in Great Shelford Memorial Hall. Read the Chairman’s write-up of the meeting here. There are also notes of key points the visiting speaker Bridget Smith made, which can be read and commented on in this blog post.
Previous open meetings took place during late 2015 and early 2016, one at Stapleford’s Jubilee Pavilion and one in Great Shelford’s Memorial Hall. The purpose of these was to consult with local residents to establish whether there was support for a Neighbourhood Plan (as per Step 1 of the process diagram). At these meetings an outline of the Neighbourhood Plan process was shared with the community, and from them the Parish Council collated the comments which residents made on feedback forms during the sessions.
A fuller set of residents’ thoughts and comments relating to the Neighbourhood Plan and issues which it should consider was collated in February 2016 and can be found here.
And we also collected thoughts and opinions from members of the community during the summer of 2016, at both the Stapleford Village Show in June, and at the Shelford Feast in July. Again, these comments were collated (see here), and were then used as the “starting point” for the formation of the Spotlight Groups at the public meeting on 5th October.
Following the Steering Group’s next meeting on 25 January 2017, a date for the next Public Meeting will be published.
Residents are always welcome to attend any meeting of the Steering Group – please advise the Clerk in advance if possible if you plan to attend.