Residents plans to shape the future of Spilsby took a step forward with the community led town plan continuing to develop.
Based on the town survey, which was distributed to local residents in June this year, the Spilsby Community-Led Town Plan Steering Group aims to provide a robust documentation of the views of residents on their local area. This can then be used as a tool to help shape the future of the town.
The Steering Group Chair, the Reverend Canon Peter Coates, stated that the plan aims to formulate plans for the community to develop with the emphasis on the community as the leaders of the scheme.
“Our task is to find out how the community feels about Spilsby and the sort of plan needed to help our growth and development into the future and the things we need” he said.
“Most of the concerns raised so far include feelings about the derelict part of the town centre and what can be done to resolve it.”
The majority of the paper-based surveys have been uploaded in order to be analysed, with around 20% of Spilsby’s households responding to the request for information. Once this process is completed the information will be analysed and initial results will be published with full results and a full town plan published at a later date.
‘The Big Society’
With the current coalition government looking to move more towards what is termed ‘The Big Society’, where the provision of some of services currently provided by government departments could be taken over by community and voluntary groups, projects such as the town plan are becoming more and more important.
The Steering Group are due to meet next on 3 November to look at some of the initial findings from the information and will provide some information at an Open Meeting of the Spilsby Town Council on November 15 at the Franklin Hall.
The Group aims to seek as many views from the community as possible once the initial findings have been released. Copies of the document will be available to download from this website when they are available, and our forums are open for any discussion about the entire town plan process.