PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING – THE RESULTS
Following January's successful consultation meeting, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has published a six-document Consultation Statement. The individual papers can be viewed or downloaded from the links below.
'NEXTDOOR' LETTER - A SCAM?
Concern has been raised over a recent spate of unsolicited letters. These invite the recipient to join a free network called 'Nextdoor Barcombe'.
To avoid potential confusion, the Parish Council would like to make the following clear:
- The PC is NOT involved in any way with the organisation behind the letters.
- A completely different and Parish Council-supported initiative – Barcombe Good Neighbours – will be launched shortly. Concerned only with Barcombe parish and having safeguarding principles at its core, Barcombe Good Neighbours aims to offer direct help.
'Nextdoor' is a US-based social network which sets out to connect individuals via the Internet. While its invitation appears not to be a direct scam, it carries the name of a Barcombe resident. The person concerned was apparently not aware that his name had been used. Nationally, privacy-related objections have been voiced concerning Nextdoor's operating model.
Wikipedia has detail on the organisation, its aims and operation.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE
Read the Steering Group's short summary of the first public engagement event.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: FIRST DRAFT DOCUMENTS
Barcombe's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has produced five draft papers. All are useful reading! Download them below:
DRAFT HOUSING ALLOCATION PUBLISHED
Lewes District Council has published its Draft Housing Allocation document for Barcombe Cross. This document lays out likely housing sites, the potential capacity of each site and factors considered in the District Council's assessment.
A period of public consultation runs from 30th November 2017 to 25th January 2018. For details, including how and where to comment, see here.
View the Draft Housing Allocation document.
File not displaying properly? Click here
COMMUNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE
Local community groups, voluntary organisations and sports/recreational clubs can apply for a grant from the Parish Council. Applications must be non-commercial, and the project must benefit residents of Barcombe parish.
A non-competitive cycle event will pass through the east of the parish on 7th April. Last year this caused some concern and complaint. The Event Plan (below) contains a safety policy, a risk assessment and contact details: it also defines the responsibilities and powers of marshals.
ROAD SAFETY ADVICE OFFERED
A leaflet and slideshow covering road safety topics are available.
AGENDAS FOR NEXT MEETINGS
Links to Agenda(s) for the next Parish Council meeting will be posted below when available. Please check back if necessary.
MINUTES FROM PAST MEETINGS
Below are Minutes from the last five meetings. Older items can be explored from this page.