Stop Press What are the best and worst places in our area? Whether a view, building, piece of heritage, part of the landscape, a walk, wood or many other categories. Provide us with a 1 Mbyte sized image by 15th June, to participate in a £100 prize fund competition. Details on the Hidden Treasures & Local Eyesores page and send your image to: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stop Press Can we reach 2,000 responses? Just over 1,300 now. Do it On-line.
The CR3 Forum survey was launched in October, with a goal of reaching as many responses as possible from all ages and groups in the area, to ensure we understand your views and take account of them. Paper versions were distributed to almost every house and resulted in over 900 people responding. If you have one of those do fill it out and drop off at the various places in Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley, Chaldon & Whyteleafe.
However, if you are reading this, then you can do it on-line as well and the survey will stay open for another month or so. However the earlier we get them back the more helpful that will be to create potential plans and policies to improve our area.
Just 15 mins of your time will be very helpful and be invaluable to help us understand your views and gather information. You can take the survey on line here.
The Forum site, is a shared facility between Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe parishes or village councils. The Caterham Community Partnership is also a founder member, with the Caterham Business Partnership and other related groups throughout the area. Within Caterham it covers both Hill and Valley parishes, making a total of four in all.
- The CR3 Neighbourhood Plan area. We welcome participation and comments by those who live, work and are involved in local business or services in the area, or visit frequently and who depend on services, shops, schools, healthcare, transport or jobs here.(Click map to take our survey and click registration form below to join us & for updates)
The Forum can be used to follow progress and contribute information and comments as we begin creating a Neighbourhood Plan, under the new Localism Act.
There are now pages for the different aspects of a local plan that we are starting to tackle. Register to take part in any of the groups and follow progress via their pages as we gather information, consult with as many people as possible and idenify the issues that matter locally and we want to include within a plan.
If you would like to join our mailing list and to be kept up to date with activities, please use this “Contact Us”
The group were at Tesco on Sept 8th and at Whyteleafe at “Help for Heroes”event on Sept 16th. Other locations will follow and we are now up to 80 people who have registered for news and to take part. We need many more!
On Oct 24th de Stafford school hosted a group of students who took part in a workshop with their own ideas for the area. There will be a schools version of the questionaire in November.
We submitted the bid as a “Front Runner” in Nov 2011, which was approved March 6th 2012. Tandridge District Council are involved in the plan too and the end result should reflect a combination of those things we can affect locally, within the overall set of regulations that we are subject to. The final plan is intended to be the subject of a local referendum on whether to adopt it or not and will become a key element controlling local matters if supported by 51% of those who vote.
The project welcomes involvement from business, residents, faith, social, education, health, police and other services as well as the youth and voluntary sector. The aim is to cover all ages and sections of the community and those who live or work here.
It is an open site for most purposes, with a section for Work in Progress that is available to specific contributors. Generally it allows feedback, via an administrator – where several people share the task of helping to manage the site.
Initial content is the draft submission to DCLG ( Department of Communities and Local Government), records of meetings and the start of an information archive, to help share an expanding set of materials. We should be able to engineer it so that you get an eMail when content is amended if you wish. Those who register will also get eMail bulletins from time to time.
The Forum will create links for Facebook and twitter to existing pages like CaterhamABC and will also link to the member parish sites. You can submit comments, if you have an existing ID with several popular web based providers, such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or WordPress itself. This will help cut down spam. Use the contact us form above for now to register interest and tell us of any areas you would be interested to participate in.
Regards to all
Chair Steering Group, CR3 Forum
and Chair Caterham Community Partnership Ltd/ ABC – A Better Caterham