Hail Weston Community Plan (CP) was borne out of a rural white paper “Our Countryside – The Future” published in 2000. Parish Plans are aimed at strengthening rural communities by aiding residents to shape their future, a process further reinforced by the Localism Act of 2011.
Two years of commitment by Hail Weston parish residents have resulted in the publication of this document. The plan is a culmination of considerable community effort which reflects the aspirations of all age groups in our small, vibrant parish. This process commenced in January 2014 with a series of workshops. These were followed throughout the year with topic teams developing the areas of interest which formed the basis of the questionnaire presented to all households in the spring of 2015.
A safe, supportive community was a constant theme of the feedback generated by the various workshops, the teams and the questionnaire; the latter being the central focusing force of the Community Plan development.
In the months following the questionnaire, various initiatives have been driven forward. Several community groups are being formed and the Parish Council is acting to reduce concerns over road safety and to improve communication. Many more actions are being actively pursued.
I hope readers, now and in the future, will find the Hail Weston Community Plan to be a statement of intent for a strong, forward-thinking community. My thanks to the Action Group and their many team members without whom publication of this document would not have been achieved.
Barry Easom, Chairman
Hail Weston Community Plan Action Group