Fifty ways to improve village
SPECIAL task groups are to be formed to drive forward plans to shape the future of life in Easton-in-Gordano. A working party, set up to formulate the village's parish plan, is urging residents and community organisations to volunteer to take forward near
SPECIAL task groups are to be formed to drive forward plans to shape the future of life in Easton-in-Gordano.A working party, set up to formulate the village's parish plan, is urging residents and community organisations to volunteer to take forward nearly 50 projects identified in the document for the development of the area.The plan, published in November, follows an extensive survey of all residents in the village.A total of 1,311 questionnaires were completed, representing a 60 per cent response from residents.The project was funded jointly between the Countryside Agency and the parish council.The feedback revealed that although most people were content living in the village, they were concerned about traffic levels and the protection of green belt land.They were also concerned about perceived levels of crime, vandalism and antisocial behaviour.The plan also sets out aims to preserve the parish's rural environment, improve safety on the roads and provide better leisure facilities.It also campaigns for better transport services and more consideration for the elderly and disabled.As a result of the plan, nearly 50 targets have been set in a bid to improve village life.Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council chairman Gerry Hunt said: "We want community organisations and interested residents to come forward and see how we can reach these targets set within the plan."They have been identified as ways of developing the village for communities of the future. What we want to do now is set up task groups to work on the issues identified and take them forward."The plan is being widely distributed to organisations in the parish and copies are available from Pill Library, the resource centre and other outlets around the village.