At last night's meeting in Marple Library it was decided to set up a Neighbourhood Forum to take forward a Neighbourhood Plan for Marple.
This follows the recent Neighbourhood Plan action week where we engaged with 500 residents. We arranged an exhibition in Marple library, held three public meetings and leafleted 5,000 households and businesses.
|Neighbourhood Plan Area - submitted to SMBC for designation|
The result last night is good news indeed and all present were keen to progress the plan. Forum members were identified and a management committee and executive positions appointed.
The civic society has been clear from the outset that it would facilitate setting up a Neighbourhood Forum, but it would then be community-led not civic society led.
We are pleased that David Ackroyd agreed to take on the role of interim chairman until such time as it is appropriate to hold an election.