A big thank you to the 299 people who responded to the Big Ardleigh Consultation Questionnaire. You sent in your responses directly, via the internet, or by completing a paper copy, which was collected and manually entered by a member of the Working Group. It was a great response, especially considering the challenge of ‘lock-down’ and the restrictions it presented.
It was really encouraging to know that so many people took the time to engage and respond.
You told us that you would like more sports and community facilities, cafes and restaurants and that there is little provision for young people in the community. You were happy with the school and Surgery and with the Village Hall but you also said that you would like a Community Hub. There was a strong feeling against any further housing development but if there were to be any it should be sustainable, in-fill and fit the character of the area. Over 90% of respondents want the rural characteristics of the parish to remain and footpaths, bridleways and lanes to be unaffected by development. We clearly have some issues over parking in the village and concerns over traffic calming. Over half who responded would support micro-businesses to set-up.
There was a good spread of response from across the parish and the age range was reasonably represented with approximately 80% between the ages of 30 and 69.
The main Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Questionnaire closed on 31 January 2021. We will now be working with our consultants to analyse the results and create a draft Neighbourhood Plan which takes account of your views.
We welcomed feedback from everyone who lives, works or has other strong connections to Ardleigh.
The draw was completed in accordance with the terms and conditions. Terms and conditions apply. The winner was Callum Mcguigan
You can submit your comments to us via:
· Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Post at PO Box 12865, Colchester, CO7 7EZ
· Answerphone on 01206 619532
· Comment or Message via our Facebook page @ardleighpc
We are also on Instagram @ardleighnp
We will keep you updated here on our developing program of community engagement.
Our working group is open to people who live or work in Ardleigh and who would be eligible to stand for the council (eg must not be bankrupt or served a recent prison sentence).
If you are interested in joining the group please email us initially email@example.com
We particularly welcome people who live on the edges of the parish of Ardleigh including the new Avellana Place and the Orchard developments and younger members of the parish
Our first survey was live between 1 July 2020 and 31 August 2020 and looked at Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the Parish of Ardleigh. It was also known as the SWOT survey.
130 people responded. Thank you!
The results are available on the link below.
The feedback from the first survey was used to design and refine the main consultation questionnaire which was launched in November 2020