The future of Pershore is important to all who live here, work here, shop here or just visit. Shaping the town's future can be guided, in part, through a town plan. A Steering Group of volunteers has been formed and tasked with putting together a town plan to help steer the direction of Pershore up until 2030.
This Plan will be designed to be formally adopted by Pershore Town Council so that they can reflect the wishes of local people in all their plans,
Your views are very important to this process. Understanding what works well and what needs improvement will form the basis of the plan so your input is vital. Please look out for information on the consultation period which will start in the Spring. It is intended to provide the widest opportunity for comments, suggestions, ideas and feedback by visiting all parts of the community.
Bulletin - October 2017 The next two months will be taken up by preparation of the various elements of the Plan, with the aim of presenting a draft Plan to the Pershore Town Council at a special meeting in mid-December.
The Theme Groups are collating and analysing all the consultation returns: * from the public consultation, which received detailed comments from over 1000 local residents, and * from the various local stakeholders - retail shops, businesses, schools, sports and social clubs, associations, local authorities * from a large number of contributions through social media or submitted directly from individuals and organisations
These inputs will form the basis of six focused reports from the five Theme Groups:- Transport, infrastructure and Environment; Health, Well Being and Community Support; Youth, Education and Training; Arts, Culture, Leisure and Sports; Local Commerce and Tourism. Each of these reports will contain details of the ideas collected during the widespread consultation, analysis of which show that responses have been received from all parts of the community. Recommendations will be made that reflect the wishes of local people and, where possible, the agency that would be asked to deliver on them.
When all drafts have been agreed, an overall Executive Summary will be added as a preface to the Draft Plan, which will be the basis of the presentation to the Pershore Town Council in December.
Note: It is worth recording that all of the many people who are working in the Theme Groups and the Steering Group, some of whom are still in employment, are volunteers and have already given many hours and days of their time to this project.
Michael Amies Chairman, Pershore Town Plan Steering Group