Neighbourhood Forum Status
We are delighted to report that Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) has been appointed as a Neighbourhood Forum with immediate effect by London Borough of Brent.
You can find out more about the neighbourhood forums in the following web site.
STRA has taken up the challenge of the Localism Bill (2011) concept of a Neighbourhood Plan. This is the idea of a bottom-up approach to planning for the future of an area that is led by its community. We as a community have been given a real opportunity to develop plans and shape ideas for the town we live in.
”What is a Neighbourhood Plan and what are the benefits of having one?
The purpose of Neighbourhood Planning is to give local people greater ownership of the plans and policies that affect their local area. We are being given the opportunity to take a proactive role in shaping the future of our area in which we live. The plan will be a framework for change in our area for the next ten years.
The Neighbourhood Planning will help communities to play a greater role in finding creative and imaginative ways to overcome the pressures that development can create for conservation and local services and amenities. It could also help ensure that development is in line with local needs, provides greater public amenity and more certainty for developers.” Colin Buchanan, Neighbourhood Planning.
STRA will shortly be holding a consultation exhibition on the Issues and Options relating to Sudbury Town. On the day more information on the suggested plans for Sudbury Town will be on displayed. The date and time for the exhibition will shortly be published here on our site so do visit us again soon. But in the meantime time here is an opportunity in advance of exhibition to see the prepared Issues and Options report and after reading and digesting the information please use the leaflet below to share your thoughts. They will be collated and provided as part of the consultation.
For more background see here.
Find out how by contacting us online via our online contact form.
To become a member of STRA click here for an application form. Your £6 membership fee and your support could help Sudbury to be cleaner, greener, safer.
Make a positive difference in Sudbury we need your voice and your help to make Sudbury a better more prosperous place to live and work If you need to get fIt or walk your dog please volunteer to deliver important information and questionnaires to the streets near you do your bit to make change happen. Volunteers to email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
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For details of the next meeting click here.
STRA has two Facebook Pages, one for general STRA matters and one for events. Sudbury Town also has its own FaceBook page.