Plan gets the green light
Councillors in Helmdon gave the go-ahead this week for the
36-point Helmdon Parish Plan.
The plan was formally adopted by Helmdon Parish Council at
a meeting on Wednesday, July 28.
It was put together using the suggestions and opinions of
people living in Helmdon and the surrounding areas after a
questionnaire went out and received a huge response earlier
The findings were put together to form the plan which went
out to residents early this month to be discussed at a meting
last week on Wednesday, July 14.
More than 60 people went to the meeting, which was hailed
a success by members of the Parish Plan steering group.
Danny Moody, chair of the steering group, said: "We received
lots of positive feedback, but most importantly over 20 people
came forward wanting to be involved in turning the plan into
"There is something for everyone, young or old.
"We hope the plan will be a footpath to the future of
The ambitions of many of the people living in the area have
been conveyed in the plan, which includes projects such as
the building of a new village hall and an off-road cycle way
to link Helmdon and Brackley.
Several new groups have been proposed for the area, including
a wildlife and conservation group, youth clubs and a gardening
Copies of the plan will now be sent on to Northants County
Council, South Northants Council and to the Countryside Agency
which provided Helmdon Parish Council with a £4,000
grant towards the cost of the producing the plan.
After the massive response to the plan so far, the steering
group is hoping to get volunteers together to help get the
projects off the ground.
Anyone who would like to get involved can now fill out a participation
form, which is available on the village's website along with
the results of the parish questionnaire, the subsequent report
and action plan.
The website can be visited at www.helmdon.com/parishplan.
The Brackley Post - 30th July 2004