Wetherby Neighbourhood Planning

Minutes from meeting 3rd July




Notes of meeting held in the Micklethwaite Room in Wetherby Town Hall at 6pm  on Wednesday 3rd July 2013


Present:  Cllr Alan Lamb(Mayor) (Chairperson), Cllr Harry Chapman( Deputy Mayor), Phil Joyce, Nish Kannabar, Nicola Bell, Julie Turner, Cllr Galan Moss, Cllr Norma Harrington

Item 1     Welcome and introductions: Alan Lamb

Item 2     Apologies: Manjit Curtis, John Wilkinson and Sandra Kleins

Item 3     Minutes of Meeting held on 5th June 2013:  Noted that Galan Moss’s name had been spelt incorrectly, otherwise accepted.

Item 4     Matters arising:

Item 5     Best practice:  Julie Turner advised the meeting that she had sent out notes of meetings held with Geoff Shaw, Chairperson of Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan. The meetings she had with him were very informative.

Item 6    Vision, aims and objectives: Phil Joyce talked us through the vision paper. The vision will of course change over time as it is reviewed as a result of feedback from local people.

Suggestion of two main themes.

Item 7   Evidence Base: Evidence needs to be made available before the sub-groups are formed. Alan Lamb has already arranged to speak with Manjit as she has been working on this and would have presented findings to this group if she had been here tonight.                                                                  Action AL/MC

When we set up the sub groups what are we actually asking them to do? They will each take one of the key themes, and break them down into wider sub-headings, set objectives and get evidence from talking to people.

We need a team for each of the three council wards in the town, existing Town Councillors could assist. Suggestions that events be held in the local primary school or community centre on three different dates so that people have a choice of times and dates to attend.

The leaflet and questionnaire should also be available on line.

Sub-groups to be populated from the lists we already have of interested volunteers.        Action HC/GM

Resources should be put into production of leaflets and banners and eventually for writing  and editing the plan itself. Professional help may be sought at that time.

Sub-group members to be invited to the next Neighbourhood Planning steering group meeting. Presentation from AL and MC reference evidence for the already identified themes.  Action AL/MC

NicolaBell stated that she would be happy to be involved with Health, wellbeing and leisure. Nish Kanabar stated he would be involved in communications.

Item 8   Communications: Nish will update the website publicising meetings etc. Wetherby Neighbourhood Planning now has a website, is on facebook, twitter etc. Nish is the administrator for the blog. (WNHP)

The NP will be promoted in the Mayor’s weekly column in the Wetherby News. Action AL

There can be a link to the Wetherby Town Council website. Local organisations will be written to asking for their assistance and alerting them to the website.                                                                         Action AL/BB

The Vision and key themes to be included on the webpage                                                      Action NK

There being no further business the meeting closed .

Date of next meeting 7th August 2013 at 6pm in the Micklethwaite Room at the Town Hall, Wetherby