Our Aims

Our Aims

Effingham and the area surrounding it is a beautiful place to live. Making the most of the facilities and amenities available to us all is one of the reasons your Parish Council is leading this initiative. We want to make sure every Effingham Parish resident has the opportunity to say how they want the area they live in to be look in 5, 10 and 20 years time. We want to encourage all residents to get involved in The Effingham Village Plan and to share their thoughts and ideas for how to improve our village and surrounding area.

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EVP aims

Why should you get involved?

Well…….

With an Effingham Village Plan we aim to set a vision for the future. We can start to decide for ourselves

  • The kind of community we want to live in now and in the future
  • What we believe is needed and desirable to sustain and revitalise our village community
  • Where new homes can be built (or not built!) and the style and characteristics of the homes we build
  • The kind of businesses we want to support and develop
  • How we can improve and provide for better standards and facilities in learning and living well
  • The kinds of facilities we want and need to learn, play and come together
  • How we can safeguard and protect our environment for our enjoyment and for future generations
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Effingham says Yes!

Effingham residents voted overwhelmingly in support of their Neighbourhood Plan yesterday. An astonishing 94% voted in support of the plan, which from this point forward will carry full weight in all planning decisions. Around 44% of all residents voted in the referendum – one of the highest turnouts for a Neighbourhood Plan referendum so far recorded.

Speaking on behalf of Effingham Parish Council, Chairman Arnold Pindar said:

“We are delighted with the result. This is a great moment for Effingham residents who have come out in great numbers to support the plan. The result will ensure that local people have a significant voice in planning issues.”

Borough Councillor, Liz Hogger, who has championed the plan at Borough level added:

“This is a significant result for Effingham. The scale of the turnout, one of the highest yet recorded for a Neighbourhood Plan, is an indication of the strength of support the plan has amongst Effingham residents, and reflects the importance local people place on conserving our environment for future generations.”

Paula Moss, Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan group, was also delighted with the result:

”A great many people have worked hard over the last 5 years to make this plan a reality. It is a testimony to the passion and determination of residents that the plan secured such high levels of support. On behalf of the Neighbourhood team I would like to thank all the people who worked with us to help shape the plan.  It’s a great community plan and and will help protect and conserve the things residents care most about in the village for years to come.”

IMG_0910Further information is available from the Parish Clerk 01372 454911.

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