Vital Village Action Plan - Developing our Community - March 2004


ITEM ACTION HOW IT WILL BE TACKLED PRIORITY PARTNERS TIMESCALE
LEAD
RESPONSIBILITY
RESOURCE
IMPLICATIONS

1

Establish new village shop.

(a) Feasibility of five basic options to be evaluated simultaneously.


(b) Detailed planning to follow on option with most potential.


High

Parish Council, ORCC, finance providers.

(a) September 2004




(b) Ongoing

Parish Council Shop Subcommittee

Funding needs dependent on selected option. Local fund raising may be required. If community shop, volunteers needed.

2

Ensure continuation of new satellite post office in Red Lion.

Publicity through The Villager, notice boards. Review of operations (eg opening hours) to encourage greater usage.

High

PO Rural Transfer Advisor, Sub Postmaster, Red Lion, Parish Council

Ongoing

Parish Council Shop Subcommittee

Possible extra funding, source 75% ORCC/25% Parish Council

3

(a) Explore possible improvements to the local Bus Service.


 
(b) Review local transport facilities and carry out feasibility study on the provision of a community bus. (Possibly in partnership with neighbouring parishes)

(a) Parish Council to present survey results to Thames Travel and OCC. May need to gather some more information, possibly through the Villager.


(b) Feasibility study by Parish Council working group


Medium








High

Thames Travel, OCC







Neighbouring parishes. SODC. Local transport providers

March 2005








March 2005

Parish Council








Parish Council

OCC subsidy








Time and funding as required Grants and fundraising.

4

To devise a local strategy for road surface improvements - infilling pot holes and resurfacing where necessary.

Parish Council to review own responsibility for local maintenance of roads and pathways supply a list of problem areas to OCC Highways Authority. To press for a rapid response to local survey.

High/

medium - due to safety issues for cyclists, especially children.

Parish Council, OCC

Ongoing

Parish Council

Highways Authority

5

Arrange a 'get to know you' party.

Community Association and VV Steering Group to set up a working party to discuss feasibility

Medium

Community Association, VV Steering Group

2004 - preferably summer time.

VV Steering Group

Tickets to cover cost.

6

(a) To establish a Parish Web Site




(b) To review the requirements for notice boards and Parish/community information and provide improvements

(a) Web Group has been set up and is currently designing Parish Web Site.


(b) PC to set up a communications working group to review provision and future requirements.

High





Medium

(a) Comm Assn

Clubs / Societies/PC



(b) PC and all community groups

(a) May 2004





(b) September 2004

(a) Web Group





(b) Parish Council

(a) Time and funding as required




(b) Management Time

Funding & other needs as identified

7

(a) To produce a Welcome Pack featuring all local information for new residents and visitors

(b) To promote community diversity and continue the Vital Villages spirit

(a) Community Association project



 
(b) Use village fete as forum for displays by all clubs and societies.

Medium




 
Medium

Comm Assn

PC and all community groups

Comm Assn and all clubs and societies

December 04






July 2004

Community Assn






Community Assn

Time and funding as required






8

To provide community seating

PC to evaluate needs of elderly and others to enjoy the facility to sit in public spaces.

High

PC

Comm Assn

December 04

PC or Comm Assn

Time and funding as required


9



To foster a close link between the school and the community.


(a) All clubs and societies to consider how they can include the school in their activities

(b) To support the school as they undertake the Planning for Real project.



Medium



 
 
High


(a) All community groups

 
 
(b) Vital Villages Steering Group


Continuous



 
 
Summer 2004


(a) School, clubs and societies.


 
 
(b) Vital Villages Steering Group


Time and funding as required.


10


To promote community services




Article in Villager, Web Page, about services such as the Wayout bus, Wallingford Volunteer Centre, prescription collection/delivery and surgery car services.



High


Wayout, WVC

Web, Parish Council


September 04


VV Amenities Group

Time.


11


To look at ways to foster greater integration of Church and the community leading to improved facilities and utilisation of church


To expand church role in community for example utilisation of facilities hold social and arts events

PCC to establish a community wide project team


Medium


Village Hall

Community Assn

All Clubs and societies


2004/5


PCC


Time and funding as required -

Grants and fundraising


12


Youth- To involve young people in all stages of parish projects.



To form a Youth Council with the view of improving youth facilities (including skate boarding), youth shelter, band night etc.


High


Youth Council

Parish Council

Sports Clubs

Parents


December 2004


Youth Council


Time and funding as required -

Grants and fundraising


13


Investigate what additional security is needed to supplement Neighbourhood Watch



Consult with police and parishioners and investigate what other similar villages have done


Medium


Thames Valley Police

Neighbourhood Watch


December 2004


Neighbourhood Watch


Time.

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