Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Framlingham: Town urged to take control if its future by completing survey

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 January 2014

The residents of Framlingham have been urged to respond to a survey seeking their views on the town.

The residents of Framlingham have been urged to respond to a survey seeking their views on the town.

Archant

A market town in east Suffolk is hoping to take greater control of its future by providing firm evidence of the community’s hopes and views.

The team behind Framlingham’s Residents Survey, which is scheduled for distribution today, has urged people to respond and have their say.

Results from the survey, which covers “all aspects of life and living Framlingham” will be used to direct the town’s Neighbourhood Plan, setting out its future development.

David Greenacre, chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, said the residents’ contribution would be “vital” in providing positive outcomes for the town.

“It is their town and their future –if they want to influence what happens then (they should) provide some input,” he said.

“If the community contribute now and the plans go forward to the district (council) and those proposing future developments will have to listen and acknowledge what we have said – we have a chance to influence the future let’s make sure we seize that opportunity.”

Framlingham Town Council first started work on the project towards the end of 2012 when it held a public meeting seeking ideas for inclusions in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Working groups of councillors and residents have since gathered “large amounts of data and evidence” about what direction the town should take.

The survey and its results will be used to confirm whether the ideas raised match the residents’ wishes.

Town clerk Eileen Coe urged everyone to take part so that a comprehensive picture or the residents’ views could be gathered, lending greater weight to any suggested outcomes.

“We cannot get what we want in Framlingham until we have the evidence to support it,” she said.

“We’ve got to have more say in our future rather than having other people telling us what we’re going to get – it’s our town and our future.”

Mrs Coe said the council would do “as much as we can” to help people complete the survey by providing extra copies or assisting with its completion to ensure the greatest uptake possible.

A public meeting has been scheduled for March 18 at the United Free Church at which the results of the survey are expected to be revealed.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman reported being robbed in Haverhill on Friday.

A super slimmer from Colchester told she was a ticking time bomb at 32 stone is enjoying a new lease of life – after shedding half her body weight.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

A short stroll from the Cornhill can be packed with history, change and stories.

A brave Kesgrave teenager who lost a leg to cancer hit headlines for passing her driving test a year early but she may now face losing that independence – and her beloved car.

The man who spearheaded efforts to build a northern by-pass across Ipswich 25 years ago has backed new plans to build the road that are now emerging.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24