STOKE GABRIEL PARISH PLAN GROUP
Our Parish Plan was created at the end of 2008. It's a collection of information, ideas and projects that we would like to see enhance our community and environment. From the start, the project was led by people who live and work in and around Stoke Gabriel, Aish and Waddeton. We began with an open day asking for people to bring their ideas, concerns and dreams for the parish. There was a huge turnout - with people of all ages and backgrounds sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences. Once we had collected the hundreds of sticky notes where everyone had recorded their interests and recommendations, we discovered just how much this village is loved and appreciated for its unique location and character. For the most part, whilst understanding that times change and life progresses, by far the most widely heard comment was "We love this village just as it is".
Of course, there were many areas of interest, and weeks of collating the information, an official questionnaire was prepared and sent to every household in the parish. The results were then independently verified and the data analysed so that we could create an Action Plan that truly represented the views of all who live and work here.
Some years on, the Action Plan is being revised and updated with many of the suggestions completed or ongoing. Many other parishes across the country have already completed their second plans.
The Parish Plan Group (PPG) has been taking and supporting initiatives to fulfil the Action Plan. Many actions identified in the plan have been achieved both directly by parishioners, the group, Parish Council and other organisations. See Action Plan Updates for more information.
Local photographs and art work by parish residents, including Paula Graham and Dr. Edward Lovesey.
Keep reading the website to see what has been achieved, and how you can help....
Proposed village weed spraying - see the Environment page for more information
Four Cross - a planning application has been submitted for 9 houses. More on our Planning page.
SHDC Planning Portal problems. Over the last few months many of us have experienced difficulties accessing documents and submitting responses. Please complain, and copy in our Ward Councillors.