In January, over 60 people attended a meeting on how to “Make Garsington a Better Place” arranged by the Parish Council. Anton Nath, from Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC), explained the benefits other local villages had achieved by developing Community Led Plans.
People identified what they liked about Garsington, what they disliked, and what changes they would like to see (summarized in What do you want to see in the Garsington Plan?). The meeting was overwhelmingly in favour of developing a Plan for Garsington; eight people volunteered to form the steering group, and 20 volunteered to help with follow-up activities. The steering group has now met a couple of times to plan the next steps using ORCC’s nine step process.
We very much hope that you will want to contribute to the Plan and feel able to do so. We shall shortly be consulting with everyone in the village about possibilities and priorities, and we will keep you fully informed of progress through the parish newsletter, our website at http://plan.garsington.org.uk/ and via village events.