Monday evening saw 70 local people attending a workshop on Localism and Neighbourhood Planning at Purton Village Hall.
The Localism Bill is a very exciting one that could offer communities the right to buy local pubs, village shops, swimming pools, or whatever is important to you in your community.
There is an opportunity to transfer assets to the community, such as school, land or buildings
- and local organisations such as Parish Councils, social enterprise groups or mutual organisations could take over the running of a local service .
In Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Community Area :-
- Local people have worked with the police to tackle speeding in Broad Town.
- Young people have worked together to decide how budgets should be spent.
-Local halls in Lyneham and Purton have been improved using Community Area Grants
-Local Parishes are working together to develop a local area plan
-The Area Board are supporting the retention of green space between Swindon and our surrounding villages
- Local people have worked to prioritise local highway schemes
- Since our last meeting on 23rd March, local people have decided to develop a campus project in both Wootton Bassett and Cricklade.
Want to find out more ? contact: alison sullivan