Statement from outgoing Secretary to the Parish Plan steering group. After both Graham Lockwood and John Bryant stood down as Chair and Secretary respectively, no-one came forward to take on those roles and therefore the TPPSG then ceased to function. The other position of Treasurer was not offered for election as the Group was effectively moribund.
It was agreed that the TPPSG remain in limbo until (or if) someone feels the need to revive it. (Dated Tuesday 30th November 2010.)
Trowell entered the Calor village of the year competition and have won two categories and are the overall Nottinghamshire County winners. Well done to all of those who have contributed to this marvellous success! Unfortunately we did not win the regional finals. However, thanks to all of those who contributed to this wonderful effort.
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Although a major milestone, the report is really only the beginning, the next stage being to explore ways of achieving the wants and desires of the people of Trowell.
Rural life is facing some tough challenges with the closure of village shops, banks and post offices, a lack of public transport. These are common problems, which have led many communities to take local action. The Vital Villages programme is making a real difference. It puts community decision-making in the hands of the people who live there, and it gives grants, quickly, in order to make things happen. Vital Villages helps rural communities to help themselves through four simple grant schemes.
We in Trowell have won backing for formulating a ‘Parish Plan’, which is one aspect of the Countryside Agencies ‘Vital Villages’ initiative. The £5,000 grant we have been given will enable us to send a questionnaire to every household in the Parish, which will be your opportunity to tell us what you would like to see happen. We have a working steering committee, but anyone who would like to be involved can contact the secretary, Lyn Harley, on 917 1392. Agendas and minutes of meetings are also available on this website.
One of the things we really want to try and do is involve the young people of the community.
Please be on the look out for further information dropping through your door. Please watch this space for more information.
Please see below the leaflets to all residents and businesses in the Parish:
For further information on the Countryside Agencies ‘Vital Villages’ project, you can visit: http://www.countryside.gov.uk/vitalvillages