Stourpaine Matters! – Press Release


 12th September 2012


In the past five years the Village of Stourpaine has changed for the better and plans are underway to ensure it continues to improve. It seems to be an ideal time to stop and reflect on what projects and improvements have been accomplished and what work needs to be progressed since the village adopted its first Parish Plan.

A Parish Plan Committee has been tasked with reviewing the 2007 Parish Plan to engage local residents in planning for and recording the future needs of the village, as a benchmark or evidence of the residents’ views of what can be done to improve village life in the second decade of the 21st century. The need for community development and planning really couldn’t be more pressing than it is now, as new demands on rural living from climate change and escalating energy costs are forcing may people to change their lifestyles to travel less and to appreciate what they can do to make communities more resilient to changes.

The Parish Plan Committee is inviting local residents to come and celebrate what has been accomplished over the past five years of parish planning, such as the trailway, retention of the Post Office and village store, the new children’s playground and other milestones, and to participate in a community wide review of current plans and projects.

The Committee is having an interactive Open Day on 6th October in the Village Hall, from 10am to 4pm to launch a consultation on the review of the Parish Plan.  It is hoped that as many residents as possible will attend as this is a real opportunity for local residents to have their say on updating the plan.

For more information contact Wendy Gredley (tel: 01258 488 792) or e-mail

Derek Gardiner
Stourpaine Parish Plan Committee



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