Cropthorne Parish Plan Actions

Local Environment
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Maintain the rural character of the village
Monitor and maintain regular contact with relevant agencies
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Maintain and improve the local environment.
  1. 1.Identify and support interested parties who would be involved in Best Kept Village competition.
  2. 2.Maintain footpaths
  3. 3.Support community conservation work.
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
W County C
Parish Council
Ensure public footpaths and their signposts are well maintained.
Maintain support for the footpath Warden
Parish Council
W County C
Wychavon D.C
Parish Footpath Warden
Encourage the use of paths.
  1. 1.Improve awareness of footpath route.
  2. 2.Put map on notice board
  3. 3.And on web site.
Parish Council
Rural Path Warden
Parish Council


Services and Facilities
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Encourage and support any suitable plans for a retail outlet that would benefit the village
  1. 1.Seek adequate facilities for a shop/cafe in any Village Hall redevelopment.
  2. 2.Encourage support for a shop/cafe working group
  3. 3.Letter of support for Village Hall shop
Parish Council
Village Hall Committee
Wychavon D.C
Village Hall Committee
Encourage use of Village Hall and Sheppy.
Pass questionnaire results and comments on to Village Hall Committee
Parish Plan Committee
Village Hall Committee
Retain Church
Encourage village participation in Walkabout
Parish Council
Diocese of Worcester
Provide better youth facilities
Explore youth aspirations, including a youth shelter
Parish Council
Village Hall Committee
W County C
Wychavon D.C
Parish Council
Village Hall Cttee
Seek to give disabled people better access
Seek to identify issues that affect mobility for the disabled
Parish Council
W County C
Wychavon D.C
Retain and maintain the school
Liaise with the Governors and W County C Education Authority
Parish Council
School Governors
W County C Education Authority
Put Smokey Lane on recycling route
Seek from Wychavon District Council
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Reintroduce household waste skip in village on annual basis
Seek from Wychavon District Council
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Encourage more recycling
Liaise with Village Hall Committee about recycling facilities
Parish Council
Village Hall Committee
Wychavon D.C


New Housing
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Minimise housing and business development to that which is commensurate with the needs of local residents
Monitor and remind Local Authority of the Parish Plan
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
The style of new houses should be in keeping with or complimenting the existing and consistent with existing architecture
  1. 1.Liaise with relevant authority
  2. 2.Report any development that appears not to have planning permission
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Properties in Cropthorne should include social/affordable housing for local needs that can be retained for local use
  1. 1.Continue to monitor needs
  2. 2.Ensure that all affordable housing has restrictions for local use
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Any development should be able to be supported by the existing infrastructure.
Remind relevant agencies of the limitation of the existing infrastructure
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
W County C
Highways
Severn Trent
EON


Communication
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Have better communication between various groups in the community
  1. 1.Investigate ways of improving knowledge of and involvement in village matters
  2. 2.web site and email communications.
  3. 3.Develop village web site for multiple access from representative village groups
Parish Council
Village Hall cttee
Walkabout cttee
Sheppey Junior Sports
Others
Encourage residents to use village web site
  1. 1.Promote the web site as a source of information for community use
  2. 2.Set up links to sites with relevant information e.g. energy conservation; local services; recycling
Parish Council Web-coordinator
Parish Council
Ensure notice boards can be used effectively
Look at the site of present board and investigate any other possibilities.
Parish Council
Village Hall cttee
School
Encourage residents to read and use local papers.
Encourage village specific newsletter and entries in local papers.
Parish Council
Parish Council


Highways and Transport
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Ensure roads in the parish are well maintained
Continue the regular checking and dialogue with WCC, Highways Department to report and monitor urgent repairs
Parish Council
W County C
Highways
Ensure the providers of public transport are kept up to date with village requirements
Discuss with transport providers the comments from the villagers about having a bus stop on South side of the village.
Parish Council
Bus companies
W County C


Community Safety
Parish Opinion
Action
By
Responsibility
Reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles passing through village.
  1. 1.Liaise with relevant authority for better signage
  2. 2.Talk to local individual businesses about giving drivers better directions
  3. 3.Lobby for a road sign for main road at junction with Brook Lane to stop heavy goods vehicles heading towards Main Street
  4. 4.Monitor in future
Parish Council
Wychavon D.C
Highways
Reduce speeding through village
Lobby the Police to be more vigilant about speed checks.
Parish Council
Police
W County C
Maintain low level of crime.
  1. 1.Support Neighbourhood Watch
  2. 2.Maintain close regular liaison with local police
Parish Council
Neighbourhd Watch
Police
Better awareness of presence of community police officer.
Encourage better awareness of community police officer
Parish Council
Police
Reduce dog fouling.
Remind residents of the importance.
Improve signage and availability of bins
Parish Council
Village Hall Cttee
Notices
Cropthorne residents
Reduce litter and fly tipping
Encourage residents to be vigilant and to report incidents
Parish Council
Police
Highways
Wychavon D.C
Reduce inappropriate parking related to school
Ask the school to encourage parents to park at village Hall
Explore a walking bus or footpath
Parish Council
School PTA
W County C