Community Action Plan 2012-2015

Background

In March 2010 the Parish Council and Pulborough Community Partnership began the process of creating a new Community Action Plan for the village.

A Community Action Plan is a statement of what issues are important to the people who live and work in Pulborough and a strategy for working together to address them. The previous plan (created in 2003 and renewed in 2007) established a wide range of projects to help boost the local economy, promote tourism, and improve and protect Pulborough as a living and working community. These initiatives, such as the Local Action Team, Village Design Statement and Harvest Fair, are run by volunteers through the Pulborough Community Partnership.

We asked Pulborough residents, businesses and visitors what their issues and priorities were – leaflets were sent out to every household receiving the Parish Newsletter and distributed to pubs and shops throughout the village. The responses we received were carefully reviewed and prioritised, after which a meeting of local volunteers, elected representatives, businesses and service providers proposed some realistic, achievable actions to address them.

A vote was held at the Partnership's AGM (7:30pm 29th November 2011 at the Village Hall) to recommend the plan to the Parish Council, who subsequently took a decision to formally adopt the plan.

The plan is structured according to four themes set by Horsham District Council: A Better Place To Live, Better Health For All, Opportunity For All, and Staying And Feeling Safe. To see the relevant issues and actions in each theme, click on the relevant link above. Or you can read the Overview to get a general sense of the main issues we feel Pulborough needs to confront as a community.

Alternatively, you can download an electronic copy of the Community Action Plan here.