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WittershamVOICES

Project Strategy

WITTERSHAM VOICES

Under the auspices of the Wittersham Parish Council, a Steering Group was set up in 2013 to construct a Community Led Plan which will become the major input into the Neighbourhood Plan, hopefully by the end of 2014.  This is all part of the national Localism initiative, enacted by Parliament in November 2011.

The Steering Group consists of 6 Wittersham residents who meet regularly to ensure that progress towards the final goal is maintained.  They call themselves Wittersham VOICES (Village Opportunities and Initiatives for Community-led Evolution and Sustainability – although “Village” must be expanded to ensure it is the Parish which is covered by the Plan). 

Following two surveys, carried out by questionnaires, in 2013 – one concerning the requirement for a Village Shop, the other being more general and covering a wide range of topics – VOICES has gathered considerable “evidence” from the Community to gauge opinion and analyse the responses. Five Discussion Groups are being formed to tackle the following issues over the next 6 months or so:

  • Neighbourhood Care
  • Transport and Road Safety
  • Social, Recreation, Sport and Education (Parish Amenities)
  • Communication (Electronic as well as dissemination of Parish information)
  • Environment and Housing (Recycling, renewable energy, housing requirements and conservation)

Volunteers to join in these discussions are most welcome. If you are interested in doing so please speak to one of the VOICES Members whose names and contact details are below.

This phase of the project should be completed by Autumn 2014, with the aim of producing the final Plan by the end of this year.

Any comments or suggestions are most welcome at any time.

Roger Parker, New Croft, Stocks Road, (270872, rogerandvalerie@sky.com

Jennifer Maynard, 4a Swan Street (270804 jenny@jmaynard.fsnet.co.uk)

Mary Philo, Island Cottage Swan Street (270790 ian_maryphilo@msn.com

Angela Goodwin-Day, 27 Swan Street (270846 angelagd@btinternet.com)

Roger King, 27 Swan Street (270846 jrking6361@hotmail.co.uk)

 

MAKE SURE WITTERSHAM VOICES HEARS YOUR VOICE!!

The following organisations within the Parish of Wittersham were approached for their inputs if they wished to contribute.

ORGANISATIONS IN WITTERSHAM

Organisation Contact Address Telephone &
Email

British Legion

Men’s Section

Chairman: 

Mr Tony Bullock

Treasurer:

Mr Tony Wonnacott

Secretary:

John (Roger) King

01797 270884

beefy1@btinternet.com

 

 

 

01797 270530

270846

jrking6361@hotmail.co.uk

British Legion

Women’s Section

Mrs Rita Everett

11 Coombe Lands

TN30 7NU

01797 270446

 

Horticultural Society

Miss Gill Duff                    

Top Hill Farm

01797 270295

As Sue Duff

Oxney Guild of Bellringers

Mr David Chesson

(Captain)

20,  Swan Street

01797 270269

dchesson@btinternet.com

Oxney

History Group

Mr Dave Fletcher

The Street

01797 270701

sndfletch@gmail.com

 

Parish Council

Chairman: Mr John Rivers

Clerk:  Mrs Yvonne Osborne

Poplar Road

 

(Rye)

01797 270612

oakley@gmx.co.uk

07944 183798

wittershampc@googlemail.com

Parochial Church Council

Revd. Judy Darkins

 

Churchwardens:

Mrs Lee Bailey

Mr Roger Kimber

Sec:  Mrs Jennifer Maynard

The Street, TN30 7EA

 

 

19, Lloyds Green,TN30 7NX

31, The Street, TN30 7E

4a, Swan Street, TN30 7PH

01797 270227

judy.darkins@btinternet.com

01797 270037

lee.bailey19@gmail.com

01797 270622

rnkimber@mac.com

01797 270804

jenny@jmaynard.fsnet.co.uk

 

Cricket Club

(Sports Club)

Mr Mervyn Toogood

Leeds Farm House

Poplar Road      TN30 7NT

01797 270 722

mervyn@leedsfarmhouse.co.uk

Football Club

(Sports Club)

Mrs Miriam Lewis

Mill House

Stocks Road             TN30 7EJ

01797 270335

MiriamandDavid@aol.com

 

Wittersham Rural Business Partnership

Bertie Cox                    

Treetops

The Street

TN30 7ED

01797 270278

bertiecox@btinternet.com

 

Women’s Institute

President:  Jean Elliott

Secretary:  Jan Gregory 

01797 270656

Jeanelliot14@aol.com

01797 270060

Wittersham Village Hall Committee

Booking Clerk: 

Mrs Jo Terry

Chairman:  Nigel Thom

The Street

 

Swan Street

01797 270316

joannaterry@ntconnect.com

01797 270304

 

Wittersham School Association

Chairman:

Mr George Parkin

 

The Street

01797 270777

george.parkin@outlook.com

 

Wittersham School (Governors & Staff)

Headteacher:  Miss Judith Thornton

Chair Govs:  

Mr John Collins

 

Wittersham School, The Street.

 

 

(Lives in Stone)  

01797 270329

Friends of Stocks Mill

Sec:    Miss Sue Duff        

Hill Top Farm

01797 270295

susan@tophillfm.plus.com

Wittersham Walkers

Mrs Jill Dahlhoff

 

 

Mrs Yvonne Osborne

Court Glebe, The Street.

 

 

(Rye)

01797 270364

jdahlhoff@aol.com

 

07944 183798

 

Short Mat Bowls

Table Tennis

(to come)

Keith Quilter

2, Stone corner, Ebony TN30 7JD

01797 270683

Film Club

(to come)

John Rivers

 

Poplar Road

01797 270612

oakley@gmx.co.uk

Church choir

 

Jennifer Maynard

The Swan?

Darts, Pool.

Wittersham Conservation Group

Helen Lyon

Tyle House

Stocks Road

TN30 7EH

270850

helen@tylehouse.co.uk