In March 2014 the first our first forum meeting was held at St. Matthew’s Community Centre. The forum has to be made up of approximately 21 people who reflect the diverse interests of Holbeck. here residents, businesses and volunteers meet every three months.
Publicity has been a big part of the Plan. It is essential that as many people as possible from the Holbeck area are included in the decisions that are taken.
2. Preparing the Plan
We have done lots of public engagement over the years including promoting the plan at the Holbeck Gala, Christmas Market. We conducted 67 questionnaires which helped shape the first initial draft plan. We funded a professional planning aid consultant Peter Baker to help make it into a more policy making speak.
3. Taking the plan through the formal hoops
The plan then goes to go an external examiner by the council and a referendum next year in 2016.
Eve Tidswell, Ken Tidswell, Graciela McIntyre Lucy Potter and Dennis Kitchen were present in this part of the engagement.