Action Plan

The Parish Plan has, in the Plan Survey, assembled a ‘snapshot’ of Marshfield as it is today. Whilst this is hopefully interesting as an addition to the historical record, the primary aim of this study is to identify and implement actions for the future.

The analysis of the Residents’ Views can be studied in the Results section, where the solutions identified to address issues have strong support, these will now be taken forward as Actions to be explored further or their implementation started. In the 15 months since this study started, opportunities have arisen which required immediate action if they were not to be lost. These have included the government funding to explore local energy needs and the vacation of the Sungard premises. The Steering Group set up Action Plans at the time to investigate and take advantage of these opportunities as they occurred. As a result, there are some Action Plans already in progress which can be studied below. In most cases they are heading to the point where consultation will be needed before they progress further.

Marshfield is constantly changing as individuals take initiatives. Some are related to specific organisations and activities and as such do not fall within our brief. Others have a community wide implication, such as the Speedwatch proposals, and we have included these as Actions so that their progress can be monitored.

Actions are entered below with the identities of the originator and those agreeing to implement them. Progress in implementation will be recorded as it occurs.

NOTE

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Marshfield Neighbourhood Watch

Initiator Action
Andy Smith Andy Smith
Date Progress
Summer 2012 Idea proposed
Autumn 2012 AAM Co-ordinator sought
Nov 2012 Police support proposal

Domestic Energy Saving & Generation

Initiator Action
Parish Plan Energy Group
Date Progress
Jun 2011 Initial Survey
Jan 2012 Energy Group formed
Jan 2012 Application under LEAF for funding
Feb 2012 Survey of local houses
Mar 2012 Energy Day to present results
Jun 2012 Public Energy Presentation

Start Up Units

Initiator Action
Karen Wilkinson Parish Plan
Date Progress
Nov 2011 Proposal made
Nov 2012 Discussions with GWE Business Enterprise re Sungard site
Jan 2012 GWE consider not viable in current climate

Improved Broadband

Initiator Action
John Miller John Miller
Date Progress
Dec 2011 SGC call for a survey to support case
Jan 2012 JM involves Parish Plan
Jan 2012 Local survey called for
Oct 2012 EU approve SGC plan

Community Energy Generation

Initiator Action
Parish Plan Energy Group
Date Progress
Jan 2012 Energy Group Formed
Jan 2012 Application under LEAF for funding
Feb 2012 Survey of local potential
Feb 2012 Energy Website set up
Mar 2012 Energy Day to present results
Jun 2012 Discussions with BWCE re co-operation
Jun-Oct 2012 Presentations to South Glos, Environment Forum, South Glos Environment Partnership, Sustainable Thornbury, Cotswold Edge Sustainability Partnership.
Sep 2012 Further discussions with BWCE
Oct 2012 Work initiated on PV panel array
Nov 2012 Briefing paper drafted

Notice Boards in Withymead

Initiator Action
Carole Solan Parish Plan
Date Progress
Dec 2011 Need identified
Jan 2012 Merlin reported agreed to pay

Affordable Housing

Initiator Action
Parish Plan Parish Council
Date Progress
Nov 2011 Need identified
Jul 2012 Parish Council discuss with First Step Homes
Sep 2012 Initial Survey in AAM
Oct 2012 Positive result of survey. Full Survey now planned
Mar 2013 Full Survey held
Mar 2013 Consultation Meeting Held

Community Speed Watch

Initiator Action
Karen Wilkinson Karen Wilkinson
Date Progress
Autumm 2012 AAM Proposal made
Nov 2012 Police support proposal