Wednesday 13 December

PETERSFIELD TOMORROW OPEN EVENING

The Rose Room - 11 September 2006

Objectives of Open Meeting

Agenda

Progress and key issues

Petersfield Tomorrow, based on a Market Town Health Check, was launched at public events in February 04.

A Steering Group and 4 Topic Groups were formed:

Progress 04 - 05

Brochure and Questionnaire 06

Key findings – Strongly agree and agree

  1. Conserving natural environment - 97%
  2. Local products – more available - 95%
  3. Better business waste collection - 93%
  4. Preserve character – design statement - 91%
  5. More job opportunities for young - 90%
  6. Increase availability of transport info. 89%
  7. Improve co-ordination of public transport - 88%
  8. Improve public transport to key facilities - 87%
  9. Reduce congestion by delivery vehicles – 87%
  10. Co-ordinate town centre management – 85%
  11. Better hotel and conference facilities – 85%
  12. Better bus services - 81%
  13. Improve pedestrian and cycling routes – 79%
  14. Increase range of activities in Square – 79%
  15. More film showings - 78%
  16. A Children’s Centre - 75%
  17. Experiment with pedestrianisation - 74%

Additional Commens

Priority Key Issues - Summary

Other Key Issues

Break Out Session


We suggest at least 5 project groups to explore issues and identify options

  1. Natural Environment
  2. Local Products
  3. Town Character
  4. Local Transport
  5. Job opportunities for young people

Each group has a facilitator and a brief. 40 mins to develop project proposal and consider options and action plan. Groups will need a chair and someone to feedback. Each group will have 3 mins to present ideas etc. Essential that each group has contact details for next stages

Project Groups – Next Steps

Project Groups

These depend on

The Petersfield Town Partnership

These new project groups mean that the Steering Group needs to dissolve; In its place, it is proposed to form the Petersfield Town Partnership with constitution and budget. This would oversee project groups and future work. It would be launched in October. Membership from community, businesses and relevant statutory bodies. Able to access funding from HCC, South Downs, SEEDA, Lottery etc

The Partnership will enable

Thank you for coming. Please keep involved. Good Night

Petersfield Tomorrow