Your input and support is essential to the creation of our Neighbourhood Plan.

In March-April 2016, we held a Neighbourhood Plan Survey to ensure that our Plan is based on a proper understanding of the views, wants and needs of local people and businesses.

We received 482 completed survey forms. These were independently analysed. We held 3 community feedback events in July 2016 to present the key findings of the survey. Invitations went to every household in the parish.

Iron Room, Boughton  Aluph Saturday 23 July 2016, 11.00am to 1.00pm
Sandyacres, Sandyhurst Lane Sunday 24 July 2016, 11.00am to 1.30pm
Goat Lees Community Hall Saturday 30 July 2016, 11.00am to 1.00pm

Before starting out to create a Neighbourhood Plan for our parish, we held a series of four informal community consultation events to invite the views of residents in September 2015. The dates and locations of the drop-in events are below together with the number of attendees.

A letter about the Neighbourhood Plan and the consultation events was sent to every household in the parish.

Goat Lees Primary School Thursday 17 September 2015, 7.00pm to 9.00pm 17
Goat Lees Community Hall Friday 18 September 2015, 7.00pm to 9.00pm 9
Iron Room, Boughton Aluph Saturday 19 September 2015, 11.00am to 2.00pm 57
Sandyacres, Sandyhurst Lane Sunday 27 September 2015, 11.00am to 4.00pm 153
Total 236

Read the key findings of the community consultation events.

In total, 236 residents took part in the community consultation. All ages were represented.  One of the youngest contributors was 6 years of age. Another had recently celebrated his 86th birthday. There was a good representation of views from across our parish. This map shows the postcodes of contributors. The size of the bubble indicates the relative number of people from each postcode in the parish who attended.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to take part. We enjoyed meeting you all.  Your input and support is vital to the success of this project. If you were unable to attend one of the events, you can still contribute to the community consultation on this website and at future community events.

Targeted events

We plan to hold a series of targeted consultation events for young people and local business. If you think there are other groups that might benefit from a more tailored approach, then please let us know using the Comment box below.

Young people

We want to make sure that we reach the younger members of our community so that their views are heard.  We will be liaising with local schools and youth clubs. If you have ideas on how we can reach this important section of our community, please add your suggestion in the Comment box below.

If you would be interested in attending a youth event, please email us at

Business and employers

We are interested to hear the views of local businesses, large, medium and small.  A focus group style event for local business leaders is planned for 2016. If you would be interested in attending this event, please email us at

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2 thoughts on “Events

  • September 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Hello .
    Just moved into the area and come across a major problem .i will pop in on the Saturday and would be interested in chatting to anyone that deals with the byways in the area .
    Look forward to meeting some new faces.
    Kind Regards
    Mrs Pullen

    • September 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Welcome Mrs Pullen. We look forward to meeting you on Saturday. Our community consultation events are primarily an information gathering exercise to inform our Neighbourhood Plan but there will be members of the Parish Council present and the Borough Councillor so they should be able to advise you or tell you where you can get help. Thank you for getting in touch.


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