Minutes of the 3rd Meeting of the steering committee for the Lavant Village Plan
15th April 7pm at Lavant Memorial Hall committee room.
1. The chairman Cllr. Peter Lee began the meeting by welcoming those present. He
was particularly pleased to welcome a new volunteer member of the team in
Sylvia Hillier (Chairperson of the Hyde-Martlet Tenants Association. Others
present included Emma Shields (Now a Councillor of Lavant PC), Ian Hutton and
Cllr. Kirk Elleker. Apologies had been received from Cllr. Caroline Miles, John
Mulhall Vicki Brown and Faustina Bayo.
2. The Chairman had brought some useful examples of local village plans for
committee members to look at.
3. The main business again was for the volunteers to report back on any
progress made and/or what needs to happen next in their area.
a. Emma Shields began by detailing the research she had made
since February in particular the answers given to her questions
on WSCC’s present plans for a current review of speed limits
on the A286 from Chichester to Midhurst (due to be completed
by next year) and on street lighting.
She then alluded to possible methods of consultation with
parishioners using benchmarks from neighbouring councils
and their experience and a house drop questionnaire.
During the discussion Sylvia Hillier referred to a particular
piece of software that could be useful in the compilation of a
questionnaire and possible help from Hyde-Martlet’s
community plan in any action plan.
b. Ian Hutton then developed further ideas on how to progress his
survey at the village fete by presenting the committee with
paper proposals. This produced further discussion and the
committee was delighted to support Ian’s ideas for the fete stall.
Others present at the meeting in particular Emma Shields and
Sylvia Hillier volunteered to serve on a sub-committee to help
Ian put the plan in operation. The clerk would investigate
whether there were some useful maps for the stall and pass
these on. It was hoped that at the end of the day a good sample
of youth opinion would be available.
c. Sylvia Hillier agreed to take on the brief of investigating village
concerns on housing matters as another area of the plan.
4. The Chairman and clerk were still concerned that other areas of
possible local concern (eg.the environment, community and education
issues, and concerns of the elderly) has as yet to be researched. It was
realised that John Mulhall had volunteered to take on the environment
brief and it was hoped that Cathy Dickens could be persuaded still to
deal with community and education matters. The committee realised
that the elderly could perhaps be approached at the social and lunch
clubs that take place in the hall.
5. The date of the next meeting was fixed at 17th June same time same