Upham parish plan published

Residents of Upham near Bishop’s Waltham have published a parish plan that sets out how they would like to see the parish improve in the coming years.

The Plan took two and a half years to complete, with assistance and funding from Winchester City Council.

The plan is titled Our Village, Our Voice, emphasising the strength of local opinions about life in the area. Almost half of all households took part in the production of the plan.

The plan identifies countryside, community spirit and tranquillity as the three most-valued qualities of the parish.

It sets out more than 20 actions to maintain these important qualities and to address other issues such as road maintenance, surface-water drainage and poor broadband and mobile phone services.

The Parish Council will now work with local people and outside agencies to try and achieve the aims that residents have identified.

The publication of this plan is the third during 2014 and means there are now 20 published community plans in Winchester District.

Copies of all the plans, and a map showing which communities are currently working on a plan, can be seen on the Council’s website at: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/community/community-plans/completed-plans/

To discuss how to start a parish or community plan for your area, please contact Steve Lincoln, Community Planning Manager, at: slincoln@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848110.