Volunteer to ensure town’s voice is heard

Members of the Town Council, along with volunteers, are producing a plan for Pocklington and would like to attract between two and four volunteers to join the steering group.
Members of the Town Council, along with volunteers, are producing a plan for Pocklington and would like to attract between two and four volunteers to join the steering group.

A Pocklington group that is developing the town’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is appealing for volunteers.

Members of the Town Council, along with volunteers, are producing a NDP for Pocklington and would like to attract between two and four volunteers to join the steering group.

The purpose of the plan, which is evidence-based, is to ensure that the voice of Pocklington residents is heard loud and clear when important decisions are being made by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

When it’s completed, Pocklington’s NDP will become a part of the East Riding Council’s Local Plan and its policies will have legal standing for the lifetime of the Local Plan.

The process for creating Neighbourhood Plans is laid down in Government legislation and involves comprehensive consultation, including a detailed survey.

A spokesman said: “The steering group normally meets monthly, and members plan and carry out tasks between meetings.

“The general skills needed are an appreciation of project management and team building, interest in community engagement and developing the written content of the Plan.

“Please email townclerk@pocklington.gov.uk or Jon Duke at jonduke@btinternet.com if you would like to find out more.”