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February 2020 Newsletter

    Our February 2020 Newsletter will be delivered to all properties within and adjoining the Forum boundary Please encourage neighbours who may not have access to the internet to take a look at the leaflet.

    Summer and autumn 2019 were very busy for the Forum and a lot has happened since our last community consultation event on June 22nd 2019 at East Boldon Junior School.

    The Forum’s aim is to produce a Neighbourhood Plan that will be a full statement about East Boldon, what makes it special and how it should develop in future. The community has highlighted their ambitions and concerns at the Forum’s meetings and consultation events.

    What you saidWhat we did
    Retain our Green BeltSubmitted a 57 page response to the Council’s Draft Local Plan
    Protect our sense of communityDeveloped a Wellbeing Strategy
    Tackle parking issuesMet with Nexus and the Council to discuss possible solutions
    New development should reflect the needs of the communityCommissioned a Housing Needs survey
    Protect our footpaths and landscape areasDeveloped a Footpaths and Cycleways strategy and identified potential Green Spaces
    Ensure new development is of the highest standardCommissioned a Design Code
    Protect our existing businessesMade representations to the Council

    Please note that links to the various documents mentioned above will be provided as soon as they are available.

    What’s Next ?

    Forum members will continue to work on your behalf to deliver the Neighbourhood Plan. We will:
    ·         Meet with the Leader of the Council
    ·         Continue to meet with senior Council officers
    ·         Prepare a response to the Council’s consultation exercises on Climate Change Emergency and Cycling and Walking Investment Plan
    ·         Continue to inform the community about progress on the finalisation and adoption of the Forum’s draft Neighbourhood Plan

    What you can do

    Keep up to date through the East Boldon Forum Facebook page and website

    Come along to our monthly Forum meetings where you will be made very welcome.

    Contact us by email: by phone or text 07726 106773

    We’re also on Facebook, please join us there too!

    You can still influence future development in East Boldon. Your ongoing support is vital at this crucial time.