Last Saturday was the first event of the July consultation period for the Ledbury Neighbourhood Development Plan, and thanks to a lot of luck and wishful thinking for good weather it also turned out to be a great community day at the Recreation Ground.
It was a great opportunity to speak to the community, answer questions and let you know what is still yet to come. It is important for the people of Ledbury to get involved as this is your town and we rely on all contributions, which are graciously appreciated and help maintain us as a town ‘in bloom’.
With regard to contributions, we couldn’t have made it such as relaxed and as fun day without the kind donations of refreshments, food and cakes from Tesco, Market House Café, The Retreat, Nice Things and the kind contributions from all local people. All donations were in support of the Mayor’s Charities; The Madison Shelbie Trust and Kawasaki UK Support Group. We are pleased so say that around £167 was raised for these charities – Thank you for all your kind support.
Also thank you to the volunteers who helped to set up and arrange the stands, bake the cakes, sort a bouncy castle and helping to answer your questions. It is due to everyone’s time and contribution that the event cost nothing, meaning everything donated went to the charities.
We hope this first day of consulting on the draft policies and call for sites was informative, interesting and most importantly responsive to your thoughts as we move forward with the NDP Plan. We are still gathering more information and drafting new (and re-drafting old) policies so we welcome you to continue to get involved throughout the other upcoming consultation events in July.