We are inviting all Lawrence Weston residents to fill out the our new Community Survey to direct our work for 2017 and beyond. The survey period will run till the end of February 2017 and results published soon after.
To complete online go to: https://www.surveymonkey.c
WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR WITH YOUR HELP, SINCE THE LAST SURVEY:
Thank you for participating in the Lawrence Weston Community Consultation 2017! Three years ago we conducted a Community Consultation to collect information about the changes you wanted to see in Lawrence Weston. Since then we have been working hard to achieve what you said you wanted and so far we have achieved the following:
- Taken over the Youth Centre to stop it from closure and created a vibrant community resource.
- Influenced the college site development to include a new Lidl supermarket, housing that meets local needs and a new community health/hub.
- Influenced the Council’s new build housing to ensure homes are energy efficient and created a Local Lettings Policy with BCC to ensure 50%+ of new affordable homes built will go to Lawrence Weston residents.
- Supported and funded residents to start up the Play Pod at Bangrove and Wiggles and Tiggles play group at Vincent close estate
- Created an Employment Hub at the Youth Centre to support residents to find employment and training opportunities.
- Supported residents to write a Neighbourhood Development Plan through the Lawrence Weston Planning group to give the community a voice around planning issues. You can vote on this in February 2017.
- Provided funding for the new Oasis Crafts Shop on Ridingleaze, the Rock community centre, Lawrence Weston out of School Services, the Baptist Church Café, Sea cadets, Juicy Blitz Youth Provision, Blaise Weston Court Sheltered Housing, and other small groups
- Brought in an additional £1.5 Million of investment to the local area!
- Now the time has come around again for us to touch base and ask you how you think our work should now be focused. We are asking you some of the same questions, but also some new ones to reflect new priorities, such as housing, energy and community facilities.
Thank you so much for your time and please come and say hello at the Youth Centre if you would like to get involved in our projects and services, or share any ideas you may have to make Lawrence Weston a better place to live, as well as anything else about the survey. Visit us at www.ambitionlw.org.
Kind regards, Mark Pepper, Jo Clarkson and Laura Moreno
Ambition Lawrence Weston