Sproughton Parish Council held a Public Meeting on Tuesday 21st September 2004, at which it was decided to initiate a plan for community action. After further discussion, a Steering Group was formed as shown below.
Sproughton Parish Plan Steering Group in 2005
|Chairman||Mike Everett||Lower Street||742334|
|Secretary||Liz Fenwick||Church Crescent||744416|
|Treasurer & Publicity||Peter Lee||Church Crescent||749954|
|Colin Davis||Church Lane||741018|
|Jenny Everett||Lower Street||42334|
|Simon Curl||Lower Street||747114|
|Ros Lavington||High Street||748478|
|Neil Fuller||High Street||464989|
A main activity of the Steering Group was to devise, print and distribute a comprehensive questionnaire to all households in the village. This was carried out in the autumn of 2006 and spring of 2007. An analysis of the results of the questionnaire has been completed and was presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 21st April 2010 - see document list to the left A full written report is also available.
The analysis reveals clear statistics about the composition of our community and is allowing us to understand the opinions of residents on a wide range of local issues such as transport, housing needs, provision of youth facilities, leisure and sporting facilities, the creation of a Community Shop, etc. The results of the questionnaire are enabling the Parish Council to demonstrate social need, when we approach funding bodies for grants for future village projects. A case in point is the Community Shop project, for which grant applications were made in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Building work has been complete and the shop opened on 25/3/10.