Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -


Chal­font St Peter Par­ish coun­cil­lor THE first stage of the Lo­cal Plan con­sul­ta­tion ended last week, and I am hop­ing that a great many of us braved the doc­u­men­ta­tion to sub­mit re­sponses to Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil.

I am frus­trated though with any­body still say­ing they knew noth­ing about the con­sul­ta­tion–how is that pos­si­ble?

SENSE vol­un­teers posted leaflets through ev­ery door in the vil­lage.

It has been all over news­pa­pers, and shared on the Chal­font St Peter Fo­rum, and on Streetlife.

The Lo­cal Plan doc­u­ment, the pub­lic meet­ing de­tails, and sug­ges­tions to aid an­swer­ing were posted re­peat­edly on Face­book and Twit­ter, and on the web­sites of both the par­ish coun­cil and SESE4CSP.

It has been on no­tice­boards, on lo­cal schools’ news­let­ters, and ad­ver­tised in the li­brary and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

So­cial me­dia stats show that the topic was viewed 15,000 times over the last month alone–it has been a com­pre­hen­sively cov­ered cam­paign, and I am at a loss as to how we as vol­un­teers could still be ex­pected to have done more.

If you want to know what is hap­pen­ing in your vil­lage, please make it eas­ier to stay in­formed. Join the Face­book and Twit­ter ac­counts of both SENSE4CSP and the par­ish coun­cil, and regis­ter with SENSE4CSP so that you can re­ceive their emails.

Join the on­line com­mu­nity page for CSP on and the CSP Fo­rum (chal­fontst­, read the monthly Vil­lage Voice on­line (same web ad­dress un­der Lat­est News) or sign up to re­ceive the Chal­font St Peter, Ger­rards Cross & Den­ham’s weekly email newslet­term(www.chal­fontst­

And sup­port your lo­cal news­pa­per by buy­ing a copy ev­ery Thurs­day.

There re­ally is no ex­cuse not to know.

If you would like to know, please find an in­for­ma­tion source that works for you.

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