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Upton Pyne and Cowley Parish Plan
Boundary Committee 

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Upton Pyne and Cowley Parish Plan

Following nearly twelve months of effort by the Parish Plan Steering Group we are now in a position to move forward with the findings of the survey completed by a very respectable 70% plus of households within the Parish.


  • The responses have highlighted a number of areas where residents feel that services/facilities can be improved and these are demonstrated within the body of the enclosed plan.
  • To make this a meaningful working process for the Parish Council to take matters forward with the various partners necessary in both local Authorities and Councils we have identified a need to create 2 Action Groups.
  • The first group will deal with Development matters concerning households, businesses and communication issues.
  • The second group will deal with Transport, Facilities and Services.
  • Each group will initially have guidance from a member of the Steering Group but we obviously need the involvement of members of the Parish to ensure the future success of the project.

We are therefore inviting people to put their names forward to participate in the Action Groups for what we are sure will be a rewarding way of getting your views and wishes heard.

If you are willing to give a small amount of your time to this worthwhile cause then please contact;

COWLEY- Lesley Stone 01392 851517 –e mail 
UPTON PYNE-Bob Short 01392 840089 –e mail

For the latest update on the Parish Plan for Upton Pyne and Cowley please click here.   Do you want to keep the links or have the information on the page with a date.

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