Chance to have your say on town’s future

POTTON residents are going to have a say in the town s future. The Potton Town Plan (PTP) organisation, which is backed by the town council, will be circulating a questionnaire to residents to ask them what they want and how they see the town changing dur

POTTON residents are going to have a say in the town's future.

The Potton Town Plan (PTP) organisation, which is backed by the town council, will be circulating a questionnaire to residents to ask them what they want and how they see the town changing during the next five to 10 years.

The questionnaire will be delivered to every household in April and will eventually be considered by the PTP later in the year.

The finds may also be the subject of a public meeting to make sure the correct decisions are made before anything is implemented and funding is either sought or taken from council reserves.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Potton to have a say on the town's future and it will make them feel very much part of the organisational process," said Potton Town Council clerk Val Moles.

"This is the first time we have gone to the public and asked them to help us prepare the vision for Potton's future.

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"It is not being carried out by the council but by an independent group that has the backing of the council and we will respond to what they find.

"We will try and make it as easy as possible for people to return their questionnaires and we are hoping for a good response.

"Some people moan about certain things in the town and this is the perfect opportunity to put their thoughts down on paper so we can see what they want so we can all make the right decision on the town's future for a decade to come and possibly longer."

Residents can get a taste of what is to come in April by attending events today (Thursday) at the Mill Lane Pavilion from 3pm to 8pm, Jakes Court between 9.30am and 1pm tomorrow (Friday), and on Saturday at Brook End Community Centre from 9.30am until 1pm.

At each event members of the public will be able to meet members of the working party from the PTP to discuss questions on traffic, transport, community services, health and housing or anything else.

For more information about the questionnaire, contact Val Moles on 01767 260086 or you can email her at pottontowncouncil@freenet.co.uk

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