Parish of St Martin launch consultation exercise over future uses for existing Primary School site.
The Parish of St Martin have recently launched a consultation exercise to canvas the views of Parishioners and Parish users on their opinions as to the future uses of the existing Primary School site.
In the autumn of this year, the Primary School will move in to their brand-new building, and vacate the existing primary school building that has been their location for over 100 years. This presents the Parish with an opportunity to regenerate the existing Primary School, and the Parish want to hear ideas and thoughts on what the Parish should do with the existing school building.
The Parish has prepared and published a consultation document (a copy of which can be downloaded – Please click here ) and will be issuing the document to every household in the Parish. The Parish are inviting all Parishioners to contribute their thoughts and opinions via the survey, the deadline by which responses must be received is Tuesday 30 June 2015 (see details below). The responses received will be collated and considered by the project team, and the results presented in due course. Any future plans arising will then be presented to the Parish, who will then be able to decide on the final options proposed for the future use of the existing building.
The Constable of St Martin, Michel Le Troquer, is encouraging Parishioners to use this opportunity and have their say on what they want to see within the completed building.
“St Martin as a Parish has always encouraged the participation of the Parishioners in deciding on its approach to managing the use of our Parish assets to meet our expectations. The consultation exercise is a further example of this approach in action, and I personally am very keen to hear from as many individuals and organisations as possible, to ensure we get a real steer on what you want from the Parish. The survey is a brilliant way of helping with this objective. The on-line survey is simple to complete, but the results and the information sourced will be crucial in helping guide the Parish with its next steps.”
“I urge everybody to use this opportunity to have your say on how we advance this Parish opportunity, and everyone’s opinions will count towards reaching a sensible future direction.”
To assist the Parish with planning for the future use of the school, the Parish have appointed HLG Associates to act as Project Director. The managing director of HLG, Simon Matthews, is also keen for all of the Parish to get involved:
“The issue under consideration through the consultation exercise is one of significant importance to the future wellbeing of the Parish. Through consultation, the Parish are hoping that all of the Parish have their say on what they would like to do with the opportunity now, rather than later; so that we can work-up and deliver a plan that meets with the needs of the future users.”
A copy of the consultation document can be downloaded.Please click here
How to get involved:
People can take part in the consultation exercise through completion and return of the survey.
All responses to the survey must be submitted to the Parish by no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday 30 June 2015.
- The survey can be completed / submitted on one of three ways:
- ONLINE: The best way to complete the survey is on-line. Just click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StMartinPropertyConsultation
- BY POST: by completing the survey on the back of the consultation document and posting back to the Public Hall.
- IN-PERSON: complete the survey on the back of the consultation document, and dropping it in to the Public Hall.