What would make Ashhurst the best place to live by 2040? How do we take action to make that happen?
These are the key questions that have been addressed by participants in Ashhurst's August 2016 Village Vision and Planning process. The full vision and planning process has involved a very informal launch with a film and discussion and, more substantively, several opportunities to engage Ashhurst residents and others who feel a connection to the town's future. These opportunities have included:
- pre-engagement with various community groups, PNCC planners, and the Ashhurst Community Library;
- two independently facilitated public workshops;
- a questionnaire available online or in hard copy via the Village Voice community newsletter, Ashhurst Community Library, school buses, and other town venues; and
- a discussion with the Ashhurst School Senior Council, with some follow-up and a child-oriented survey still ongoing.
RECAP and facilitator Dr. Heike Schiele are currently putting together a report from the full process. At the moment, we have notes available from both the first and second workshops workshops, held on 15 & 24 August. Survey results and results from youth engagement coming soon!
Keep informed about the Ashhurst Action Group!
Community participants who are keen to continue engaging are encouraged to join a mailing list for the Ashhurst Action Group. The Ashhurst Action Group formed after a similar vision process in 1999, with some projects ongoing ever since. Participants in this 2016 vision process are keen to see Ashhurst Action Group membership and activities expanded. We hope to announce get-together times in the near future. Project development & drinks at the RSA, anyone? Subscribe to the mailing list at: http://lists.recap.org.nz/listinfo/aag.