Byfleet Residents Neighbourhood Forum
Byfleet Residents Neighbourhood Forum was formed in 2013 in response to the Localism Act 2011.
“Instead of local people being told what to do, the Government thinks that local communities should have genuine opportunities to influence the future of the places where they live. The Act introduces a new right for communities to draw up a neighbourhood plan”
Department for Communities and Local Government, Localism Act 2011.
The Forum was set up specifically to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Byfleet. Following a Questionnaire and a series of Drop-in Meetings, a Vision and the Issues affecting Byfleet were identified and can be viewed on The Plan page together with timescales for the project.
In 2017, a draft plan Consultation Document was produced and it is available to view online here. Hard copies were also available in key locations around the village such as the Library, Schools, Village Hall, Churches, Clubs, St Mary’s Community Centre etc.
We are now aiming to have our draft Plan available during 2020.
The draft plan is currently with WBC for a preliminary overview – once it’s back with us and it’s safe to do so, we will be arranging an AGM when all Forum members will be able to view the Plan.
An update about fundraising – our Crowd Funding page has raised £540 and we’ve also been awarded a grant of £1166 from Tesco Bags of Help. These funds will be used to pay professional consultancy fees.
Byfleet Forum AGM: Watch this space