Cumbria County Council, South Lakes District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority are responsible for planning which supports and impacts our local community. However, we must understand our own specific needs and ambitions.
Lowick Parish Council is preparing a Local Parish Plan to take into account our own priorities,
The survey was available online but we also delivered a paper copy to each household in the parish.
At the 2018 Lowick Show we ran a small stand inviting local people to put forward their ideas and concerns that they would like to see reflected in our local plan. Based on the responses we received we have worked to prepare a questionnaire to find out more on the areas and issues which appeared to be of most concern.
Since that time we have all been dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and our intentions for a new Parish Plan have been delayed. Nevertheless, it may well be that our experiences over the last 12 months have made us think even more seriously about we could and should be trying to do as a Parish.
This is the questionnaire we have now produced and your responses will guide us to produce a Parish Plan most relevant to our needs. We would like every household to complete and return a copy highlighting their views on the issues identified, together with any other issues which they think are relevant. All residents of all ages are encouraged to contribute to the questionnaire and can do so either by adding to a single household questionnaire or by completing an additional copies.
As well as understanding the needs and priorities of the existing population we are concerned to understand those of the up and coming generation. More paper copies can be obtained from any of the Councillors.
Please return completed questionnaires by 31 July 2021.
After we have analysed the results we will provide a summary to residents and use this as the basis of our Local Parish Plan.
Responses to the questionnaire may be anonymous but if you wish to confirm your identity, for example, for Councillors to follow up, then please do so. In all such cases individual identities will be kept in strict confidence.