Parish Plan Committee

The Parish Plan is still in it's infancy. The core committee has been formed and are listed below. There are also approximately 15 other interested individuals who are willing to help. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chair - George Irving
Vice Chair - Paula Blackmore
Treasurer - Gavin Philp
Secretary - Emma Brennan
Media Officer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Click on the link to send an email to the committee.

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What is a Parish Plan?

A Parish Plan is a unique document that sets out how we the residents of Norton see our local area developing over the next few years. It is only relevant if every section of the community is represented when it is compiled. So make sure you have your say.

Next Steps:

      1. A steering committee is being formed
      2. Project development
      3. Questionaire Contstruction
      4. Visits to households and possibly businesses of Norton to collect data
      5. Analysis of data
      6. Report and write Action Plan

This can take up to 18 months and the more assistance that is given, the easier the job will be. If you can help with any part of the process, or would like to make a suggestion or ask a question, speak to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click to email) or phone: 01359 231424

Why Make a Parish Plan?

  • Fosters community spirit as it includes the whole community, allowing everyone to have their say
  • It gives a platform for individuals to present their ideas
  • Provides the basis for informed Parish Council decisions
  • Encourages community participation in local democracy


  • Demonstrates the communities need for more facilities and better access to services
  • It is an opportunity for new community initiatives
  • Helps shape the future development of your village
  • Supports the needs of local economy


  • It can be used as leverage to improve services and facilities
  • Mechanisim for unlocking funding - i.e. Village Hall Refurbishment
  • Identifies local distinctiveness and character that needs to be preserved
  • It influences the Local Authority and other service providers

Possible Norton Benefits

Low cost housing for local people

Good Neighbour Scheme

Demand responsive community transport

More recycling facilities

Traffic calming measures

Refurbish the Village Hall

Public internet point and training

Improved play facilities

Community shop/post office

Community orchard

Emergency plan

Circular walk

Village map

Welcome leaflet

Increased tourism

Logo Winner

The committee looked at all the entrants to the logo competition at the meeting and due to the range of ages entered and the similar nature of nearly all the pictures, they made a unanimous decision that all the children who entered should be rewarded for their efforts. So each of the 7 entrants will receive a prize and the collection of pictures will be passed to local artist Stephen Hill, who was part of the group who designed the village sign. He will take influence from the children's work and once he returns from the birth of his new grandchild he will finalise the logo. Thank you to all the entrants, the pictures are illustrated below:

Read more: Logo Winner

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