The Parish Council feel that a Parish plan, or community Plan would be very beneficial to everyone in the community of Oake Parish. When it is completed it can be a guide for the Parish Council for the next few years to ensure that Parish Council Money is spent in a way that the people of Oake Parish agree with. When it is completed it will also be an opportunity to highlight where extra funding is required to provide the community with the services and community facilities which we would like.
The Community Plan (Parish Plan) needs to be written by volunteers within the community as the Parish Council cant write it for you, however we will be facilitators in the process. If you are interested in learning more about what our community could achieve through this plan or if you would like to be part of the group to write the plan please contact Cllr Frances Gully on 461912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was a great interest at the Hillfarrance Christmas meal at the Anchor where many people suggested a bus route should be instated among other things such as a community Wind turbine. The Community Shop can be supported by the Plan, so supporters of the shop please get in touch if you are interested in supporting the community for the future.
The children from the school have provided their thoughts on what the future of Oake parish could hold. Please see below
We had a very sucessful meeting on Monday 13th March where 19 people came to see what Neighbourhood plans and Parish Plans were all about. We had two speakers Jane Warmington who was one of four who wrote a Neighbourhood plan for the Bishop Lydeard and Cothelstone area and Ann Rhodes from the Policy Team at TDBC. Following the information they gave us and some questions we did an exercise on maps of the Parish to note the assets and issues we have and to get the ideas of the people about what we could achieve for the future. These maps and information will be displayed at the Parish Councils Annual general Meeting on the 20th April 2017. Please see links below with Population statistics and the OS map of the Parish. If you are interested in shareing your knowledge of the area, please get in touch to help us write the plan.
information from the meeting
Data about population, make-up of village: the 2011 census is available as an interactive excel spreadsheet. Please see attached, saved on the Oake profile.
Data on Businesses in the Parish: There is an Employer Database called MINT UK. A licence for which is held by the Taunton Library for members of the public to access the data free of charge, you can either go into the library or send an e-mail enquiry to them specifying the parameters of a search. It can provide you with a list of businesses in the Parish. General details about the data base can be found at: http://www.bvdinfo.com/en-gb/