This project is likely to take about 12 months to complete, if it is to be done properly.
The Steering Group, in its last meeting, has decided to re-arrange the initial analysis into 8 slightly modified core strategy issues (broad topics emanating from the themes derived from West Dorset's Mori Poll):
The Steering Group will next meet on 24th March to discuss the first topic - Our Environmen. There will then be 7 further meetings to discuss each item in turn in some detail, led by a member of the Steering Group. External experts/people with an input will be invited to the appropriate session so that all aspects of that topic are considered. This will result in a better understanding of the issues and will help to decide what the next action might be. For example, it may be that a follow-up questionnaire is needed to better qualify and understand some of the issues etc. If they are absolutely clear, then a draft strategy will be created. Either way, the plan is to prepare a presentation ready for the parish in a September Open Meeting which will give everyone a further opportunity to comment.
There is a lot of work to be done and the Steering Group would welcome some more help - anyone wishing to contribute in any way should contact:
Richard Overend on Tel: 897 350 or David Dixon on Tel: 898 620