We'd sincerely like to thank all of you who have taken time to read and complete our rather long but worthwhile survey.
And if there are any of you who still have to get your form to us then please don't delay - it's not too late but please do it soon.
After many months of development we now have a questionnaire that will be delivered to all Sonning residents before the end of April. It's good timing since it coincides with the easing of lockdown and our distribution team will be able to deliver it by hand and, if the opportunity arises, have a chat with people about how important this is to the future of our Parish and why we really need every resident aged 16+ years to complete a questionaire.
iPad Users: You will need to download "Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF Maker"
from the App Store in order to be able to fill in the form and tick boxes etc.
(Safari can open a PDF file automatically but it does so in read-only mode!)
When you've completed the questionnaire you will need to do a "Save a copy"
(from the ... menu) and then please email it to us.
Other Computer Users: It is unlikely, but if you don't already have it installed on your computer or tablet,
you will need to download Adobe Reader from here: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Steering Group has had a number of meetings in the last few months and we are currently developing a questionnaire that will be distributed to all households early in the new year. It will enable you to give your views on what you feel makes our neighbourhood special and what you would like to see for the future of Sonning.
We have divided ourselves into teams to make sure that we cover all apsects of a Neighbourhood Plan:
|Historic Environment & Conservation Area||Mike Hart & Gordon Jones|
|Housing Development||Mark Saunders, Matt Belk & Rory Herdman|
|Landscape & Environment||Nigel Borshell, Alastair Driver & Paul Etherington|
|Social & Community||Rebecca Bullard & Ruth Belk|
|Transport & Infrastructure||Trefor Fisher, Tony Farnese & Bob Hulley|
|Liason with WBC & Local Plan||Bob Hine & Lesley Bates|
|Finance & Grants||Peter Morrison & Tim Pascal|
At the moment we’re looking for people who would be willing to read and comment on a draft questionnaire that we’ll be inviting everyone in the village to complete. We want to make sure that the questions on the questionnaire reflect the interests and experiences of as many people as possible in this village.
You don’t need any special qualifications at all. We’re looking for as diverse a group of Sonning residents as possible. Whether you’ve been here six months or sixty years, we will want to hear your views.
Please do get in touch  if you are able to help. Thank you.
The Sonning Parish Council and Sonning & Sonning Eye Society joint steering group would like to thank everyone who turned out to the public Neighbourhood Plan meeting in Sonning on Tuesday evening, 18th February 2020. The interest was considerable and apologies to those who had to squeeze in and stand. The presentation is available below for you to review in more detail and especially for those who were not able to attend.
If you would like to be kept informed of our progress please sign up below, and do please let us know if you would be willing to volunteer to help us develop this important project.Be Informed
We will endeavour to keep everyone informed of our progress, particularly at the various milestones.
You can keep an eye on our progress by reading the minutes of our meetings.
A Neighbourhood Plan will let us create a shared vision for Sonning that will take account of all of our community.
We can decide the type of sustainable development (if any) that we need, what it should comprise, where it should be built.
Sonning is a long established Thameside village which attracts visitors from around the world and needs to be carefully looked after.
A Neighbourhood plan has legal standing and will guide the planning authorities on all future building applications by developers.
The joint steering group comprises members of Sonning Parish Council and the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society together with volunteers from the local community.