People of Raunds urged to say what they want for their town

Raunds Town Council wants to hear your views as it launches Vision for Raunds II

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:24 pm

Raunds Town Council is urging people to get involved as it launches a consultation for its latest vision for the town.

The original Vision for Raunds was a community-led plan setting out future aims and aspirations for the town.

It also assisted in the production of the Raunds Neighbourhood Plan.

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Community speedwatch came to Raunds because of the first vision for the town

Over the past five years Raunds Town Council has implemented the plan, ensuring that the projects the council has worked on stem from the community’s views.

The plan assisted the council in gaining funding for projects like the re-development of the Webb Road Play area, new film equipment for Saxon Hall and the development of a community orchard.

This was due to the town council being able to demonstrate what the community wanted for Raunds.

It is now urging people to have their say once again and take part in the consultation for Vision for Raunds II.

Cllr Lee Wilkes, chairman of the environment leisure and recreation committee, said: “We’ve also taken part in community speedwatch, increased our community litter picks, introduced hanging baskets and planters in the town and more, all because our residents told us this is what they wanted for the town.

"We’ve achieved a great deal over the last five years and now it’s time to find out what the community’s vision is for the next five years.”

As well as this, the town council has increased the number of events in the town, including the introduction of the mayor’s show, summer picnic and Saturday markets.

Mayor of Raunds, Cllr Richard Levell, said: “We hope everyone will take part in this consultation.

"We will be sending a copy to every home in the town, but anyone can complete the questionnaire online.

"We really want to get a response from the whole community.

"Please tell us what you want for your town."

The questionnaire can be completed online at www.raunds-tc.gov.uk or paper copies will be delivered to every home and additional hard copies will be available from The Nook, Jesters, The Co-Op, Post Office, Town Council and Library you can also return your completed hard copy to any of these locations.

The consultation remains open until March 15, 2020.