A TOOLKIT FOR COMMUNITY LED PLANNING
ACRE’s national toolkit provides step by step guidance on how to go about developing a Parish or Community Led Plan. Published in February 2012, the Toolkit shows communities how to use the new Localism rights to make their plan more effective.
You can find out more about what the Toolkit has to offer and download the first few sections for FREE from ACRE’s website:
Full copies of the toolkit are available, along with additional advice and support, from Community First.
If you have made the decision to embark on a Parish Plan, the additional guidance notes and templates below will help your group to get started. The templates can be downloaded and amended to suit your own needs.
CONSULTING YOUR COMMUNITY
These guidance notes and templates will help you ensure that everyone has a chance to get involved in the Parish Plan and have their say on the issues affecting the community.
Templates for you to use:
PLANNING FOR ACTION
Once the consultation has been completed the challenge is how to turn all this information into a plan of action. These next steps are crucial to creating a high quality plan that will be used and valued by all so it is essential that you seek further guidance from Community First at this stage. See also the guidance notes below.
These guidance sheets will help you to ensure that you are able to maintain effective communication with all sections of your community along the way.