How we plan to make our consultation themes happen

The content of this section is the same as How we plan to make our vision happen but the layout is different.

Shrewsbury Abbey

We are using both ways of presenting it because we’re aware that some people find it more useful if they can see the Action Ideas grouped in relation to the vision, and others will probably find it more useful to see the Action Ideas grouped in relation the Phase Two consultation themes. The themes are:

  • Green spaces
  • Street cleanliness
  • Getting around
  • Recreation
  • Traffic and parking
  • Sense of community
  • Historic buildings and architecture
  • Housing

We’ve put the Action Ideas into three different categories:

  1. By Ourselves – Any individual or group in the community takes the lead. Action comes from the community on its own.
  2. With Others – By ourselves, but working with other groups and/or organisations.
  3. Influencing Others – We can’t do it by ourselves, but we can work to persuade others.

Each action has its own individual reference number, which relates the action to a policy theme.

For example, action A-R i) relates to the Recreation policy theme; whereas the prefix A shows that this is an action, R is the policy theme it relates to, and i) shows that it’s the first of a number of suggested actions relating to a policy theme (please note there is no order of priority of actions or relationship with specific policies).

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And don’t forget, this Plan is intended to be a resource to help anyone in the area if they’re thinking about doing something to make it better, so that they know what’s most important to the people living here.

Don’t wait for someone else to take on an Action Idea if it’s something you feel passionate about, or it’s something your group has a particular interest in.

Get in touch with your local councillor or Shropshire Council Community Enablement Officer, let them know that you intend to take action, and they can let you know if anyone else has already expressed an interest or is already working on this, and they can also tell you what else is being done that might be relevant.

By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
Recreation
A-R
i)
Investigate the feasibility of closing streets for children’s recreation (ref. Bristol model)A-R
iv)
Map existing provision, including location and age appropriateness (gap analysis)A-R
vii)
Establish a recreational cycling track away from roads where children can learn to cycle.
A-R
ii)
Identify gaps in outdoor recreation provisionA-R
v)
Prioritise and implement suggested improvements for recreation sitesA-R
viii)
Improve/install toilets in recreation areas e.g. Monkmoor Rec., Upton Lane.
A-R
iii)
Establish a Friends of Monkmoor Rec community groupA-R
vi)
Initiate a community project to identify priority improvements for Monkmoor Rec, create a management plan, and then try to implement them
Sense of Community
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-SC
i)
Hold more community events, e.g. fun days, community meal or picnic.A-SC
v)
Work with relevant Council officers to discuss the implications for community groups of the loss of Shirehall and to identify potential solutions.
A-SC
ii)
Organise a community event to bring community groups together to network with one another.A-SC
vi)
Assess the feasibility of an online resource/directory of community activities and events.
A-SC
iii)
Audit the availability and suitability of existing community venues (gap analysis), and identify appropriate solutions to problems identified.A-SC
vii)
Work with others to make better use of existing spaces for community purposes.
A-SC
iv)
Publicise the existing community venues
Street Cleanliness
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-SCL
i)
Street/site/footpath ‘champions’/wardens to help keep the area clean.A-SCL
iv)
Meet with relevant officers and staff from the Town Council, Shropshire Council and other interested parties to create a ‘dealing with dog poo’ action plan e.g. including separate dog parks, enforcement.A-SCL
vi)
Work with local takeaway outlets to seek change to use biodegradable containers.
A-SCL
ii)
Do a ‘reusable bag’ campaign.A-SCL
v)
Meet with relevant officers and staff to discuss options for better litter management.A-SCL
vii)
Charge for use of plastic bags.
A-SCL
iii)
Raise awareness about the cost of litter-picking.A-SCL
viii)
Reinstate cardboard recycling.
Traffic and Parking
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-TP
i)
Organise a ’20 is plenty’ campaign.
A-TP
ii)
Bring officials and residents together to discuss traffic and parking black spots and to find solutions.
Housing and Commercial Development
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-HCD
i)
Do research to create the community’s view on housing standards.A-HCD
iii)
Audit of empty properties.
A-HCD
ii)
Carry out research to identify specific housing needs.A-HCD
iv)
Monitor that planning applications comply with UMACC policies.
Historic Buildings and Architecture
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-HBA
i)
Find out what the community thinks should be done with the Shirehall site.A-HBA
iii)
Identify actions to improve the appearance of Abbey Foregate and who can take these on.
A-HBA
ii)
Find out the future for the nearly empty commercial unit behind Whitehall, and how this can be linked to safeguarding the listed, vacant building adjacent.A-HBA
iv)
Investigate the potential for placing signage to make people aware of the conservation area.
Green Spaces
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-GS
i)
Find out if there is a single unified map of formal and informal green space, including ownership, locations, size and nature in order to create a baseline information source.A-GS
v)
Replant trees along Abbey Foregate; in Cherry Orchard.A-GS
vi)
Introduce ‘prairie planting’, i.e. wild flowers on nature sites, garden flowers in parks & playgrounds.
A-GS
ii)
Investigate the opportunity to set up ‘friends of’ or ‘champions’ for as many local open spaces as possible. Taking on litter picks, dog poo picks, Incredible Edible, vegetation clearance, minor improvements etc., contact/liaise with Council.
A-GS
iii)
Identify priority locations for provision of seating then seek to make them happen – fund raise, get permission, influence to provide, make as a community project, etc.
A-GS
iv)
Organise community clear ups at priority sites including litter picking and vegetation clearance.
Getting Around
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-GA
i)
Audit cycle path/route provision, including gaps in continuity with the aim of identifying the community’s priorities for improvements.A-GA
iii)
Meet with relevant officers and organisations to discuss realistic potential and options for improvements to black spots including identifying what the community can do e.g. Belvidere Bridge/Abbey Foregate/Hollywell Street/Horsefair/Underdale Road underpass.A-GA
vii)
Ensure that the link between Castle Walk and Sixth Form College is maintained.
A-GA
ii)
Awareness-raising campaign to reduce car use for school journeys.A-GA
iv)
Meet relevant officers to discuss existing level of bus service and what potential there is for improvement and how the community can support/help to influence this.
A-GA
v)
Consider how to publicise existing bus services better.
A-GA
vi)
Consider how to publicise existing cycle network better.