23rd June 2022
Partnership Working with Monmouthshire County Council
In Autumn 2021 Chepstow Town Council undertook a community consultation on the ‘issues and ideas’ that had been proposed by residents in the initial stages of the Place Plan.
Shortly after this consultation stage was completed Chepstow Town Council was approached by Monmouthshire County Council to work together on a project to identify issues and potential solutions that could potentially be funded by Welsh Government. Chepstow Town Council agreed to work with Monmouthshire County Council on this project, which has been given the name ‘Placemaking Plan’. Chepstow Town Council paused development of their Place Plan until later in 2022. So let’s take an aside to explain the Placemaking Plan…
The Placemaking Plan will take into account all of the research and consultation to date that was undertaken by Chepstow Town Council. It is also being fed into by other public consultations that Monmouthshire County Council have carried out. The Placemaking Plan aims to identify specific projects that could potentially be undertaken, particularly through accessing Welsh Government grant funding. The next meeting of the Placemaking Plan steering group taken place at the end of June 2022 and further updates will follow.
Meanwhile, the Place Plan is still high on the priorities of Chepstow Town Council and further updates on the progress and plans for this will be shared with the community in due course.
29th April 2021
A Great Start to the Chepstow Community Conversation
It is just over a month since Chepstow Town Council launched its Place Plan initiative to shape the future of Chepstow.
The Chepstow Place Plan will contribute to shaping and informing future developments and projects in the town that reflect the needs and aspirations of our community over the next ten to fifteen years.
The website launched in March www.futurechepstow.co.uk has had a fantastic response in just over a month with over 1000 people visiting the site and around 250 comments contributed.
The Town Council have also contacted every school in the area and delivered leaflets to residents and businesses across the town to publicise the initiative.
Comments received to date include opportunities for cycling, ideas to regenerate the High Street, nature conservation projects and issues around increased traffic together with signage and connection problems across the town.
All of this initial feedback is contributing to building and shaping the content of the Chepstow Place Plan. If you have not done so yet, please do take a look at the map and join the “conversation”!
What is next and how can you get involved?
The Town Council want to make sure this really is a community-led document so, following on from initial feedback and input from local people, online focus groups for stakeholders and for the wider community will be held in May.
For the community, there will be two focus groups to choose from (both one hour in duration).
The focus groups will provide an opportunity to:
· find out about what issues and opportunities for the town have been highlighted to date,
· highlight issues and topics of concern to you,
· find out more about the Place Plan and ask questions.
If you would like to sign up to one of the focus groups, please use the link below to register and book a place (or go to the website – www.futurechepstow.co.uk to register
You can register to attend on either:
· Saturday 22nd May – 10.30am – 11.30am or
· Monday 24th May - 7pm - 8pm
If you cannot make either of those dates, don’t worry as there will be other opportunities to join the conversation about the future of Chepstow. The Town Council are at the early stages of preparing the Place Plan.
You can find out more on the Chepstow Town Council website and by joining a mailing list to be kept up to date. (https://www.futurechepstow.co.uk/get-in-touch-1)
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org