9, speaks out on town's future at Highbridge planning meeting
nine year-old Highbridge youngster's bright ideas grabbed attention
during a meeting of Highbridge's Neighbourhood Planning group
Mya Carey, right, went along to the meeting to hear the
dicussion and she made the audience sit up and take notice when
spoke about what needs to be done to help Highbridge grow in the
said that much more should be done to promorte the town and encourage
businesses into Highbridge given its excellent transport links,
in particular its train station and closeness to the M5,"
said Cllr Helen Groves, who was present at the meeting.
also said more needs to be done to address air pollution and littering
in the area to raise its overall profile."
young lady's intelligent, well considered contributions are a
good demonstration as to why it's so important to engage all residents
of our area from the youngest to the eldest."
meeting, held at the town's Morland Hall, was well attended by
residents of the Highbridge area and surrounds.
group has prioritised its initial areas of work, which will include
infrastucture, type, tenure, location and appearance of future
development, renewal of existing housing as a policy issue, transport
and greenspace and economic regeneration.
was felt by the group there could be a benefit in establishing
two sub groups which would strive to address existing policy issues
relating to social housing provision and the management of addiction
subgroups which are not planning specific will run alongside and
feed into the process.
next meeting of the Highbridge Topic group will be held on 19th
March at 7pm. the meeting is open to all residents in the plan