If you live or work in St James, we’d like you to get involved with the Forum and with the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Forum has been set up for and by residents. Join us by contacting us – CLICK
People who work in the ward have a stake in our future and therefore in the Forum too. Your views count. Join us as an Associate Member and have a say in issues such as traffic, parking, economic growth. Contact us – CLICK
Before we can draft the Neighbourhood Plan, we will be researching and putting together the evidence base – what is in the ward now, the buildings, parks, transport, shops and pubs, places of worship, community facilities, play areas and so on.
Join one of the task groups and help to gather evidence, whether out and about or from your home or office. There are a variety of tasks. Find out more on our Home page and in ESJF News.
A Neighbourhood Plan should represent the views of the majority of people who live in the community, in our case St James ward. The Localism Bill is clear that local businesses and other groups must also be involved and consulted.
The Forum welcomes the involvement of people who work in the ward and organisations that have an interest in the future of St James as Associate Members. Associate Members are invited to attend the annual meeting and other Forum meetings and to take an active part in the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Larger Associates or stakeholders include organisations which will have an influence on the social and economic well-being of St James: University of Exeter, John Lewis Partnership, Land Securities, Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, Devon & Cornwall Police. CLICK
Don’t have a Residents’ Association? Find out how to go about setting one up. CLICK
Helping Hand – If your area is thinking about developing a Neighbourhood Plan, find out how we went about setting up our Forum and the process involved in meeting the government’s criteria and procedures. CLICK