Minutes of the Leyburn Town Plan Steering Group Meeting
held Tuesday 9th May 2017 at Thornborough Hall, Oak room
Those in attendance: Ian Pace - Chairman, Rev Michael Hepper, Richard Sanderson,
Cllr Karin Sedgwick, Marjorie Iveson, Chris Grayell, Rev Chris Lawton, Keith Garrard
Gillian Wall – Stronger Communities NYCC, Perry Gardner and Phil Reed.
1. Apologies had been received from:- Sandra Charles, Nigel Watson,
2. There were no declarations of interest.
Review of Survey
Generally, the Steering Group felt that the appearance of the Survey was dreary. Purple Creative are looking at the layout with a view to making it more attractive by adding some colour.
The Font size was felt to be too small. The grey background makes it difficult to read.
The booklet needs to be in A5 format to fit into ‘Leyburn Life’ – this will ease
distribution. An extra page would make a considerable improvement to the text size - 16 pages instead of 12 pages.
Ian noted that we cannot meet the Leyburn Life deadline. It is important to get it right rather than rush it out. Aim for the June deadline. All Agreed
2,500 copies to be printed. ‘Leyburn Life’ will distribute 1,500 copies, leaving an extra 1,000 for the surrounding villages.
15 pages, with double-sided printing would cost about £279 for 1000
It was suggested that we offer a cup of coffee for 1 in every 10 people completing the survey on line.
Survey Reviewed Question by Question
Remove “Survey For Residents and Users.” Replace with “Those who live, work and play in Leyburn”
The Action Plan needs to be set out near start - Better place to live and work and more welcoming to visitors.
We can omit the fact that the survey is going to every household
Fund-raising bodies as well as grants.
It needs either a Logo at the top - or a series of 3 photos - Old Leyburn, Current Leyburn, Future Leyburn - using the same view. Photos should be digital.
Leave out the second paragraph including “If you want to receive details ..”
Take out the code (bottom right) since these are no longer used. Use a shortened URL in its place.
For further information - contact to be changed from Ian Pace to the Town-led Plan email (@google mail)
Towlers (Hewsons), Kirkwood Hall, the Town Council Office, Milners and the Coop to be included in the list of drop-in places for the survey. Mole Valley Store was also mentioned as an alternative to the Auction Mart.
. Remove the Pharmacy
Discussion of Questions
Question 1. seems to be the wrong question to begin with - too personal. There can be confusion over affordable housing - cheap housing for first home buyers - and Social Housing for those who will only be able to rent.
Put Question 1 after question 10 (see below)
275 is probably more accurate than 215 new homes.
Question 2. to be removed. More in line with a neighbourhood plan.
Question 3. accepted
Question 4. What value is this if there are many different answers? The Library Survey was insufficient.
Question 5. Omit column, “No opinion” since this serves no purpose.
Change all columns starting from Not Important through to Very Important in each case.
Question 6. Omit
Question 7. Accepted
Question 8. Reword - “What services have you seen in other similar-sized communities that would really benefit Leyburn?”
Question 9. Accepted Remove “no opinion” / “don’t know” from all questions
Question 10. Keep to three columns throughout, Dissatisfied as first column, satisfied, the second column and Very satisfied.
(Question 1 introduced here)
Question 11. Three columns (as above) Not important, Important and Very
Question 12. “Extended” speed limit might not be understood by everyone. (Needs stress-testing to see if this works.)
Question 13. Keep to three columns as above. Dissatisfied as first column,
Satisfied as the second column and Very satisfied as third column.
Question 14. Omit “No opinion”. Start with “Not used”, followed by “Not
Wensleydale Railway to be included.
Do people know the difference between taxi services and private hire? There are none of the former in Leyburn so omit Local Taxi Services from the list.
Question 15. Include Park and Ride. Add in the sentence: “With this in mind, which one of the following options would you favour?”
Question 16. Rearrange the order - Too high, About right, Too low.
Question 17. Not important, Important, Very important. Add, “in the town
Question 18. Remove altogether.
Question 19. Five columns - “Not important,” “Important,” “Very important,”
“Attended,” “Bring friends”
Remove “Do you visit these events?” and “Do you bring friends to these events?”
Question 21. to precede Question 20
Question 22. Remove this question.
Question 23. & Question 24 Accepted.
Add in another question (after Question 24) - “Please specify any other
facilities/activities you would like to see for families in Leyburn.”
Question 25. Not important, Important, Very important.
Change “distance” to “Time taken to get to hospital”
Question 26. Take out e.g.. (and only one question mark needed).
Question 27. Take out N/A
Question 28. Take out ‘No opinion’. Change to “Would you like to see more
apprenticeships for young people?”
Question 29. Accepted but leave out “No opinion” and “May be”
Question 30. Accepted but remove “May be”
Questions 31 - 34. Accepted
Questions 35 -40. Accepted.
Question 41. If employed, which sector do you work in?
Questions 42-23. Accepted.
Received the Report from Rita (Tees Valley Rural Community Council) plus the
Invoice for £666.15 made up of 3 days attendance at launch events, data analysis and written report - £600 - plus travel at 0,45p per mile for 147 miles) £66.15.
Posters and Banner
Posters were passed around for approval in both A4 and A3.
Marjorie to pay for a banner and pass the invoice to Ian. (£50)
Social Media Campaign
Social media campaign will be launched for a month and information sent out day on day. This can be scheduled beforehand. Good ideas and photos are needed.
Stories that include well-known people are particularly successful.
Lessons learnt and Successes
Meeting ended at 9:15 p.m.