21 June – Community conversations reveal more local action
Amy and I have really enjoyed talking with representatives from many community groups across Romsey and Lancefield over the past few weeks, and learning more about some fantastic community initiatives. Your efforts in building community connections are truly admirable. We know we’ve missed many people too, not helped by a temporary lockdown and wild weather. Hopefully everyone is doing OK, and feeling a bit more settled by now.
We’re now in the process of documenting what we’ve heard and learnt, so that your great work for local sustainability can be showcased in the community plan. There should be a draft plan available to promote in mid-July, to gain feedback and further input before finalising the plan. Keep an eye out on this project webpage for more details.
14 May – A few extra steps
The foundations for a community sustainability action plan have been laid, but the timelines have been tight, so we’re extending the timeframes and adding a few activities to make sure a meaningful community plan is created.
This project platform will remain open until 2 July, so everyone has a longer time to contribute and develop ideas. And consultants and staff will be available to meet with community groups in early June to allow for more detailed discussions.
There’s as great amount of activity in Romsey and Lancefield that’s building social and environmental sustainability, and we want to make sure that it will be captured in and extended upon in the community plan. The plan will ultimately be the community voice to help drive a better future, so make sure you’re heard by:
- adding information about existing projects and also the type of activity you’d like to see in your community to this platform
- phoning the project manager (details on side panel) to chat, and / or arrange a time to meet with your community group
- emailing information about existing activity and your thoughts about potential projects to the project manager
Then when all your contributions have been collated, a draft plan will be prepared and promoted to the community. More detail about these steps will follow, so stay tuned!
17 April - Local residents share ideas at a conversation stall outside Romsey IGA
A cold windy morning and the tempting smell of the CFA’s BBQ didn’t hinder residents stopping by to chat to us and our consultants about potential action for local sustainability. The CFA BBQ and fire truck may well have been an attraction!
Suggestions from residents for EV charging stations, waste and recycling, and health and wellbeing are now listed under the relevant areas for action.
We’re still calling for suggestions for local community-led projects that you’d like to see happen and be involved in - or better still, lead. You can phone or email ideas to myself (contact details on side of page), however, your contribution will be more meaningful when shared on this platform, so visit the action area of interest, and add your suggestions, indicating what role you may be able to play in turning ideas into action.
The project platform will be active until 16 May 2021, so please be sure to post your ideas by then, so all the content can then be drawn together into a draft community plan.
We’ll then have a meeting on 27 May 2021. Details will be provided at a later date, so keep the evening free. We will have a chat and check what we have and fill any gaps, taking us one step closer to having a community plan.
27 March - Local residents share ideas at a conversation stall at Lancefield Farmer’s Market
A bit of unsettled weather didn’t hinder a dozen or so residents stopping by to chat to staff and consultants about potential action on climate change. Suggestions for shared transport, renewable energy, and urban biodiversity will be incorporated into information being gathered under each action area.
Didn’t get to the farmer’s market? No drama! We’ll be hosting another conversation stall on 17 April in the IGA carpark in Romsey, and you can also phone or email ideas to myself (contact details on side of page). Your contribution will be even more meaningful when shared on this platform – visit the action area(s) of your interest, and add your suggestion(s) for community action on climate change, indicating what role you may be able to play in turning ideas into action.
Remember, “from little things, big things grow”, so no matter the scale of action, it can help create a more sustainable future for you and your community!
17 March 2021 - Online meeting gets project off to a strong start
A small group of residents had a lively discussion on 17 March, laying the foundations for the Cool Changes project in Romsey and Lancefield. Information and notes from the meeting can be viewed in the attached document.
Take a look at the notes, then add your ideas for action according to your interest(s), under the tab “Areas for Action”. Your contributions will build on the project foundations to help inform the content of a local action plan and help create a more sustainable environment and connected community into the future.