Have Your Say In Bramcote’s Future

Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum: Design Charrettes

8 and 15 October 2016

Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum is the mechanism for Bramcote’s residents to form our plan for how we want Bramcote to develop over the next ten or so years.

We are holding TWO design charrettes in October to gather the evidence to feed into the neighbourhood plan for Bramcote. A Design Charrette is a short intensive session where residents collaborate to develop a set of objectives and policies that will help achieve this vision. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to participants and the Forum’s steering group. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a co-author of the plan… and it is fun!

Please only book to attend one as we expect demand for places to be high. Numbers are limited so only those who have booked places in advance will be able to attend; entry on the day without a previous booking will not be possible. You can register here:

Saturday 8 October at 14.30-17.00 (2.30pm to 5pm) (Grangewood Methodist Church). Secure your place here: http://tinyurl.com/hvrouph

Saturday 15 October at 14.30-17.00 (2.30pm to 5pm) (St Michael’s & All Angels Church Centre). Secure your place here: http://tinyurl.com/gpvbqty

** Please note that in order to cover the costs of venue hire a collection will be taken at these events – the suggested donation is £1 per person – but please do not let this stop you coming along and having your say!

So please book your place to have your say on Bramcote’s tomorrow and see you on 8 or 15 October at 14.30.

Paul Nathanail

Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum

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One Response to Have Your Say In Bramcote’s Future

  1. Hayley Hulme says:

    Hi – a resident of Bramcote shared your flyer with me the other day asking whether I knew what a Design Charette was. I have to say that despite two regeneration degrees and 25 years work experience in the field I did not. You flyer had unfortunately annoyed my Dad having failed to find Charette in the English Dictionary and only found a French translation meaning “Cart”! In short it meant nothing to him, he was disinterested and felt that it was a deliberate attempt to discourage engagement.

    Of course, I am delighted to see Bramcote engaging in the Localism agenda and exploring the development of a Neighbouhood Plan to help residents have some influence over how the community develops and grows. Its particularly important in the light of the need to balance housing need with protecting and enhancing local amenities. However, in my experience consultations are most effective when they are communicated in plain english and made as accessible as possible for people to engage with.

    I hope you are able to prove me wrong but I fear that a number of things in your approach will not maximise the opportunity / desire for local people to engage?
    – Firstly, using terminology like “Design Charette” is neither of these things and I fear will have alienated or discourage people from getting involved.
    – Secondly, whilst I appreciate that you need to cover the costs of your events, charging for attendance is also not a good way to get people to engage.
    – Thirdly, running both sessions at the same time (albeit on a Saturday) may well exclude some residents from attending, i.e. shop workers.

    It is not clear from the communication you have provided whether you have been able to access funding or support for the development of your Neighbourhood Plan. If you have notI would strongly recommend you consult the Locality; My Community Website here; http://mycommunity.org.uk/funding-options/neighbourhood-planning/

    I wish you well with your plan and hope that you can find some support, funding and / or best practice guidance in the attached.

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