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Action plan for Suffolk town

PUBLISHED: 00:01 03 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

AN ACTION plan is in the process of being drawn up that could shape the future of Woodbridge and Melton.

But residents have been warned that it can only work if as many people as possible get involved.

AN ACTION plan is in the process of being drawn up that could shape the future of Woodbridge and Melton.

But residents have been warned that it can only work if as many people as possible get involved.

Residents gathered at a public meeting as the latest part of the consultation, which is part of the Market Town Initiative.

All the views and opinions gathered as a result of the meeting are now being pulled together into a draft vision for the future.

Publication of the draft plan is intended by the New Year to give everyone the opportunity to give their reaction before the final version is produced.

Government funding of £250,000 means that Woodbridge and the surrounding area should see major improvements in the next ten years.

The aim is to agree a plan that covers the aims and inspirations of the whole community.

The Woodbridge and Melton MTI Strategic Partnership, made up of the town and parish councils, district and county councils, the Woodbridge Community Council and Woodbridge Society, will be responsible for overseeing the changes.

But councillor Nigel Barratt, who is chairman of the partnership, has made it clear that the plans can only be achieved if enough residents get involved.

He said: "We hope that the final document will help shape the future of Woodbridge and Melton and give both an important boost.

"Of course the action plan itself will only be words and it will be the deeds of all those organisations and individuals signed up to the partnership that is the key to its success.

"The more people that get involved in drawing up and supporting the plan's goals then the more likely they are to be achieved."

Anyone living in the Woodbridge or Melton area who is interested in influencing the result can receive a copy of the draft reports by registering their name and address by contacting Catherine Thornber at Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill, Woodbridge IP12 1AU.


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