Thame has been chosen as one of the first areas in the country to test-run creating a Neighbourhood Plan. This means consulting with residents and resident associations and all manner of other organizations, so that everyone can have their say about the future of Thame over the next 20-plus years.

During the weekend of 7 – 9 October, there will be workshops and public consultation events taking place at the Town Hall where the public have the chance to have their say about changes in the town and Tibbalds, the Urban Design company, will be there to lead the way.

The first major consultation event for the Thame Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Friday 7th October, Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October in the Town Hall, right at the heart of your town.

The event is one of the first of it’s kind in the country and will be an exciting mix of drop-in events, workshops and town tours ensuring that there will be something for everyone.

Come along and:

tell us your issues,
offer your ideas,
point out what you like and dislike (and where and why),
plan out your own (even) better Thame,
discuss anything you want with the team or with Town Councillors.

The public can choose to take part in any of the discussions in the main exhibition space or sign up for one of the very practical and enjoyable workshops. The event takes place over the three days at the following times:

Friday 7th October
Drop-in open to all from 11am to 9pm;
Workshops on Future Housing at 11.30am and 7pm
Workshop on the Future Town Centre at 2.30

Saturday 8th October
Drop-in open to all from 10am to 4pm;
Workshop on the Future Town Centre at 11.30am
Workshop on Future Housing at 2.30pm

Sunday 9th October
A summary session will run from roughly 11am until 1pm where the team will feed back the results of the sessions and the public can respond to their comments and plans.

The event is being organised by Tibbalds, the consultants appointed by the Town Council to lead the production of Thame’s Plan, in partnership with staff from the Council, Town Councillors and local people. Please so join them in the creation of this plan, as the council are keen to have as many people involved in the Neighbourhood plan as possible.

The also would like to note that this is not the only consultation event; others will follow, perhaps for particular groups or sectors, as well as a second major event in November.

We hope to see you all there!