Founded in September 2013, the Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum was created to allow residents a voice in influencing the way our village grows and develops. This web site provides the residents of Pyrford with information about the activities of the Forum and enables you to participate in the activities we are engaged in.
The 2011 Localism Act changed the way that local planning is conducted. By introducing Neighbourhood Forums and Neighbourhood Plans the Act provides a new way of helping local communities influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. The Forum was initiated by Members of the Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford Resident Association and we have attracted a large and enthusiastic group of local residents. Through the Forum, established under the provisions of the 2011 Localism Act, the Forum completed a Neighbourhood Plan in February 2017 when it was officially incorporated into the Local Planning Authority procedures.
We now aim to monitor the application of our plan in planning procedures and work further with the community to ensure the community development continues in a controlled and sustainable manner. So today the Forum continues to take an interest in a wide range of concerns to the local community.
Pyrford already has a strong community within which everyone contributes. Whether it be volunteering to help with one of the many local organisations, for example school, church or scouts, or simply saying ‘hello’ as you pass on the street, the people of Pyrford generate a strong community spirit and feeling of wellbeing for young and old alike.
Becoming a member of the Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum is an easy way that you can register your on-going support for a thriving community. There are no obligations or costs to being a member and if you provide your email address we will keep you up to date through an email newsletter. The main thing is that we get as many people engaged as possible so that we can get a wide and representative range of views on issues that arise.
You can provide your input in a variety of ways. We will be regularly updating this web site and you can add your comments directly to these updates. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and provide your input there. Meetings will be arranged to keep you up to date on latest proposals and get your views face to face. These activities clearly cost and if you’d like to support us financially we would ask that you consider joining our 200 Club where subscriptions cost £2/month and 51% is returned in a monthly draw that awards four prizes each time.
So, please register your interest by completing the short form on the contact page.