Ilminster Forum would like to thank the residents of Ilminster who took the time to complete the Householders Survey, around 30% of households have returned surveys and the data is now being collated and analysed.
Surveys aimed at the business sector will be distributed over the next few weeks.
The results of all the surveys will be available at a public exhibition later in the year, where Ilminster Forum will again be seeking the views of people in the town. The exhibition will highlight the issues residents and businesses have identified as important, along with a list of potential projects which will help address those issues. Residents and businesses will be asked to comment and help identify the projects to be included in the next community plan.
Once this process has been completed Ilminster Forum will update the Community Plan, a document which identifies what residents love about their town and what they think needs improving. It covers important issues that affect residents such as getting about, leisure, working and local facilities. It sets out the needs, hopes and aspirations for the future of Ilminster, with an action plan of projects for achieving those aims.
Local Community Groups can then use the evidence collected to help secure grant fund and get support from government bodies.