Villagers have their say on the future of community facilities

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070018001
Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070018001

Residents of Owmby and Normanby came together to have their say on what thy would like to see for the future of their community.

The consultation event was held by The Owmby & Normanby Community Park Group and the Owmby & Normanby Neighbourhood Plan Group in the School Hall.

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070040001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070040001

There was a good turnout from all ages and a lot of discussion about future plans.

Tracey Firth, secretary of the Neighbourhood Plan Group said: “The aim was to promote our villages and show that we do have a community spirit, even though we don’t yet have a usable community area/hall.

“The aim of the meeting was also to consult with members of the public and inform them of an update on the Neighbourhood Plan.

“We were also able to 
inform residents about the Community Park which was gifted to the Parishes of 
Owmby and Owmby over a year ago and which we have now ploughed ready for grass seeding in the spring.”

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070113001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070113001

A grand opening of the park will take place in June 2019 and on show was a 
drawing of the suggested 
design.

Ms Firth added: “This is a momentous occasion for the villages as for years we have tried to obtain an area for a community park and village hall site.

Surveys have been conducted with children to ask how they want the village to look and what equipment they would like to see in the park and the event raised £250 towards the park project.

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070102001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070102001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070029001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070029001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070051001

Normanby and Owmby community meeting EMN-180611-070051001