Introduction

The Wootton Community Plan was created in 2008 to give us a clear community vision and agreed community priorities for the future. The Community Plan assists in raising our profile with the local council and helps us to lobby the council for local needs.  For example, Coolongolook, with their plan has been successful in getting the oval fenced and new toilets built that will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With an outdated plan, the merger of councils and the wonderful influx of new residents to the area we are keen to update the plan to outline the key priority action areas for us as a community to work on.

A Community Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm in the Wootton Hall to discuss and reflect on the results of the survey and to input to the plan.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  The results of this survey will be made available on the Wootton website prior to the workshop. 

Please encourage your friends, neighbours, visitors and fellow community members to complete and return a survey. The more surveys we receive, the more our plan will represent our community.

THE SURVEY WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2016

Firstly, we would like to know a little about your relationship with the Wootton area. this helps us to understand the varying needs of the community.

* 1. Please choose the statement that most reflects your circumstances.

* 2. When you are in Wootton, do you have any children with you?
This will help in planning community activities for children, ensuring school buses continue to be available and so on.

* 3. Do any of your family have any special needs requiring community assistance.
(for example, getting prescriptions)

* 4. What do you like most about living in or visiting Wootton?
(please tick top 3)

* 5. What is the best thing about living in or visiting Wootton?
(for example, the rural character, being part of a vibrant community, peace and quiet)

* 6. What is the biggest challenge when living in or visiting Wootton?
(for example, distance to medical services, poor internet access)

* 7. What two key things do you see as a threat to living in or visiting Wootton?
(for example, future subdivision, lack of volunteers)

* 8. Any other comments?

Thank you for participating in the Wootton Community Survey. Please remember to encourage your friends and neighbours and visitors to also complete the survey.

Hard copies of the survey can be printed from the Wootton Community website and completed manually, then returned to the mailbox at the Brush Turkey Café OR posted to Tracey Farrant at MidCoast Council, PO Box 450, Forster, NSW, 2428.

Remember: surveys must be returned by Wednesday August 31 2016

Please also attend the Community Workshop Saturday, September 17, 2pm, at the Wootton Hall to discuss and reflect on the results and to input into the revised Wootton Community Plan.

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