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Birdham Parish Council > Planning > Neighbourhood Planning > Minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Business Task Force 18th September 2012

Minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Business Task Force 18th September 2012

Minutes of Birdham Business Task Force

18th September 2012

Present: Arnie Chamberlain, Lavinia Brooks, Carolyn Cobbold

Prepare inventory of local businesses in Birdham from CDC data (David Siggs, AC,CC,LB).

Idenitfy extent of home-working in the parish. (AC,LB,CC)

Write to all business explaining that Birdham is setting up a Business Task Force to help prepare a neighbourhood plan and that we are seeking their views. Invite business representatives to an informal gathering in a local venue. (Arnie to write draft letter, Carolyn to ask Bell if we can meet there).

Prepare questions for general questionnaire : along lines of: If you represent a business in the area: how many employees do you have? How many employees live within 3 miles of the business? Would you want to employ more local employees? What are the positive aspects of being based in Birdham? What are the negative aspects of being based in Birdham?

Prepare questions for a more specific survey directed at businesses. (LB, AC, CC).

Encourage formation of Birdham Business Forum.

Work with businesses to identify initiatives that might benefit them and parish such as posting local job vacancies on website; publishing a directory of local businesses and services, informal training opportunities etc.