The Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Parish Plan 2012-17 (Parish Plan 2) and its Action Plans for both villages were adopted by Coxhoe Parish Council in September 2012 following a significant amount of community engagement. The Plan became the principal driver of Parish Council actions and decisions:
- 94% of household survey respondents in the Parish wanted the Leisure Centre;
to stay open and 85% felt that the Parish Council ought to support it;
- 95% of respondents considered that Coxhoe Village Hall should be retained and improved;
- 90% of survey respondents considered that the village greens ought to be retained and
- 70% of respondents felt there was a need for Front Street Regeneration;
- 97% of household survey respondents wanted the Quarrington Hill Community Centre to be
retained and improved; and,
- 90% in Quarrington Hill and 76% in Coxhoe felt that the County/Parish should provide more
funding for Youth Provision.
The Parish Council have tried to respond to our communities views. We provided initial funding to allow the Leisure Centre to pass into community ownership and we provide ongoing grants to Active Life
Centre, Quarrington Hill Community Centre, and Coxhoe Village Hall to help with improvements and running costs. We have acquired the village greens in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill; lands around the level crossing in Coxhoe and Kingswood to keep them green and prevent them from development and Quarrington Hill Allotments. This has brought additional costs too.
In the last few years we have consumed increased costs by use of reserves, but we cannot continue to do that. Although our expenditure plan for 2018 has only gone up by 3.7% we will need to raise an additional £4,000 to maintain services. Whilst that will appear on your Council Tax Precept as almost a 15% increase, what this will mean for most people in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill in Band A will be an Annual increase of £6.50 or 12 pence per week; for a Band D £10.89 per year or 20p per week.
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