The Oliver’s Battery Plan Group is an independent community-led body. The Group is separate from the Parish Council, although it is led by a parish councillor, and includes a large cross section of local residents and is supported by the Winchester City Council Community Planning Manager. The Group, through a comprehensive and systematic consultation on a wide range of themes, are identifying the likes, dislikes and needs of our community. A report will reflect the vision of local residents and include a comprehensive and detailed action plan for community development over the following 5 – 10 years. The Group, who are passionate about Oliver’s Battery, will report their findings to the Parish Council so that we can help facilitate the improvements and conservation you would like to see. The Group has received funding from Winchester City Council and the Parish Council.
One of the jobs of any parish council is to represent the interests of the whole community. Understanding the needs of different groups in the community is an important part of our role as councillors. We have a responsibility to be well informed, especially about diverse local views. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is through the creation of a Parish Plan. The process is now at its final stages. A summary report is being distributed to all homes in Oliver’s Battery and a copy of the report and supporting papers is on the Parish Plan Report page of this website.