Action4Acomb (A4A) is a community led organisation constituted to help realise the aspirations of people living and working in Acomb, Northumberland. Anyone living and/or working within the Parish is part of A4A. A constituted committee has been elected to support the activities and projects of A4A.
Who is on the committee?
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A4A was formed after an Acomb Parish Council public meeting held on 4 April 2012. Here are the pages of the leaflet published after the April 2012 meeting and distributed to all households within Acomb Parish.
A4A have become involved in some of the issues originally raised both at this meeting in 2012 but also through engagement and consultation with established groups. Emerging from this early consultation have been 4 main themes:
- Community e.g: village hall; communication; pride in Acomb’s history; buses; activities for young & old
- Environment e.g: flood plan; approach to the village
- Health & Social Care e.g: support networks
- Housing & Planning e.g: having an active say in future planning
It became apparent that there were urgent priorities, as identified by the community, such as developing a Flood Plan. With other areas, such as the Approach to the Village, it was felt there was the ability and desire to take action.
- Michael McElroy, Chair
- Lorna Farr,
Secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01434 609567
- Rachel Gagliano, Treasurer
- Julie Foster
In addition, at our last Committee meeting in November, John Cook was co-opted and welcomed onto the committee.
Inevitably, given that all on the Committee are volunteers, individual’s circumstances change. Warm thanks are extended to Jim Wright, Linda Wright, Clare Maltby and Mark Dowthwaite who are standing down. Thanks are extended to those above for their involvement.
If you would like to join the committee, contact to ask more or come along as an observer to one of the A4A Committee meetings, by contacting the Committee Secretary. The next Annual General Meeting is on Monday 24 October 2016 at 7pm at the Village Hall.
A questionnaire to all Acomb Parish households was distributed in November 2014 with volunteers collecting from each household to encourage a high rate of return (56%). The analysis of the information is completed and the results Download were shared at the Parish Council Annual Public meeting (3 June 2015)and at several venues throughout the village.
The data from the analysis of the questionnaire can be viewed here Download.
You can download and read the Plan from this link.