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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 3 years 9 months ago #1

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As a rather senior resident, in age that is, i am a little confused. Well to tell the truth very confused. What is this forum trying to achieve? If we have ideas about how the village should develop we can speak to the Parish Council. Indeed during the last two and half years all residents have had the opportunity to give their views to the team writing the proposed Village Plan. So what is this Forum all about? Just an opportunity for shrinking violets to see their name in print? A chance to change the world? Being a bit of a shrinking violet myself I shall probably join in the fun - if that's what it's intended to be.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 3 years 9 months ago #2

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Thanks TFH for posting - all views are welcome

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As a rather senior resident, in age that is, i am a little confused. Well to tell the truth very confused. What is this forum trying to achieve?
Well, it's trying to achieve the same as the hundreds of thousands of active forums around the internet with tens of millions of posters on subjects ranging from evolutionary biology to hi-fi to rugby - a channel for comment, discussion and anecdote - in this case focused on (but not exclusively limited to) issues and activities relating to our village.
If we have ideas about how the village should develop we can speak to the Parish Council.
Indeed we can. But we can also speak to each other - I'm sure that you don't think that the only channel of social and community discussion should be through the Parish Council?
Indeed during the last two and half years all residents have had the opportunity to give their views to the team writing the proposed Village Plan. So what is this Forum all about?
It's about discussing anything in the world that takes our fancy. What do people think about the Mill Road/ Greenway junction? How can we get more involvement in the running of our Village Hall? What other features would people like to see in the Roundabout? It's up to residents to make it what they will. Is it involving and democratic? Absolutely.
Just an opportunity for shrinking violets to see their name in print? A chance to change the world? Being a bit of a shrinking violet myself I shall probably join in the fun - if that's what it's intended to be.
Fun, and a channel for Buckden people to say what they think about anything under the sun. Do join in the fun.
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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 3 years 9 months ago #3

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@TFH "If we have ideas about how the village should develop we can speak to the Parish Council"

I think that if this site takes off it could be very helpful to the Parish Council. If I speak to a councillor it's just one villager's view. But if there is a lively discussion on some topic (eg Alec's suggestion re the Mill Road chicane -"has it introduced more hazards than it prevents?"), then that will give the PC a much better idea of the general view.

Another purpose could be to help us to find out wider views than from just our friends. For instance, I'd like to know if anyone has subscribed to the new fibre-optic cable service, and if so, how good is the improvement - is it worth it?

And as Alec say - just for fun, if we can get people interested enough to take part!

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 3 years 9 months ago #4

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I think it's a great way for people to get more involved in the village, a chance for villagers to voice their thoughts and concerns, let people know what they're up to, remind people of events - the list is endless. And as Jaybee says, it's fun!

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 3 years 8 months ago #5

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Roundabout arrived today and I really must say how very much improved it is. The colour pages are a big improvement. Congratulations to the editorial team.
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