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Parishioners are set to meet on Tuesday to start putting together a community plan which will take their parish through the next five years.

Residents of Cheveley parish, which includes part of Newmarket, will be looking to set up a steering group which, with advice from Cambridgeshire ACRE and support from the parish council, will produce the blueprint.

Villager Ian Jackson, who is behind the initiative, said:“It represents an opportunity to provide residents with a say on how they want to see their community flourish in the next few years. To do that effectively, we need members of the community to come forward and steer the plan in the right direction.”

A public meeting, will be held in the community room at

Cheveley Primary School from 8pm on Tuesday when information about the aims of the plan and the process involved will be available.

“People will have the chance to determine whether the footpaths are sufficiently maintained or the need for a village hall; how we can join the two distinct communities of the parish together, and what influence the community can have over public transport in the area.“It won’t be a smooth ride, but it would be great to think that everybody could agree to sit on the same bus,” said Mr Jackson who can be contacted for more information on 01638 730760 or email