We have just appointed an Administrator to support the plan’s Steering Group in their task of ensuring the town has a bright future that reflects the things most important to residents. The role was awarded to Meg Humphries, who has lived in the Forest for most of her life. Meg says: ‘I am delighted to be working on such an important project that will have a positive impact on a wonderful town. In previous roles, I worked on plans and funding bids for communities in Bristol so it’s nice to bring these skills home to benefit my local area.’ After public consultation and evidence-gathering, we are currently pulling draft policies together and gaining momentum with the plan, which will help shape the town’s development over the coming years. As the NDP goes through its numerous stages of preparation, ongoing public consultation is vital and so you are all invited to contact us to share your views.