In February 2012, East Preston Parish Council working with Action in rural Sussex (AirS) delivered a questionnaire to every household in East Preston. The questions had been compiled by a group of local volunteers using previous council data as a starting point. These same volunteers came together after the survey data had been processed by AirS to create the East Preston Action Plan [pdf] 1MB.
The Action Plan was signed off by the council at its meeting in October 2012, and was launched to the public at a meeting on Saturday, 24th November.
The Action Plan not only identified actions that could be completed by the Parish Council but also actions for various other agencies. The community volunteers will come together at intervals to monitor the progress on individual actions, to identify any that no longer apply and to identify and register new actions.