VISION: Thriving social enterprises in rural Surrey where communities actively provide shops, pubs and other services to meet their needs.

This could be achieved by:

* Active rural communities identifying local service needs
* More community social enterprise shops, pubs and other ventures
* Co-location of rural services


Answer - Neither Agree Nor Disagree

Village shops, pubs, post offices and similar services are much needed.  Whether these are best provided by stimulation of "community social enterprise" is questionable. Village shops are most likely to thrive where there are no local supermarkets within a short distance, so planning constraints on new supermarkets would be desirable. Restrictions on local provision should not be onerous and incentives for say post offices within cafes are desirable.  In 1990 Normandy had two sub post offices, three convenience stores, two small petrol stations and two pubs, now we have none. All major supermarkets are within a 6 mile radius (15 minutes drive-time) and home-deliveries make the possibility of a small social enterprise convenience store meaningless.

Wednesday the 20th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template