The Steering Group

Committee members. Contact details for the members of the committee are available via the Secretary. Subcommittee members are marked as such.

    Core Group

  •   Russell Aston (Chair & Secretary)
  •   David Illingworth (Vice Chair)
  •   Sarah Michael (Treasurer)
  •   Alistair Borland
  •   Alan Plom

Roger Ball

Cllr Phil Allen (Maulden Parish Council)

Cllr Phil Jackson (Maulden Parish Council)

Previous Participants

  • Cllr Phil Jackson (Maulden Parish Council)
  • Mike Browning
  • Marilyn Caves
  • Nigel Coote
  • Malcolm Crawford
  • Rob Murphy
  • Harriet Lockey
  • Ruth Plom
  • Julian Smith
  • Leslee Reynolds
  • Cath Benneyworth
  • Tierney Joel
  • Lesley Illingworth
  • David Bailey
  • Julie Morrow
  • Martin Wright
  • Mark Bingham (Subcommittee Lead)
  • Simon Barnes

Other members are actively being sought and volunteers for specific areas of interest are most welcome

Purpose of the Committee

Definition and Purpose of the Steering Group:

The purpose of the Maulden Neighbourhood Plan (MNP) Steering Group is to create or to assist the Parish Council to create a Neighbourhood Plan (and possibly an interim Community Plan) for the village of Maulden, within its parish boundary as defined by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC), for the benefit of the parish as a whole.
The Group will consult, assist and report to Maulden Parish Council (MPC). [nb. Only the Parish Council has the statutory authority to adopt a Neighbourhood Plan in a parish area.]
Such plan to be suitable for adoption by referendum (based on a majority of those voting) and to comply with all of the requirements of the relevant elements of the Town & Country Planning Act and Localism Act as apply.
The committee will undertake a program of work, consultation, surveys, and studies to provide independent and statistically valid evidence as well as a range of non-quantitative studies and discussion group reports upon which a Neighbourhood Plan can be created.

Fundamentally, the committee exists to listen to the people who live and work in Maulden and find ways to express their needs, desires and vision for Maulden in 2035.