The Badsworth Parish Plan was originally published in 2004 following a survey of villagers to determine key issues / concerns and elicit ideas as to how the village could develop or be enhanced. As a result of the feedback and subsequent work by the Parish Plan Steering Group and Parish Council, as well as numerous other volunteers, a number of actions followed:
Introduction of 20mph speed zone
Road widening on the bend on Back Lane
Extension of several pavements
Development of village website
The largest project requested in 2004 was the creation of a fenced footpath to The Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel – “Badsworth Way”.
In January 2017 it was agreed that a new plan should be developed and so a new Village Plan Committee was formed, consisting entirely of volunteers from within the village. The Committee included representation from the Parish Council and Church in order to ensure a cohesive approach and avoid duplication of effort.
In March 2017 it was agreed that a detailed questionnaire should be sent to all households in order to obtain up-to-date feedback on key issues, concerns and ideas. The response rate was almost 70% and the Village Plan Committee has used the feedback in order to drive forward a number of initiatives and focus its actions.
In June 2018 the current Village Plan was published.