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7 October 2011, 05:00
It's the first big consultation event for the Thame Neighbourhood Plan this weekend, so you can have your say on its future.
It's being held in Thame Town Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there's a mixture of drop in events, workshops and town tours.
Councillors are looking for ideas on what the town should look like in the future and where things should be built.
It all comes from the Government's Localism Bill, where selected councils, including Aylesbury Vale, Woodcote and Chipping Norton have been given £20,000 to get people more involved in the planning of their local area.
Hilary Watchwell is an urban designer who'll be on hand to help people be clear about what sort of place they'll be living in, in the next 10 or 20 years:
"I am really looking forward to hearing directly from residents about what they value in Thame at the moment and their aspirations for the future.
"It's a really interesting town centre with a fascinating history.
"I also want to know what really annoys people, things like where it's really hard to cross the road, or which areas find it hardest to get to the town centre."
After the Neighbourhood Plan is put together, it can be submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council for approval following a public vote, or referendum.