June Update

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Tavistock Neighbourhood Development Plan Update May/June 2022
861 surveys were completed – that’s 14% of the 6100 Tavistock parish households. Survey Draw Winners: Congratulations to Paul Holliday and Jane Simpson, each given a £50 voucher.All the surveys are now being analysed and collated by the team at Devon Communities Together.  The responses are varied and wide-ranging – we think you will find the results fascinating.We are going to publish the full survey findings at the same time as the UK Census 2021 at the end of June 2022. This will give us the opportunity to deliver the results in the context of the Census. We will hold a public forum to discuss the findings in full in July – and consider the next steps toward the development of the plan.We are going to expand the steering group – if you would like to volunteer, please contact us at [email protected] – we are keen to widen the age range of steering group members … we would very much welcome Millennials and even GenZ residents to joing the group!! As a taster, some insights for you now: 
44% responded as being over 65 years of age 26.5% of those who work – do so from home 
Some typical responses to ‘why do you live in Tavistock: “I love Tavistock and was born and raised here”“Ideal geographic position and historic town.”“Because it is a beautiful, small and historic town in a rural setting with good local amenities, excellent shops and broad NHS services. It thrives with many local independent shops and restaurants, its people have a strong sense of community, and it is a great place to raise a family and succeed in business. It hasn’t yet been spoilt with ugly and unsympathetic architecture in new buildings.”“Lovely place to retire to”“I was born in Tavistock and have lived here all my life.”For more details about the Tavistock Neighbourhood Development Plan, click hereIf you have any questions or comments contact us at [email protected] We look forward to seeing you in July – meeting details to follow.