Futures Forum: Neighbourhood Plan: New survey for the Valley's youth >>> results out
With the latest household survey, an important issue is to build 'balanced communities':
Futures Forum: Maintaining a balanced community in Sidmouth
This is the latest blog entry from the Neighbourhood Plan website:
Results of the Young Peoples Survey
At the start of December the children of the Sid Valley had their say and shared their ideas by completing a survey that was designed by an advisory group of 7 to 18 year olds drawn from each of the four Sid Valley schools.
It is very important that their views are taken into consideration when bringing together The Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan which will influence how the Sid Valley is developed over the next 15 years or so.
- Do they want a helipad for their drones?
- A multi-purpose gaming shed along The Esplanade?
- Or to keep things just as they are?
- What do they think will be important to them as adults?
- What ideas do they have that adults won’t think of?
I believe that we at the Sid Valley Plan are unique amongst other Neighbourhood Planning Groups in that we’ve actually taken the time to ask the young people of the Sid Valley both what’s important to them now and what will be important to them in 10 and 15 years time.
It’s interesting to see that the generations are not so different, they all appreciate the quality of life that we enjoy here and would like to stay in the area if they are able to find good rewarding jobs that will allow them to climb onto the local property ladder.
Deirdre Hounsom, Chair
Results of the Young Peoples Survey – Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan