Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Launch of biggest ever study to capture views of Sid Valley’s youngest generation

PUBLISHED: 14:14 08 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:15 08 December 2016

Pupils at Sidmouth College with their Sid Valley neighbourhood plan forms. Ref shs 49-16TI 3084. Picture: Terry Ife

Pupils at Sidmouth College with their Sid Valley neighbourhood plan forms. Ref shs 49-16TI 3084. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

‘Their views are vital in creation of Neighbourhood Plan’

Pupils at Sidmouth College filling in their Sid Valley neighbourhood plan forms. Ref shs 49-16TI 3081. Picture: Terry Ife Pupils at Sidmouth College filling in their Sid Valley neighbourhood plan forms. Ref shs 49-16TI 3081. Picture: Terry Ife

The biggest-ever study to capture the views of the Sid Valley’s youngest generation is now under way, writes Eleanor Pipe.

Students from Sidmouth College, St John’s School and Sidmouth and Sidbury primary Schools had their first proper taste of democracy in action this week, when they completed questionnaires to help shape the future of their community.

The Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has launched the survey to feed into a document that is representative of everyone in the parish. Once adopted, it will influence planning for the next 20 years and beyond.

Whether the ideas put forward include plans for a drone helipad, multi-purpose gaming shed on The Esplanade, or to protect the town’s natural surroundings – project leaders say getting the views of young people is vital.

Steering group chairman Dee Hounsom said: “The children of the Sid Valley will have their say and share their ideas by completing a survey that has been designed by an advisory group of seven to 18-year-olds from each of the four Sid Valley schools. This is the third stage in the process - the views of the population were gathered in the spring, businesses had their say in the summer and now it’s the turn of our youngsters before all the feedback is summarised in one final local population survey next spring.”

There are two separate surveys for younger and older age groups and further information will be sent home in book bags.

Visit www.sidmouth.gov.uk/index.php/neighbourhood-plan

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

A Sid Valley Rotarian will join 90 volunteers from clubs across Great Britain and Ireland to immunise 170million Indian children against polio in a 
single day.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

A popular member of staff is taking over as front of house manager at Tickety-Boo.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:45

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

Volunteers working to improve Ottery Skate Park have been recognised for their hard work with a ‘community project of the month’ accolade.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

Consider yourself lucky if you have managed to grab tickets to Sidmouth Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of 
Oliver!, as the show has virtually sold out.

Read more
Wed, 16:54

The officers were involved in a ‘pre-planned operation’ this afternoon.

Read more
Wed, 16:28

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

Read more
Wed, 12:57

A car propped up on bricks that was dumped in a Sidmouth’s Bowd layby weeks ago has now been trashed.

Read more
Wed, 09:37

Coleridge Memorial Trust is appealing for information after ‘thoughtless damage’ was caused to panels remembering Ottery’s ‘most famous son’.

Read more
Tue, 17:30

A familiar face to customers, residents and holidaymakers at Fields of Sidmouth has hung up her apron after 20 years’ service.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications