Deadline for Holsworthy community survey extended

People in Holsworthy and the surrounding areas have been given extra time to have their say on local services.

Holsworthy Community Involvement Group (HCIG) has extended the deadline for its survey until October 10. This gives residents an additional two weeks to fill out the survey.

Paper copies of the survey are available from the town and parish councils in the area – as well as the library, tourist information centre and other local outlets.

However, the online version is probably the easiest way to feedback if people have access to the internet.

It's vitally important that people have their say

Geoff Cusick, local resident and vice chairman of the HCIG, said it was vitally important that people had their say.

“We heard from hundreds of people already but we want to hear from many more.

“We’ve had lots of feedback from older people which has been really helpful but we also want to hear from younger people too – particularly those of working age.

“Doing the survey will be ten minutes well spent helping your local community, shaping the future of health services for all of us.”

Better understand the area’s health and social care needs for the future

HCIG was set up to better understand the area’s health and social care needs for the future.

It is predominantly made up of local people, community leaders and representatives with support from the NHS and represents a new collaborative approach to healthcare planning in Devon.

Once the surveys have been returned and analysed, more in-depth work will take place with groups in the area to better understand the issues identified.

The group will then make recommendations in the form of a final report to be presented to the clinical commissioning group (CCG), which commissions healthcare services.

Complete the survey

Holsworthy resident Andrew Smith, also a member of the group with his wife Penny, said: “Pushing the deadline back is designed to make sure everyone who wants a say, has one.

“It will be a really worthwhile ten minutes of your time.”

To complete the survey online search “Holsworthy survey” or visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Holsworthyarea

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