Redruth Town Council has launched a new survey to find out what residents want for the future of their town.
Redruth was recently awarded funding from the Town Vitality Fund and this survey will form an important part of the work to draw up plans and proposals for Redruth’s future. It asks questions about what people think of Redruth now and what they want it to become as well as key priorities for making things better.
The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete but the answers will give us a really good picture of what people want.
Why is it important for Redruth to complete the survey?
A chance for people to have a real say in the future of your place.
This is about defining the identity of the place and finding a way to articulate it, and that has to come from the people who know it best.
A chance to make sure what you love about your place is amplified, celebrated, and solidified as a core part of what the place means, offers to its people and focuses on for the future.
Examples of how it’s worked in other areas:
In York a survey like this was part of a place brand project that helped key stakeholders including the city council realise that part of what was so great about their city was its human scale and friendliness. Locals loved being able to walk and cycle everywhere and achieve a ‘village’ feel despite living in a city. Because of this, the council ended up making the bold decision to become the UK’s first car free city centre – protecting what its residents loved most, showing the outside world that it values its residents as much as tourists and proving its dedication to addressing the climate crisis.
In Berwick-Upon-Tweed a survey and consultation like this showed that while locals loved the medieval heritage and historical buildings, what they valued even more was the access to nature, coastal views, walking dogs on a windswept beach, exploring dunes and surrounding countryside. The town took this on board and switched some of its investment focus from heritage tourism to promoting active lifestyles, hosting a stage of a national ‘tour de France’ style bike ride and talking up the sense of discovery and adventure available in the town.