Welcome to our Parish of Mary Tavy
Welcome to the Mary Tavy Parish Council website. Mary Tavy is a community full of action – with primary school, pubs, post office and village shop, Coronation Hall, recreation ground, snooker, twinning association, over 55s drop-in, churches and WI – a proper village! We hope you will find this useful if you live in Mary Tavy or are just visiting.
Mary Tavy a une association prospérée de jumelage, ayant été jumelée avec Méry–Corbon en Normandie pendant plus de trente années.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MARY TAVY PARISH COUNCIL
Mary Tavy Parish Council has received a number of enquiries and comments concerning a printed questionnaire recently delivered by post to households in the village entitled “Housing Need Survey for the parishes of Mary Tavy, Peter Tavy and Brentor.” Councillors have decided that, in the face of these expressions of concern, they must clarify the origins of this document.
Firstly, it must be clearly understood that this document and the company who sent it out have no connection to MTPC. We were completely unaware of the intention to send this survey to parishioners and at no time were individual Councillors or the Parish Clerk contacted on any aspect of this matter. Equally the members of MTPC have no knowledge of the identity of the developer who commissioned Chris Broughton Associates to produce the survey document. As far as we are aware no additional sites have been identified within the parish for housing development and the redundant garage and bus depot sites are the only areas subject to existing planning proposals and ongoing negotiations for redevelopment.
The DNPA who are, of course, responsible for all planning matters in this community have also expressed concern over the survey produced by Chris Broughton Associates. While it is true that they were asked if they intended updating the existing Housing Needs Survey their response was that it was not scheduled at this time. It would appear that such updating is carried out on a semi rolling programme across the whole of the DNPA area. While all parishioners will appreciate that public funds are strictly limited availability of resources was not the key issue in this decision. This current survey will not enhance the information contained in the DNPA’s existing Housing Needs Survey.
Parishioners should feel free to respond or not as they judge to be appropriate. We are, of course, obliged to remind all parishioners of the need to protect their confidential information and to think very carefully before parting with personal details particularly when cash incentives small or otherwise are offered.
Councillor Peter Jarvis, Chairman Mary Tavy Parish Council