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creating change in Devon

Catalyst creating change in Devon

Catalyst creating change in Devon


Need to ask for

people’s views?

What do people think?

About what? About anything!

Community Viewfinder Whether you are a Town or Parish Council, a Local Authority, a Planning Department, a voluntary or community group, a private company or a public sector agency you may find a time when you need to know what local people think about a particular issue or issues. What does ‘local people’ mean?

• A community (Parish, Town, Neighbourhood) • People with a shared interest (a particular minority group or with a shared passion / hobby)

Community Viewfinder is an in-house service offering a range of solutions: Consultation Activities & Events Drop Ins, Focus Groups, Stands at events, formal presentations. We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll

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Design & delivery Event management Facilitation Event reports & evaluation

talk to you about what you want to learn or achieve. help you plan an event or an activity that will work for your community. be there on the day, if you want us, to help run the event. help you evaluate, summarise and write a report afterwards.

Surveys / Questionnaires On line, paper based, electronic, telephone interviews, street surveys. We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll

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Developing, testing & refining Printing Data entry Collation & analysis

advise on ways to gather information and help ensure your process is ‘inclusive’. guide you through best practice in writing the questions. arrange printing at competitive rates. do all your data entry and tabulate and analyse your results. help you write a report based on the results.

Neighbourhood Planning & Community Rights Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Community Right to Build Orders.

• Getting Started • Involving the community • Drafting the plan

Whether you want someone there to offer support at particular stages or someone to take more of a leading role in driving the whole process we can tailor our support to meet your needs. We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll We’ll

help you understand what Neighbourhood Planning is about. help you decide whether to do a Neighbourhood Plan. help you move from an existing Parish / Town Plan to a Neighbourhood Plan. guide you through the Neighbourhood Plan process. help you with consultation. help you to draft your ‘final’ plan.

We can also help you put together funding bids to develop proposals under any of the other ‘Community Rights’ introduced in the Localism Act 2011, including the Right to Build, the Right to Bid and the Right to Challenge.

Who is Catalyst? Catalyst is the in-house consultancy service provided by the Community Council of Devon. Our customers can be confident that they are drawing on the experience and good standing that our 50 year track record as a professional charity and leading specialist in rural development has given us. The Community Council of Devon has 50 years experience working with communities across Devon.

• We are completely independent and committed to working on your behalf • We start with an understanding of community needs, and then work with you to ensure the best possible result with a clear legacy • We have an in-house staff team with expertise and ideas and with a great track record • We can expand our team if necessary by calling on experienced and trusted associates • We have access to a resource base including – community level data / best practice examples / user friendly toolkits

We can provide a comprehensive, tailor made service to meet your specific needs at a competitive and agreed price.

Catalyst: on brief on budget on time!

Recent activities County wide research for a Local Authority connected with the Government Natural Environment White Paper ‘The Natural Choice’ Management of community questionnaires for the creation of Community Led Plans (Parish Plans) for communities in Mid Devon and Teignbridge Research to support a funding bid for improvements to a Community Building for an East Devon community. Scoping survey for a private company of potential community organisations in Devon who could benefit from community health and facilities services.

What others have said about us “The Community Council of Devon helped us to identify and understand the needs of local Devon rural communities as well as potential new areas of work. We were delighted with the attention to detail and high standard of service we received and look forward to working with them in the future”.

This document is available in large print and alternative formats on request. Please ring 01392 248919 Find out more

For an initial, no commitment discussion about your requirements please contact: Lesley Smith

Greg Davies

T: 01392 248919 ext *130

T: 01392 248919 ext *181

or email: Community Council of Devon 3 & 4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW Registered Charity: 1074047 Company No: 3694095 VAT registration: 942 0496 27

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