Closing date looms for Housing Needs Survey

The deadline for the Bude-Stratton Housing Needs Survey is less than two weeks away (1 August) and BSTC is encouraging all households in the Bude-Stratton parish to complete the survey in time.

 In autumn 2021, Bude-Stratton Town Council declared a ‘housing emergency’ because we believe there is a real shortage of suitable housing available in our town for our community, and a palpable increase in housing used as holiday lets and second homes. Bude-Stratton Town Council is working in partnership with Cornwall Council to establish what our real housing needs are locally, including affordable housing.
Every property in the Bude-Stratton Parish (which includes Bude, Stratton, Poughill, Flexbury, Upton, Lystone and Hele) should have received a letter inviting you to complete the Housing Needs Survey online via Let’s Talk Cornwall. Paper copies are available BSTC offices at the Parkhouse Centre, and there is also a banner up at the Triangle, containing a QR code which will take you straight through to the survey online once scanned. 
PLEASE take a few minutes to complete this survey, even if you are happy with your current housing situation, or if you live outside Bude-Stratton but own a property in the Parish.
Only one survey needs to be completed per property – unless there is more than one household within that property. Additional households could include, for example, friends sharing by necessity, young adults seeking to but unable to leave home, multi-generational families living together by necessity.
The Bude-Stratton Housing Needs Survey will close on 1 August, 2022. If you have any questions or need help completing the survey, please contact the BSTC offices on 01288 353576 or email
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