How to Join

We are a group of dedicated volunteers from the local Community who have worked alongside Torbay Council to produce the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan.   This is a new government approach unlike anything ever before, because it enables our local Community to decide what happens and not just the authorities.   We are therefore appealing for as many as possible in our community to join the Forum to help keep the Plan up to date so that it is truly led and supported by the Community.

Membership of the Forum is absolutely FREE and is open to a much wider number of individuals than required in the new legislation.  All you have to do is show that you are eligible to join because you meet one of the following:

  • you are a resident in the area
  • you work in the area
  • you are a Torbay Councillor for any part of the area
  • you own property in the area
  • you are a retailer in the area
  • you represent a local organisation operating in the area

Your Community   >   Your Say   >   Your Vote   =   YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

So please join now, and help shape the future of our community !!


Please note: If you no longer qualify to be a member, or for any other reason no longer wish to be a member of the Forum please contact the Forum Secretary or the Chairman to let them know.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and we will only use the information that is collected about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We may wish to collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your application and to verify your eligibility to join us, and secondly, to keep you updated with any forum developments as they progress.

The type of information that we may possibly collect about you includes but is not limited to: • Your name; • Address; • Phone numbers; • Email address – We will never collect any sensitive information about you without your explicit consent, and all of the information that we may receive about you can only be conveyed to us by you. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will be more than happy to delete or correct them promptly. The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a “cookie” which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.