Young life in Torbay - Survey from Healthwatch Torbay

(Last Updated On: May 22, 2018)


England’s Riviera is a wonderful place for holiday-makers and for many of us – including relative newcomers like me – a great place to live!

Now, though, Healthwatch Torbay are running a survey aiming to find out what young people feel about life in Torbay.

We’re asking people up to the age of 25 to tell us what they love about life here but also what they really don’t enjoy – and to tell us why!

We’d also like to hear what they think would improve things for them.

If you’d like to take part in our survey, all you need to do is complete a very short questionnaire – and you can do that by visiting

Bob Jope

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!