RESIDENTS in the Gunnislake, Calstock and Bere Peninsula areas are being asked to take part in a transport survey to help with a new study looking at the value of the Tamar Valley Line to the community.

All aspects of the line’s value are being investigated including the access it provides local people to employment, education and shopping in Plymouth, connectivity with the rest of the country and its role in helping tourists visit the Tamar Valley AONB.

The study is the initiative of Calstock and Gunnislake’s Cornwall Councillor Dorothy Kirk and is being carried out by the passenger transport specialists, the TAS Partnership on behalf of the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.

Hearing the views of those who rarely, if ever, use the trains will be vital to the study and the survey is available online at www.tamarvalley

Hard copies of the survey will be available early in the New Year: Bere Ferrers – Margaret’s Hairdressers; Bere Alston – John Brown’s Store; Gunnislake Post Office; Calstock Bear Necessities Mobile Shop (on the quay).