Tavistock Forward was conceived in January 1999 by the residents of Tavistock, Devon
in response to the strongly promoted concept
of active involvement by local communities in England's counties.
Tavistock Forward members are from Tavistock, Devon in the UK, who are involved in local businesses, including West Devon Borough Councillors, Town Councillors, local residents and people from schools and colleges. Initially following the Foot & Mouth outbreak, the Group was invited to identify travel needs and the provision of transport services at local community level.