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Over 600 responses to Southwell Town Survey 2018

November 2, 2018 2:46 PM

Surveys with Focus Team

We've had an amazing response to our Town Survey - thank you so much to all who replied - we really value your comments.

It's heartening that people really care about our town and how it develops.

There were so many hard copies that it is taking us a long time to analyse them but here are the interim figures.

How often do you shop in Southwell?
at least once a week (94%

at least once a month (4%)

less than once a month (1%)

hardly ever, or never (1%)

What types of shop(s) do you use? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Supermarket/Convenience Store (98%)

B Post Office (90%)

C Gift shop (52%)

D Charity shop (43%)

E Butchers ( 53%)

F Clothes shop (50%)

G Cafe ( 65%)

H other (39%)

How often do you shop at Southwell Market?

at least once a week (29%)

at least once a month (28%)

less than once a month (14%)

hardly ever, or never (29%)

What do you buy? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Fruit and Veg (71%

B Fish (38%)

C Cakes or bread (26%)

D Pet Supplies (34%)

E Flower or plants (44%)

F Cold meat or pies (20%)

G Butchers' products (20%)

H other (20%)

How do you rate the market? Poor=1 Excellent = 10

1 (1 = 6%)

2 (1 = 6%)

3 (1 = 6%)

4 (1 = 6%)

5 (3 = 17%)

6 (3 = 17%)

7 (2 = 11%)

8 (3 = 17%)

9 (1 = 6%)

10 (2 = 11%)

Would you like to see King Street closed on Saturdays?

Yes (45%)

No (55%)

How often do you use the Post Office?

at least once a week (38%)

at least once a month (47%)

less than once a month (10%)

hardly ever, or never (5%)

What services do you use?

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Postage (93%)

B Parcels (78%)

C Currency (43%)

D Paying in cheques (48%)

E Stationery (52%)

F Toys (4%)

G Newspapers (13%)

H Groceries (9%)

I other (10%)

Do you use the Post Office more after the Bank closures?

Yes (61%)

No (39%)

Our last Bank is due to close in September, how will this affect you?

1 Not at all (39%)

2 a little inconvenience (39%)

3 a great inconvenience (22%)

If your answer to the above was 2 or 3, would you be prepared to sign up to a Building Society Current Account if that meant they would open a branch here?

Yes (31%)

No (69%)

The Town Council now manages our Car Parks except at the Saracen's Head. Parking charges contribute towards their maintenance and there is an allowance of two hours free parking to encourage visitors, especially to the shops. Long term parking away from the centre is free. How would you rate parking facilities throughout the town?

Good (56%)

Satisfactory (35%)

Inadequate (9%)

Poor (0)

Where do you usually park? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Co-op (77%)

B Saracen's Head (22%)

C Church Street (40%)

D King Street (20%

E Library (39%)

F Burgage (6%)

G Leisure Centre (19%)

H The road (14%)

I Recreation Ground (7%)

J other (17%)

Have you ever found it difficult to find a space?

Yes (48%)

No (52%)

Do you find road parking troublesome?

Yes (65%)

No (35%)

What sports do you or your family do? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Football (29%)

B Rugby (13%)

C Cricket (19%)

D Tennis (14%)

E Bowls (1%)

F Squash (4%)

G Badminton (23%)

H other (65%)

What fitness activities do you or your family do? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Cycling (40%)

B Swimming (46%)

C Weight Training (17%)

D Yoga (21%)

E Pilates (18%)

F Spinning (11%)

G Running/walking (76%)

H other (29%)

Where do you go for sport or fitness activities? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Leisure Centre (65%)

B Recreation Ground (24%)

C Brinkley Sports Ground (7%

D Rugby Club (6%)

E Private Gym (6%)

F other (58%)

If you use the Leisure Centre, what facilities do you use? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Swimming pool (62%)

B Gym (38%)

C Main Hall (35%)

D Small Hall (23%)

E Squash Courts (8%)

F other (26%)

Do you or your family use the play facilities at...... (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A The Recreation Ground - Toddlers' Play Area (34%)

B Recreation Ground - other equipment (30%)

C Norwood Gardens (10%)

D Skateboard Park (4%)

E other (2%)

F Not applicable (54%

G N/A (1 = 1%)

H Recreation Ground - other equipment (1%)

If you do, are facilities for Children's play.....

Good (59%)

Satisfactory (35%)

Poor (6%)

What do you think of the general tidiness in Southwell?

Good (65%)

Average (39 = 31%)

Poor (4%)

Have you had concerns about dog fouling?

Yes (54%)

No (46%)

Have you had concerns about litter?

Yes (45%)

No (55%)

How safe do you feel in our area? Very Safe = 1 Very Unsafe = 10

1 (28%)

2 (39%)

3 (22%)

4 (0)

5 (0)

6 (0)

7 (6%)

8 (6%)

9 (0)

10 (0)

Have you been a victim of crime in the last 12 months?

Yes (2%)

No (98%)

What type of offence concerns you most?

Violent Crime (10%)

Burglary (39%)

Car Theft (2%)

Vandalism (10%)

Criminal Damage (6%)

Speeding Traffic (33%)

Would you like to see a greater Police presence in Southwell?

Yes (72%)

No (28%)

There are plans for at least another 215 houses in Southwell. What type of housing do you think Southwell needs more of? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A Flats/Maisonettes for young/single people to buy (49%)

B Flats/Maisonettes for young/single people to rent (43%)

C Affordable houses for young couples to buy (79%)

D Affordable houses for young couples to rent (51%)

E Smaller houses for older people to buy (41%)

F Smaller houses for older people to rent (28%)

G Bungalows for older people to buy (38%)

H Bungalows for older people to rent (28%)

I Larger family homes to buy (12%)

J Larger family homes to rent (1%)

K Social housing to buy (8%)

L Social housing to rent (15%)

M Care and support homes for the elderly to buy (33%)

N Care and support homes for the elderly to rent (33%)

O Flats/Maisonettes for young/single people to buy (1%)

Has your home ever been flooded?

Yes, more than once (4%)

Yes, once (9%)

No (87%)

Recently the County Council published preliminary flood mitigation plans. Are you aware of the flood mitigation proposals?

Yes (67%)

No (33%)

Would you like more information to be provided? (tick all that apply)

People may select multiple answers, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

A No, I'm satisfied with the info provided (67%)

B More contact needed through a public meeting (7%)

C More personal contact needed (7%)

D More written information needed (28%)

and the general comments below

Would you like to see any changes to the shops or market?
No
Encourage greater use of market
TC to campaign about rents and business rates
Shopkeepers not to use plastic bags
More variety - cheaper shops
More variety - better quality market stalls
Sunday opening
Extra supermarket for competition
Nice restaurant
More banks
more competition on market
Close King St to traffic
Any other comments on parking?
Street Parking on main roads
Hallooughton Rd no right turn causes more congestion on Westgate.
Speeding, espec Friday nights
2 hrs too short for free parking
lack of enforcement
more double yellow lines needed
encourage use of long stay car park at Leisure Centre
Are there any other sports or fitness facilities you would like to have?
No (majority)
Cycle lanes
Yoga etc in evenings
more swimming sessions
athletics area
improve park for older children's
Improve toilets
What additional (children's play) facilities would you like to see and, if any, where?
n/a
Norwood Gdns
upgrade older kids stuff
Teenagers need something
Toilet nearby
Any comments on Crime and Policing?
Speeding
enjoy seeing PCSOs
Drugs espec Rec
Burglaries
anti-social behaviour
more police Fri-Sat evenings 9-12
What, if anything, would worry you about future development in Southwell?
Too many big houses
lack of infrastructure
congestion
loss of countryside
loss of character of town
flooding
Do you have any other comments on how we may improve our town?
(mostly repeats)
overgrown hedges