The survey was open for five weeks for on-line completion and via printed forms. It attracted 217 responses which was terrific. Even more important the results indicated the village to be overwhelmingly supportive of the idea. Around 90% of respondent felt such a centre would be really useful or even essential. Only 2 people felt it would be of no benefit.
Three out of five people felt that community facilities in general in the village were good or better. Two out of five felt they were just satisfactory or worse.
From the point of view of an information centre the consensus view seemed to be that we are blessed with a very vibrant village but that getting information wasn’t always easy. The noticeboards were felt by some to be inadequate or hard to read. The idea that visitors could easily pick up a map, a walk pack, a heritage trail leaflet and other information in the village was seen as a positive especially on the weekend.
The “heritage” part of the package was equally supported. As you will see from the detail on the survey a large number of people are ready to contribute some time either as volunteers or by making a donation. Some even potentially had material to donate to support the centre.
We also received a lot of written comments.
Here is a representatitve sample .