Welcome to this survey of Cheshire Archives & Local Studies users.   We are bidding for funding to plan our two new history centres for Cheshire in Crewe and Chester.  We want to hear the views of our current users to help us to create the new centres, should we be successful with funding .   This is a long process, and we still in the early stages, but your views are really important to help us get this right.  Please spare a few minutes to give us your answers to the following questions.   Our deadline for survey responses is 22 January 2018.

* 1. Please tell us the main reason you are using the archives today

* 2. Where are you accessing our service from today?

* 3. How have you accessed our service in the past, tick all that apply

* 4. How would you rate your experience when accessing our service?

* 5. What improvements could we make to help you to find the records you need?  Tick all that apply

* 6. We are considering ways to involve people in our work more.   Which of the following ideas would you be interested in if we are able to develop them?   Tick all that apply.

* 7. We would like to expand the opportunities we offer for people to learn new skills and meet new people by volunteering for the archive service.   Would you be interested in any of the following opportunities, either on a regular basis or as a one-off?

* 8. We would like to find new ways to use our archive collections to support research and study.   Which of the following do you think is a good way for us to use archives in the future? Please tick all that apply.

* 9. What makes a good experience when you use a Record Office?   Think about all those you have used in the past and what you enjoyed from each.  Please choose your top 3.

* 10. To help us understand how your location affects your answers, please let us have your postcode. 

* 11. Do you have any general comments you would like to make about how we can develop our new history centres to attract more people to use archives?

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