Leith Community Crops in Pots is a local organisation based in Leith which operates the urban croft on Leith Links for the benefit of the whole community.  They encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow in urban spaces, in order to improve health and well-being, community cohesion and environment.  We think people should have control of the food they eat, growing it themselves, together, and knowing where it comes from.  As well as developing the land, they have recently been given the opportunity to develop the small football pavilion. Activity on the site ranges from growing food and flowers, but now they have the chance to include operating a farm shop, as well as space for community activities and events, indoors or outdoors, such as a drop-in café. The success of the project has led to the possibility of taking the pavilion building into community control and making it better.

This will only happen if the people of Leith want it. It must have an obvious benefit to our community as a whole, but it also needs to be financially viable. LCCiP is investigating these ideas in further detail and is keen to find out what local people want to see happening on this site. This new phase of research builds on previous consultations to secure a positive future for local people. 

We would appreciate it if you would complete the questionnaire below. All information is gathered in the strictest confidence and should take no more than 10 minutes. Questionnaires can be completed online if you type this link into your browser (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CiP-comsurvey).  Please pop completed paper copies of the survey in our new post-box on site at the croft.

Alternatively, you can bring them along to our Christmas event on Tuesday 12th December from 6.30 pm at the croft. We are being assisted by consultants from Community Enterprise and so if you need any help or clarification, please call Gilly or Douglas on 01506 862227.   

* 1. Are you answering this survey as.....?

* 2. How would you rate Leith as a place to live?

* 3. If you live here, do you see yourself still living here in 10 years' time?

* 4. If you are answering on behalf of more than one person (say a family or group of friends), how many does it represent?

* 5. What do you like about the area? (please tick all that apply)

* 6. What would make life better for you and your family? (please tick all that apply)

* 7. How often do you or your family use the Urban Croft on Leith Links?

* 8. If you have used the croft, what have you used it for?

* 9. There have been a range of uses proposed for the pavilion and croft recently. So that we have the most up to date information about local people's opinions, please select everything listed below that you would support or like to see.

  I would use this I support this I do not support this I don't know
Community growing space
Social space
Community space for rent
A farm shop
Office space for rent
Wedding or outside event venue
Community use e.g. BBQ
Training and education about growing food 

* 10. What kind of activities would you be interested in attending if they happened at on the pavilion or on the croft? (please tick all that apply)

* 11. Do you need any office, studio or other work space for yourself, or a group you are part of?

* 12. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? "Developing the pavilion and croft as a better community space will..."

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Strengthen our community and reduce isolation
Give us more control over the food we eat
Help people understand the environment
Make Leith a more self-sufficient place
Change individuals' lives through the services offered
Become a burden on the community
Improve our environment

* 13. Please let us know the following.  Are you...

  Under 16 17-24 25-40 41-54 55-64 65-74 Over 75
Other / Prefer not to say

* 14. What is your employment status (tick all that apply)?

* 15. Would you be willing to volunteer to help with the development of project?

* 16. All answers are anonymous. However, if you wish to be kept informed about developments , please leave your contact details below.

* 17. Many thanks for taking the time to complete this survey. If you have any final comments, please add them in the box below.
We are hosting a social event on the evening of the 12th December on site and will be using it as an opportunity to gather further ideas. Please come along and bring your friends and family - everyone is welcome.