Survey Questionnaire

The Garw Valley Railway and Garw Heritage Society are working together to raise funding for an exciting new project to create a Heritage Centre for the Garw Valley at Pontycymer and we’d like to know what you think about our plans. Help us by completing this survey questionnaire which will take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Please answer all questions. Every completed questionnaire will be entered into a free prize draw to win a hamper kindly donated by the Co-op Foodstore at Pontycymer. Thank you!

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* 1. Do you think the proposal to create a Heritage Centre for the Garw Valley is a good idea?

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The Pontycymer terminus of the Garw Valley Railway

The Pontycymer terminus of the Garw Valley Railway

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New Heritage Centre built onto front of Railway terminus

New Heritage Centre built onto front of Railway terminus

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* 2. What do you think of the design (shown above)?

We really value your opinion. If you would like to talk through the proposals come along to one of our drop-in sessions where there will be someone on hand to explain the project in person. The drop-in sessions will be held on Monday 7th May at Bryngarw Country Park, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm, and The Green Meadow Inn, Llangeinor, 4.30 – 6.30 pm, as well as on Wednesday 9th May at Bleangarw Workmen’s Hall 10.00 – 12 noon, Betws Community Club 12.30 – 2.30 pm and Pontycymer Life Centre 3.00 – 5.00 pm.

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* 3. The proposed new Heritage Centre will have a range of different uses. How would you rate the following?

  Very important Important Neither important nor unimportant Unimportant Not necessary
To provide a warm welcome to local people and visitors to the Garw Valley
To provide space to enable the story of the Garw Valley to be told via exhibitions and displays
To provide a place to disseminate visitor information regarding the Garw Valley's other attractions
To provide space for local people / community groups to hire

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* 4. Were you aware that there is a foot / cycle-path (also known as the 'Community Route') running alongside the railway line from Bryngarw Country Park to Pontycymer and then beyond as far as Blaengarw?

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* 5. How often do you use (any part of) this foot / cycle-path?

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* 6. The Garw Valley Railway are working with Sustrans to develop a new link with the National Cycle Network at Abergarw Junction. Do you think you might use this link for...

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* 7. As part of the project the Garw Valley Railway is looking to improve and maintain the strip of land running alongside the railway line and foot / cycle-path for the benefit of people and wildlife. Please state any issues you would like to see addressed or opportunities you would like to see realised.

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* 8. There will be plenty of excellent volunteering opportunities arising as part of the proposed project. Please let us know if you might be interested in any of the following.

  Yes very interested Potentially interested Not interested
Helping get the heritage railway up and running
Being on hand to welcome people to the Garw Valley Heritage Centre
Undertaking practical conservation work in the strip of land adjacent to the foot / cycle-path

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* 9. How many people live in your household / place of residence in the following age groups?

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* 10. Kindly tell us how you received / where you picked up this survey form?

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* 11. What is your postcode please?

Thank you for taking part in our survey. If you have any further queries please contact our community consultant Gareth Kiddie via email: gareth@gka.org.uk 

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