Great Harwood Memorial Park Survey

Proffitts - Investing in Communities are working with Friends of Memorial Park and Hyndburn Borough Council to try and attract investment in to the memorial park. The work will focus on improving accessibility to the site, but it will also look at the history of the memorial park and wooded area, and the history of the war memorial itself.
We've already had some conversations with local residents and have attached a sketch design with some ideas for improvements (click on image to enlarge). These include:

Improve and repair the war memorial

Improve the garden area surrounding the war memorial including repairs to boundary walls and features and better sensory planting

Woodland management
Upgrading paths to improve accessibility

Upgrading / improving site boundaries

Installing interpretation boards with local history details displayed

Possibly bringing the stone outbuilding into use for school children and the wider community

As part of the physical improvement project, the group would also explore the history of the park through activities with local residents who can share their memories of the gardens and memorial, and children who can find out more about local history and heritage.

Once the site improvements have been made, the aim is to increase footfall in the park by offering an events and activity programme for the wider community on an ongoing basis.

However, before we move forward with this, we'd like to give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and feedback about the plans with us.

The survey is very short and should only take a couple of minutes to complete. Thank you for your time.

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* 1. 1. Do you currently visit the memorial park?

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* 2. Please let us know how you would rate the memorial park and its facilities at the moment

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* 3. There is a sketch at the top of this questionnaire with suggestions on. Please take a look and let us know what you think about the proposed changes:

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* 4. Do you think the proposed changes to the memorial park will improve your quality of life in any way? For example, do you think an improved park area will encourage you to exercise more / play outdoors more / socialise more?

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* 5. Is there anything that would encourage you to use the memorial park more? For example:

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* 6. What do you remember about the memorial park? Do you have any favourite parts of the memorial park or memories about the park you would like to share with us?

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* 7. If there is anything else that you would like to improve or change in the memorial park?

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* 8. If you would like to support this project and be kept informed about progress, then please leave your name and email address below. Your details and information will be stored securely and kept purely for the purposes of this project only and will not be forwarded to any third parties