Introduction

We need residents to help shape the future of our town by contributing ideas for regeneration and telling us what’s important to you and what could make Hartlepool a better place to live and work.

Hartlepool is one of 100 towns across England invited by the Government to develop innovative regeneration plans to transform their economic growth prospects and secure up to £25m of funding through the Towns Fund.
 
Each town is required to develop a Town Investment Plan, and as part of this process we will be talking to people about the challenges and opportunities they see for Hartlepool.

Bringing life back into the town centre has already been identified as a key area of work.

There is already much to celebrate within Hartlepool – not only our coastline and waterfront areas, green spaces, our unique heritage and identity, but also our successful education establishments, sport, leisure and museum facilities, and award winning projects.

The available funding will help with our economic recovery from Covid-19 and will continue to help us build a stronger Hartlepool. It’s about improving things now and in the future and giving our town the chance for a better future. We need to make sure this funding meets local needs and has the biggest impact on improving our communities.

With this in mind, we want your views to help us to understand local issues and priorities as well as ideas you may have for the future of Hartlepool. This is about:

- Making the town a better place to live
- Creating a place that people want to visit, to spend time and money
- Improving skills and creating jobs
- Making an environment where businesses choose to locate, stay and grow
- Improving Hartlepool Town Centre
- Defining and celebrating what makes Hartlepool special
- Recovering from Covid-19
 
It would be very helpful if you could spend a few moments completing this survey. Your input will inform the development of BIG IDEAS for Hartlepool.

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* 1. What do you like most about Hartlepool?

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* 2. What would be your top FIVE priorities or ideas for making Hartlepool an even better place to live, work and visit?

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* 3. Now think about how you would like Hartlepool to be in 10 years time. What three words would you like to use to describe Hartlepool in the future?

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* 4. What do you think should be the priority for improving Hartlepool - please tick your top FIVE priorities.

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* 5. Thinking specifically about the town centre area, please list your top three priorities that would encourage you to visit the town centre more often?

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* 6. Thinking about how you experienced Hartlepool before Covid-19 and how you hope to continue to do so after – on a scale of 1 to 5, how well does Hartlepool town centre meet your needs for each of the following purposes:

  1 (not very well) 2 3 4 5 (very well)
Food shopping 
Other shopping (e.g. clothes)
Other services (e.g. hair and beauty)
Sport and leisure 
Cultural activities (e.g. art, gallery, cinema, theatre) 
Social activities (e.g. attending local clubs, meeting friends)
Visiting cafes and restaurants 
Services (e.g. health and education)
Public spaces (e.g. parks, footpaths, town square)
Housing 
Events and Festivals 
Evening entertainment 
The following questions are about how you experienced Hartlepool before Covid-19 and how you hope to continue to do so in the future.

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* 7. How often do you visit each of the following areas within Hartlepool (for each area state daily, at least weekly, at least monthly, rarely)?

  Daily At least weekly At least monthly Rarely
Middleton Grange Shopping Centre
Shops / services on Church Street and surrounding streets 
Shops / services elsewhere in the town centre (e.g. York Road)
The train station (e.g. commuting for work or for leisure purposes)
The Waterfront (the marina area)
Retail Parks
Seaton Carew
The Headland

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* 8. Do you have any other comments you would like to make that may help shape our ideas for the future of Hartlepool?

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* 9. Please tell us the postcode where you live (this will help us see that we have had responses from communities across Hartlepool).

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* 10. We want to ensure that this survey is completed by people across all age groups. Please could you tick which age range you are in from the list below:

Thank you for completing this survey, which help us develop a range of options and ideas for the future of Hartlepool. These will be shared with Hartlepool residents later in the year to gain further input and feedback.

If you have any questions or require any further information please email: TownDeal@hartlepool.gov.uk

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