*Deadline extended to 10th May*

Lochwinnoch Community Development Trust (LCDT) is a community led organisation managed by a group of local volunteers. It aims to develop projects that create social, economic and environmental benefits for people living in Lochwinnoch.

LCDT is thinking about where to focus its efforts over the next few years and wants to hear from local groups and organisations about what’s important in Lochwinnoch and what the priorities for action should be.

As a source of income to fund groups and projects in the village, LCDT is considering taking over the local water abstraction business as a community owned resource. The current abstraction by Eden Springs amounts to 3 tanker trips (90,000 litres) per day for 5 days a week, although the abstraction licence allows for up to 430,000 litres per day. The current 90,000 litres a day is believed to generate an income of £40,000 - £50,000 a year. LCDT will only proceed if the community supports this idea.

Please take a few minutes to fill in this short survey. Your views about Lochwinnoch and the water project will help shape the future direction of LCDT and the activities that will develop and support.

All information gathered will be kept confidential. The survey can also be accessed online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Lochwingroups and will be open until 30th April.

If you have any questions please contact Victoria at Community Enterprise, an independent social enterprise we have commissioned to help us with this research, on 01506 862227.

Note: All survey responses (including those collected on paper) are recorded on Survey Monkey whose privacy policy can be viewed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/. Community Enterprise's privacy policy can be viewed here: http://www.communityenterprise.co.uk/privacy-policy/

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* 1. What group/ organisation are you answering this survey on behalf of?

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* 2. What role do you have within this group/ organisation?

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* 3. What type of services or activities does your group or organisation provide? (Please tick all that apply)

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your group?

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* 5. Roughly how many people use or access your group/ organisation?

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* 6. What are the biggest challenges your group/ organisation face operating in Lochwinnoch? (Please tick all that apply)

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Transport links
Funding for existing groups or activities
Finding volunteers
Growing our membership / user group
Finding available space
Finding good quality space
Cost of space/equipment
Communication and raising awareness
Starting new groups/ organisations
Getting support from local authority/ other support providers

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* 7. Please use the space below if you'd like to expand on any of the particular challenges your group faces