Introduction

Thank you for taking a few moments to complete this questionnaire.

We are volunteers from the Lyde Green Community Association (LGCA) and we're asking residents for their views about the area so we can help improve the things that you care about. As part of this we are interested in how the new community hall might be able to help improve local community life.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete, and we welcome comments from people of all ages. You can find out more about the Association on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydegreencommunityassociation. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at lydegreencommunityhall@gmail.com.

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* 1. How strongly do you feel you belong to Lyde Green?

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* 2. How often do you chat to your neighbours, more than to just say hello?

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* 3. Why don't you chat to your neighbours more often? (please select all that apply)

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* 4. Which one of the following have you seen or experienced in Lyde Green in the last year? Please tick all that apply:

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* 5. The LGCA want to improve Lyde Green for everyone's benefit, what do you think is most needed in the area? Please pick your top three priorities.

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* 6. Do you have any suggestions that could make Lyde Green an even better place to live?

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* 7. How would you rate your level of knowledge on what is happening in the local community in Lyde Green and Emerson’s Green?

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* 8. There are many different types of activities available in the Emerson's Green area, how often do you and members of your household attend them at the moment?

  On most days One or twice a week Once or twice a month Less than once a month Never
Nursery and/or school
Young people’s activities
Education and learning for adults
Sports and exercise
Creative groups, eg performing arts, arts and crafts, photography
Religion/faith-based activities
Political activities
Older people's groups
Health/disability/social welfare activities and groups
Environmental
Justice & Human Rights
Local community/ neighbourhood groups
Citizen's groups e.g. WI, Rotary, Lions etc
Other hobbies e.g. local history, reading clubs
Social clubs and groups

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* 9. For those activities you and members of your household would like to attend more, what is stopping you at the moment?

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* 10. Do you think that the community hall is needed in Lyde Green?

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* 11. When the hall opens in the autumn, it will be empty (!) and needing lots of enthusiasm, love and attention to get it up and running. There are so many ways to get involved, and the volunteer team are looking for help. Please indicate if you would be willing to contribute your time, money and skills in the following ways:.

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* 12. We want the hall to be used by everyone. Could you tell us more about the adults living in your household? (tick all that apply)

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* 13. Please tell us about your home. Are you: 

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* 14. Are there any young people aged 8-16 living in your household who would like to receive a Youth Survey about Lyde Green? If YES - please add their names and ages below and provide your postal address in Q16 so we can post a Youth Survey to you.

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* 15. It would also help us to know:

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* 16. If you would like us to stay in touch with you about plans for the new community hall, you can become a member of LGCA and will receive a regular e-newsletter. If you would like to join us, please share your name and contact details below:

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* 17. Thank you for your time in completing this survey. If you have completed a printed version please return to 7 Pennycress Close, Lyde Green, BS16 7GG.

Please note, the data collected on this form will be processed and held by LGCA CIO and will be used to understand local priorities and communicate with you if you have chosen to receive further direct communication from us. The general findings of this consultation will be made public but your personal information will not be disclosed or shared with external sources without your prior written consent.

LYDE GREEN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIO. Registered Charity no.1172725

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