Wandle Questionnaire

Dear Wandle Trust members / volunteers and friends, 

Thank you for participating in this survey!

This questionnaire aims to discover how individuals and groups with an interest in their local environment, can act together through various means in order to bring about positive benefits to the environment.

The questionnaire uses various questioning techniques, but several questions have been left open ended and are designed as such to allow for respondents to respond in a way that will hopefully provide me an insight into each participant’s opinions, positions and interests. This will allow me to examine the questionnaires for qualitative information, instead of just quantitative data.

I hope that through this study of the Wandle I will provide a sound analysis on how environmental sustainability can be achieved through interested individual and groups and show how the work done by volunteer groups on the Wandle can be applied to other rivers and wetlands around the world.

Thanks again,

Alex

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* 1. How and when did you first hear about the Wandle Trust?

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* 2. Do you participate in Wandle Trust events or clean-ups?

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* 3. When did your participation begin?

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* 4. Which activities have you been involved with for the Wandle Trust?

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* 5. How did you first become involved?

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* 6. Were you involved with any community activities similar to the Wandle Trust clean up’s before becoming involved with the Wandle Trust?

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* 7. Has your involvement changed since you first became involved?

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* 8. If yes, in what way?

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* 9. How has your appreciation of the River Wandle changed since you became involved?

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* 10. On a broader level, how has your appreciation for river catchments changed since you became involved?

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* 11. Again on a broader level, has your involvement with the Wandle Trust lead to your interest or understanding in other issues, on a local, national or global scale?

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* 12. Has your involvement had any influence on the way you use water at home?

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* 13. Have you ever spoken about water usage or any other environmental concerns to friends and family?

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* 14. In your opinion, did it have any affect?

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* 15.  Has your involvement with the Wandle Trust lead to your involvement /participation in any other environmental projects?    

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* 16. On a scale from 1 – 10 (1 = none, 10 = frequent participation) how would you rate your level of environmental activism?

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* 17. In addition to cleanups, have you attended any meetings or other events organised by the Wandle Trust (including public meetings and Catchment Plan community consultation workshops)?

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* 18. Do you feel that your input in meetings / workshops has had an affect?

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* 19. On a scale from 1 – 10 (1 = no influence, 10 = highly influential) how influential do you feel that you are over the decisions made in the Wandle Trust?

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* 20. On a scale from 1 – 10 (1= no importance, 10 = very important) how important are the Wandle events for you personally, on a social level?

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* 21. Reflecting on your previous response, do you think that the social aspect of these events has lead to better relations with local stakeholders?

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* 22. Again, reflecting on the social aspect of your participation, what effect do you think it has on levels of trust internally within the group and externally for local stakeholders?

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* 23. Have you been involved with any social events, which have come about from people you have got to know through the Wandle Trust?

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* 24. Do you have any suggestions on how the Wandle Trust could reach and engage others in the community?

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* 25. Any further comments?

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