Resident questionnaire

Your Parish Council is working with residents and stakeholders on developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Watermead.  You may well have read about it in Village View, on our website, or on social media and noticeboards.

Watermead is already a fantastic place to live, and we want to make sure that we continue to maintain it, and where possible improve it, in the ways that most benefit the people who live and work here, both now and in future.  Once the current restrictions on movement are eased we hope to have open events in the Village Hall or Hall garden, but in the meantime we will be asking for your feedback through a series of short questionnaires.

Our questions are not intended to be intrusive and of course you don't have to answer them if you don't want to, but the more information we have, the better the chance that we can produce a Plan that reflects your needs and wishes.

All members of the household can complete the survey so that we know what everyone thinks.  Everyone can complete the survey separately, using the same link.

Each completed survey, with contact details, will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a thank you for taking part.

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* 1. Which road do you live in?

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* 2. What type of property do you live in?

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* 3. How many bedrooms does your house have?

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* 4. How long have you lived there?

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* 5. Do you normally work?  If YES please answer questions 6 & 7, otherwise go to question 8.

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* 6. Your employment status

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* 7. How do you normally travel to work? If you commute by train please include mode of travel to station

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* 8. If you have children please tell us about their schools below

Do you have children attending nursery school?

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* 9. Do your children attend local primary school?

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* 10. Do you have children in local secondary school?

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* 11. How do your children travel to school?

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* 12. Would you be interested in a school minibus or similar service?

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* 13. Healthcare: Which surgery are your registered with?

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* 14. Sport & Leisure:  Please tick all that apply 

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* 15. Are you a dog owner?

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* 16. Why Watermead?  Why did you choose to live in Watermead? Please tick all that apply to you

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* 17. Has Watermead lived up to expectations?  Now you're living in Watermead, what do you feel are the best bits?  Please tick all those that apply:

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* 18. Making Watermead even better:  Within reason, if it were possible and we could find funding, would you like to see the following in Watermead? Please rank in order of importance to you.

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* 19. Village Hall

One of the things some residents have already told us we could improve is the Village Hall.  The changing, younger profile of our residents means that the current hall is no longer suited to the needs of a modern and thriving community.  As a Parish Council, we are considering whether we might be able to build a new, larger Parish Hall on land away from private properties, creating a sustainable and self-financing facility.  The vision is that the main accommodation would seat about two hundred people, and there would also be one or two smaller meeting or function rooms, and a professional kitchen.  Our aim would be that by creating an attractively designed and positioned facility, it would potentially become self-funding.

Do you think that building a new Village Hall would be good for our community?

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* 20. If you agree a new Village Hall would be a good idea for our community, please let us know what it might successfully be used for:

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* 21. Future development is limited in the Parish, not least because of flood risk. A central principle of Neighbourhood Planning is that if any development opportunities were ever to be identified we need to know and understand what matters to you:  If there was any development please tell us what you think is needed/your preference

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* 22. We want to be sure we are giving all our residents the chance to offer their views. Please tell us your age group, if you are happy to do so to help us ensure we are getting as many different views as possible.

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* 23. Do you have a disability?

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* 24. Please tell us your ethnic group

Thank you for completing our survey.  Your answers are confidential and will be used to analyse questionnaire results.  We will be publishing the results of all questionnaires and consultations as we progress through the Neighbourhood Plan.  
All information submitted will be retained solely for the purposes of Watermead's Neighbourhood Plan by Watermead Parish Council whose Data Protection Policy can be seen on the website at www.watermead-pc.gov.uk.

It would be helpful if we had your name and contact details to enable us to keep you up to date with our Plan progress and to ask for your views as we move forward.  We will never pass your information to any third party and will contact you solely in connection with the Neighbourhood Plan.  

If you have any questions please contact the Parish Clerk by email:  noreen.shardlow@watermead-pc.gov.uk or phone 01296 395211.

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* 25. A small thank you for taking the time to complete our survey 

As a small thank you we would like to place your name in a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.  Please ensure we have your name and email address.

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