Parish Plan Questionnaire

Horsford Parish Plan Questionnaire

Developing a Parish Plan The Parish Council is applying for Quality Council status. This means we will have to have a plan of things that we would like to improve in the village. To do this we would like your help in telling us how you feel about the current services and amenities. We cannot guarantee to action all comments but will use them in developing the new Parish Plan. We will publish the results but all replies will be treated in confidence.

Firstly, please tell us a bit about yourselves: How many people live in your household in the following age ranges? (Please state number in each box)

0 – 10 yrs

11- 16 yrs 17 – 25 yrs
26 – 35 yrs 36 – 45 yrs 46 – 55 yrs
56 – 65 yrs 66 – 75 yrs 75+ ‫yrs

How long have you lived in Horsford ? (Please tick) Less than 1 year £ 2 – 5 years £ 6 – 10 years £ 10 –15 years £ 15 – 20 years £ 20 years or more £

Out and about:

1. Do you have a motor vehicle at your household and if so, how many?

0 £ 1 £ 2 £ 3+ £

2. Where do you normally park your vehicle(s)? (please tick all that apply)

In garage £ Off road/on drive £ On road/kerbside £ Not applicable £

3. Do you or a member of your household regularly use a bicycle?

Yes £ No £

4. Do you think facilities for cyclists in Horsford are:

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

5. Do you or a member of your household regularly use public transport i.e. buses?

Yes £ No £

6. What do you think of the standard of public transport?

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £ Not applicable £

7. Do you think the speed of traffic is a problem in Horsford?

Yes £ Sometimes £ No £

8. Do you think the amount and weight of traffic going through the village is a problem?

Yes £ Sometimes £ No £

9. Do you think it is safe to cross the roads in Horsford?

Yes £ Sometimes £ No £

10. What do you think of the speed limits, road signs and road markings in the village?

Appropriate £ Not sure £ Inappropriate £

Do you have any comments on the above questions? Please state

 

11. What do you think of the condition of the following:

Roads Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Pavements Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Public footpaths Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Lighting Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Verges/hedges Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Ponds/streams Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

 

Car parking i.e.

at the village hall

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

Do you have any comments on the above questions?Please state

 

 

Health, well being and housing:

12. Do you feel safe from crime and antisocial behaviour in Horsford?

Yes £ Sometimes £ No £

13. How do you rate the service provided by the police in our village?

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £ Unsure £

14. Is your property involved in a neighbourhood watch scheme?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

15. Would you like to join a neighbourhood watch scheme?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

16. Do you think Horsford can accommodate more new housing?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

17. Do you think there is sufficient local affordable housing?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

18. Do you think there is sufficient local sheltered housing?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

19. Do you have any comments about the local health services?

Please state

 

 

Facilities and amenities:

20. Do you/members of your household utilise any of the following? (please delete)

Horsford Village Hall

Yes/No Guides/Brownies etc Yes/No
Horsford Social Club Yes/No Scouts/Cubs etc Yes/No
Horsford Bowls Yes/No Boys Brigade Yes/No
Horsford football/cricket Yes/No Horsford Playscheme Yes/No
Village churches Yes/No Horsford Pre-school Yes/No
Church room activities Yes/No Horsford First School Yes/No
Women’s Institute (WI) Yes/No Horsford Middle School Yes/No
Horsford Players Yes/No High School Yes/No
Mobile library Yes/No University Yes/No
Post office Yes/No Village shops Yes/No
Garages/other small businesses Yes/No Other (please state) Yes/No

Do you have any comments on any of the above (even if you do not use them)? Please state:

21. What do you think of the recreation ground facilities? What could we improve? Please state

22. Do you think there are enough facilities for younger people in the village?Yes £ No £ Not sure £ What could be improved? Please state

23. Do you think there are enough facilities for older people in the village?Yes £ No £ Not sure £ What could be improved? Please state

24. Do you think that the number of litter bins is sufficient around the village?

Yes £ No £ Not sure £

Is there anywhere that you would like to see an additional bin? Please state

Would you like to see an additional dog bin sited anywhere? Please state

 

 

25. What do you think of local recycling facilities?

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £

What could be improved? Please state

26. What do you think could be done to improve the environment of Horsford?

Plant more trees £ Preserve trees in special places £ Flower plantings £

Other, please state, including suggestions on where and what to plant etc:

27. What do you think of the “Horsford News” including Parish news?

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £ How do you think it could be improved? (please state)

 

28. In relation to information services, do you think that Horsford needs…

 

 

More notice boards

Yes £ No £ Where?

 

Footpath signs

Yes £ No £ Where?

 

Footpath maps

Yes £ No £ Where?

Parish website Yes £ No £ If yes, do you have ideas on what to include on it?

 

 

29. Have you attended a Parish Council meeting in the last year? (first Monday of every month at 7.15pm at the Village Hall)

Yes £ No £ If yes, do you have any comments about how these could be improved?

 

 

30. Would you take the opportunity to talk to councillors if there were regular ‘surgeries’ held for local residents?

Yes £ No £ Don’t know £

31. What do you think of the quality of service you receive from Horsford Parish Council?

Excellent £ Good £ Fair £ Poor £ Unsure £ Please comment

 

 

32. And summing up…do you enjoy living in Horsford?

Very much £ Most of the time £ Not really £ Not at all £ Please state reasons for your answer:

 

 

Anything we might have missed: Would you like to make any further comments about issues that affect Horsford?

 

Please continue on separate sheet/back page if required

Optional information

Are you (the person completing this form) Male £ Female £ Contact with us Would you like one of the Parish Councillors to contact you regarding any of the issues that you have raised in completing this survey? No thank you £ Yes, please contact me £ (if so, please provide preferred contact details) Your name_________________________ Phone number _________________________ Now please return this survey in the freepost envelope provided. Alternatively hand it to the parish clerk or one of your parish councillors. The results will be reported back to all householders via the Horsford Parish Council Newsletter and through the Parish Plan.

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