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1 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary results from survey of residents and businesses Sept - Oct 2007

2 Topics Covered Village Demographics Traffic management/safety Pavements/Footpaths/Cycle tracks Parking Waste/litter management Housing & Development Youth facilities Street lighting Priorities Satisfactions and Dissatisfactions Communication Plan and Next Steps

3 EDaN Project Sept –Oct 2007 Distribution and response to questionnaire Over 1100 questionnaires distributed (one per household or business) Total response 743 (67.5%) - Excellent - Edlesborough 65% (494) - Dagnall 21% (150) - Northall 15% (99) (Approximately in proportion to households surveyed) High response achieved through multiple visits by collection team 300+ questionnaires had comments on the back

4 Where do you live? (Q42) (Where the responses came from) Total Response 67.5% (743) questionnaires collected (Responses are in proportion to village households)

5 Overall comments Generally residents satisfied with the village environment Identified significant opportunities for improvement Many different issues that concern residents Not all residents share the same concerns Areas of concern are important to address

6 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Traffic Management

7 Traffic Management and Safety (Q1-10) Means of travel Community transport Speed limits Traffic calming HGVs Road Crossings Safety at school bus stops

8 Bus Services (Q1,2 & 3) main messages A high level of personal transport in all villages -92% of respondents have cars -Official government data shows 1.8 cars per household 23 respondents (3%) cited lack of bus services as a barrier to finding work 80% of residents never use the bus Of all the routes (current and proposed) 20% of respondents indicated that they might use the buses more if services were increased

9 Bus Usage (Q2 and Q3) Service to CurrentFuture% increase Hemel Hempstead Luton / Dunstable Milton Keynes Aylesbury Leighton Buzzard Berkhamsted Tring Tring railway station No current service 114 Not Applicable

10 Voluntary Community Transport (Q4) Would you volunteer to drive? - 18 respondents said ‘Yes’ Would you use the service? - 78 respondents said ‘Yes’

11 Views on current speed limits (Q5)

12 What additional traffic calming do you favour? (Q6)

13 What additional traffic calming do you favour? (Q6) (Note: Speed ramps and chicanes cannot be installed on ‘A’ roads)

14 What speed limits should apply to the roads at the Travellers’ Rest? (Q7)

15 What is your view on HGV learners using village roads? (Q8)

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17 Pedestrian/Pelican/lollipop crossing needed? (Q9)

18 Railings at school bus stops? (Q10)

19 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Parking

20 Parking situations (Q17) Edlesborough Surgery had attempted to park - Only 28% said they had usually been able to park - Many comments were made about this problem Edlesborough Shops had attempted to park - 49% said they had usually been able to park Pebblemoor Car Park had attempted to park - 60% said they had usually been able to park

21 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Waste Management

22 Do you favour the introduction of garden waste kerbside collections? (Q18) Note: Garden waste is already collected if in green bags purchased from Edlesborough Parish Clerk. Update: AVDC are planning to introduce brown bins for garden and kitchen waste collections. (Date to be announced).

23 What is your view on weekly collection of general household waste? (Q19) Update: AVDC have confirmed weekly collections will continue for the time being.

24 Would you be prepared to support a village owned co-operative shop? (Q38) Level of SupportDagnallNorthall Not at all 1112 Shop in it Volunteer to work in it 229

25 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Pavements and Cycle-ways

26 Main messages - Pavements and Cycle-Ways Dissatisfaction with pavement maintenance, notably in Dagnall and Northall Support for extensions to pavements particularly Northall to the Slapton turn Support for new footpath provision Approx 50% of respondents own bikes Support for more cycle-ways

27 Pavement Maintenance (Q26)

28 What changes / improvements to pavements do you believe are needed? (Q 11)

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30 Would you support new footpath provision? (Q12)

31 Do you own a bike? (Q1)

32 Would you support new cycle-way provision? (Q13)

33 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Housing, Development, Street Lighting and School

34 Do any of your household need Housing Association (HA) type housing? (Q20) Question asked for interest in rent or purchase Over 640 responses Majority (95%+) indicated no requirements Overall, 4.5%+ (57) of respondents indicated a ‘definite’ or ‘possible’ interest Some respondents may have ticked both the ‘rent’ and ‘purchase’ boxes Detailed data by question is available for each village

35 Do any members of your household need Housing Association (HA) housing? (Q20 )

36 What development would you favour for your village? (Q21) Most questions under this heading had over 600 responses Overall data for the total parish shows approx 50% want ‘no more’ development Only 3.8% wanted ‘much more’ 25% voted for ‘some’ or a ‘little’ more development 21% of responses had ‘no opinion’ ‘Development’ questions covered three types: - Retirement, Housing and Commercial Detailed data by question is available for each village

37 EDaN Housing Development (Q21) Over 53% want no more housing development Northall most opposed with 68% However, 25% would support some level of development 22.5% gave ‘no opinion’ but only 15.2% in Northall

38 EDaN Retirement Housing Development (Q21) Over 39% would support some retirement housing development 38% said ‘no more’ More support than general housing development 23% gave ‘no opinion’

39 EDaN Commercial Property Development (Q21) Overall 28% would support some level of commercial property development 53% said ‘no more’ Edlesborough most opposed to any more Most support for development of shops and restaurants 18.6% gave ‘no opinion’

40 Would a youth club be supported by anyone in your household? (Q22) Over 600 responses to these questions Significant interest in a Youth Club (especially in Edlesborough) Most interest for under 11’s but good interest for and age groups Overall 82 persons indicated some willingness to be an adult volunteer

41 Q23 - If you have child(ren) under 11 would you prefer that: - they go (as now) to Edlesborough as a junior; - they could remain in Dagnall until secondary school 157 (21%) respondents answered this question Responses indicate quite low support As might be expected, the support for staying in Dagnall School comes from Dagnall

42 If you have street lighting in your village, please comment on it (Q24) 624 responses to this question Over 54% (339) either very satisfied or satisfied 38% (236) either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied and 8% (49) had ‘no opinion’ Questionnaire requested suggestions for where improvements most needed

43 General comments on Street lighting (Q24) typically split into three basic categories

44 Top nine suggestions for ‘where improvements to street lighting are most needed’ (Q24 – total 317 suggestions) 236 responses were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied

45 If you have no street lighting, in your street, what change, if any would you like? (Q25) Only 28% (207) of respondents answered this question 84 (41%) of respondents happy to have no street lighting 73 (35%) of the responses wanted lighting throughout village Respondents made 99 suggestions covering 22 streets or areas they would like to be lit (Top eight on next slide but full list available)

46 Top eight suggestions for street lighting ‘where none exists’ (Q25 – total 90 suggestions)

47 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Summary Results Opinions (Q26-36)

48 Satisfaction level with existing situation Q26-36

49 Dissatisfaction with existing situation – rank order by location (Q26-36) Topic Overall Rank EdlesboroughDagnallNorthall Visibility of Police 1122 Noise and Speed of HGVs on A Condition of road surfaces 344 Luton postcode 434 Anti-vandalism measures 2 Pavement maintenance 33

50 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Future Priorities

51 Ranked priorities for future (Q41) Subject - Top 4 Response EdlesboroughDagnallNorthall Retain Edlesborough post office Drainage Beautify villages Youth shelter Improve village hall 25

52 EDaN Project – 2007 – the Parish of Edlesborough residents air their views EDaN Project 2007 Next Steps

53 Overall Communications Plan Presentation of results to residents and local businesses - A5 Flyer with dates and times distributed in March 08 Focus plus hand distribution in Northall and Dagnall and local businesses February - March 2008 Village presentations (in progress) -Feedback to residents through open presentations given by Steering Group members. -Dates booked at village halls:- Northall - Fri 29 th Feb and Sat 8 th Mar Dagnall - Sat 1 st Mar and Tues 4 th Mar Edlesborough - Sat 15 th Mar and Mon 17 th Mar (All sessions are open to residents and businesses from any of the three villages) This presentation will be available on Edlesborough Parish Council website Volunteers being sought for various project teams

54 Next steps Steering Group Review with Parish Council –Identify activities underway - complete –Identify what the Parish Council might do – in progress –Clarify who does what –Use experience of Parish Council to advise/guide on directions –Seek more funding for production of Parish Plan document Establish processes to take data to relevant authorities Prioritise and set timescales for projects Establish regular & formal communications between Steering Group and Parish Council Seek volunteers from residents attending presentations Develop Parish Plan document and publish

55 Parish Council current activities as at March 2008 Bus transport – discussions with County on tenders Highways Maintenance/Speed/Safety – report to and lobby Bucks County Traffic/Safety - as above together with ‘Safer routes to school’ Pavement Maintenance – annual submission to Bucks County Council Parking – responsible for Green and Pavilion parking Street Lighting – evaluating needs together with traffic calming Anti-vandalism – public areas only New air route proposals – submission to NATS

56 Traffic Management (Speed Controls etc.) Post Office retention in Edlesborough Drainage (flood prevention) Beautifying the Villages Youth facilities/club Village Hall improvements (Dagnall and Northall only) Road Safety improvements Proposed EDaN Projects requiring action team members Footpaths and Pavements Cycle-way provision Public Transport etc. Police/Anti Vandalism Housing/Development Street Lighting Luton Postcode Village Shop Co-operatives (Dagnall and Northall only) Parking facilities

57 EDaN Project 2007 and on…. ‘Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston S. Churchill - after the battle of El-Alamein, 1942

58 EDaN Project 2007 If you would like to help make things happen please contact Alan Williams on or Vicky Lee on Thanks - the EDaN team.


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