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Results of a preliminary survey of village opinion: November 2012 Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group.

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1 Results of a preliminary survey of village opinion: November 2012 Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

2 Aims for today  to present results of our initial survey  to identify areas for further research and action  to enlist village involvement in these action areas  to outline the next steps Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

3 The survey:  A preliminary survey only  Raises topics to explore further  Not a controlled, scientific survey  Numbers only rough guide to level of interest  Detailed consultation will be carried out later Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

4 Returns:  109 blank questionnaires were circulated  52 completed questionnaires were returned and analysed  Some households chose to return only one form, so response rate is higher than might first appear. Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

5 What we canvassed opinions about :  Best things and worst things about Waterperry  Village road and transport  Landscape and environment  Development and planning  Communication and administration  Social/events  Facilities and amenities Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

6 What we found out : Waterperry Village Plan Steering Group

7 Peaceful 15 Rural location in green belt 11 Unspoilt 7 Friendly people/good community spirit 11 No-one bothers you 3 Waterperry Gardens 9 Art in Action 8 Generosity of W/P House 3 Wildlife 2 Kit Arnold 2 What is the best and worst thing about living in Waterperry? WorstBest Traffic: speed/volume/type 11 Lack of buses 9 State of road and verges 8 Lack of pub/meeting place 8 Lack of community spirit 3 Lack of shop 2 M40 noise 6 Brookes parking 1 Footpaths poor 1 Poor communication 1 Commercialisation of W/P Gardens 1 Broadband slow 1

8 Lack of bus service 27 Road in poor condition 21 Road to Waterperry Common poor 4 Road fine 4 Flooding of roads/improve drainage 3 S-bend on main road: improve safety 2 Brookes parking 4 Traffic - volume/type/speed 16 Speed limit of 20mph 5 Verges - damage 20 Pavements pro 3/ anti 4 Kerbs pro 3/ anti 3 No speed humps 3 Grit road in winter 1 Village road and transport

9 Verges/pear trees need tending 11 Protect wide verge 2 Wildlife to be encouraged 7 Trees/hedges/verges – protect 5 Footpaths and bridleway – improve 10 Extend footpath network 4 Lack of access to river 3 Improve footpath signage 2 Dog fouling 3 Happy with landscape 2 Ditches – maintain 2 Noise from M40/biomass 2 Litter and building waste 1 Restrict bonfires 1 Mowing rota for rec and churchyard 1 Landscape and environment

10 Maintain unspoilt character of village 15 No new building/extensions only 5 Limited, sensitive new building only 12 Some housing OK 8 Conservation area pro 15/ anti 5 Happy with planning process 5 Oppose industrialisation 7 Commercialisation of W/P Gardens 2 Retrospective planning – reduce 1 House prices too high 1 Development and planning

11 Broadband speed slow 16 Parish magazine liked 12 More notice of events 4 Website: use more/update 7 Use more 3 PC minutes circulate/on website 3 Phone box liked – use more 3 Communications fine 2 Newsletter 2 Visit elderly 1 Communication and administration

12 More events/clubs 20 Suggestions: summer picnic/BBQ, more quiz nights, fete, activities for children, art club, history club, gardening club, yoga Happy with level of events 10 More help/support needed 9 Use of rec for more events 4 Lack of community spirit 3 Social/events

13 Lack of pub 15 Lack of shop 15 Lack of village hall 7 Garden centre/teashop liked 10 Church: support/make more use of 8 Play equipment needed 16 Rec not just for children 2 Playground not a priority 1 Facilities fine 3 Central meeting place needed 1 Facilities and amenities

14 Set up Working Groups to explore main issues in each area:  Village road and transport (Adrian)  Landscape and environment (Jonathan)  Development and planning (Tricia)  Communication and services (Kendall)  Social/events (Kit)  Facilities and amenities (Sue) The next step:

15  To research main issues raised by initial survey  To gather information  To liaise with relevant organisations  To explore feasibility/cost of different options  To report back to Steering Group  Village will be consulted in detail on options researched by Working Groups The role of Working Groups


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