We were asked to assess five aspects of the parish and to suggest how they might be improved. The assessments have been converted to an average percentage :
|Safety :||72% adequate|
144 people suggested ways to improve safety in the parish :
The Parish Council [PPC] recently purchased a sophisticated traffic monitor; the data from that will be used in discussions with the county highways department and with the police.
|Health Services :||61% adequate|
94 people suggested ways to improve health services in the parish :
Discussions with the local doctors' practices are required but it is unlikely that the NHS will accept the creation of a surgery in the parish.
|Bus Services :||39% adequate|
117 people suggested ways to improve public transport in the parish :
An email reporting all of the above has been sent to the county in response to its recent bus service survey; this will be followed up to keep pressure on it.
|Utility Services :||61% adequate|
72 people suggested ways to improve utility services in the parish :
Early discussions are needed with Southern Water and UK Power Networks. It will be less simple to approach the communication issues.
Not enough thought went into the question on the schooling when it was prepared : it didn’t differentiate between primary and secondary schooling on the hardcopy form. The results are therefore not particularly useful. Nonetheless, we can learn from the comments made.
53 people suggested ways to improve schooling in the parish :
These issues will be discussed with the school and the parish council.
At the end of Section 1 we were asked some more general questions about the parish :
We were then given the opportunity to suggest other improvements. 121 people used the opportunity, many reinforcing what had already been said :
These comments will be taken into account as the Plan is created.
In the next section we were asked about our environment