Archived Surveys

Leigh Survey

Demand for Village Shop – Speeding is also major concern

A quarter of people said that a local shop is the improvement to the village they would most like. This was closely followed by action on speeding. Better public transport and sorting out problems with the roads also featured strongly.

Speeding

More than two-thirds of people  said speeding was an issue.  And this rises to three-quarters when people who live in cul-de-sacs  are excluded. All but one of those who considered it a problem thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures.  The main ideas suggested were more police enforcement, cameras, physical traffic calming and signing including repairing damaged signs. Humps were also suggested by some but rejected by others.

Police

Only one in five had had reason to contact the Police but those who did so were generally satisfied with the response, some very much so. The average rating was 3.3 on scale of 1 to 5 (high).

Highways

Well over half of people were unhappy with some aspect of the state of the local roads and pavements and the main example given was Chrch Road. Around a quarter were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges. And one in seven said highways is the number 1 priority for action.

Youth Facilities

People are clearly worried about the current level of youth provision as it  was  rated poorly with an average score of 2.2 based on a scale of 1 to 5 (high). However there were relatively few suggestions for improvements with mentions for a youth club and a better evening bus service to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities.

School Transport

Over 60% of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem.  There was also strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with 87% backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with 80% of those who expressed a view in favour.

Capel Survey

Road issues are the key concerns

Speeding, parking and the state of repair of the roads emerged as the 3  main issues, making highways matters the dominant concern in the village. Other significant issues included concerns about public transport, especially lack of an evening service, provision for youth and children and various local environment problems.

Speeding

Speeding is clearly a significant concern with over a third of people identifying it as an issue and this proportion rises to about half  when only people living on through roads are included. Of the people who were concerned about it, over half thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures to address the problem.  The main ideas suggested were humps, more electronic signs, cameras, narrowing the carriageway to allow traffic in one direction at a time,  more police patrols and a 20 mph limit. However, the level of concern is lower than in other villages we have surveyed (see Archived Surveys for more info) and it’s not clear why.

Highways

55% of people were unhappy with the state of the local roads and pavements and many specific examples were given, including Vicarage Lane, Trig Street and Newdigate Road. Around a third were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges with ditches in Vicarage Lane and the hedge at the junction of  Coles Lane with the Street being of particular concern,

Recycling

There was a high level of satisfaction with the Council’s recycling service with almost half  saying that it isn’t necessary to do more. This might have been even higher if people had known about the Council’s decision to increase the range of materials that they will collect when they completed their form. Those who did want to see more done provided  many suggestions  of extra things that could be collected including plastics, drinks containers, foil, clothing, plastic bags, wood, furniture, white goods and electrical items. Encouraging business to do more recycling was also popular. Three-quarters of people answered this question  and almost everyone was in favour.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was  reasonably well rated with an average score of 2.9 based on a scale of 1 to 5 (high). There were a number of suggestions for improvements with the main ones being a better play area in the park and greater use of the Youth Centre.

School Transport

Perhaps surprisingly, only a third of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem. This is lower than for some other villages. Nevertheless, there was strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with six out of every seven backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with 80%  in favour.

Ockley Survey

Speeding is the key issue

Speeding through the  village emerged as the number one problem with 37% of people responding saying that it was the single most important issue for the Council to tackle. Public transport and the lack of suitable housing for local people were also mentioned several times.

Speeding

Almost three-quarters of people said speeding was an issue. The existing measures of warning signs and the introduction of the 30 mph were rated moderately effective, scoring on average 2.8  and 3.2 respectively. The scale was 1-5 (high).  Despite this, almost all of the people who considered it a problem thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures.  The main ideas suggested were more police enforcement, cameras, including fixed and average speed, humps and physical traffic calming.

Highways

Almost 60% of people were unhappy with the state of the local roads and pavements and many specific examples were given, including Friday Street and School Lane. Around 30% were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges.

Recycling

There was a high level of satisfaction with the Council’s recycling service with nearly two-thirds saying that it isn’t necessary to do more. This result may have been influenced by the recently announced extension of the items that can be recycled. This happened just before the survey.  By contrast, 85% of people answered the question about more business recycling and nearly 90% were in favour of encouraging this.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was  rated moderately with an average score of 2.6 based on a scale of 1 to 5. However there were relatively few suggestions for improvements with the main ones being a better evening bus service to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities and a club for younger children.

School Transport

Perhaps surprisingly, only a quarter of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem. This is much lower than for other villages and may reflect the relatively small size of the local school. Nevertheless, there was strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with around two-thirds backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with nearly two-thirds in favour.

Newdigate Survey

Speeding and Bus Service are the key issues

Speeding through the  village emerged as the number one problem with 28% of people saying that it was the single most important issue for the Council to tackle. However, it was closely followed by public transport, despite there not being a specific question on it. There were concerns expressed about isolation especially with regard to the elderly but also for the needs of young people to be able to travel in the evening in order to be able to participate in activities that may be based in Dorking.

Speeding

Over 60% of those anwering the question on speeding said that it was an issue and this figure rises to 80% when people living in cul-de-sacs are excluded. Of the people who were concerned about it, over 90% thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures to address the problem.  The main ideas suggested were humps, more electronic signs, cameras, narrowing the carriageway to allow traffic in one direction at a time and more police patrols.

Highways

Almost 60% of people were unhappy with the state of the local roads and pavements and many specific examples were given, including Kingsland/Trigg Street and Hogspudding Lane. Around 40% were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges and again several specifics were mentioned including the hedges along Parkgate Road and at the junction of Kingsland and Village Street and ditches in Partridge Lane.

Recycling

There was a high level of satisfaction with the Council’s recycling service with nearly 60% saying that it isn’t necessary to do more. On the other hand, there were many suggestions from the remaining 40% of extra things that could be collected including plastics, drinks containers, foil, clothing and electrical items. By contrast, three-quarters of people answered the question about more business recycling and over 90% were in favour of encouraging this.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was  rated moderately with an average score of 2.7 based on a scale of 1 to 5. However there were relatively few suggestions for improvements with the main one being a better evening bus service to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities.

School Transport

Perhaps surprisingly, only 59% of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem. This is lower than for other villages and may reflect the fact that the population is more spread out. Nevertheless, there was strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with six out of every seven backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with over three-quarters in favour.

Brockham Survey

Response

We have so far logged 279 replies and more are still arriving through the post. This represents a fantastic response rate of 28%. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

Speeding

Speeding through the  village emerged as a significant problem with over half of those anwering the question saying that it was an issue. This figure rises to two-thirds when people living in cul-de-sacs are excluded. Of the people who were concerned about it, over 80% thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures to address the problem.  The main ideas suggested were humps, more electronic signs, cameras, narrowing the carriageway to allow traffic in one direction at a time and more police patrols.

Highways

Almost 60% of people were unhappy with the state of the local roads and pavements and many specific examples were given, including Kiln Lane, Middle Street, Nutwood Avenue and Tynedale Road (by the phone box).  Around 40% were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges.

Recycling

People were almost evenly divided on whether the Council should collect more items for recycling, with many feeling that the Council is doing enough already. However, there were many suggestions of extra things that could be collected including plastics, drinks containers, foil, clothing and electrical items. By contrast, three-quarters of people answered the question about more business recycling and over 90% were in favour of encouraging this.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was  rated fairly highly with an average score of 3.1 based on a scale of 1 to 5. The most frequently suggested improvements were a skate park (already being actively pursued by the Youth Council) and a better bus service including evenings and cheaper fares to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities.

School Transport

73% of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem. And there was strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school and for the idea that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport.

Charlwood Survey

Speeding

Speeding through the  village emerged as a significant problem with three quarters of respondents saying that it was an issue. Almost as many wanted additional measures to address the problem, despite acknowledgement that the electronic warning sign is having some effect (rated an average of 2.4 on a scale of 1 to 5). The main ideas suggested were humps, more electronic signs, cameras, narrowing the carriageway to allow traffic in one direction at a time and more police patrols.

Highways

Even more people (more than 80%) had some level of dissatisfaction with some aspect of highways whether roads, pavements, hedges, verges or ditches. Ifield Road was consistently picked out as having problems with potholes,  flooding and inadequate clearance of ditches and gullies.

School Transport

There was a small majority of people who thought cars taking children to school were not causing a congestion problem. Nevertheless,  there was still strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school and for the idea that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport.

Recycling

People were almost evenly divided on whether the Council should collect more items for recycling, with many feeling that the Council is doing enough already. By contrast, 73% of people answered the question about more business recycling and, with one exception, everyone was in favour.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was not rated highly with an average score of 2.2 on a scale of 1 to 5. The most common suggestion was for a Youth Club.

Hookwood Survey

Parking

The main issue to emerge from the survey was airport-related parking. Almost a third of respondents mentioned this spontaneously whilst answering the question about Parking Charges in Povey Cross Road. It is clear that the proposal for charges for parking in Povey Cross has substantial support, 71%, with 29% opposed. However,  this needs to be interpreted with care as some of those supporting the proposal were only in favour if (free) permits were provided for residents. Some replies mentioned concerns about parking being displaced into residential roads, especially Forge Place, and some suggested extending double yellow lines at the entrance to Forge Place.

There was a clear majority, 59% to 41%,  against on-street parking charges in Horley.

Buses

75% of the people who replied said they were bus users and 72% of those were happy with service. However, several people suggested improvements, almost all related to improving the 20 service and getting it routed via Povey Cross Road

Schools

Relatively few of the people who replied had children at school and of those who did, most were fairly satisfied with the school. There was more dissatisfaction with the method of allocation of places but a quite a spread of preferences for the possible methods of doing so. However, giving priority to brothers or sisters of children already attending a school received by far the most support.

Recycling

Everyone who responded said they recycle and almost everyone backed the idea of getting businesses to recycle more. In addition there was a wide range of suggestions about what additional items could be recycled.

Speeding

Quite a number of people were concerned about speeding and the most frequently raised solutions were reducing the speed limit to 30 mph and speed humps.

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