As we wait for the data analysis of the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire, some issues clearly struck a chord with those who responded to the survey. A clear consensus emerged on the possibility of a marina in the vicinity of Victoria Wharf whilst the subject of a new site for sports facilities (currently at Greenfields) prompted a lot of comment.
Analysis is being carried out by Herefordshire based Data Orchard and is due to be presented to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at the end of this month.
Early feedback indicates that the highest proportion of responders came from the over 45 age groups. Hence, to redress the balance, an initiative with the Grove School was instigated by Councillor Hughes in which students produced their own questionnaire relevant to young peoples concerns. The students were also encouraged to involve their parents who had not already done so, into the consultation process as well.