Crudwell Village Hall Survey Questionnaire 2022
Actually, they were in several weeks ago, but this is the first opportunity to publish them in detail, mainly because we were waiting for the 2021 census data (see below) that won’t be with us until next year.
What is immediately clear, is the village wants change. Change in what the Hall provides and what it should offer to the wider community, particularly to the younger generation. And who said so? You did. The survey asked for your views, needs and interests and what you would like to see. We received a lot of lovely compliments concerning the initiative and what we believed was needed. And yes, there were 4 or 5 who were, shall we say, less than polite and saw absolutely no reason for change. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if it was anonymous!
This is what you told us:
- 450 questionnaires were delivered to homes in the Parish with WOIC newsletter (c100% of all households)
- >200 questionnaires available at various locations
- 111 were returned (24.7%) – 65 completed online and 46 submitted physically
- 82% of returns (91) were from Crudwell village; an additional 14 were from within the Parish with 6 from outside the catchment but used the Hall
(Not all of the totals will add up to 100 on account of some questions were not answered by a few participants)
- 79.3% of the 111 questionnaires returned voted in favour of the Proposal
- 9% answered ‘Don’t Know’ and 9% were not in favour of the Proposal
- 2.7% did not respond to the question
- 66.7% voted in favour of creating a stand-alone Pre-school unit
- 6.3% were against it and 24.3% answered ‘Don’t know’
- 2.7% did not respond to this question
- 65.8% were in favour of a coffee lounge
- 18.9% were not in favour
- 13.5% answered ‘Don’t know’
- 38.7% said they would use it once a week
- 17.1% said they would use it twice a week
Youth and other Activities
- 86.5% were in favour of expanding the activities available
- 3.6% were against
- 5.4% answered ‘Don’t know’
Age ranges of Children in the village – Parents with children from 111 returns (c25% of returns)
- 0-5 years total – 19
- 6-10 years total – 30
- 11-15 years total – 50
- 16-19 years total – 12
Quick read on consideration given to the survey content.
The 2011 census told us there were 1,050 residents in the Parish and 415 households. Since that date, we allowed for a further 30 to 40 odd new builds/developments across the Parish, and the distribution of the WOIC confirmed this estimate.
As a guide to set the parameters of the survey, and to attempt to identify ‘need’, we grouped the first target generation as those between the ages of 10 to 19, of which, according to the 2011 census and adding 10 years to the recorded age groups, there are around 133 young people ranging from 10 to 19 years old (that were in the range of 1 and 9 at the time of that that census). We had to assume that most were still living in the Parish.
|0 – 9 year olds||n/a|
|10 – 19 year-olds||133|
|20 – 24||80|
|24 – 30||123|
|31 – 40||76|
|41 – 54||186|
|55 – 70||267|
|70 – 74||98|
Note: (above range estimated from 2011 census +10 years)
The first results of the March 2021 census have been released with further data ‘Topic Summaries’ expected to be released in October 2022. From conversations with the Census team, Parish data, which we hope will tell us the numbers of those aged below 10 and those over 74, won’t be available until the end of this year or into 2023.
Different data sources, for example www.citypopulation.de estimate the 2020 Crudwell Parish population in the 0 to 9 range at 105 and the 10 to 19 age group at 163. They estimate Crudwell village for these groups at 67 and 103 respectfully.
The next task is to produce a plan and to present it to funders to raise the money to cover the entire cost of the project including a healthy contingency given the escalating costs of materials. The survey is a necessary and very important part of the process. How long will it take? The likely time frame to obtain presentations, discussions and decisions will be measured in months. Usually, interest can be gauged pretty quickly and institutional contributors, funders and the like, are likely to give a quick ‘No’ if their charitable books for the year are already closed, or they believe the application doesn’t meet their policy direction.
Richard A Fox