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Hesketh Bank Parish Plan Community Audit. RESULTS PRESENTATION. 30 th October, 2007. Supported by. Hesketh with Becconsall Parish Council. What is the PARISH PLAN?.

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Hesketh Bank Parish Plan

Community Audit

RESULTS PRESENTATION

30th October, 2007

Supported by

Hesketh with Becconsall Parish Council

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What is the PARISH PLAN?

  • A method of helping communities to assess the needs of their community and identifying the actions required to address these needs.
  • Community consulted in 2002 /2003 as part of the REAL Project
      • Wish Trees
      • Stick a Star Charts
      • Visioning Events
      • REAL Questionnaire
  • Steering Group by the Parish Council formed in February 2007 to update the 2002/2003 consultation
  • Detailed local questionnaire put out in 2007 asking questions specific to those living in Hesketh Bank
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HESKETH BANK 2007 QUESTIONNAIRE

  • 1600 questionnaires delivered
  • 401 completed and returned
  • A return rate of 25%An excellent response

Youth Questionnaire 69 responses

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HESKETH BANK - The Issues

  • Transport and Road Safety
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Crime and Safety
  • The Environment
  • Conservation and Heritage
  • Youth and Youth Facilities
  • Leisure / Community Facilities
  • Communication and Consultation
  • Housing / Development Needs
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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

  • The main issues
  • The poor state of the roads and pavements
  • Congestion at peak times
  • Parking
  • Public transport
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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

Road / Pavement Maintenance

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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

  • Main congestion areas
  • All Saints Primary School, Shore Road
  • Tarleton High School and Tarleton County Primary School. Hesketh Lane
  • Station Road Shops
  • ‘T’ Junction at Hesketh Lane and Church Road, Tarleton
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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

Where people work and how they travel

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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

Preferred method of travel

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TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

  • Circular Bus Service for local villages
  • Traffic Calming / Speed Enforcement
  • 20 mph zones
  • Alternative routes for HGV’s
  • Linear Corridor for pedestrians / cyclists
  • Later / Earlier Buses
  • Improved Parking on Station Road
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HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

  • The issues
    • Access to local primary health care
    • Access to hospitals
    • Car Usage / Health Access
    • Keeping fit
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HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

Access to primary health care

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HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

Access to Dental Services

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HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

Conclusions

  • Lack of local primary care facilities a major issue for those without access to private transport
  • Access to nearest hospital is difficult for many and extremely difficult to non car users
  • Raise awareness and promote the facilities that are available locally
  • Access to NHS Dental Care is an issue
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CRIME AND SAFETY

  • The issues
  • Crime Perception / Fear of Crime
  • Crime Concerns
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CRIME AND SAFETY

Current Crime Statistics [Aug 2005- July 2007]

9 burglaries in Hesketh Bank 5 / 4

25 instances of violent crime 8 / 17

40 instances of vehicle crime 20 / 20

10 Deliberate Fires 7 / 3

31 calls re domestic violence 15 / 16

329 Anti social Behaviour calls 190 / 139

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CRIME AND SAFETY

Fear of Crime

37% Unsafe or Very Unsafe

15% felt concerned or unsafe

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CRIME AND SAFETY

What concerns residents most

  • Groups Hanging Around 26
  • Lack of Police Presence 17
  • Roads / Speed of Vehicles 5
  • Alleged Drug dealing 3
  • Burglary 3
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THE ENVIRONMENT

  • The issues
  • Footpaths / Stiles
  • Recycling and Waste Disposal
  • Environmental Impact
  • Litter / Dog Fouling
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THE ENVIRONMENT

Opinions on Waste Disposal

Fortnightly collections of concern to some plus need for more recycling points

Many wanted better facilities for cardboard and plastic recycling

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THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Environmental Impact Concerns
  • Traffic Volumes 29%
  • House Building 23%
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THE ENVIRONMENT

Litter and Dog Fouling

  • Main Problems Area : Glen Park Drive
  • [Litter, Broken Glass, Dog Dirt]
  • 43% thought that the provision of dog bins was poor or very poor
  • 39% thought that the provision of litter bins was poor or very poor
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THE ENVIRONMENT

Conclusions

  • Roads and traffic congestion need tackling
  • Need to provide greater opportunities for recycling
  • Fly Tipping, Litter and Dog Fouling need to be discouraged
  • Parks and playgrounds to be kept much cleaner and tidier
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CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE

  • Areas of Interest
  • Becconsall Old Church
  • River Douglas River Bank and Boat Yard
  • Village Shops Area
  • Parks and Playing Fields
  • Becconsall Hotel
  • West Lancs Light Railway
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CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE

Specific Suggestions

  • Becconsall Old Church – Now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust
  • River Douglas Boat Yard – “Too many run down boats”
  • River Douglas River Bank – To be developed as a linear corridor for walking / cycling
  • Village Shops – “Lacks character”, “parking a problem”, “introduce a designated grassed seating area”, “the old shed next to the newsagents is an eyesore”
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CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE

Specific Suggestions [continued]

  • Playing fields – “problem with dog fouling”, “poor condition of some pitches”, “lighting needs to be improved”, “bowling club has an unkempt appearance”.
  • Becconsall Hotel- “A valuable old building”, “awful inside”, “an eye sore that needs a revamp”, “its gone to rack and ruin”.
  • West Lancs Light Railway – “worthy of Heritage and Conservation Status”.
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YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

Youth Questionnaire developed with the youth of Hesketh Bank and issued to every household – 69 responses.

What we like to do – “socialising, chilling out and hanging out”

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YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

Travel - One third rely on cars to get around, two thirds cycling and walking. Public transport seen as too expensive and too infrequent

Nothing to do – 93% thought that there wasn’t enough to do in Hesketh Bank

However 50% did not know that there were two youth clubs in Hesketh bank

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YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

  • What would you like to see in Hesketh Bank?
  • Drop in Café 57
  • Skate Park / BMX Track 36
  • Dance / Music Workshops 42
  • A Film Club 43
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YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

  • Youth Representation
  • 75% supported the formation of a Youth Council to represent the views of young people living in the area.
  • 33% said that they would be prepared to serve on the Youth Council
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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

  • The issues
  • What residents do now
  • The linear corridor
  • Tourism
  • The need for a Community facility
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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

  • Current popular pastimes
  • Shopping 248
  • Walking 246
  • Spending time in Parks 129
  • Visiting Pubs, clubs and restaurants 118
  • Cycling 8
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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

Retired Persons Wishes

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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

Development of a Linear Corridor

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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

Development of a Linear Corridor

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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

What needs to be done to increase tourism [top 6]

  • Tea Rooms / Cafes 64
  • A good family pub 37
  • Improve parking facilities 29
  • Local tourist information 29
  • Good paths along river and nature walks 22
  • Something to see and do 20
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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

The Need for a Community Facility

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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

What activities should be undertaken in the Community Facility [top 8]

  • Arts and Crafts 60
  • Further Education 55
  • Youth Clubs 53
  • Indoor Sports 49
  • Sports Clubs 40
  • IT Courses 33
  • Leisure Facilities 33
  • General courses 24
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LEISURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

  • Conclusions
  • Lack of social facilities for a village of this size
  • There is a need for more facilities for young people
  • The linear corridor / footbridge is a popular idea
  • Needs a community facility as well as more community spirit
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COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION

  • The issues
  • Finding out what’s going on
  • Awareness of local forums
  • Knowledge of local representatives
  • Satisfaction with the Parish Council
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COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION

How do you find out what’s going on in the Hesketh Bank?

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COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION

Awareness of local forums

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HOUSING / DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

  • The issues
  • Housing and Planning
  • Employment Development
  • Supermarket Development
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HOUSING / DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

  • Supermarket development
  • Welcomed as a local shopping facility
  • Concerns about the additional road traffic it will bring with it plus the affect it will have on local businesses
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HOUSING / DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

Future Development

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ACTION!!

PLEASE SIGN UP!!

- RECOMMENDED AREAS FOR ACTION -

  • Transport and Road Safety
  • Youth and Youth Facilities
  • The Environment and the Linear Corridor
  • Community Facilities

ACTION GROUP WORKSHOP 22nd NOVEMBER 7PM AT THE VILLAGE HALL

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