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Hesketh Bank Parish Plan Community Audit

Hesketh Bank Parish Plan Community Audit

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Hesketh Bank Parish Plan Community Audit

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  1. Hesketh Bank Parish Plan Community Audit RESULTS PRESENTATION 30th October, 2007 Supported by Hesketh with Becconsall Parish Council

  2. 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

  3. HESKETH BANK 2007 QUESTIONNAIRE • 1600 questionnaires delivered • 401 completed and returned • A return rate of 25%An excellent response Youth Questionnaire 69 responses

  4. 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

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

  6. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Road / Pavement Maintenance

  7. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Congestion

  8. 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

  9. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Working locally

  10. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Where people work and how they travel

  11. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Preferred method of travel

  12. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Parking

  13. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Public Transport

  14. TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY Public Transport

  15. 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

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

  17. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Access to primary health care

  18. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Access to Dental Services

  19. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

  20. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

  21. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

  22. HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Keeping Fit

  23. 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

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

  25. 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

  26. CRIME AND SAFETY

  27. CRIME AND SAFETY Fear of Crime 37% Unsafe or Very Unsafe 15% felt concerned or unsafe

  28. 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

  29. CRIME AND SAFETY

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

  31. THE ENVIRONMENT

  32. 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

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

  34. 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

  35. THE ENVIRONMENT

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE

  39. CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE

  40. 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”

  41. 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”.

  42. 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”

  43. YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

  44. 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

  45. YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

  46. 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

  47. YOUTH AND YOUTH FACILITIES

  48. 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

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

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