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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

Hesketh Bank Parish Plan

Community Audit

RESULTS PRESENTATION

30th October, 2007

Supported by

Hesketh with Becconsall Parish Council


Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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



    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

    Working locally


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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

    Public Transport


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    TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY

    Public Transport


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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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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



    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    CRIME AND SAFETY

    Fear of Crime

    37% Unsafe or Very Unsafe

    15% felt concerned or unsafe


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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”



    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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



    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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



    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION

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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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


    Hesketh bank parish plan community audit

    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