Monthly Archives: September 2010

West Yorkshire Police appoints Enventure for evaluation research

West Yorkshire Police has appointed Enventure for the third time to evaluate the impact of, and public reaction to the ‘Your Police’ newsletter, which is currently being distributed to households across West Yorkshire.

 

The evaluation will involve carrying out interviews with residents in the five policing areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.  The fieldwork will involve conducting ten minute interviews with 750 residents, equally spread over the district.  Enventure’s interviewing team will be using CAPI (computer aided personal interview) equipment to carry out the survey.

 

The evaluation research will provide West Yorkshire Police with valuable information to assess the impact of the newsletter and identify preferred ways that residents want to receive future newsletters.

 

Commenting on the recent win, Caroline Herring, Research Manager said “We are very pleased that West Yorkshire Police has appointed Enventure to undertake this evaluation and very much look forward to working with them again”.

 

This evaluation is the third research project Enventure has worked on for West Yorkshire Police.  Other projects carried out for the Police was the West Yorkshire Police Public Confidence Campaign Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Guildford appoints Enventure for its engagement expertise

Guildford Borough Council has appointed Enventure to undertake engagement activity in areas within the borough to increase recycling and reduce contamination.

 

Currently, Guildford Borough Council enjoys a recycling rate of 45% but wants to ensure all residents can participate in the scheme and understand how to use it.  The council appointed Enventure, which is the second piece of work it has awarded Enventure, to undertake engagement activity by approaching 15,000 households.  Engagement staff will knock on doors and talk to residents to ensure they fully understand the scheme, know what can’t be recycled through it and to take orders for recycling boxes.

 

Engagement staff will also recruit enthusiastic residents who would like to volunteer and become a Community Recycler, a scheme that has been operating the last few years and has hundreds of active volunteers supporting and encouraging their local communities to recycle.

 

Matthew Thurman, Research Executive commented “The recent win with Guildford Borough Council shows that local authorities really trust Enventure to do a good job with their public engagement.  We are really looking forward to working with Guildford Borough Council again”.

 

Merseryside chooses Enventure for strategic waste consultation

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, on behalf of the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership, has recently awarded a strategic, large scale public consultation to Enventure.

 

The three month consultation will help develop the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy which sets out how waste will be dealt with in Merseyside for the next 20 years.

 

The work will be undertaken on behalf of the Merseyside & Halton Waste Partnership, consisting of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and the five local councils of Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Councils.

 

The consultation will involve a variety of techniques to get residents engaged and involved in the consultation:

 

  • Residents’ survey
  • Focus groups
  • Roadshows
  • Online consultation

 

Commenting on the recent win, Mark Robinson, Managing Director said “We are extremely pleased that we have been chosen to undertake this important piece of consultation work in Merseyside.   We are all very excited about working with the Partnership in Merseyside and to engaging with as many residents as possible to help support this important strategy.”

 

The consultation will start with the residents’ survey which will survey 3,000 residents from across Merseyside.