Monthly Archives: October 2015

Public consultation for London Borough of Barnet Council’s library services

Enventure Research will be providing support to the London Borough of Barnet Council during their ten week public consultation on the proposed new library model.


Two questionnaires, available in an online and paper format, will be developed by Enventure Research in conjunction with Barnet Council for the quantitative phase of the consultation. One of these questionnaires will be for the public and library users, with the other being specifically designed for young people. As well as this, Enventure Research will run five focus groups throughout November to discuss issues about the future of Barnet’s libraries in more depth.


Findings from this consultation will aid Barnet Council’s decision making on how to shape the future of the library services throughout the Borough.

New Economy Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council teaming up with Enventure for night time visitor survey

Enventure Research is pleased to be working with New Economy Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council to deliver a night time visitor survey in various points throughout Manchester city centre.


Enventure Research’s team of experienced interviewers will be conducting fieldwork every Friday and Saturday night for 4 weeks throughout November. A total of 1,100 visitors will be interviewed using a short questionnaire designed by Enventure Research to find out why people visit the city centre at night, which areas they visit and how they travel throughout the city.


Detailed results will be delivered in a report and presentation in order to provide a robust evidence base for future decision-making and clear direction for the management of Manchester city centre’s night time economy.


Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council enlists help of Enventure for electoral canvassing

Enventure Research was recently commissioned by Bolton MBC to deliver a programme of electoral canvassing over a period of 3 weeks.


In 2014 a new system of electoral registration came in whereby those wishing to register had to provide their date of birth and national insurance number which was then compared to details held by the Department of Work and Pensions. Approximately 20% of Bolton electorate were not registered in this way. Enventure Research’s experienced canvassing team are covering a total of 16 wards across Bolton in order to encourage these residents to join the electoral register if they haven’t already done so.


Bolton MBC are hoping for more residents to sign up to the electoral register so that they are able to enjoy privileges such as voting and obtain certain public services.

Derby City Council working with Enventure on the consultation about the future of the library service

Enventure Research is due to begin working with Derby City Council to consult with Derby residents about the future of the library service.


The consultation period will last for 12 weeks between December and February and involve both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Enventure Research aims to gather a minimum of 3,000 completed questionnaires from people who live in Derby, from both paper and online versions of the questionnaire designed by Enventure Research. Following this, Enventure Research will also be conducting focus groups with a small selection of Derby residents, including school children and library staff, to add further insight to the questionnaire responses.


Enventure will provide Derby City Council with a detailed report on the consultation findings in order to feed into the Council’s libraries strategic review.


The second phase of the consultation is due to take place next summer.