Monthly Archives: August 2016

Public parking consultation for East Lindsey District Council

Enventure Research has been contracted by East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) to undertake a face-to-face survey with members of the public as part of its Parking Strategy Review. The District Council currently operates 55 car parks and would like to review tariffs charged at these to ensure they more closely reflect the needs and circumstances of each respective community.

 

A survey will be designed to collect insight into residents’ and visitors’ views on the current provision of parking, their current habits when driving into town, what is important to them when considering where to park and what impact changes to ELDC provided parking would have on them.

 

Trained, locally-based interviewers will conduct the survey with a random sample at key coastal and market towns over two separate weeks to allow for comparison between peak and off-peak seasons. The interviewing schedule will cover different times of the day on weekdays and weekends, with the team seeking to achieve a total sample size of 650 face-to-face interviews.

 

To encourage further participation in the consultation, an online version of the questionnaire will be securely hosted by Enventure Research and paper questionnaires will be made available in relevant locations across the district, such as local town halls, libraries and other customer access points.

Second phase of Derby Library Service consultation

Following successful completion of the first stage of the public consultation into the future of its Library Service, Enventure Research is pleased to be working again with Derby City Council to undertake the second phase of the research.

 

During phase one of the research, an online and paper questionnaire was made available to everyone who lived or worked in Derby over a twelve-week consultation period. The survey explored perceived importance and usage of the Library Service, gathering opinions on potential future service models and ways of making savings. In total, 4,990 responses were received, and the survey findings were supplemented by a series of focus groups held with Derby residents, school children and library staff members.

 

The findings fed into the Council’s strategic review of its Library Service and informed the development of a number of options for its future.  The next phase of the consultation will involve a second online and paper questionnaire examining local peoples’ attitudes towards the proposed options for the future of the Library Service.

Public consultation on the free childcare offer in Bolton

Bolton Council has commissioned Enventure Research to undertake a series of face-to-face interviews with its residents regarding the free childcare offer in Bolton.

 

The Council wishes to ensure families are fully informed about the free childcare offer for two year olds and to find out how families can be better supported to take up their free place.

 

A small team of experienced interviewers will visit properties in pre-selected areas of Bolton and undertake the interviews with residents on the doorstep. Screening questions at the start of the survey will ensure that only those with a child of the relevant age will be asked to participate. The survey will cover topics including awareness of free childcare, methods of receiving information, awareness of childcare trials, current usage of free childcare and intention to use free childcare in the future.

 

The fieldwork will begin in August 2016 and visits to householders will be made at different times of the day, on weekdays and weekends, to encourage maximum participation.

 

The findings will be analysed and reported to the Council, and will be used to help monitor and improve the childcare services.