Monthly Archives: January 2018

Exploring public views on parks and public green spaces

The Town and Country Planning Association recently appointed Enventure Research to undertake an online survey of 1,000 members of the public to gather their views on parks and other public green spaces in their local area.


A survey was developed which covered key topic areas, including frequency of use of parks and green spaces, satisfaction with the local facilities, reasons for use or disuse, encouragement factors to increase usage and the perceived value of local areas. The survey was designed to be accessible on all devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets to offer respondents choice and increase their likelihood of taking part.


A sample of panel members who had previously agreed to take part in market research covering a variety of areas was invited to complete the survey via email. Quotas were set on age, gender, socio-economic group and geographical area to ensure that responses were received from a representative selection of people across England, Wales and Scotland.


Completed responses were returned directly to Enventure Research and collated for analysis. The Town and Country Planning Association were provided with a headline findings report and data tabulations following survey closure.


Essex waste and recycling citizen engagement survey

Enventure Research has recently undertaken a two-phase online survey of a representative sample of Essex County Council residents regarding their behaviours and attitudes towards waste and recycling.


The survey was designed to evaluate residents’ preferences towards different options for collecting waste and recycling, to understand the perceived importance of recycling and to identify any potential barriers preventing them from recycling.


The survey was hosted securely online by Enventure Research. A representative sample of Essex residents was invited via email to take part in the survey. All respondents were registered with and recruited via an online research panel.


In the first wave of the survey, 700 respondents took part and a representative sample was achieved with regard to gender and age. A week later, those who took part in the initial survey were re-contacted and invited to participate in wave two of the research. In the second wave, 400 responses were achieved.

Following quality checks, the raw survey data was provided to Essex County Council for detailed analysis.


Further research with Clarion Housing Group residents

Following earlier research conducted with its residents, Enventure Research was recently recommissioned by Clarion Housing Group to undertake a telephone survey exploring engagement with and perceived value of the printed and digital publications it provides to residents.


Clarion Housing Group is one of the largest affordable housing providers in England, managing over 125,000 properties in more than 170 local authority areas. The majority of its homes are let to those unable to afford rent on the open market, and all profits are reinvested back into its homes and communities.


From a telephone survey of 2,000 residents conducted a few months previously (also conducted by Enventure Research), the Group already had some insight into its residents’ communication needs and preferences. However, it wished to gain a more in depth understanding in a number of key topic areas as part of its service transformation programme.


A questionnaire was developed and delivered by trained market research interviewers via telephone. Residents who had taken part in the initial resident survey and given their consent to be re-contacted for further Clarion research were invited to participate. A total of 200 residents provided their views over the five week survey period.


The raw data and data tabulations were provided to the Clarion Housing Group research team for analysis and will be used to inform decision making regarding future Clarion publications.


Enventure appointed to Essex County Council research framework

After a rigorous tendering exercise, Enventure Research has entered into a framework agreement with Essex County Council as a supplier to provide research services.


The framework provides the Council with access to a range of providers within a variety of market research specialisms, research methodologies and analytical approaches. As one of the small number of organisations successful in gaining a place, Enventure Research will be offered the opportunity to tender for any future work against this framework via a mini-competition process.


Enventure Research looks forward to working with the Council in the future.