Thank you very much to all who completed the survey, either online on the website or in the paper form that went round with the Newsletter.
The Council are reviewing the results, and are considering the next steps.
In summary, the current Parish Rooms clearly don’t meet the needs of the community and an improved or new building would be much better used than the current rooms, and for a much wider set of different purposes.
We will keep the village updated through the newsletter and at the Feast in May.
In March 2016 the Parish Council asked residents of Stretham to complete a survey in order to gain feedback on ideas to how to improve the facilities and resources available at the Parish Rooms and to make the Parish Rooms a more attractive venue for the Community.
It was clear from the responses to the survey that the Parish Rooms are not fit for purpose as many barriers to use were identified. Therefore it has been identified that a new community building is the way forward in providing a beneficial useful resource for our developing community, which could be used by many existing and new community groups and providing a focal point within the village for events of all kinds.
At this point, the Council needs to know if there is support for the building of a new community facility for the village as it’s a huge commitment – most of which will be voluntary, to get the project of the ground and to raise the funds needed. .
This survey is intended to give the Council useful feedback from the community on potential uses of the new Community building and what the benefits of having a community space will be to the village. The feedback will be important to the Council in forming a view about the design and potential uses of a community facility and will help inform the next stage of the decision-making process.
You can complete the form online Here or you can download a paper copy to print and fill in Here : Survey on the new community building
Please complete the survey by March 23rd 2018. Paper copies of the completed form can be left at the Post Office or posted through the letter box at the Parish Rooms.
Your feedback is important to us, so please complete this survey and let us know what you think.