Horfield Community Survey results are in!

March 07 2018
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The survey is now closed and we got a whopping 1,501 responses which represents over 10% of the total number of residents (13,000) in Horfield ward, which is fantastic, so well done!

Horfield Community Survey – The results are in!

The survey is now closed and we got a whopping 1,501 responses which represents over 10% of the total number of residents (13,000) in Horfield ward, which is fantastic, so well done!

Each of the School Councils in the area will be looking at their data during February ready to present it to a Conference for Children and Young People on the 20th March in Orchard School. The Conference will then use this information to set priorities for the area and to develop projects with local community groups and organisations to make a difference in Horfield. We are delighted to confirm that Councillor Anna Keen, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills as well as our Horfield councillors, Cllr Claire Hiscott and Cllr Olly Mead will be joining us for the day to listen and respond to what the School Councils have to say. If you would like to come along and work with the School Councils to make some of these projects happen, please contact me on the details below.

The vision for this work was to trial a method of children and young people-led decision making and influencing so this first meeting will be for children and young people only. However, we would love other residents to get involved so we will be holding a Community Conference on the 19th April at Horfield Leisure Centre at around 6pm (time tbc).

So please come along and find out what the Horfield priorities are and what projects are being developed and how you can get involved.

As a sneak preview, your top three likes are your friends and neighbours, Horfield Leisure Centre and your local parks. Your least favourite things in Horfield are litter, flytipping, dog mess and crime. However, you are really keen in getting stuck into sorting these things out and doing more activities to get friends and neighbours together, as you can see from the Word Cloud showing what activities you said you wanted to help out with.

To get on with getting things done, I will be contacting people who left their email addresses to find out what you want to do next and to send you an invite to the Community Conference, so please look out for this.

If you missed the opportunity to fill in the survey but would still like to get more involved, please contact caroline.hollies@bristol.gov.uk or telephone 0117 922 3977.

A special thank you for helping out with the survey goes to Councillor Claire Hiscott, Councillor Olly Mead, Ebenezer Church, Upper Horfield Community Trust, Horfield Leisure Centre, Avon and Somerset Police, Bristol Ageing Better at Buzz Lockleaze, United Communities, Churches Together and Filton Avenue Primary School, Upper Horfield Primary, Horfield CofE Primary, St Teresa’s Primary and Orchard School!