Main survey Questionnaire Results
The Main survey was sent out to 267 households and saw the return of 118 forms, which is a response rate of 44%.
The survey also asked how many people’s view were included on the form as it was anticipated that completion of the survey would be something couples and families would do as a household. This concluded that 179 people’s views were expressed which equates to 36% of the
Chart 1 indicates that it was mainly the older generation which took time to answer the Main survey questionnaire.
Chart 2 indicates that most people in the village who responded see themselves living there in 10 years’ time. The results for this is however slightly skewed as it was apparent that many elderly people might be answering No or Not sure due to their age.
Chart 3 shows that the majority of responder’s rate Kirkcowan as an Excellent or Good place to live.
Chart 4 indicates that most people considered this question to be ‘Not applicable’ to themselves, although it does indicate some people’s opinion that Kirkcowan is an ‘Awful’ place to work. It is also possible that people are referring to the job availabilities in Kirkcowan when answering ‘Awful’
Chart 5 shows nearly half of the responses gathered are of the opinion that Kirkcowan is an OK place to visit. There is also a substantial amount of views that this question is Not applicable to the answerer.
The question ‘What do you value most about Kirkcowan that we should build on?’ was an optional question where people got a chance to choose from options as to what we should build on for the future. There was no limit to how many options people could choose from. As Chart 6 indicates
‘Friendly people’ is the most valued asset that the people who answered the survey would like to build on.
Chart 7 shows the results of the question ‘What would you most like to see improved in Kirkcowan?’
which indicates that ‘Better broadband & mobile phone coverage’ is the topmost thing that people who have answered the survey would like to see for the future. People had the opportunity to tick as many boxes as they wished.
Chart 8 above shows what the people who filled in the survey hope that the wind farm funds will achieve. People were asked to only pick five options so as to encourage people to really consider the choices instead of ticking all the boxes. As seen over half of the people are keen in making Kirkcowan a more attractive place to live.
Chart 9 indicates most people are keen to see the Trust providing funding for Community capital projects, although all of the suggested categories were well represented. People were encouraged to tick all boxes that they wished, resulting in many participants ticking all the boxes.
Chart 10 shows people’s view on what a local community is in terms of miles away from Kirkcowan village. It is clear that over half the people who answered the survey are of the opinion that local community is defined by being within the Community council boundary. There were also some
comments regarding this such as “local community cannot be measured in miles”
Chart 11 shows that a very high majority are in support of spending wind farm funding on the play park. (Strongly support 42 & Support 51).
Chart 12 shows a majority of support (Strongly support 32 & Support 27) for a MUGA within Kirkcowan, although there is a fair few who are Strongly against (21).
Chart 13 shows a majority of support for spending wind farm money on a renovation of the Village Hall (Strongly support 59 & Support 39). There are few people Against it (Against 5 & Strongly against 1).
As Chart 14 indicates the suggestion of traffic calming measures such as for example speed bumps has quite a varied response from the people who answered the survey.
Chart 15 shows that resolving issues regarding parking at Beech Grove is supported by around 75% of respondents, although less than 20% of respondents are against this.
Chart 16 indicates most people had No opinion (56) in regards to having an annual music festival but there are more people in support of it than against it.
Chart 17 shows that nearly 75% of people asked were in Strong support (58) or Support (25) of an annual Winter fuel payment.
Chart 18 indicates over 80% of the community who responded are interested in looking into energy efficiency measures.
Chart 19 shows that over 50% of the people consulted had No opinion in regards to arranging computer classes in the community.
Chart 20 indicates over half of the respondents Strongly supported (25) or Supported (42) the building of affordable housing in the village.
Chart 21 shows nearly 90% strong support (64) or support (39) for working on creating more walks and improving paths within Kirkcowan Community Council Area.
Chart 22 shows that over 75% of the people who filled in the questionnaire were in Strong support (38) or Support (53) of creating or marking up cycle paths which will link with places of interest.
Chart 23 shows over 75% of the answers received show a strong Support (37) or Support (60) for developing facilities & activities for youth within Kirkcowan Community Council Area.
Chart 24 indicates that over 50% of the people who answered the questionnaire are in Strong support (26) or Support (42) in having a public noticeboard in the village.
Chart 25 indicates, there is nearly an equal 40% of people who are against (Strongly against 21 & Against 20) or Support (Strongly support 19 & Support 20) of a café in the village hall.
Chart 26 shows nearly 50% of people consulted indicated that they are in strong support (13) or support (43) of a recycle/swap shop within Kirkcowan Community Council area.
Chart 27 indicates that there is over 50% in Support (39) or Strong support (31) for greening the village with trees and plants etc.
Chart 28 shows that near 50% of people being in Strong support (14) or Support (43) of craft classes
Chart 29 indicates over 40% of the people were in Strong support (16) or Support (36) of installing adult outside exercise equipment in the village.
Chart 30 indicates there is an almost equal percentage of people who are either in Support (21) & Strong support (13) or Against (22) & Strongly against (9) the suggestion of having a gym in Kirkcowan.
Chart 31 shows that there are more people in Support/Strong support of a History centre (59) than being Against/Strongly against (8) it.
Chart 32 shows that more people are in Support/Strong support (63) of installing history and heritage boards in Kirkcowan Community Council Area than Against/Strongly against (7).
Chart 33 indicates there is more Support/Strong support (55) for holding a quarterly film night in Kirkcowan than people being Against/Strongly against it (12).
Chart 34 shows that over 40% of the people were in Strong Support (20) or Support (33) of the project of having hanging baskets along Kirkcowan village.
Chart 35 indicates that there was a generally higher proportion of people Against (29) or Strongly against (10) the idea of putting in a Public art installation in the Kirkcowan Community Council Area as opposed to being in Support (24) or Strong support (4) of it.
Chart 36 shows that over 50% of the people who answered the consultation questionnaire were in Strong support (22) or Support (53) over a development of Balgreen park.
Chart 37 indicates over 50% of the people were in Strong support (25) or Support (39) of improving river and salmon habitats.
Chart 38 indicates there is more Support/Strong support (39) for improving access for anglers than Against/Strongly against (15) it.
Chart 39 shows a near 75% Support (52) or Strong support (37) of training and supporting a First Response team.
Chart 40 indicates that nearly 45% of the respondents were in Support (30) or Strong support (19) of installing new village signs on the roads coming into Kirkcowan.
Chart 41 shows the results of what people voted for to have in the play park within Kirkcowan village. People were permitted to vote for as many different options as they wished. The top three wished for were, More benches/picnic tables, Separate toddler area and Shrubs, flowers & fruit
Chart 42 shows the results of what people have voted for in regards to suggestions of what aspects to put in Jenna Morra Woods. People were able to vote for as many of the ideas as they wished.