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					Jenny Lind: Using the Park

Local groups said:

                                                          strongly                                           tend to                         strongly         Response
Answer Options                                              agree           agree        tend to agree       disagree        disagree        disagree           Count
The existing paths go where they are needed                   20              43               22               13                2               1              101
The paths flood in wet weather                                11              19               26               23               10               1               90
It would be nice if the paths allowed you to walk             21              35               18                9                7               3               93
The benches attract drinkers                                  24              26               27               17                7               3              104
People need somewhere to sit and relax                        54              43               12                1                1               0              111
                                                                                                                            Anything you would like to add:       26
                                                                                                                                      answered question               115
                                                                                                                                        skipped question                5

Number        Response Date                        Anything you would like to add:
          1                    06/05/2008 12:38:00 park gets direct sun; more shrubs or shelters required
                                                   The grass mounds are great for sitting and playing on with young kids and do not attract the
          2                    06/09/2008 10:33:00 drinkers
          3                    06/09/2008 12:37:00 would not like to lose grass to paths
                                                   There is no sense of mystery or adventure in the way the park is laid out. If it was landscaped,
          4                    06/18/2008 14:12:00 the paths would weave around in a more interesting way.
          5                    06/18/2008 15:44:00 Especially somewhere to sit and relax for the disabled.
          6                    06/20/2008 13:13:00 would not be a good idea to cut the open space up with som many paths
                                                   more security ie police visable or a park attendant to discourage the groups of 20 or more youths
          7                    06/23/2008 21:09:00 who fight drink and are offencive and intimidating, also the adult drug users and alchoholics !
                                                   The general standard of maintaining the park is poor. The Council's chosen contractors are sloppy
          8                    06/24/2008 16:09:00 and lazy.
                                                   (Map marked with suggested path routes)
                                                   All materials used 4 Play Equipment/benches should sustainable/eco friendly
          9                    06/25/2008 13:55:00 Area 4 teenagers to sit/meet so don't use kids swings etc...
                                                   (map marked up with suggested path routes)
                                                   All materials used 4 play equipment/benches should sutainable/eco friendly
         10                    06/25/2008 14:12:00 Area 4 teenagers to sit/meet so don't use kids swings etc...
         11                    06/25/2008 15:35:00 SHELTERED Sports facilities- if not a proper Community Centre
                                                   Would be nice to have some sheltered seating too, just in case it starts to rain whilst using the
         12                    06/27/2008 13:17:00 park!
         13                    07/01/2008 18:34:00 Mak the place look coulorfull
                                                   I think the layout of the park is dependent on the proposed redesign. At the moment they are ok,
         14                    07/02/2008 14:25:00 but they might not be appropriate for any new plans
                                                   If park ended up being 'fenced', then you'ld need good outside pathway towards areas/locations
         15                    07/02/2008 14:44:00 people need to get to
                                                       One bench used to be used by two harmless and friendly alcoholics (and their dog) who used to sit
                                                       there all day, in good weather drinking cans of carlsberg special and doing no harm to anyone.
                                                       This induced a totally unreasonable sense of moral panic in certain chauvinistic vigilantes who live
                                                       around here. They then installed surveillance, one of which is a metal 'mickey' camera that can
                                                       (illegally) look into my home. The logic of having surveillance cameras means that all of the
                                                       amenities have to be demolished to give the cameras a clear view.
         16                    07/03/2008 08:02:00
                                                   As a disabled user I like the fact that I am able to push myself along the paths and also watch any
         17                    07/09/2008 09:36:00 sport which may be taking place
         18                    07/09/2008 09:51:00 Paths flood - only in really heavy down pours, mud paths (that cut the corners)
19   07/09/2008 10:19:00 No keep drinkers out.
20   07/09/2008 10:33:00 I would like you to keep as much green and natural landscape as possible
21   07/09/2008 10:50:00 This park is open and you feel safe as you can see all around you. Seats would attract the
                         Paths are good for cycling, however grassy area should be maintained
22   07/09/2008 10:56:00
23   07/09/2008 11:02:00 I would like to be able to cycle through the park.
24   07/10/2008 08:27:00 Soft play ground mat is needed under all rides

                             There is only one small table with 2 chairs. It would help if elderly residents - perhaps with a
                             walking frame could have another small table available
25   07/15/2008 09:43:00
                             Why weren’t the questionnaires put through the letterboxes of the local residents? I/we live right
                             opposite the park and surely our views are just as important as anyone else’s? I am aware there
                             was a leaflet saying where and how the questionnaires could be obtained from, so if the council
                             took the trouble to put these through local letterboxes, why weren’t the questionnaires put
26                           through instead?
Jenny Lind: Using the Park

I want you to:

                                                          strongly                                         tend to                         strongly         Response
Answer Options                                              agree           agree       tend to agree      disagree        disagree        disagree           Count
Improve the drainage of the paths                             16              30              13              20               6               1                86
Keep the paths more or less as they are                       16              29              17              13               6               6                87
Make changes to the paths to provide new routes               10              18              10              26              13               3                80
Make changes to the paths to provide a route around
                                                             12               25              10              22               13              1               83
the park
Include some seating and try to discourage its use by
                                                             46               47               6               2               1               1              103
Keep an open area where small scale neighbourhood
                                                             46               44               6               2               1               0               99
events can take place
                                                                                                                                                   Other:      22
                                                                                                                                    answered question               110
                                                                                                                                      skipped question               10

Number        Response Date                       Other:
          1                   06/05/2008 12:38:00 make it look like a children's play area, and unattractive to grown ups without children!!!
                                                  Te toilets in the children's play area are in a sorry state. Kids often go in there and prepare water
                                                  baloons to throw at passers by and the toilets smell rank. The floor is often coated in water and
          2                   06/15/2008 20:12:00 sometimes urine, and the sinks are often stuffed with wet toilet paper. Get rid of the toilets!
          3                   06/16/2008 19:04:00 Keep the park cycle free so that it's safe to walk.
          4                   06/17/2008 09:14:00 Consider extending the designated area (drinking bye-law) to cover the Jenny Lind
                                                  The park feels open and exposed to cold winds- you never see people relaxing on the grass as you
          5                   06/18/2008 13:46:00 do in Chapelfield Gardens for example.
          6                   06/18/2008 15:22:00 I use JL as a cycle route I like that it is not strictly delineated. It is simple and safe.
                                                  Looking at these options someone's got a bit of a fixation with paths - if you're not careful you'll
          7                   06/24/2008 16:09:00 have a park looking like spaghetti junction. The paths need tidying and enhancing that's all.
                                                  Cricket/basketball/football area etc- team games encourage group activity and contribute to
          8                   06/25/2008 14:12:00 community spirit
          9                   06/25/2008 14:27:00 Have an area of flat grass so children can play football etc... but away from the road
                                                  Make improvements to the toilets. Install better facilities and make sure that the locks on the
         10                   06/25/2008 14:38:00 doors haven't been broken
         11                   07/01/2008 18:34:00 make up small events for all ages
         12                   07/02/2008 14:25:00 As above. Should definitely encourage neighbourhood events
         13                   07/02/2008 14:44:00 Changes would be needed to routes if fenced.
                                                  I want the parks to be for everyone. I'm getting thoroughly fed up with all of this scapegoating of
                                                  some sections of society. Most of the alcoholics that there used to be around here (before they
                                                  were driven away by your fascist security cameras) were peaceful, harmless people. There were
                                                  never many of them, around here anyway. Generally speaking alcoholics are more able to hold
                                                  their drink than, for instance, the young people who are regularly herded into the officially-
                                                  sanctioned-teenage-vomit-zone' around Prince of Wales Rd and Riverside for the profit of the rip-
                                                  off pub and club owners. The rules against drinking in the park are selectively enforced, driven by
                                                  prejudice against poor people. No-one stops wedding parties from the registry office near
                                                  Chapelfield, or ex-Etonian Hooray Henries in Oxford from drinking expensive wine in the parks.
         14                   07/03/2008 08:02:00 You cannot cure alcoholism or drug addiction by persecuting the alcoholics and addicts..
         15                   07/09/2008 10:50:00 Events would be good, there is not enough going on over there.
         16                   07/09/2008 10:56:00 Open area should be kept
                                                  In some London parks adults without children are prohibited in certain areas of the parks. this
         17                   07/09/2008 11:12:00 would remove the 'drinkers problem' if implemented.
                         Please don't alter the layout of the park. It is fine just needs upgrading. Footway around the park
18   07/10/2008 07:52:00 needs upgrading. NO FENCE.
19   07/10/2008 09:38:00 It would be good to have a certain path bikers can use, so they don't run into children
                         Keep paths in corners for short cuts (see map) need to discourage dog walkers! between boundary
20   07/15/2008 09:11:00 (indicated) (lots of poo!)
21   07/15/2008 09:43:00 I have marked a path which has been created purely by people walking (see back page)
                         The existing paths are fine as they are, there is a footway all the round the park, why is it
                         suggested that there should be a route round the park – there already is! The footway
22                       desperately needs improvement work, why create another route, doesn’t make any sense.
Jenny Lind: How people feel about the park

Local groups said:

                                                             strongly                                           tend to                          strongly       Response
Answer Options                                                 agree           agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree        disagree         Count
The park can seem bleak                                          29              39               10               12                8               8             106
You need to be able to see across the park to feel safe          22              31               23               16                5               7             104
If the whole area was enclosed it would feel more like
                                                                14               16               15               30               17               12           104
a park
The walkways are unattractive                                   11               25               23               21               15                3            98
The park feels right being unfenced like it is                  23               29               14               21                4                7            98

Number        Response Date                               Anything you would like to add:
                                                          fencing would help keep it secure. Toilets attract antisocial element. Are they necessary (at Eaton
          1                    06/05/2008 12:42:00        park they are a good walk away from the play areas).
          2                    06/09/2008 12:38:00        I would like to see fences built for safety for small children and dogs from the traffic
          3                    06/10/2008 18:26:00        but the childrens play area needs to be fenced and secure
          4                    06/11/2008 16:08:00        Park should be closed after dark.
                                                          More trees and flowers would provide nice eye candy. Regular litter patrols that actually bother to
          5                    06/15/2008 20:16:00        pick up the clear up the park would also be handy.
                                                          If the perimter of the park was fenced it would feel more like a park and less like a walkthrough.
          6                    06/18/2008 14:12:00        Gates either end that locked might increase security
          7                    06/18/2008 14:25:00        Colourful pathways would be better
          8                    06/24/2008 16:11:00        PLEASE PLEASE do not fence this park in. It's a lovely open space.
                                                          I think people should just put a higher fence or bushes around the play area to stop vandals
          9                    06/25/2008 14:39:00        getting in and breaking swings etc...
         10                    06/25/2008 15:29:00        I would like fencing so dogs can be let off leads easily and safely
         11                    07/01/2008 18:35:00        Make the fence look nice.
                                                          I ratherlike the overall openness of the park and would prefer to keep only the kay activity areas
         12                    07/02/2008 14:09:00        fenced off although the quality of the current fencing is an issue in these areas
         13                    07/02/2008 14:27:00        The football courts look a bit barren, the kids playground looks very barren
         14                    07/02/2008 14:46:00        The park feels right... ' -depends on how well walkways could be improved
         15                    07/09/2008 09:52:00        Like the way yu can just step into/out of it at any point - encourages me to walk through the park
         16                    07/09/2008 10:17:00        Important to keep variation in landscape/terrain i.e. not all flat
         17                    07/09/2008 10:52:00        As an open space it is much safer nowhere for people to hide.
         18                    07/09/2008 10:57:00        The park is more sociable without enclosing fences
         19                    07/09/2008 11:10:00        If the whole area were enclosed it would discourage use
         20                    07/09/2008 11:37:00        Colourful walkways paving slabs decorative slabs, hopscotch, letters, numbers.
         21                    07/10/2008 07:53:00        The walkways need upgrading.
         22                    07/10/2008 08:10:00        I think just one gate into the park would be safer for the young ones
         23                    07/15/2008 09:26:00        Plant more bushes/plants along paths? (Sparsely to maintain feel of open space)
         24                    07/15/2008 10:04:00        Living in Trinity Street provides so much pleasure looking across to an attractive park. Any
                                                          I love having the park there. It's a bright open space as it is, so any improvements will only add
         25                    07/15/2008 10:31:00        to my appreciation of living so close to it.
         26                    07/21/2008 09:21:00 Ball goes over the fence so needs to be higher
                                                   How expensive would it be to enclose the park within a boundary – very expensive! I would think,
                                                   especially if it is a fence. It’s nice not to have a boundary. The money would be better spent on
         27                                        upgrading the footways and the play areas, leave the rest alone! It’s nice as it is.
Jenny Lind: How people feel about the park

I want you to:

                                                          strongly                                           tend to                           strongly          Response
Answer Options                                              agree           agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree         disagree            Count
Create a welcoming entrance                                   37              25               13               13                7                3                 98
Keep it so that you can see across the park                   35              35               16               10                2                0                 98
Include more attractive and decorative surfacing of
                                                             38                35               11               8                4                3                99
hard areas
Enclose the park within a boundary                           19                17               11               27               13               11               98
                                                                                                                                                        Other:      20
                                                                                                                                       answered question                 112
                                                                                                                                         skipped question                  8

Number        Response Date                            Other:
                                                       Please keep the original gates - they are such a lovely feature - shame they are right next to the
                                                       loos! Clear signage to make it clear that the play area is for children not adults. A picnic area
          1                   06/05/2008 12:42:00      would be good.
                                                       areas such as fencing, enew ebtrance are expensive and the money could be better spent
          2                   06/09/2008 10:35:00      elsewhwere
          3                   06/09/2008 12:38:00      I think the only requirement at this park is fencing
          4                   06/15/2008 20:16:00      A boundry would be essential to keep out people who want to ruin the park for the sake of it.
                                                       There seems to be an obsession about hidden corners which sems ill judged. The park isn't big
                                                       enough to have areas that are completely hidden. The landscape should shield different areas
          5                   06/18/2008 14:12:00      from one another, like a series of rooms.
                                                  Clean up the old Jenny Lind gates.
          6                   06/18/2008 14:55:00 There is too much of an area for the police to control
          7                   06/24/2008 16:11:00 The beds and shrubbery are poorly maintained by the Council's chosen contractor.
          8                   06/25/2008 14:12:00 No plastic decorative surface
                                                  Keepthe low fence around the children's play area maybe replace it with a similar nicer one. No
          9                   06/25/2008 14:56:00 spiked fences
         10                   06/25/2008 15:16:00 Create an entrance using the Jenny Lind gate- move to the edge of the park
                                                  I don't think it should be over formalised. At the moment it blends in well with the local area but
         11                   07/02/2008 14:09:00 needs more care and attention
                                                  It would be a huge success if it has the feel of local HEIGHAM PARK- great mix of park and safe
         12                   07/02/2008 14:27:00 play. Love including localartists to design benches etc...
                                                  We know from living opposite the park any boundaries would be climbed over and damaged, as
         13                   07/09/2008 10:52:00 the football fence has.
                                                  Entered by Melanie 041
         14                   07/09/2008 11:37:00 It is important to see across the park for safety of children's whereabouts.
                                                  People can already see across the park; keep the grass areas, upgrade existing hard play and
         15                   07/10/2008 07:53:00 footway areas. KEEP THE TREES
                                                  A boundary around the park will give it a loved feeling not just an open space to walk through.
         16                   07/10/2008 09:26:00 See map at back.
         17                   07/10/2008 09:42:00 See map at back of leaflet
                                                  (See map at back)
         18                   07/15/2008 09:26:00 Current entrance is in middle of park - make kids play area less enclosed
         19                   07/15/2008 10:04:00 See map at back
                                                  Having the place too closed off would be a mistake. It's nice having it open and far more inviting.
         20                   07/15/2008 10:31:00 Plus walls or boundaries could increase crime within
Jenny Lind: The soft landscape (e.g. trees flower beds and plants)

Local groups said:

                                                           strongly                                          tend to                         strongly        Response
Answer Options                                               agree           agree       tend to agree       disagree        disagree        disagree          Count
The planting is dull and there is not enough colour or
                                                               38              25               21              13               3                2            102
The rose beds are not maintained properly                      22              25               22              17               3                6             95
Some trees could be taken out as long as new ones
                                                               13              19               18              19               9               20             98
are planted
The mounds take up a lot of space which could be
                                                               14              11               11              24               12              20             92
used for something else
New planting should not create hidden areas                    28              31               17              11               4               2              93
                                                                                                                           Anything you would like to add:      33
                                                                                                                                      answered question              109
                                                                                                                                        skipped question              11

Number        Response Date                        Anything you would like to add:
          1                    06/04/2008 11:37:00 With global warming, all ages need more shade on the actual playing/activity area - ie big trees.
                                                   The trees are essential - they are a big feature of the area. A community garden would be good -
                                                   ie one that is designed with the local people, low maintenance, but 'theirs' - eg small box hedges,
          2                    06/05/2008 12:47:00 lavender bushes and other fragrant plants.
                                                   Children do like to play on the mounds and hidden areas are good for hide and seek. The mounds
                                                   do not attract youth and drinkers and provide a natural barrier. they would be expensive to
                                                   remove. A play area does need to have excessive planting also planting needs to be more heavily
          3                    06/09/2008 10:41:00 maintained.
          4                    06/09/2008 12:42:00 long grass areas for dogs is required
          5                    06/10/2008 21:55:00 The grassy mounds are great fun for young kids and a safe place to run and play.
          6                    06/16/2008 19:07:00 The mounds are an attractive part of the park.
                                                   Landscaping would make the biggest difference to the park- at the moment there are no real
          7                    06/18/2008 14:12:00 features or sense of a 'green space'
                                                   Several of the trees were planted by Bignold children (myself included) in 1973. They should not
          8                    06/18/2008 14:29:00 be removed. The blossom in spring is ovely, as are the Autumn colours
          9                    06/18/2008 15:49:00 Love the trees and flower beds should be more
         10                    06/24/2008 16:12:00 No need for the removal of established shrubbery!
                                                   More trees and more suitable other plants for children's park roses should be removed as only
         11                    06/25/2008 14:58:00 provide interest for short period and have thorns
         12                    06/25/2008 15:17:00 The shade of trees on the mounds are very practical and attractive
         13                    07/01/2008 18:36:00 Lots of lovley plants.
                                                   The mounds are needed for dog walking and exercising and are essential for keeping dogs away
         14                    07/02/2008 14:09:00 from main recreational areas
         15                    07/02/2008 14:29:00 No hidden areas please but mounds are fun for kids
         16                    07/02/2008 14:47:00 Disagree that mounds in the Play Area take up space
         17                    07/07/2008 14:49:00 the cherry trees are really nice!
         18                    07/09/2008 09:53:00 People enjoy sitting on mound - the park is about having 'space' in this busy world
                                                   The mature trees are vital to the mood and feeling of the park. We do not need a manicured
         19                    07/09/2008 10:18:00 space with lots of high maintenance planting
                                                   I think the soft landscaping is perfectly ok as it is. Important not to lose anymore trees. I like the
         20                    07/09/2008 10:36:00 mounds, so does my toddler!
         21                    07/09/2008 10:38:00 We need to keep the trees and maybe plant more.
                                                   The mounds give it character, otherwise it would be just a flat space, they also help to drain the
         22                    07/09/2008 10:53:00 park.
         23                    07/09/2008 10:58:00 If anything new trees should be planted and old ones kept to maintain diversity
                                                   I really like the mounded areas - it provides privacy for houses bordering the park, also hidden
         24                    07/09/2008 11:16:00 areas are great and what children like!
25   07/09/2008 11:39:00 It would be pointless to take away trees, these are an important part of Jenny Lind.
                         The park is full of beautiful mature trees which take 30 or 40 years to get like that. DO NOT TAKE
26   07/10/2008 07:55:00 ANY OUT!!
                         I think one of the reasons the park seems bleak is that there are not enough nooks and "hidden
27   07/10/2008 08:53:00 places" to make a sense of journey around the park
                         We used to toboggan and use sledges on the mounds years ago and when the Council put the
28   07/15/2008 08:48:00 railings up they put the kybosh on that. Us kids used to enjoy that.
29   07/15/2008 09:28:00 Roses look scruffy, not much variety or colour
                         All the gardeners work well. It is a pleasure to see this. The present mounds are attractive -
30   07/15/2008 10:04:00 especially for small children endeavouring to climb them
31   07/15/2008 10:33:00 Anything to increase natural environment would be great
                         I think trees should only be taken out if diseased and/or dangerous. I have urged local Councillors
32   07/21/2008 10:09:00 to support replacing the tree on the grass facing Trinity Street which was blown down in a gale
                         I am very very concerned that it was suggested that the mounds and trees be removed if ‘they are
                         either diseased or too close to others’ and replant where needed. I don’t think any trees are
                         diseased and most of the trees are mature specimens (lovely flowering cherries, etc.) – it would
                         take another forty years or so for saplings to reach the stage that these trees are at and as they
                         have been in the positions they are in now for the last forty years, or so, why is there an issue of
                         being ‘too close to others’? If the mounds are removed then that means that trees will have to be
                         removed too – there is a row of mature trees right outside my house situated on a mound. It will
                         be devastating to the general ambience and attractiveness of the area and the wildlife if any of the
                         trees or mounds were to be removed. People have been known to use sleds on the mounds when
                         it has snowed in the winter, they lie on the mounds when it is sunny in the summer, parents can
                         sit on them and watch their kids play, have picnics, etc. Not only do the trees create shade in the
                         summer but provide habitat for many wild birds, e.g., wood pidgeons, blackbirds, starlings,
33                       sparrows, blue tits, great tits, etc, as well as being a natural screen. The park has evolved in its
Jenny Lind: The soft landscape (e.g. trees, flower beds and plants)

I want you to:

                                                          strongly                                        tend to                          strongly         Response
Answer Options                                              agree          agree       tend to agree      disagree        disagree         disagree           Count
Introduce more varied and attractive planting                 38             42              10               5               1                2                98
Provide new planting areas which are ecological and
                                                             37              40               13              3                0               2               95
also look good
Choose plants attractive to wildlife                         42              42               11              1                0               1               97
Keep some roses in the park and maintain them better         30              28               19              7                6               2               92
Include a children’s garden                                  29              30               13              9                4               4               89
Keep as many trees as possible, re-plant where any
                                                             56              29               9               0                1               1               96
need to be removed
Remove trees if they are either diseased or too close
                                                             24              37               20              5                7               5               98
to others
                                                                                                                                                   Other:      24
                                                                                                                                   answered question                105
                                                                                                                                     skipped question                14

Number        Response Date                       Other:
                                                  sunflowers for children? Lots of colour and fragrance - would be great to have a mini allotment for
          1                   06/05/2008 12:47:00 children, but this is probably not feasible.
                                                  I think the council need to be careful with planting as it can look good when new but it needs to
                                                  be properly maintained and a childrens garden I do not think will be well used. grass is good. Alot
          2                   06/09/2008 10:41:00 of the nearby houses do not have big gardens and grassed areas.
                                                  The children's garden is a lovely idea but I wonder how practical it would be as far as vandalism is
          3                   06/16/2008 19:07:00 concerned.
                                                  Insane to cut down existing trees and then plant more, healthy trees should remain where they
          4                   06/18/2008 14:29:00 Remove if diseased, not if too close.
                                                  Children steal flowers/roses therefore no to garden.
          5                   06/18/2008 15:49:00 Remove trees if diseased.
                                                  i think money should be spent on safety of park users like a warden or park attenden and security
                                                  cameras, i like the look of the park the way it is and dont see the need for unessecary funds being
          6                   06/23/2008 21:14:00 spent in changing the look of it
          7                   06/25/2008 14:13:00 Remove diseased trees not if too close
          8                   06/25/2008 14:40:00 Make sure the plants are unlikely to affect hayfever sufferers
                                                  Ideally have more trees near Trinity street end of park as they are attractive yet also provide a
          9                   06/25/2008 14:58:00 barrier against noise from park
         10                   06/25/2008 15:17:00 Greater variety of native trees
                                                  Roses are unnecessarily high maintenance for such an area. Attractive shrubs are a much better
         11                   07/02/2008 14:09:00 choice
         12                   07/02/2008 14:29:00 A mix of established trees and new ones would be good
                                                  I think you should only remove trees if they are diseased, you should not use tree felling as a
         13                   07/03/2008 08:05:00 tactic in your persecution of harmless scapegoat groups in society
                                                  I like the fact that there are some trees alongside the paths and favour keeping as many as
         14                   07/09/2008 09:38:00 possible
         15                   07/09/2008 10:18:00 Should not an excuse for felling the number of trees
                                                  Some of the trees are very large and hide the light, it would give more areas for sunshine and
         16                   07/09/2008 10:53:00 people would sunbathe.
         17                   07/09/2008 10:58:00 Childrens garden will not fit in, in the park
                                                  Planting needs to be low maintenance in the present climate of CityCare maintenance. If this was
         18                   07/09/2008 11:16:00 increased vastly then a children's garden etc would be feasible, at the level now it probably isn't!
         19                   07/09/2008 11:39:00 The trees in park have survived for a long time in the positions they are in.
         20                   07/10/2008 07:55:00 Why should it be necessary to take any trees out? Please do not take any trees out!
21   07/15/2008 09:28:00 To many trees together can be used as "hidden" areas (i.e. for taking dogs to poo/kids to smoke)
22   07/15/2008 10:04:00 Remove diseased trees only
                         I am not sure that children need a designated garden unless they are involved in creating it,
23   07/21/2008 10:09:00 maybe there could be quiet areas/sand areas/grass for picnics or reading events
24                       I would like to see an area for people to grow things
Jenny Lind: Different visitors

Local groups said:

                                                          strongly                                          tend to                           strongly       Response
Answer Options                                              agree           agree        tend to agree      disagree         disagree         disagree         Count
The park should provide something for everyone                45              36               8                4                2                2              97
Young people need a space in the park                         41              44               6                6                1                3             101
Dogs exercised off the lead can conflict with other
                                                             43               21               14               13               4                6            101
A teenage shelter would attract drinkers                     39               28               20                8               1               1              97
Young people use the children’s play area after dark         45               23               18                4               0               0              90
                                                                                                                           Anything you would like to add:      37
                                                                                                                                     answered question               110
                                                                                                                                       skipped question               10

Number        Response Date                       Anything you would like to add:
          1                   06/04/2008 11:40:00 All dogs should be banned from the area unless on a lead.
                                                  can't please everyone, but essential to have a safe environment. It's not safe when bored kids are
                                                  wandering around, and drunk people are slumped in the playground. A BMX ramp/unflooded
          2                   06/05/2008 12:50:00 courts would help.
          3                   06/09/2008 10:43:00 Shelters only provide as an attraction to youths.
          4                   06/09/2008 12:49:00 dogs deserve to have somewhere they can run freely
          5                   06/11/2008 16:10:00 Close the park after dark
                                                  If the young people want a teenage shelter then it would be a good place for them to use. The
                                                  problem of it attracting drinkers should surely be covered by the presence of park wardens and the
          6                   06/16/2008 19:12:00 like.
                                                  It would be nice to have a seating area with benches and a rose garden with pergolas and perhaps
          7                   06/18/2008 14:12:00 a fountain where old people could sit and relax
                                                  A higher fence and locked gates at night would reduce the amount of broken glass etc... in the
          8                   06/18/2008 14:31:00 children's play area
          9                   06/18/2008 15:51:00 Teens use junior/toddler area after dark
         10                   06/20/2008 13:16:00 does it matter if young peopel use play area after dark?
                                                  there is an enclosed area for football and other sports how would dogs affect this if they are not
                                                  on there leads? also where are people supposed to walk there dogs and let them off the lead for a
         11                   06/23/2008 21:19:00 good run about and excersise other than a park?!!
         12                   06/25/2008 14:15:00 Young people need an area to go not the play for kids
         13                   06/25/2008 14:32:00 Use after dark isn't necessarily a bad thing
         14                   06/25/2008 14:41:00 Vandals often break the swings etc... once they set fire to a bin
                                                  Trinity st end of park should remain a very young child's play ground for somewhere for parents.
         15                   06/25/2008 15:01:00 Basketball area should be for old children and adults
                                                  Surely young people already have space? We live in a City- local dogs need exercise. What's
                                                  wrong with young people using the children's play area after dark as long as it is regularly checked
         16                   07/02/2008 14:10:00 and maintained?
         17                   07/02/2008 14:30:00 Young people using park past dark is ok, as long as someone tidies up!
                                                  There used to be a shelter in the park, it was demolished. There is also a so-called 'community
                                                  noticeboard' run by the so-called 'St Stephen's Community Association'. The community cannot
                                                  put notices on the 'community notice board'. It took me a long time to find out who the St
                                                  Stephen's community are. They told me that the shelter was demolished because someone once
                                                  had sex in it. A similar shelter in Chepelfield Gardens has, I think, been bricked up because
                                                  someone once smoked a cannabis joint in it. This is official vandalism destroying amenitiies
         18                   07/03/2008 08:18:00 because of moral panic.
                                                       A significant number of young people use the park for football, basketball and cricket. Enjoyable
                                                       to watch, team building to be encouraged
         19                   07/09/2008 09:39:00
                         As a dog owner I use and enjoy the park 2/3 times a day (for the past 9 years). I feel I am one of
20   07/09/2008 09:56:00 the park users and my needs also to be considered
21   07/09/2008 10:09:00 Teenage shelter - unless policed properly but realise very hard and impractical to do this
                         I have seen appalling behaviour and heard disgusting language in the park - how do you deal with
22   07/09/2008 10:19:00 this?
                         We had a shelter before and they had to remove it, the things that went on under it are too
23   07/09/2008 10:55:00 disgusting to mention.
24   07/09/2008 11:00:00 Attracts young people in the day
                         Teenagers/young people do use the park a lot so I think their needs should be taken into
25   07/09/2008 11:04:00 consideration.
                         Young people should be allowed to use the park and even the play area - we must not get into the
26   07/09/2008 11:18:00 'demonising of young people' in the area; most of them are great - there will always be exceptions.
27   07/09/2008 11:41:00 I feel strongly about children having their own small fenced off grass.
28   07/10/2008 07:45:00 The playground should be for children and young people, not for adults
29   07/10/2008 08:34:00 Don't know how the park is used after dark
                         There has to be somewhere for teenagers to go - there is so little provision for them at the
30   07/10/2008 08:54:00 moment
                         I think it would be good to have an area where people can let their dog off the lead, either that or
                         enclose the whole park and fence off the play area and games area. This would mean dogs could
31   07/10/2008 09:43:00 have more freedom.
                         There used to be a shelter with benches a lot of years ago and it was used by all undesirable
32   07/15/2008 08:49:00 characters e.g. drunks and louts
                         Young people's space not separate/enclosed. Large number of 'aggressive' dog breeds about
                         (intimidating). Need more lighting at night as youths tend to stick to the shadows (away from
33   07/15/2008 09:31:00 paths)
                         Older children sometimes use the swings after dark but there seems to be no apparent behaviour
34   07/15/2008 10:04:00 problems
                         There is a massive age range of people living next to the park so it's important that all ages are
35   07/15/2008 10:35:00 respected
                         I think its imposible to control everythingh and everyone. It is true a shelter could be good for
36   07/21/2008 10:11:00 teenagers and also that it might attract drinkers. Maybe we need an old-style park attendant
                              ‘dogs on lead’s rule – there are a lot of people who use the park for exercising their dogs, this
                              seems unfair when there is virtually nowhere else close by to do so.
Jenny Lind: Different visitors

I want you to:

                                                              strongly                                         tend to                           strongly          Response
Answer Options                                                  agree           agree       tend to agree      disagree         disagree         disagree            Count
Provide a space for young people designed to
                                                                  54              29               8                4                2                5              102
discourage antisocial behaviour
Provide activity equipment for young people outside
                                                                  33              31              10               13                1                9               97
the children’s play area
Provide activity/fitness equipment suitable for adults of
                                                                  37              29              12               14                2                5               99
all ages and abilities
Indicate the acceptable cycle routes                              45              33              12                5                1                3              99
Install better lighting                                           54              26               9                4                3                1              97
Keep the ‘dogs on leads’ rule                                     54              15              13                7                6                9              104
                                                                                                                                                          Other:     31
                                                                                                                                         answered question                 108
                                                                                                                                           skipped question                 12

Number         Response Date                        Other:
           1                    06/04/2008 11:12:00 I didn't know there was a dogs on lead rule!
           2                    06/04/2008 11:40:00 Develop the existing 'court' area.
           3                    06/09/2008 10:43:00 Youths are a problem and discourage family time in the park.
                                                            how can you pick up dog faeces and hold two leads? do you have an alternative park nearby park
                                                            where they can be free to run?
           4                    06/09/2008 12:49:00
                                                    There should be no cycle route through the park. The roads can take cyclists round the park and
           5                    06/16/2008 19:12:00 leave it safe for pedestrians.
                                                    When I used the park as a child there was a park keeper. I belive this discouraged anti-social
           6                    06/18/2008 14:31:00 behaviour
                                                    Dog users area.
          7                     06/18/2008 14:55:00 Somewhere to put cigs out
          8                     06/18/2008 15:14:00 Sports day at park
          9                     06/23/2008 21:19:00 read above lots of resisdents have dogs where are they supposed to excersise them ?
         10                     06/25/2008 14:15:00 Dogs should b able to run free- not in kids play areas i.e. designated dog walking areas
         11                     06/25/2008 14:32:00 Keep equipment in the play area nothing outside
                                                    Not better lighting for child's play area as will shine directly into Trinity St houses which is bad for
         12                     06/25/2008 15:01:00 sleep
                                                    When we lived in Brighton there were communal tennis courts that were used regularly. This
         13                     06/27/2008 13:20:00 would be a great asset to the park
         14                     07/01/2008 18:37:00 Inforce the rules
                                                    I think it's unrealistic to try to 'sanitise' young people's activities in the way you are suggesting and
         15                     07/02/2008 14:10:00 whilst adult fitness is important, I cannot believe that such equipment would really be used
                                                    Anti-graffiti play kit would be good. Fed up of reading about the sexual exploits of the local
         16                     07/02/2008 14:30:00 teenagers
         17                     07/02/2008 14:48:00 No Dogs at all please, dog free area
                              In my flat there is a 'government directive low energy light bulb' . I already had low energy light
                              bulbs in every socket before two Council workers were directed, by the government, to install the
                              government directive lightbulb. They removed an 11 watt low energy light bulb from its socket,
                              replaced it with a 15 watt one and changed the socket from 2 pin to 3 pin because the
                              government doesn't trust me to change my own light bulbs. When I need to get a new bulb for
                              that socket, I will need to either change the socket back to a 2 pin, or go through some
                              horrendous beaurocratic procedure at City Hall to get a new light bulb. Meanwhile the whole
                              environment outside my flat is light up (already) with bright illumination, all night and sometimes
                              these lights are left on the day time too- all wasting energy. To me this is symbolic of the fact that
                              I am not allowed any control over my own environment, either inside or outside my own home.
18   07/03/2008 08:18:00
                              i have not found dogs to be a problem in the park at all. as long as the play area and the main
                              area used for football etc is well enclosed they do not conflict and allow adult users a means of
                              exercising their dogs without having to drive out of the city.
19   07/07/2008 14:51:00
                         With good community spirit the park can be used by all if everyone is able to use the facilities and
20   07/09/2008 09:39:00 be proud of them, they will look after them
                         Dogs need to be let off steam and as a resident with a small yeard I so appreciate the park on my
21   07/09/2008 09:56:00 door step. Please don't make me travel miles to exercise my dog off the lead
                         Why should dogs be kept on leads, they need to play as well, and exercise where else is there
22   07/09/2008 10:55:00 around here, what about more dog wardens.
                         There should be areas where dogs can and can't go but there's not much need to keep them on
23   07/09/2008 11:00:00 leads
                         Agree with first suggestion but would be interested to know what could be provided. There is the
24   07/09/2008 11:18:00 football and other games part already in place.
                         The 'dogs on leads' rule needs to be properly sign posted and implemented. Free-running dogs
25   07/10/2008 07:45:00 are a menace and danger for small children
26   07/10/2008 07:56:00 There are already spaces for young people - tennis/basket ball courts
                         Park wardens should patrol to enforce the 'No Dogs' areas or a number for the wardens should be
27   07/10/2008 08:34:00 printed on signs around the park
                         Reason for tend to disagree with dogs on leads rule is during winter/wet days dog walkers are the
28   07/10/2008 09:28:00 main users of the park. I am not a dog owner
29   07/15/2008 09:31:00 See above
                         It provides pleasure to see dog owners walking with their dogs - not necessarily on leads - in a
30   07/15/2008 10:04:00 responsible manner
31   07/21/2008 09:38:00 Park is for young people and not for adults
Jenny Lind: The sports facilities

Local groups said:

                                                              strongly                                            tend to                           strongly        Response
Answer Options                                                  agree            agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree         disagree          Count
Noise from the pitches can disturb people living next to
                                                                  18               11               21                24               11                8             93
the park
The football pitch cannot always meet the demand
                                                                  22               22               20                11                5                3             83
made by young people of different age groups
The football pitch floods when it rains                           38               21               16                4                 2                0             81
The rebound wall is hardly ever used and the space                43               19               18                4                 3                2             89

Number        Response Date                                Anything you would like to add:
          1                    06/04/2008 11:41:00         Nine pm - end of games.
                                                           the school makes noise too! Kids can't play quietly, so can't really do much about the noise factor -
          2                    06/05/2008 12:52:00         surely it's happy noise?!
          3                    06/09/2008 10:45:00         The pitch is under utilised, the flooding is not a huge problem
                                                           Divide up the sports facilities so still have a football pitch, but also a skateboard bit and a tennis
          4                    06/18/2008 14:12:00         court?
          5                    06/18/2008 14:33:00         A small grass football pitch for younger children (fenced off) would be good
          6                    06/18/2008 15:29:00         Re-open the dual pitch back into one big full size floodlit pitch
          7                    06/24/2008 16:14:00         The fencing around the hard play area is very bad and weak. Should be more like railings.
                                                           It would be good if someone supervised the pitches as you get some rather intimidating people on
          8                    06/25/2008 14:43:00         them that put off others from using them
                                                   Tennis courts instead of th rebound wall as wall stops people doing anything in there. You could
          9                    06/25/2008 15:02:00 have 2 basket ball courts or just more nets
                                                   I don't have experience of children playing football, but I think it is really important that there is a
         10                    06/27/2008 13:21:00 good area for children to do this
         11                    07/01/2008 18:39:00 Make the football pitch look like a pitch.
                                                   Yes- I think this space really needs attention and improvement. Younger teams/players are often
         12                    07/02/2008 14:10:00 crowded out
         13                    07/02/2008 14:50:00 Surface of rebound wall area is awful and detracts from purpose of wall
                                                   the old graffiti walls were good and widely used. a permanant graffiti wall would be good in their
                                                   again although not of wooden construction like it was previously. A large brick wall like the
         14                    07/07/2008 14:53:00 rebound wall wouldbe perfect. It would not need to be quiet as high but longer.
                                                   Football pitch is a popular well used facility, it may warrant improvement, any investment would be
         15                    07/09/2008 09:43:00 well worth while though
         16                    07/09/2008 10:21:00 Rebound area could be turned into a proper tennis court, or two
         17                    07/09/2008 10:56:00 The ball on the pitch is like Chinese water torture, when you live on top of it.
                                                   The pitch is slippery and loose chippings make the surface dangerous, it floods terribly! Lights
         18                    07/09/2008 11:01:00 need to be on longer at night.
                                                   Perhaps the rebound area could be used for football or other more popular activities. Would need
         19                    07/09/2008 11:20:00 consultation with groups saying this.
         20                    07/09/2008 11:42:00 The football pitch would be good grassed and fenced off.
                                                   Don't live around the park so not sure if noise disturbs them. Only have small children so not
         21                    07/10/2008 08:35:00 familiar with pitch
                                                   They spoilt the pitch years ago when they put the stupid wall up as I used to play football there
         22                    07/15/2008 08:50:00 when I was younger
         23                    07/15/2008 09:34:00 Rebound wall ok but gravel/sand surface not appropriate (cannot run as will slip over).
                         It is good to see young people enjoying the sports facilities in a responsible manner (rebound wall
24   07/15/2008 10:04:00 area is a waste of space)
25   07/15/2008 10:37:00 I didn't even know it was a football pitch? Don't think it's used very often. I wouldn't use it.
Jenny Lind: The sports facilities

I want you to:

                                                          strongly                           tend to                  strongly      Response
Answer Options                                              agree    agree   tend to agree   disagree   disagree      disagree        Count
Use surfacing and fencing to reduce noise from the
                                                             27       30          18            12         2              4            93
sports pitches
Improve the drainage of the football pitch area              33       32          22            1          0              1            89
Do not keep the rebound wall                                 37       22          15            7          1              3            85
Provide additional facilities to improve the games area      41       34          14            2          1              1            93
                                                                                                               answered question            106
                                                                                                                 skipped question            14
Jenny Lind: The sports facilities

Include a variety of different physical activities for different age groups such as:

                                                          strongly                                            tend to                           strongly        Response
Answer Options                                              agree            agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree         disagree          Count
Climbing/bouldering                                           39               28                8               11                5                6               97
Fitness trail                                                 35               29               15                8                3                5               95
Outdoor gym                                                   36               25               13               14                4                7               99
                                                                                                                                                      Other:        28
                                                                                                                                       answered question                100
                                                                                                                                         skipped question                19

Number        Response Date                       Other:
                                                  I do not think outdoor gym will attract the people and will get vandalised easily. Any investment
          1                   06/09/2008 10:45:00 needs to be vandal proof.
          2                   06/11/2008 16:12:00 Lose the Football pitch altogether!
          3                   06/16/2008 08:56:00 Climbing/bouldering would be dangerous - it needs supervision. Removable climbing handholds?
                                                  Improve drainage if not too expensive. Don't put in climbing wall as Council would be liable for
          4                   06/18/2008 14:57:00 accidents. Use a rubbery surface, add skate ramps and a bike obstacle course.
          5                   06/18/2008 15:29:00 See above: these questions prevent discussing re-opening the floodlit pitch to full size.
                                                  not sure exactly how reduced noise fencing (if such a thing exist!) would help with safety as in
                                                  being able to see across park ie... people being mugged ,attacked etc. unless its a perspex box
          6                   06/23/2008 21:24:00 with a lid and air con to stop noise escaping!! suitable surfacing might help tho!
          7                   06/25/2008 14:15:00 Need an area for cricket
                                                  The fencing around MUGA needs to be another 12' high Norfolk St side as the balls come over. Hit
          8                   06/25/2008 15:26:00 car one day someone will get killed or badly maimed
          9                   06/25/2008 15:37:00 A shelter for all weather training in Tai Chi for instance
         10                   06/27/2008 13:21:00 A tennis court/s would be great too
         11                   07/01/2008 18:39:00 Rugby,football,vollyball,hockey,cricket etc .......
         12                   07/02/2008 14:10:00 Just can't see these last 3 being used
         13                   07/02/2008 14:19:00 Can a climbing wall replace the rebound wall or be placed elsewhere?
         14                   07/02/2008 14:31:00 Move the rebound wall if possible, do not remove. Climbing wall a great idea
                                                  Improve football surface maintain football provision- opportunity for basket ball and football at the
         15                   07/02/2008 14:50:00 same time, without conflict. Volleyball?
                                                       Physical activity is ok, but it isn't everything. I would like you to campaign for the legalisation of
                                                       cannabis. As Liberals, you have presumably read J.S Mills excellent book 'On Liberty'. You should
                                                       be against prosecuting people for victimless 'crimes'. You should not legislate to protect people
                                                       from themselves. Cannabis is not addictive it does not cause psychosis. 'Skunk' is not stronger
                                                       than the hashish that was around in the 60s and 70s. I am a neurobiology student and I know
                                                       what I'm writing about. I've been having this argument with the Home Secretary. I would prefer
                                                       you to open a cannabis cafe (perhaps in Chapelfield Gardens) . Britain was recently bottom in a
                                                       survey for the best country for young people to grow up in, commissioned by the UN. Amsterdam,
                                                       where cannabis is de-criminalised is certainly more civilised than Norwich. Holland came top in the
                                                       UN poll for the best country for young people.
         16                   07/03/2008 08:27:00
                                                  a bouldering wall would be excellent as would a fitness trail or gym as many local peole run
         17                   07/07/2008 14:53:00 through the park in the morning or afternoons
                                                  Young people in this area are very sport minded, enjoying communicating with each other, such
         18                   07/09/2008 09:43:00 groupings are good for them to feel a part of something
                                                  Think the gym is a great idea, as an adult would have a go. Good to hear other options available
         19                   07/09/2008 09:59:00 not just skateboard area which would be quite specific to a group and noisy
         20                   07/09/2008 10:21:00 Tennis court
         21                   07/09/2008 10:38:00 Keep it simple - it is a park
         22                   07/09/2008 11:01:00 The rebound wall is good but there is space for it to be kept and other facilities to be built
         23                   07/10/2008 07:58:00 If it means removing trees to provide facilities, then no facilities!!!!
24   07/15/2008 09:34:00 Need basketball and football space not one or the other as present
                         We have good swings for small and older children. Could there be a smaller slide for three year
25   07/15/2008 10:04:00 olds as well as the larger slide for older children
                         Sports facilities would be a bonus but noise levels after a certain time would definitely need to be
26   07/15/2008 10:37:00 considered. A fitness trail sounds fun.
                         Do kids play tennis these days? If the rebound wall is not used it certainly offers a good space for
27   07/21/2008 10:12:00 alternative activities
                         ‘climbing/bouldering, fitness trail, outdoor gym’ – how much space and money does the council
                         think there is? It’s not Hyde Park, there aren’t unlimited amounts of space! The pitch is used a lot
                         by youth groups playing basketball. The council would do better to improve the existing facilities
                         and then see how much money is left over. An area where people can play giant
28                       chess/backgammon/draughts would be wonderful.
Jenny Lind: Children's play

Local groups said:

                                                          strongly                                           tend to                          strongly   Response
Answer Options                                              agree            agree       tend to agree       disagree         disagree        disagree     Count
The play area is quite bare and tatty and needs
                                                              59               29                8               1                1                2       100
It is good to have one big space so that toddlers and
                                                              33               38                7               8                2                4        92
juniors play together
There should be more benches for parents in the play
                                                              36               37               14               4                2                1        94
Children do not make much use of the grass areas
                                                              30               25               11               10               8                5        89
outside the play area
Children worry about bullies                                  19               29               15               8                2                3        76

Number        Response Date                             Anything you would like to add:
          1                   06/04/2008 11:44:00       suitable monitoring of behaviour is needed - ie v bullying
          2                   06/05/2008 12:55:00       It looks horrid at the moment - we tend to play in the school playground after school instead.
          3                   06/09/2008 10:49:00       I think we need to keep the park as big as possible and not segregate any more than present.
          4                   06/10/2008 21:58:00       But this is surely the case in any open play area if children are not supervised by parents.
                                                  Play area is windy and exposed and equipment too widely dispersed. What about something more
          5                   06/18/2008 13:53:00 like the Heigham park playground? More scope for imaginative play please.
                                                  The climbing frame is useless- dangerous for small children. The whole area needs redesigning-
          6                   06/18/2008 14:15:00 surface replacing and two distinct areas- for toddlers and juniors
          7                   06/18/2008 15:54:00 Often seen drunks in the playground
          8                   06/23/2008 21:27:00 thugs and hooligans,drunks and drug addicts is a growing problem in the area.
                                                  There should be someone in the Play Area to prevent bullies from bullying especially if there's
          9                   06/25/2008 14:45:00 hardly anyone there so kids can go by themselves
         10                   07/01/2008 18:40:00 Protect the children
                                                  I think that the grass area immediately adjacent to the play area could be incorporated and made
         11                   07/02/2008 14:13:00 more accessible to young children for ball games etc...
         12                   07/09/2008 08:52:00 A safer play surface - e.g. rubberised concrete
         13                   07/09/2008 10:11:00 Children worry about bullies - but will parent/carer be always present
         14                   07/09/2008 10:23:00 Green areas.slopes used for rolling down, picnics, playing chase/it/tag
         15                   07/09/2008 11:02:00 The layout of the park is good currently
                                                  Would like to see swings kept separate from play area - to avoid accidents of young people
         16                   07/09/2008 11:19:00 walking in front of swings in motion
                                                  Grass areas are great, children do use these and they are attractive facilities, give scope for
         17                   07/09/2008 11:24:00 imaginative play which is important.
                                                  The grassed area outside the play area is riddled with dog poo. Even if it has been cleaned up
         18                   07/09/2008 11:44:00 why why why should children have to play in this!
                                                  Upgrade the children's play area and provide more benches for parents. When it is sunny people
         19                   07/10/2008 08:02:00 like to sit on the mounds. It's a park!!!
                                                  Rather than have one big space it would be better to have two joined but defined areas, one for
         20                   07/10/2008 08:23:00 toddlers and one for juniors. (see Heigham Park and Eaton Park)
                                                  The rides nare al good but need painting/revamping and better maintenance e.g. Waterloo
                                                  Park/Eaton Park. Parents don't need benches if their kids are on activities, parents are close by.
                                                  No experience of bullies. I am always near enough for them to have the cofidence to stand up to
         21                   07/10/2008 08:39:00 bullies
         22                   07/10/2008 09:20:00 Play area is always littered with broken glass and concrete surface is treacherous
                         Since the 1970s the play area has been tatty. We used to have proper slides back then until they
23   07/15/2008 08:51:00 were took down
24   07/15/2008 10:39:00 The play area at center parcs is really great with varied equipment for all ages - and it looks great
                         The play area is a good size, why do they need to have ‘an attractive and safe environment for
                         children to explore outside the play area’? That means the whole park is for the children and not
                         the adults, how biased and unfair is this. The council should upgrade the play area, it desperately
                         needs it but let us adults have areas too. ‘Trees for climbing and shade’ – we already have those
                         and there are suggestions they might be removed! The ‘climbing’ & ‘statues/boulders’ suggestion
                         is ludicrous – the parents of the first child that falls out of the tree, or off a boulder, and injures
                         themselves will probably pursue legal action. Yes to one big space as it is, more seating for
25                       parents and upgrade the facilities.
Jenny Lind: Children's play

I want you to:

                                                          strongly                           tend to               strongly   Response
Answer Options                                              agree    agree   tend to agree   disagree   disagree   disagree     Count
Keep the toddler and junior play areas as one big space       33       30          10            8          5          5          91
Provide an attractive and safe environment for children
                                                             35       34          14            4          1          2          90
to explore outside the play area
Provide more seating in the play area for parents            35       36          16            3          2          1          93
Work with children to design a modern play area              48       29           7            4          1          2          91
Jenny Lind: Children's play

Consider including some or all of these non-standard play items:

                                                           strongly                                           tend to                          strongly       Response
Answer Options                                               agree           agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree        disagree         Count
Water play                                                     27              19                9               17               10               6              88
Music and sound                                                25              18               10               15               11               7              86
Statues and boulders                                           25              29               14                6                4               7              85
Child-sized picnic tables                                      34              23               15               13                3               2              90
Trees for climbing and shade                                   45              29                8                3                3               3              91
                                                                                                                                                     Other:       23
                                                                                                                                      answered question               97
                                                                                                                                        skipped question              23

Number        Response Date                             Other:
          1                    06/04/2008 11:44:00      trees for shade & water - ie shallow paddling pool as in Boston (USA) parks.
                                                        water play will be abused, more full sized picnic tables required - eg hexagonal ones that will fit
          2                    06/05/2008 12:55:00      large families around them. Small children can sit at them too.
                                                        Invloving children in the detailed design and choice of apperatus is not right as they do not fully
                                                        understand the issues. Any new equipment needs to stand the test of time and vandals and still
          3                    06/09/2008 10:49:00      look good and work in 5 years. Redundant equipment will just look worse.
                                                        Keep the toddler and junior area as one big space but divided into two. Anything would be better
          4                    06/18/2008 14:15:00      than it is now!
          5                    06/18/2008 14:35:00      Climbing wall would be good. Statues would attract graffiti?
                                                   Put in something for kids to climb on but not too high and with a soft surface. Provide a sandpit
          6                    06/18/2008 14:59:00 and picnic tables.
          7                    06/18/2008 15:54:00 Like to see witches hat, new train like Chapelfield, Spiders web
                                                   SAND PITS PLEASE!!!
                                                   Nature trail
          8                    06/25/2008 14:17:00 Too much concrete at moment
          9                    06/25/2008 14:34:00 Trees for shade not climbing, unless a tree house type construction
         10                    06/25/2008 14:45:00 Maybe there could be trampolines for the children and maybe slightly older people as well
         11                    06/25/2008 15:03:00 Water features need to be regularly maintained or they will look bad possibly in the future
                                                   On the seafront in Brighton there is a fantastic water play area (a shallow paddling pool with water
                                                   fountain in the middle) with little changing chalets and sand and other play areas. It is really well
         12                    06/27/2008 13:24:00 maintained and used (free to use) and the children (and parents) love it.
         13                    07/01/2008 18:40:00 Pitches (sport)
                                                   Please do remeber that we have a glorious and superbly equipped park (Eaton) which is less thana
                                                   20 minute walk away. Young families and young people are extremely well caterd for. The Jenny
                                                   Lind is a very convenient green space which I feel is already suited to the multi-various needs
                                                   (including childless, dog walkers with limited time before work hours) of its local community. It
         14                    07/02/2008 14:13:00 needs a face-lift and updating but that is all
         15                    07/02/2008 14:33:00 Toddler/junior play area should be separate. Water play is not a good idea unless it's safe!
                                                   There need to be many more play items suitable for toddlers to play on safely - the climbing frame
                                                   which was recently moved was extremely dangerous for young children so thy could only play on
         16                    07/03/2008 20:24:00 the swings, lorry and slide
         17                    07/09/2008 10:00:00 Obviously, but please be aware of other park users, don't want one big 'play area'
                                                   Water play is very high maintenance, music and sound probably similar. Bring back the park
         18                    07/09/2008 11:24:00 keepers for the holidays so that children can play as they used to!
                                                   Where are trees going to come from that will be big enough for children to climb? It takes 40 odd
         19                    07/10/2008 08:02:00 years for that to happen!!!
                                                   A sandpit would be good. Also please consider changing the surface of the play area as tarmac is
                                                   not the most suitable material for it. Not to keen about the pieces of glass needes and rubbish
         20                    07/10/2008 08:23:00 that are often found on it
                         Better to revamp rides and add one or two pieces rather than ripping out all old stuff and
                         replacing. Move things around so they flow better and provide wide rubber concrete areas under
                         and around each ride which are same level as the rest of the ground so they don't trip smaller
21   07/10/2008 08:39:00 children running from one ride to another
22   07/10/2008 09:44:00 It could be nice to put in water fountains if people get thirsty
23   07/15/2008 09:35:00 Trees for climbing - sparse (spread out) (not clumped)
Jenny Lind: Young people

Local groups said:

                                                          strongly                                         tend to                          strongly        Response
Answer Options                                              agree           agree       tend to agree      disagree        disagree         disagree          Count
There could be more facilities for young people to use
                                                              37              40               6               5                2               4              94
for sport and ball games
There could be more activity equipment such as a
                                                              39              27              11               11               4               4              96
climbing wall
There could be somewhere to skate and use bikes               27              28              11               11               6               12             95
There could be somewhere to sit near the football pitch       28              37              14                3               1                5             88
There could be better lighting near the games area            32              36              11                4               2                5             90
                                                                                                                          Anything you would like to add:      26
                                                                                                                                    answered question               103
                                                                                                                                      skipped question               17

Number        Response Date                       Anything you would like to add:
          1                   06/04/2008 11:48:00 ...have to bear in mind the limited area of the park and it needs to keep the informality of a park.
          2                   06/09/2008 10:51:00 good suggestions
                                                  Kids muck things up. This should be an environmentally friendly park for naure, not wolly-hatted
          3                   06/15/2008 20:28:00 skateboarding idiots.
                                                  The current areas are huge and not used enough to justify it. A small tarmaced games court with
                                                  one hoop is enough for basketball rather than a whole court. Most use is casual with small groups
                                                  rather than organised events with teams requiring a whole court. Could the football area be
          4                   06/16/2008 09:05:00 grassed? Or at least multifunctional - football/basketball/skate park.
                                                  In a way, this is probably the most important part of the park as it is mostly disillusioned teenagers
          5                   06/18/2008 14:18:00 who vandalise, cause problems- they need an area for them
                                                  Don't spend a lot of money and then it will be destroyed. The present goals are not big enough.
                                                  The Play Area needs lighting after dark and the toilet area. A climbing wall would be too
          6                   06/18/2008 15:02:00 dangerous. Older people would sit and watch the football.
          7                   06/18/2008 15:56:00 Already a seat at football pitch. Brighter lights may disturb people in flats
                                                  Could be an outdoor swimming pool for people of all ages or a paddling pool or something like
          8                   06/25/2008 14:46:00 that. Maybe changing rooms?
                                                  Have concerns that a skate park will attract youths that wills stay all night drinking and making
          9                   06/25/2008 15:08:00 large amounts of noise while skating
         10                   07/01/2008 18:42:00 Flood lights.
         11                   07/02/2008 14:52:00 Provide light until a later time
                                                  Classic modular system
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         13                   07/09/2008 10:01:00 No skateboard area please
                                                  Skate and bike area is the last thing we want, there are lots of elderly people that walk through
         14                   07/09/2008 10:58:00 the park to the clinic.
         15                   07/09/2008 11:04:00 Lighting is a priority and football pitch needs to be refurbished
                                                  Lighting seems fine but maybe not to users! climbing wall would probably need close supervision -
         16                   07/09/2008 11:25:00 how would this be provided?
                                                  Do not feel that the park is big enough to cater for the use of skateboard and bikes in main play
         17                   07/09/2008 11:45:00 area.
                                                  If you have a climbing wall then you will need safety equipment and Safety Officers. This is not
         18                   07/10/2008 08:03:00 Central Park!! It's a tiny little one in Norwich
         19                   07/10/2008 08:40:00 Unfamiliar with the pitch
                                                  If there is more lighting around the park there would be less anti-social behaviour because they
         20                   07/10/2008 09:46:00 know they could be seen easily
                         We do not want a skate park as there is more than enough noise. The elderly people in
                         Melbourne Cottages do not want extra noise to put up with neither. People don't ride bikes in the
21   07/15/2008 08:53:00 park they use the pavements on the outside and ride into people
22   07/15/2008 09:36:00 Need football and basketball not 2 in 1 area (i.e. use rebound space)
                         More lighting is problematic, although it would be useful, I think all local housing would be
23   07/15/2008 10:50:00 affected. Outdoor sports of any kind is a bonus though.
24   07/21/2008 09:40:00 A skate park
25   07/21/2008 10:14:00 What about safety re climbing wall activity
                              Climbing wall’, ‘somewhere to skate, use bikes’ – expensive and someone would need to supervise,
                              health & safety aspects have to be considered, etc., – there is a climbing wall at the uea
                              sportspark! No, no, no, no to a skate park, again no space and youths will be using it in the early
                              hours of the mornings, keeping the residents awake. Generally, young people who use skate
                              parks are youths and I very much doubt they will have consideration for the local residents in
                              terms of when they use the park and how much noise it will generate. Yes to better lighting
26                            although in the winter.
Jenny Lind: Young people

I want you to:

                                                        strongly                           tend to                  strongly      Response
Answer Options                                            agree    agree   tend to agree   disagree   disagree      disagree        Count
Better lighting around the activity/football areas          36       34          11            5          1             4             91
Provide more activities for young people outside the
                                                           33       37          10            6          2              5            93
play area
Provide appropriate seating near the sports areas but
                                                           42       35           6            1          2              5            91
designed to discourage antisocial behaviour
Provide a shelter for young people                         14       22          11            14         3             21            85
Work with young people to design a multi-use games
                                                           42       29          14            2          1              5            93
                                                                                                             answered question            101
                                                                                                               skipped question            18
Jenny Lind: Young people

Include an area suitable for a variety of uses such as:

                                                          strongly                                            tend to                            strongly   Response
Answer Options                                              agree            agree        tend to agree       disagree          disagree         disagree     Count
Roller-blading/skating                                        32               20                9                8                 8                15         92
Radio controlled model cars                                   21               10               15               15                10                14         85
Street skating                                                24               20                6               12                 7                19         88
Wheelchair football                                           28               20               12               10                 2                 7         79
Parkour (free running)                                        30               21               10                9                 4                 8         82

Number        Response Date                            <b>Other:</b>
                                                       To increase the organised - rather than informal - opportunities for play will be difficult and a
          1                   06/04/2008 11:48:00      continuing/unsustainable expense.
          2                   06/09/2008 10:51:00      I am not sure if a dedicated wheelchair area will be properly utilised.
          3                   06/18/2008 13:43:00      I think there should be a coffee shop
          4                   06/18/2008 13:55:00      Designated area for skating (not on paths)
          5                   06/18/2008 15:02:00      Zip wire
          6                   06/18/2008 15:56:00      Skating near Globe Place goes on
          7                   06/25/2008 14:17:00      Too much concrete at moment
                                                  I watch the parkour group most Sundays in th epark, they are well behaved and pretty talented.
                                                  We should encourage this group but maybe give them somewhere outside the child's play area as
          8                   06/25/2008 15:08:00 well, so that children and parents avoid going to park due to them using all the equipment available
          9                   07/01/2008 18:42:00 boat racing
                                                  Young people are best to decide on what they need but I believe it should be within the existing
         10                   07/02/2008 14:13:00 demarcated areas rather than encroaching further on the green spaces
                                                  Skate ramps etc... would be good, but if it's the only one around it might get crowded. Parkour: I
                                                  think the whole point of parkour is to use what's in the environment, rather than making things
         11                   07/02/2008 14:35:00 specially?
         12                   07/09/2008 10:01:00 See previous comment. Areas of quiet space is good as well to encourage a variety of park user
                                                  How much grass space is going to disappear? This is far too an aggressive proposal for the size of
         13                   07/10/2008 08:03:00 the park!
                                                       If there was an area for free running, someone could easily hurt themselves and that could cause
         14                   07/10/2008 09:46:00
         15                   07/15/2008 08:53:00 Try and keep the park noise free
                                                  Although the wheelchair football is a great idea it does only cater to a minority so if that space had
         16                   07/15/2008 10:50:00 a dual purpose it would be more beneficial
                                                       Activities for young people - as long as this does not make adult enjoyment of the park
                                                       problematic, especially for elderly residents
         17                   07/21/2008 10:14:00
Jenny Lind: The toilets

Local groups said:

                                                           strongly                                          tend to                           strongly      Response
Answer Options                                               agree           agree        tend to agree      disagree         disagree         disagree        Count
The toilets are needed for very small children who
                                                              41               31                9                3                3               5            92
can’t make it home
The toilets are grim and attract antisocial behaviour         55               29                4                3                1                2           94
The toilets are alright                                        2                2                7               22               14               37           84
The toilets are needed by young people using the park         25               31               18                3                5                9           91

Number        Response Date                       Anything you would like to add:
          1                   06/05/2008 12:58:00 people hang on or go home instead - the loos are vile!
          2                   06/09/2008 10:52:00 The toilets are not used by the general public, they only encourage youths, drunks and drugs
          3                   06/15/2008 20:30:00 The toilets are a haven for antisocial morons.
                                                  The toilets are grim. They could be made nicer if someone was going to act as some sort of
          4                   06/16/2008 09:06:00 warden - cleaning and locking up at night.
          5                   06/16/2008 19:16:00 Local children wouldn't have far to go home to use the toilets.
                                                  The toilets are very grim and are used by drinkers, I will not let my sone go in them. Kids climb
          6                   06/18/2008 14:38:00 on the roof, wet the loo roll and throw it around
          7                   06/25/2008 14:48:00 Older people might also use the loos. They need new locks, new sinks and new and better toilets
                                                  I have lived opposite the park for 6 months but never realised they were functioning toilets. They
          8                   06/25/2008 15:10:00 should have a facelift at minimum
          9                   06/25/2008 15:39:00 Not ALL people are young!
         10                   07/01/2008 18:43:00 Toliets are hobbile.
         11                   07/02/2008 14:37:00 They really are quite grim
         12                   07/02/2008 14:53:00 Toilets are always being vandalised and are climbed on. Also they are very grim, disgusting inside
                                                  The local vigilante told me that the toilets have to be demolished because somebody once pissed
                                                  in the park. I've never understood the logic of this! The same vigilante told me that the shelter
                                                  that used to be opposite to the toilet had to be demolished because somebody once had sex in it.
                                                  (Another person) added 'It was disgusting'. I think it was demolished to give the surveillance
                                                  camera a clear view. It is also a 'benefit fraud' if inemployed people have sex without declaring it
                                                  (if we declare it, they stop our benefits) even if the people having sex are not living together.
                                                  There is legal precedent for this in Norwich where a woman, single, parent has been convicted for
                                                  'benefit fraud' for having sex with a man who she was not living with. She was imprisoned for 4
                                                  months and made to 'pay back, all of her benefir for a year. This is scapegoating unemployed
                                                  people to appeal to Sun readers and Daily Mail readers. I believe that is also the motive behind
                                                  this questionnaire. The same surveillance camera has a powerful zoom lense with a night vision
                                                  capability. It can see into my living room and bedroom. This is intrusive surveillance which is
         13                   07/03/2008 08:47:00 unlawful under European Human Rights Law. A notice has been posted on the so-called
                                                  I have never been in or used the toilets as a wheelchair user, I'm not sure I could but everyone
         14                   07/09/2008 09:45:00 needs to feel they can be used safely
                                                        I don't even know where the toilets are but I can only imagine they are horrible and wouldn't use
                                                        them. It is very difficult to maintain clean, nice toilets that won't encourage some sort of anti-
         15                   07/09/2008 10:13:00       social behaviour
                                                        These must be kept free of drugs, addicts and other anti-social problems, otherwise the whole
         16                   07/09/2008 10:41:00       project is pointless - no-one will use it
         17                   07/09/2008 10:59:00       If you don't have toilets they will urinate in other areas.
         18                   07/09/2008 11:05:00       Drinking water needed
         19                   07/09/2008 11:08:00       I've never had to use the toilets - they don't look inviting!
                                                        Separate toilets for adults - they shouldn't use the childrens, need much more attention to keep
         20                   07/09/2008 11:28:00       clean.
                              To keep clean toilets child friendly they would have to be regularly attended to by park warden
21   07/09/2008 11:46:00      which is greatly needed.
22   07/10/2008 08:13:00 The toilets should denfinitely be kept, it stops people doing it on the park
23   07/10/2008 08:40:00 Never seen the toilets
24   07/15/2008 08:54:00 Get rid of toilets, most people just do it in the park anyway
                         Most people who use park live close enough to use home toilet. I wouldn't use toilet in case it was
25   07/15/2008 09:38:00 unsafe but have never tried them.
                         The toilet building itself looks attractive on the outside on one side. If you walk round to the other
26   07/15/2008 10:06:00 side it is not attractively finished
                         The toilets seem fine but aren't very nice visually from outside. Wooden cladding would improve
27   07/15/2008 10:52:00 them may be?
28                       Maybe yes to new toilets.
Jenny Lind: The toilets

I want you to:

                                                             strongly                                           tend to                           strongly          Response
Answer Options                                                 agree           agree        tend to agree       disagree         disagree         disagree            Count
Keep the existing toilets but make minor improvements             7               9               10               21                8                27                82
Provide new toilets for both adults and children                 39              16                5               11                5                11                87
Provide new toilets designed for young children and
                                                                24                15               9                15               10               12               85
disabled users only, including baby changing facilities
Demolish the toilets and do not replace them                    15                6                2                13               15               38               89
                                                                                                                                                           Other:      18
                                                                                                                                          answered question                 104
                                                                                                                                            skipped question                 16

Number        Response Date                       Other:
          1                   06/05/2008 12:58:00 demolish and get some more park space!
          2                   06/10/2008 22:00:00 New toilets for all users.
          3                   06/18/2008 14:38:00 If new toilets are built they need a sloping roof that cannot be climbed on
          4                   06/18/2008 15:03:00 Have a caretaker to check on them, and the whole park
          5                   06/18/2008 15:17:00 Put camera in the toilet
          6                   06/18/2008 15:57:00 Demolish and replace with better
          7                   06/25/2008 14:48:00 There needs to be someone to stop people from vandalising the toilets
                                                  I beleive that most people live close to the park that use it and therefore toilets not very important
                                                  but for people that play basketball or football need somewhere to go if not they'll go wherever
          8                   06/25/2008 15:10:00 they can- like in an alley or up a tree
          9                   07/01/2008 18:43:00 Demolish them but then rebuild them but better.
         10                   07/02/2008 14:37:00 I think adults can hold on... kids need a loo though, as I found out the other day...
         11                   07/02/2008 14:53:00 Need toilets for adults
         12                   07/09/2008 11:08:00 I think it's probably a good idea to keep the toilets but improve them.
         13                   07/10/2008 08:13:00 Definitely baby changing
                                                  If you only provide toilets for young children/disabled users what happens when the children's
         14                   07/10/2008 09:31:00 parents need to go, we need to use them too
                                                          I think that toilets may be necessary for young children but the problem is they attract young
         15                   07/10/2008 09:47:00         people in groups. It doesn't feel safe walking through the park if there are.
         16                   07/15/2008 08:54:00         The toilets are mainly used by druggies and drunks, so normal people are too scared to use them
                                                          I think if there is only a limited budget there are definitely other areas that take priority for
         17                   07/15/2008 10:52:00         improvements over and above the toilets
                                                          New toilets - if the money is available this seems a good idea with provision for disabled user and
         18                   07/21/2008 10:15:00         with baby changing facilities
Jenny Lind

When I go to Jenny Lind Park this is what I want to do:

Answer Options                                             Count
                                 answered question               84
                                   skipped question              35

Number        Response Date                            Response Text
          1                   06/03/2008 15:46:00      relax
          2                   06/03/2008 18:46:00      walk through / take the children to play
                                                       I walk my dog there about four times a day, mainly off the lead when
          3                   06/04/2008 11:21:00      no other dogs or dogs i know are there
          4                   06/04/2008 11:55:00      To be able to relax within what is a pretty small area....
                                                       Relax. I do not want to play football, box, climb walls or other
                                                       energetic things. I want to have nice sit down - it is a metropolitan
          5                   06/04/2008 22:29:00      park after all.
                                                  enjoy the space with my family and friends: ie play area for my kids
                                                  and seating so that I can chat with my friends. Ideally it will be so
                                                  lovely that we'll bring a picnic with us! I want my kids to be stimulated
          6                   06/05/2008 13:02:00 by their surroundings, and for them to feel safe.
          7                   06/05/2008 20:09:00 safe play for my children
                                                  Make it an inviting space for relaxation and play for parents and
                                                  children. Make it feel safe and toddler, children friendly with an
          8                   06/07/2008 20:39:00 exciting theme.
          9                   06/09/2008 10:53:00 play in a safe enviroment with my kids
         10                   06/09/2008 12:04:00 I want myself and my children to feel safe

                                                       I go there daily to walk my two dogs, watch them run freely and use
                                                       the bins to put their dog faeces in. If I was unable to do this it would
                                                       be difficult to reach another park before they defacated the pavements.
         11                   06/09/2008 12:56:00
                                                       Walk the dog, play football, skate, go running, sit and relax, play with
         12                   06/09/2008 13:19:00      remote control cars
         13                   06/10/2008 18:34:00      a good childs play area with lots of different levels for climding
         14                   06/10/2008 22:02:00      Play with my toddler in a safe and stimulating environment.
         15                   06/11/2008 16:17:00      Sit and read/watch the world in peace and quiet.
         16                   06/12/2008 21:08:00      Relax and watch my children play
                                                  I want to be able to run around, swing, jump, climb, and slide and sit
         17                   06/12/2008 22:07:00 and play and think if i want to.
                                                  use a climbing/bouldering wall
         18                   06/14/2008 19:02:00 feel safe
                                                  This should be a wild park for nature and nature alone. People almost
         19                   06/15/2008 20:33:00 always abuse anything good.
                                                  be able relax knowing my child is safe and having fun the park as it is
                                                  is not 21st century it is much the same as it was when i was young in
         20                   06/16/2008 07:42:00 the 1970
                                                  Sit down and enjoy the surroundings - I don't live around the park, but
                                                  I visit several times a year with school groups and spend time
                                                  analysing the area and considering ways to improve it. Some of my
                                                  students might be answering this questionnaire too - the ones that
         21                   06/16/2008 09:11:00 have valuable opinions that is.
                                                  Take my son to play and to explore the open space, the more variety
         22                   06/17/2008 09:25:00 and natural / pseudonatural environment, the better.
23   06/18/2008 13:35:00 It would be good to have a coffee shop
                         Tke my grandchildren to a safe, attractive playground with good
24   06/18/2008 13:57:00 equipment, but which is a pleasant place for me to sit and watch them.
                             My children want to use a well equipped play area. I wouldlike
25   06/18/2008 14:22:00     somewhere to sit and relax and lots more green
26   06/18/2008 14:39:00     Relax and know my child is safe, a tea stall or a cafe would be good
27   06/18/2008 15:31:00     Sit and talk, watch football, cycle through
28   06/18/2008 15:59:00     Dog walk around the park 3-4 times a day
29   06/20/2008 13:21:00     toddller play - and teenage basketball
                             walk the dogs and let them play freely, relax and feel safe. enjoy the
30   06/23/2008 21:41:00     open air and space
31   06/24/2008 16:18:00     Walk through it to use shops on the other side.
                             Have a clean, safe, dog-fouling free, creative play and rest area for my
32   06/25/2008 13:49:00     family
                             Undertake safe play on equipment in park, play team games in clean
33   06/25/2008 14:20:00     environment- not threatened by teens hanging around
                         Sit down (with friends) and watch my children play outside either on
34   06/25/2008 14:25:00 equipment or in a fenced grass area
                         Sit somewhere and relax and perhaps have a paddle in a pool, or even
35   06/25/2008 14:49:00 swim
                         Play tennis, relax,play on the swings (hopefully ones that don't make
36   06/25/2008 15:13:00 any noise) or watch the free runners, plus play basketball.
37   06/25/2008 15:23:00 Run around and swings- close to home
38   06/25/2008 15:33:00 I walk through Jenny Lind on the way to the City
39   06/25/2008 15:46:00 To join other health aware people for exercises
40   07/01/2008 13:25:00 have fun and socialise.
41   07/01/2008 13:25:00 relax and see people enjoying their time in the area
42   07/01/2008 18:44:00 Have fun.
                         Walk, exercise my dog, enjoy the beauty without feeling intimidated or
                         uncomfortable. I would like people to clean up the dog's mess and
43   07/02/2008 14:15:00 litter!
44   07/02/2008 14:22:00 Relax and watch people enjoying themselves
                         Play with my son. Let my son play with others. Read the paper or a
45   07/02/2008 14:41:00 book in peace, knowing my son is safe playing
46   07/02/2008 14:55:00 Play sport, relax and have space for wide games
                         Allow my toddler to play safely on a range of equipment within an
47   07/03/2008 20:27:00 enclosed children's park.
48   07/06/2008 15:08:00 Walk around a safe and friendly, green space.
                         Walk, run, play cricket, play football, accompany any kids to the play
49   07/09/2008 08:59:00 area
50   07/09/2008 09:39:00 Go on climbing frame
                         If the weather is fine I like to watch young people enjoying being with
51   07/09/2008 09:48:00 each other.
52   07/09/2008 10:02:00 Exercise my dog, enjoy the trees and greenery
53   07/09/2008 10:12:00 Relax and know that most people feel relaxed too. See the teenagers
54   07/09/2008 10:14:00 Play with young children
                             Enjoy the green space and have room to run around. Enjoy a few
                             other activities. There is a danger of packing too much in - suggest
                             you try things that are not available in Eaton and Heigham Parks.
55   07/09/2008 10:27:00
56   07/09/2008 10:28:00     Sit
57   07/09/2008 10:43:00     Do pretty much what I do not but just in slightly re-vamped park
58   07/09/2008 10:47:00     Watch and interact with my children - cycle through the park.
59   07/09/2008 11:00:00     Walk with my two dogs safely.
                         Maintain the size football pitch, refurbish surface of the pitch and
60   07/09/2008 11:06:00 better/longer lighting
                         Cycle/walk through it or have somewhere to sit and chat with friends.
61   07/09/2008 11:10:00 Also good play area for my friends with small children.
                         Walk through to Suffolk Square shops.
                         Could something be done with Eagle Park? It needs play equipment
62   07/09/2008 11:13:00 and benches
                         As an adult who takes a young child it would be good to have
63   07/09/2008 11:29:00 playground markings eg hopscotch, snakes and ladders etc.
                         To know that my children are safe, for them to have safe clean toilets,
64   07/09/2008 11:48:00 for them to have enough equipment to play on.
                         I tend to cycle through it on the way to Vauxhall Street shops so would
65   07/10/2008 07:38:00 like the cycle/pedestrian pathway left
66   07/10/2008 07:49:00 Use the playground for my two children aged 1 and 3 years old
                         I want to be able to admire the beautiful trees and wildlife; enjoy
67   07/10/2008 08:05:00 peaceful surroundings.
68   07/10/2008 08:14:00 Sit down and be able to see my kids play
                         Play with my two daughters (3 yrs and 14 months) in a safe
69   07/10/2008 08:25:00 environment without having to worry about their safety
                         I have 2 children under 4 so I want an area that will stretch to both
                         needs/wishes. The truck would be cleaned up it's a fave, as are the
70   07/10/2008 08:45:00 swings. The slide needs sanding and painting.
71   07/10/2008 08:50:00 Enjoy the park
                         Let my children (4 and 5) get some exercise, play with other children.
                         Sit and read on a bench. See the park as part of the community -
72   07/10/2008 08:58:00 meet people there (all ages)
73   07/10/2008 09:22:00 Play with toddler and junior in play area that is enclosed and safe
74   07/10/2008 09:48:00 Walk the dog or as a through way to the city
                         In the summer time it's just nice to sit down on the grass and enjoy
75   07/15/2008 09:00:00 some peace and quiet
76   07/15/2008 09:40:00 Lay on grass, climb, play basketball, feel safe
                         An 88 year old disabled pensioner is completing this questionnaire so
                         my visits to the park are just occasional ones. However, from my front
                         garden and daily glances from my window gives me so much pleasure.
77   07/15/2008 10:10:00 I look forward to any improvements requsted by others.
78   07/15/2008 10:26:00 I very rarely use now the children have grown up
                         Take my nephew on some suitable play equipment. Enjoy the warm
79   07/15/2008 10:55:00 weather and sports
80   07/21/2008 09:14:00 Something to climb on and like a zip wire
81   07/21/2008 09:27:00 Play football, basketball, man hunt
82   07/21/2008 09:36:00 Play football
                              Skate park/bike park
                              Zip wire also a caravan to sit in
83   07/21/2008 09:43:00
                         See children and young people playing happily, enjoy the trees and
                         imaginatively planted flower beds, lack of litter, dogs on leads, places
84   07/21/2008 10:18:00 to sit, good lighting for the football pitch
Jenny Lind

Would you like to see a design theme for the park, any
suggestions? (eg dragon, science fiction…)

Answer Options                                             Count
                                 answered question               64
                                   skipped question              55

Number        Response Date                       Response Text
          1                   06/03/2008 18:46:00 Ecological
          2                   06/04/2008 11:21:00 not really
                                                  Definitely not. It will quickly date. It needs to remain open but with
          3                   06/04/2008 11:55:00 good means of security monitoring which is well advertised.
          4                   06/04/2008 22:29:00 How about a botanical theme?
                                                  boats are always good fun - pirates are popular with both sexes and all
                                                  ages! See Christchurch Park in Ipswich - it is really imaginative and
          5                   06/05/2008 13:02:00 ticks all the boxes.
                                                  Yes. Make it creative. It would be used far more for a meeting place if
          6                   06/07/2008 20:39:00 the park was more inviting.
          7                   06/09/2008 10:53:00     no keep it simple and long lasting, no gimmicks
          8                   06/09/2008 12:56:00     not necessarily I think the park is fine as it is.
          9                   06/10/2008 22:02:00     Exploring nature / the world around us.
         10                   06/11/2008 16:17:00     Yes. Nature/animals
         11                   06/12/2008 21:08:00     Eco friendly and child friendly -for a range of age groups
         12                   06/12/2008 22:07:00     musical theme.
         13                   06/15/2008 20:33:00     Nope, just all-natural and enviro-friendly.
         14                   06/16/2008 07:42:00     pirate ship, castle, dinosaur, space
                                                      As a geography teacher - the environment! Sustainable apparatus and
                                                      materials - reclaimed products, nature trails, an urban
                                                      garden/allotment maybe - something the community can run rather
         15                   06/16/2008 09:11:00     than just walk through.
         16                   06/17/2008 09:25:00     "Wild in the City"
         17                   06/18/2008 14:22:00     No
         18                   06/18/2008 14:39:00     Maybe Nature would be a good theme
         19                   06/18/2008 15:59:00     Country garden theme
                                                  theme would be good but better to foscus on high quality modern
         20                   06/20/2008 13:21:00 equipment like one of the huge climbing cable fixtures
                                                  Keep it traditional, in keeping with the area. Please don't use a fashion
         21                   06/24/2008 16:18:00 that will date.
                                                  I would prefer to have it theme less to create moreindependent,
                                                  creative play. Simple additions like lines/patterns drawn on the ground
         22                   06/25/2008 13:49:00 enable children to make up their own games
         23                   06/25/2008 14:20:00 NO! (Just eco-friendly and educational)
         24                   06/25/2008 14:49:00 Natural and ecological
         25                   06/25/2008 15:13:00 If there has to be a theme it should be environmental
         26                   06/25/2008 15:23:00 No
         27                   06/25/2008 15:33:00 Not really
         28                   06/25/2008 15:46:00 Natural/eco
         29                   07/01/2008 18:44:00 Sport
         30                   07/02/2008 14:22:00 No, it would date
                                                  I think kids consensus would be fine. Although I do like the idea of
                                                  small thing built large. A massive table and chairs to climb on- Jack
         31                   07/02/2008 14:41:00 and the Beanstalk type thing.
32   07/02/2008 14:55:00 No
                         No the park is alright as it is. I just want you to remove the unlawful
                         surveillance cameras and allow the park to be used for peoples
                         enjoyment by ALL sections of society- including the scapegoated
                         groups who you are persecuting and driving out. I wanrt to see a lot
                         more tolerance of different cultures and lifestyles than we've been
33   07/03/2008 08:50:00 getting lately.
                             It should lean more towards the idea of a traditional victorian park
                             (such as Eaton Park) with plenty of space to walk and play. Any
                             theme should be kept within the children's areas in order to make sure
34   07/03/2008 20:27:00     adults feel comfortable in the park.
                             I think themes tend to become dated very quickly and I would tend to
                             support facilities which are flexible and can be changed according to
35   07/06/2008 15:08:00     need.
36   07/09/2008 08:59:00     Yes please, why not sounds good
37   07/09/2008 09:39:00     No
38   07/09/2008 09:48:00     If there was enough interest created I would leave the design to others
                             No - children do not need themes, play should come from their own
39   07/09/2008 10:43:00     imagination
40   07/09/2008 11:06:00     N/A
41   07/09/2008 11:10:00     Hmm - not sure.
42   07/09/2008 11:13:00     No
                             No, it needs to be as multi-functional as possible - let children use
43   07/09/2008 11:29:00     their imaginations.
                         A nature theme would be good for children as this would put them in
44   07/09/2008 11:48:00 touch with it.
                         No - this would be too complicated and people might be tempted to
45   07/10/2008 07:38:00 vandalise if they didn't like the theme
46   07/10/2008 07:49:00 No
47   07/10/2008 08:05:00 No
48   07/10/2008 08:25:00 Not essential
                         It's nice to have a number of themes e.g. space rocket imagaination
49   07/10/2008 08:45:00 benches, ride-ons in the shape of horses/dragons etc.
50   07/10/2008 08:50:00 No, just good facilities
                         The natural, wooden equipment looks nice - not too garish - more
51   07/10/2008 08:58:00 about what you can do with the equipment than how it looks
                         Not sure if that's a priority? Would be nice, but more important is
52   07/10/2008 09:22:00 general design of equipment
53   07/10/2008 09:31:00 No
54   07/10/2008 09:48:00 Yes nature and ecologically friendly
55   07/15/2008 09:00:00 No
56   07/15/2008 09:40:00 None thanks
57   07/15/2008 10:10:00 No request for a design theme
58   07/15/2008 10:26:00 Yes
59   07/15/2008 10:55:00 No just aesthetically pleasing! Possibly woodland theme.
60   07/21/2008 09:14:00 Dragon, climbing frame
61   07/21/2008 09:27:00 Zip wire
62   07/21/2008 09:36:00 Yes zip wire
63   07/21/2008 09:43:00 A theme park - a climbing frame in the shape of a dinosaur
                         No - I'd like to keep the environment as natural as possible - themes
64   07/21/2008 10:18:00 pass out of fashion and can become tacky
Jenny Lind

Do you have any particular needs (eg physical or recreational)
which you feel are not being met and so limit your use of Jenny
Answer Options                                             Count
                                 answered question               53
                                   skipped question              66

Number        Response Date                       Response Text
          1                   06/03/2008 18:46:00 No
          2                   06/04/2008 11:21:00 maybe get the spelling right in the sign above the entrance
                                                  We go there after school from Bignold. Most children are aged 5-11.
          3                   06/07/2008 20:39:00 Let them use it safely.
          4                   06/09/2008 10:53:00 I liked the ideas of skate park etc for older kids
                                                  would be nice to have peace of mind by having fencing so I know the
          5                   06/09/2008 12:56:00 dogs are safe and free to run
                                                       The current surface in the play area is rough and unsafe. When
                                                       toddlers fall they inevitably lose skin from knees and hands so we play
                                                       and run on the grass mounds more than the main play area.
          6                   06/10/2008 22:02:00
          7                   06/11/2008 16:17:00 Not enough seating.
          8                   06/12/2008 21:08:00 A tea caravan!!!
                                                  The park is rubbish but still better than chpelfield which is crowded
          9                   06/12/2008 22:07:00 and has boring stuff.
         10                   06/14/2008 19:02:00 would love to see a climbing wall and jogging/fitness circuit
         11                   06/16/2008 07:42:00 shelters over seats within playarea as they are quite exposed
         12                   06/16/2008 09:11:00 No
         13                   06/17/2008 09:25:00 None
         14                   06/18/2008 13:35:00 Lack of disabled toilets
         15                   06/18/2008 13:44:00 Lack of disabled toilets and refreshment area
                                                  Partly sighted and walking problems- not good enough: trip hazards
         16                   06/18/2008 15:59:00 and need circular walk
                                                  it is an ugly park that is not utilised that well with very poor play area
         17                   06/20/2008 13:21:00 equipment
         18                   06/24/2008 16:18:00 Car Parking
         19                   06/25/2008 14:20:00 Gates need to be wide enough for a double buggy
         20                   06/25/2008 14:49:00 No
         21                   06/25/2008 15:33:00 No
         22                   06/25/2008 15:46:00 Natural/eco
         23                   06/27/2008 13:26:00 Tennis courts
         24                   07/01/2008 13:25:00 need a better play area and needs to be modernised
         25                   07/01/2008 18:44:00 Not a very nice palce for people to go.
                                                  Better walkways perhaps the natural routes indicated over grassed
         26                   07/02/2008 14:15:00 areas could be paved
         27                   07/02/2008 14:41:00 Nope- but I like the climbing wall thing
         28                   07/02/2008 14:55:00 No, but needs to be a nice place to sit without worrying about dog poo
         29                   07/03/2008 08:50:00 No
                         There are a large number of disabled persons in the immediate area to
                         the park, whilst I myself do not have any specific needs I would
30   07/06/2008 15:08:00 encourage the Park to be made as accessible and inclusive as possible.
31   07/09/2008 08:59:00 Track around the park to go for a run
32   07/09/2008 09:39:00 No
                         As a wheelchair user I often feel that I would like to get closer to the
33   07/09/2008 09:48:00 field of play without disrupting what was going on
34   07/09/2008 09:50:00 There should be an area for dogs to use, but kept on leads.
35   07/09/2008 10:43:00 No
                         Drainage, lighting need to be improved. Grassy areas must be
36   07/09/2008 11:06:00 maintained
37   07/09/2008 11:10:00 No
38   07/09/2008 11:13:00 No
39   07/09/2008 11:29:00 No
40   07/10/2008 08:05:00 No
                         Definitely more toddler things like a smaller climbing frame, sandpit
41   07/10/2008 08:14:00 and some softer flooring, bark chip or something
                         The play area is dirty and occasionally dangerous (pieces of glass,
42   07/10/2008 08:25:00 needles and syringes)
                         A shaded picnic area would be good as my children are fair skinned. A
43   07/10/2008 08:45:00 sand pit would be a big hit - always is!
44   07/10/2008 08:50:00 No
45   07/10/2008 09:22:00 No
46   07/10/2008 09:31:00 -
47   07/15/2008 09:40:00 Not really
                         No particular needs. Seeing happiness in the park to so many, of all
48   07/15/2008 10:10:00 ages, gives me much pleasure.
49   07/15/2008 10:26:00 No
                         Possibly liaising with the local shop to see if they could hire out
50   07/15/2008 10:55:00 suitable equipment (basketballs/tennis racquets/football/etc)
51   07/21/2008 09:27:00 Nothing for disabled people
52   07/21/2008 09:36:00 No
                         I'd love to see a pond (but it would need to be safe) with water plants,
                         providing a habitat for insects etc. I want to say that I feel lucky to
                         have this space on my doorstep. It makes all the difference to living in
53   07/21/2008 10:18:00 the city.
Jenny Lind

I am interested in hearing about opportunities to get involved with the future
management of the Jenny Lind Park (eg through a friends group)
                                                    Response       Response
Answer Options                                       Percent         Count
yes*                                                  34.7%            26
no                                                    65.3%            49
                                             answered question             75
                                               skipped question            44
Jenny Lind

Postcode, name of road or block of flats where you live:

Answer Options                                          Count
                                answered question             88
                                  skipped question            31

Number        Response Date                          Response Text
          1                   06/03/2008 15:47:00    NR2 2BE
          2                   06/03/2008 17:40:00    York Street
          3                   06/03/2008 18:47:00    NR22TA
          4                   06/04/2008 11:22:00    NR2 2SD
          5                   06/04/2008 11:56:00    NR2 2RH
          6                   06/04/2008 22:29:00    nr2 2rg
          7                   06/05/2008 13:02:00    NR1 2QT
          8                   06/05/2008 20:09:00    Nr1 2QN
          9                   06/07/2008 20:40:00    NR1 3RH
         10                   06/09/2008 10:53:00    nr4 7qt
         11                   06/09/2008 12:05:00    NR1 3QX
         12                   06/09/2008 12:57:00    NR2 2BW
         13                   06/09/2008 13:20:00    NR2 2TA
         14                   06/10/2008 18:35:00    nr1 2qy
         15                   06/10/2008 22:02:00    NR2 2BQ
         16                   06/11/2008 16:17:00    NR2 2SF
         17                   06/12/2008 21:08:00    nr2
         18                   06/12/2008 22:08:00    Pottergate
         19                   06/14/2008 10:41:00    nr2 2sn
         20                   06/14/2008 19:02:00    NR2 2HD
         21                   06/15/2008 20:34:00    NR1 3QZ
         22                   06/16/2008 07:43:00    nr2 2bh
         23                   06/16/2008 09:11:00    NR1 2QP
         24                   06/16/2008 19:17:00    NR2 2HD
         25                   06/17/2008 09:25:00    nr2 2tp
         26                   06/18/2008 13:36:00    NR3 3RU
         27                   06/18/2008 13:44:00    NR2 2SA
         28                   06/18/2008 14:22:00    NR2 2BQ
         29                   06/18/2008 14:41:00    Suffolk Square
         30                   06/18/2008 15:03:00    NR2 2SG
         31                   06/18/2008 15:19:00    NR2 2BL
         32                   06/18/2008 15:32:00    NR2 3DW
         33                   06/18/2008 15:59:00    Globe Place
         34                   06/20/2008 13:21:00    nr34pt
         35                   06/23/2008 21:41:00    nr22sg
         36                   06/24/2008 16:18:00    NR2 2SL
         37                   06/25/2008 13:50:00    NR2 2BB
         38                   06/25/2008 14:20:00    NR2 2HB
         39                   06/25/2008 14:25:00    NR1 2PT
         40                   06/25/2008 14:36:00    NR2 2EA
         41                   06/25/2008 14:53:00    NR2 2BP
         42                   06/25/2008 15:14:00    NR2 2BH
         43                   06/25/2008 15:23:00    NR2 2TF
         44                   06/25/2008 15:33:00    NR2 2BL
         45                   06/25/2008 15:46:00    NR2 2BS
         46                   06/27/2008 13:26:00    Trinity Street
         47                   07/01/2008 13:25:00    gatekeeper
48   07/01/2008 17:53:00   NR32 4PS
49   07/02/2008 14:16:00   Essex Street
50   07/02/2008 14:23:00   NR2 2HA
51   07/02/2008 14:42:00   NR2 2TA
52   07/02/2008 14:56:00   Trinity Street
53   07/03/2008 08:51:00   NR2 2AA
54   07/03/2008 20:28:00   nr2 2ea
55   07/06/2008 15:08:00   NR2 2PN
56   07/09/2008 09:01:00   NR2 2TL
57   07/09/2008 10:03:00   NR2 2BL
58   07/09/2008 10:12:00   NR2 1RY
59   07/09/2008 10:14:00   NR2 3HS
60   07/09/2008 10:23:00   NR2 2BL
61   07/09/2008 10:28:00   NR2 2BJ
62   07/09/2008 10:29:00   NR2 3HS
63   07/09/2008 10:44:00   Ampthill Street
64   07/09/2008 10:49:00   NR2 2BL
65   07/09/2008 11:00:00   NR2 2AA
66   07/09/2008 11:06:00   NR2 2TA
67   07/09/2008 11:11:00   NR2 2AX
68   07/09/2008 11:14:00   NR2 2HH
69   07/10/2008 07:39:00   NR4 6RW
70   07/10/2008 07:49:00   NR2 2TE
71   07/10/2008 08:06:00    Rupert Street
72   07/10/2008 08:14:00   NR2 2AA
73   07/10/2008 08:25:00   NR2 2RG
74   07/10/2008 08:45:00   NR2 4HD
75   07/10/2008 08:50:00   Rupert Street
76   07/10/2008 09:15:00   NR2 3RG
77   07/10/2008 09:23:00   NR2 3JA
78   07/10/2008 09:31:00   NR2 2BB
79   07/10/2008 09:48:00   NR2 2BL
80   07/15/2008 09:00:00   NR2 2AS
81   07/15/2008 09:40:00   NR2 2AT
82   07/15/2008 10:10:00   Trinity Street
83   07/15/2008 10:27:00   NR2 2BH
84   07/15/2008 10:55:00   Trinity Street
85   07/21/2008 09:14:00   Suffolk Square
86   07/21/2008 09:28:00    NR2 2SG
87   07/21/2008 09:36:00   NR2 2BW
88   07/21/2008 09:44:00   Essex Street
Jenny Lind


                       Response       Response
Answer Options          Percent         Count
male                     44.3%            43
female                   55.7%            54
                 answered question            97
                   skipped question           22
Jenny Lind

Age group:

                        Response      Response
Answer Options           Percent        Count
Under 11                  5.0%             5
11-16                     10.9%           11
17-25                     4.0%             4
25-39                     31.7%           32
40-54                     25.7%           26
55-64                     10.9%           11
                   65     11.9%           12
                 answered question            101
                   skipped question            18
Jenny Lind

How would you describe your ethnic origin?

                                                   Response       Response
Answer Options                                      Percent         Count
White British                                        84.0%            84
White Irish                                          3.0%              3
Other white                                          6.0%              6
Bangladeshi                                          0.0%              0
Pakastani                                            0.0%              0
Other Asian                                          1.0%              1
Chinese                                              0.0%              0
White and Asian                                      1.0%              1
Black African                                        1.0%              1
Other black                                          2.0%              2
White and black African                              1.0%              1
White and black Caribbean                            0.0%              0
Other ethnic group                                   1.0%              1
Other mixed background                               0.0%              0
Gypsy/traveller                                      0.0%              0
                                             answered question            100
                                               skipped question            19

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