What We Learned
We’ve put together the data from the survey and some additional information that we get from the statistics collected by the site and by Google and tried to draw some conclusions.
Here’s the report that was provided for the Parish Council meeting last week:
What are we going to do about it?
Some things are relatively easy to do. Ideas such as “Quick Contacts” for essential telephone numbers and a better guide to local planning can easily be done and we will try to put those in place as quickly as we can.
Other things that would be useful such as dedicated pages for local societies could be done if the societies want to put forward someone to maintain the area in question (we can easily make access available to parts of the site to allow this).
Generally we don’t want to reproduce things that people are doing in other ways (e.g. the Old Pictures of Woodford or the Things for Sale Facebook pages) and there are many things that Twitter and Facebook are much better for.
Some of things that people felt were unimportant we will either not put any further effort into or remove if we find it helps to make the rest of the site more useful.
BUT we do want to be a place where people can find the local information they need easily, so we will be looking at implementing as many of the ideas suggested as we can, given the resources available to us.
If you have any additional ideas you can always email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org