We had a fantastic response from local residents with over 13,500 (17% of households in the borough) completing the All in One survey. The key findings from the survey are outlined here:
You love living in Richmond upon Thames – 92% of respondents were satisfied with their local area as a place to live.
When asked to describe what you like best about your local area, these were the results:
Other things you like included library services (20%) and education and schools (19%).
When asked what things most needed to be improved in your local area, two issues came up much more than others.
These were the results:
Shopping in the local high street was the only issue that rated highly in both categories. 35% of respondents said it was something they liked about their local area, whereas 22% thought it could be improved.
Over half of respondents (52%) said they felt informed about services in their local area, while only 19% felt they could actually influence the decisions made.
Over half of respondents (53%) said they would like to know how to get involved more locally. The main area people wanted to get involved with was local service delivery, especially related to developing local shops and businesses. They were also keen to give their views on the priorities put forward for their area.
The survey also asked you to describe what you considered to be your local area or neighbourhood. Around 92% of respondents said they lived in one of 14 areas. We mapped these descriptions against postcodes and were able to define 14 village areas, which covered a number of different wards.
We have analysed the results of the survey for each of the 14 village areas. To view the results for your local area click on the map below or visit My Richmond Villages.
Following the survey we arranged a series of village planning events across the borough during the summer of 2011. These events gave residents the chance to discuss any issues in more detail and find potential solutions. This included looking at ways we could work together with the community to take things forward in the future.
Over 1,300 people attended the nine events.
We received very positive feedback from residents who attended the events.
90% of the people who gave us feedback said the event:
However, only 39% felt the Council would act on the concerns discussed.
We set up the My Richmond Villages web pages for people who were unable to attend the events.
This online community allows you to see the issues discussed at your local event and even continue the discussions online. It also includes a video about your local area.
We have used the information gathered from the survey and events to form the basis for Village Action Plans. Each of the 14 villages has their own plan.
Updated: 12 May 2017