Throughout summer 2017, Southampton Common Forum conducted a survey of Southampton residents to collect their views about Southampton Common and the improvements which they would like to see made and to understand how The Common is used. We were also very interested to hear the views of those Southampton residents who currently do not use The Common, or who only only use it rarely, to find out why and to understand what would make The Common more attractive to them.
Everybody with an interest in Southampton Common was encouraged to give their views and significant efforts were made to engage with the City’s different ethnic communities (we even had it translated into Mandarin), with school and college students, with the universities and with the City’s major employers.
The survey was available online, or as a download to print and return to the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on The Common. Paper copies of the survey could also be returned to the Hawthorns.
The survey closed at the end of October, having received nearly 2,200 responses, which means that we now have a really solid body of evidence to present to Council and to help inform the rewriting of the Common Management Plan, so that The Common continues to meet the needs of City residents into the future.
The survey data has now been analysed. The results were presented at an open public meeting on 13th December, 2017 and are now available here.
A really big Thank you to you all
Postcode location of all map-able responses are shown below: