Summary of Questionnaire Comments
The unattributed comments in each section of
the questionnaire have been processed and the five or six most
commented-on issues in each section are reported on this page.
Objective 1: Housing
Comments not yet processed.
Objective 2: Our Infrastructure
The top six areas of concern are:
5. Road Crossing
6. School Buses
1. Broadband was commented on approximately 182 times and every
comment was negative regarding the speed. This issue is currently
being addressed and should be improved by September 2017.
2. Traffic. After broadband the speed of through traffic in The
High Road, Felmersham and Moor End, Radwell were the main issues.
The speeding issue in Felmersham is being address by the Parish
Council with the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit throughout
the village. However with a speed limit in Moor End of 20 mph,
speed was still an issue in Moor End. Some suggested average speed
cameras were required and a few thought speed monitoring was the
answer. Speed bumps were definitely not required. Traffic was
considered to be a hazard, at the school, during school start and
Many respondents thought the Parish needed more footpaths. Serval
said there was a need for a footpath from Felmersham to Sharnbrook
Upper School giving students the opportunity to walk to school and
provide parishioners with a safe means of walking to Sharnbrook.
Whilst others thought a footpath from Radwell to Milton Ernest
would be beneficial. Within in the parish footpaths were proposed
in Moor End, Pavenham Road and the High Road from the junction of
Grange Road to Memorial Lane. Pedestrians were also at risk
walking along the Old Road during school starting and finishing
This was an issue in Pavenham Road, the School and Village Hall,
Church End, The Sun and on the path at the junction of Grange Road
and The High Road.
5. Road Crossing
Crossing The High Road near the bus shelter, especially at peak
periods, was seen as a major safety problem for both children and
adults. Several suggest a pedestrian crossing. Speeding traffic
did not help in this regard.
6. School Busses
School busses and lorries are a risk to motorists and pedestrians
at peak periods. They travel too fast.
Objective 3: Environment and Heritage
Comments not yet processed.
Objective 4: Recreational, sporting and
Objective 5: Business and Employment
It was interesting that there were very few comments added to this
section of the questionnaire. Strong support was given to all of
the community facilities listed, with all being used occasionally
by residents. Having said that, the mobile library was only used
by a few but on a regular basis, and to a lesser extent the
community bus service (The Villager).
People enjoy living in the Parish, feeling part of the community
and enjoying the rural atmosphere and the ease of access to the
As far as issues are concerned, it is a case of carrying out a
follow up questionnaire to areas raised by a minority through the
comments made in order to gauge support for such initiatives.
Issues for further investigation of support:
● Facilities for children and youth of the Parish
● Additional community groups, such as garden/allotment club,
conservation of wildlife and other societies such as a drama group
● A playing field for adults for activities such as cricket and
● A Community building for meetings etc in Radwell
● A community shop
It was interesting to find out how many people work from home or
operate a business from Felmersham and Radwell. The response was
excellent from residents and brought to light how many people
depend on key services, such as broadband. Residents feedback
regarding broadband and its inadequate performance was
The villages of Felmersham and Radwell are attractive because of
the rural aspects. However, because of the good train links to
London this attracts commuters to the villages.
The villages have a good selection of Trades and Services that
cover lots of different capabilities.
The main employment groups in the village are:
• Building & Maintenance Services i.e. Electrician/Plumber etc.
• Animal Care
• Public House
• Home Office
The questionnaire results clearly stated that going forward the
majority of residents believed that the future employment
opportunity would come from Leisure & Tourism.
The residents also responded positively to the new Leisure
proposals; however, they do not want this venture to impact on the
peace and quiet that they enjoy. But recognise that jobs created
would potentially be beneficial.
In addition, the need for a Shop and Community Hub got a very
positive response and The Sun pub was highly regarded as our top
community asset and village employer.
Issues to address in the future:
• Broadband - Fibre is coming but required urgently
• Leisure proposal
• Community Hub for meetings, networking etc.
If you would like to
find out more or want to get involved please contact:
Rosemary Drewery: Tel: 0779296004; email: Rosemary@madewithlovinghands.com
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27 September 2017