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Village survey highlights local concerns

The results of this year’s village survey have now been released, and offer a fascinating insight into the concerns of Theale’s residents. Andy Button, Vice Chair of Theale’s Future, revealed the headline points during the public meeting at the village hall on October 21st. He calaculated that more than 96,000 pieces of data had to be processed, and thanked the Greenham Common Trust for taking on most of this enormous task. He also thanked everyone who had helped to distribute and collect the survey around the village. But perhaps the most gratitude was expressed towards you, Theale’s residents, for co-operating in responding to the survey. It’s not always easy to persuade people to complete questionnaires, but a whopping 50.1% of the households in Theale returned their completed forms. This is a massive increase over the average for these projects, and suggests that the people of Theale welcomed the chance to express an opinion on a wide variety of issues affecting the village.

It will take some time to chew over the results, and turn these opinions into a plan of action, but in the meantime, please download the results of the questionnaire in Microsoft Word format by clicking here: Results.

A preliminary analysis of the information in MS PowerPoint format can be found here: Analysis.

Also during the meeting, Roger York, another member of the Theale’s Future committee, revealed that the group had succeeded in winning an award of £9,380 from Awards For All. More information can be found on the Theale’s Future area of this webite.

Click here for a copy of the overall presentation, giving some background to Theale’s Future.

What next? Please take a look at the results then go to the forum and tell us what you think. If you need any help downloading the file, or using the forum, or if you want to volunteer any help to the organisation or the Environment Group, please get in touch.

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Survey results – What are Theale residents saying about local environmental issues? Click here to find out.

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Transition West Berks – Let’s Grow Food

Celebration of Outdoor & Environmental Education at Ufton Court

Help the local environment: butterfly bank scrub management
Title: Help the local environment: Butterfly Bank Scrub Management
Date: Tuesday 11-11-2008
Start Time: 10:00
Location: Hosehill Lake (meet at the Fox & Hounds)
Description: Come along and help us manage the butterfly bank by clearing scrub, to stop it shading out the wildflowers which the butterflies depend on for food. Meet at the Fox and Hounds Pub, Station Road, Theale.
We are: the Pang, Kennet & Lambourn Valleys Countryside Projects, based at the Old Estate Office on Englefield Road. We help to manage and publicise conservation work at Hosehill Lake.
More info: 0118 930 5336 launched

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