Public Consultations 

Skate Park Consultation

The present Parson’s Close Recreation Ground Skate Park facility has been in situ for a number of years and is nearing the end of it’s usable life.

Usage is intended for all skateboards, free-style bikers and scooters.

Skate Parks have become increasingly popular recreational facilities for a growing number of children and adults. First developed in the 1970’s public skate parks have helped to serve as positive recreational spaces for a broad cross-section of our society.

Skate parks are places where some kids can escape the pressures of team sports, engage in a healthy aerobic activity, combat obesity and build confidence and self-esteem.

We provided an unsupervised play space and would welcome comments about our facility. So whether you, your children, your grandchildren or users which you are guardians to use the skate park at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground.

We would value your time in completing our survey here

The survey will close on Friday 2nd May. 

Town Centre User Survey

In 2017, the Town Council undertook it’s first regular Town Centre Benchmarking Survey. People responded in their numbers giving us good feedback. We invite you to take the 2 minute survey again please so we can see and plot any changes in usage and views between last and this years feedback. This data supports the Town Council in planning town centre focused work.

To provide the valuable feedback all you need to do is complete the following 2 minute online survey here

You can view last years survey report here

If you have any questions, please contact Mike King, People and Places Insights Limited at

Town Centre Business Survey

During March, Town Centre businesses will be contacted and asked to complete a short survey which will be hand delivered with a freepost envelope by the People and Places Insight Research Team. The survey will ask questions such as business confidence, customer origin and positive and negative aspects of trading in the town centre.

This information along with the results of the Town Centre User survey will form the final Benchmarking Report which will be available from April and will once again be used to guide the Town Council’s future work plans for continual town centre improvements.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike King, People and Places Insight Limited at 

You can view last years report here

Community Engagement Strategy 

The Town Council’s Community Engagement Strategy is now several years old and is being updated to reflect all the new digital methods of communication we new engage in, as well as more traditional communication methods. We would welcome any comments or suggestions in terms of the draft revised strategy. The draft document and current strategy are available to review below.

Current Community Engagement Strategy 
Revised Draft Community Engagement Strategy 

Please take a few moments to read through them and submit any comments to us. Your comments may remain anonymous or if you would like a response, please provide your contact details for this purpose. 

Complete the consultation here