Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who filled in the Keyworth Village Plan Survey.

Over 1,700 surveys were completed from 3,020 households a massive 55% return! This far exceeded any expectations.

Without doubt, the results truly reflect the opinions and views of the residents of Keyworth.

So a big thank you to everyone who filled in the Survey.

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Survey Results

Over 1,700 surveys have been completed from 3,020 households – a massive 55% return! This far exceeds any expectations. Without doubt, the results will truly reflect the opinions and views of the residents of Keyworth. So a big thank you to everyone who filled in the Survey.

You can download a printable copy of the survey results. Or you can browse through the results below.

The survey is divided into themes:

There are also responses to general questions.

Housing and Planning

1. Which best describes Keyworth?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
A large village
71.1% 1219
A small town
5.9% 101
Somewhere with characteristics of both a town and a village
23.0% 395
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2. How would you like Keyworth's built-up area to develop over the next 10-20 years?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Keyworth should grow much larger
0.9% 16
Keyworth should grow slightly larger
25.1% 428
Keyworth should stay the same size as it is now
73.9% 1258
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3. What commercial developments would you like to see within Keyworth over the next 10-20 years?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
More small shops 25.4% (418) 47.3% (780) 15.3% (252) 5.2% (85) 6.9% (113) 1648
A new large supermarket 3.4% (55) 4.8% (78) 26.9% (433) 61.8% (997) 3.0% (49) 1612
More services 9.9% (155) 50.2% (786) 16.8% (263) 5.0% (79) 18.1% (283) 1566
More small offices 3.1% (49) 32.0% (507) 28.6% (453) 11.8% (187) 24.4% (387) 1583
More light industry 3.9% (63) 27.6% (447) 30.9% (500) 21.0% (339) 16.6% (269) 1618
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4. What residential development would you like within Keyworth over the next 10-20 years?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
4+ bedroom homes 3.1% (47) 13.3% (200) 39.1% (589) 29.8% (449) 14.6% (220) 1505
3 bedroom homes 5.4% (83) 33.6% (513) 27.5% (421) 19.9% (304) 13.6% (208) 1529
1-2 bedroom homes 14.4% (225) 42.6% (668) 17.2% (269) 15.2% (238) 10.7% (167) 1567
Flats 4.0% (59) 18.8% (278) 34.9% (516) 28.8% (426) 13.5% (199) 1478
Rented property 7.8% (118) 30.0% (455) 25.1% (381) 20.8% (315) 16.2% (246) 1515
Sheltered housing for the elderly 24.2% (397) 50.0% (822) 10.0% (165) 7.1% (116) 8.7% (143) 1643
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5. How do you feel about planning issues that affect Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
Keyworth's Green Belt should be strictly maintained and enforced 71.3% (1211) 21.0% (357) 5.2% (88) 1.1% (19) 1.4% (23) 1698
The historic heart of Keyworth should be conserved 70.7% (1189) 25.7% (433) 1.1% (18) 0.6% (10) 1.9% (32) 1682
The Local Planning Authority should allow denser development in Keyworth to make better use of land 4.7% (77) 16.3% (265) 39.2% (638) 34.7% (565) 5.0% (82) 1627
I would support a small development on Green Belt land if that were the only way to meet the local need for affordable housing 7.5% (124) 35.7% (592) 25.4% (422) 28.5% (472) 3.0% (49) 1659
The Local Planning Authority generally takes sufficient account of Keyworth's character and the local environment 5.5% (89) 40.8% (661) 21.2% (344) 12.2% (197) 20.3% (328) 1619
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6. Please use this space to elaborate on your answers within this section or to express any opinions about housing and planning in Keyworth.
  Response
Count
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Business and Commerce

7. How often do you buy from shops within Keyworth?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Daily
62.3% 1012
Weekly
32.2% 524
Monthly
0.4% 6
Occasionally
4.9% 80
Never
0.2% 3
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8. How important are the following when deciding whether to shop in Keyworth?
  Very important Important A consideration Not important at all Response
Count
Availability of local produce 31.7% (502) 34.0% (539) 27.5% (435) 6.8% (107) 1583
Choice of products 40.5% (650) 48.0% (770) 10.0% (161) 1.4% (23) 1604
Convenience 58.4% (941) 35.3% (568) 5.9% (95) 0.4% (7) 1611
Concern for the environment 29.9% (470) 35.5% (558) 28.2% (444) 6.5% (102) 1574
Friendly staff 39.7% (639) 42.5% (684) 14.9% (240) 2.8% (45) 1608
Opening hours 35.5% (566) 46.6% (742) 15.5% (247) 2.4% (38) 1593
Parking 32.2% (512) 31.2% (496) 21.1% (336) 15.6% (248) 1592
Price 34.8% (560) 40.0% (644) 22.6% (364) 2.5% (41) 1609
Quality 52.3% (841) 42.0% (676) 5.2% (84) 0.4% (7) 1608
Support for local shops 61.0% (992) 30.8% (501) 7.4% (121) 0.7% (11) 1625
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9. How important are the following when deciding whether to use a service (for example, plumber, mechanic) in Keyworth?
  Very important Important A consideration Not important at all Response
Count
Choice 35.1% (559) 46.8% (745) 16.1% (256) 1.9% (31) 1591
Convenience 38.3% (611) 47.5% (757) 12.6% (201) 1.6% (25) 1594
Concern for the environment 23.5% (365) 33.6% (521) 33.3% (516) 9.6% (149) 1551
Friendly staff 40.0% (634) 48.7% (772) 10.2% (162) 1.1% (17) 1585
Hours of business 29.2% (459) 50.3% (790) 18.1% (284) 2.4% (37) 1570
Price 45.5% (726) 43.1% (688) 10.6% (169) 0.8% (13) 1596
Quality 69.2% (1102) 28.2% (450) 2.2% (35) 0.4% (6) 1593
Word of mouth 53.1% (850) 37.9% (607) 8.2% (131) 0.9% (14) 1602
Support for local services 49.7% (795) 39.7% (635) 9.9% (158) 0.8% (12) 1600
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10. How well do business and commerce in Keyworth meet the needs of the community?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
There is a wide range of local shops 11.1% (178) 58.0% (933) 27.3% (440) 2.4% (39) 1.2% (20) 1610
There is a wide range of local services (e.g. plumber, garage, etc) 8.8% (141) 66.4% (1066) 20.2% (325) 1.3% (21) 3.2% (52) 1605
It is easy to find out about local services 14.0% (224) 73.5% (1176) 9.6% (153) 0.8% (13) 2.2% (35) 1601
I would buy more local produce if it was more easily available 26.7% (430) 58.7% (944) 6.8% (110) 0.3% (5) 7.5% (120) 1609
I would use a local Farmers' Market in Keyworth 44.6% (727) 43.2% (704) 4.4% (71) 0.9% (15) 6.9% (113) 1630
Keyworth should encourage 'Fair Trade' 30.0% (485) 51.5% (831) 3.0% (49) 1.0% (16) 14.4% (233) 1614
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11. What would encourage you to use local business more?
  Response
Count
Comments will soon be available to view online 684
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12. Please use this space to elaborate on your answers within this section or to express any opinions about business and commerce in Keyworth.
  Response
Count
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Young People (between 11 and 18 years)

13. How do you feel about young people's activities in Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
There is a good range of organised activities (e.g. clubs and societies) for 11 to 18 year olds 3.8% (43) 25.2% (285) 21.3% (241) 6.5% (74) 43.1% (487) 1130
Organised activities for 11 to 18 year olds are generally good value for money 2.7% (30) 23.6% (260) 9.7% (107) 3.0% (33) 61.0% (673) 1103
Organised activities for 11 to 18 year olds are available at appropriate times (i.e. evenings, weekends, school holidays) 2.9% (32) 24.5% (271) 13.4% (148) 4.0% (44) 55.2% (609) 1104
Organised activities are open to all 11 to 18 year olds 2.8% (30) 22.6% (244) 12.0% (129) 3.7% (40) 58.9% (635) 1078
There is a good choice of unsupervised facilities (e.g. skate park, recreational areas) available for 11 to 18 year olds in Keyworth 2.5% (27) 20.5% (224) 27.0% (295) 8.9% (97) 41.1% (449) 1092
Unsupervised facilities for 11 to 18 year olds are suitable for use in daylight hours 2.6% (28) 33.1% (359) 12.1% (131) 4.6% (50) 47.6% (517) 1085
Unsupervised facilities for 11 to 18 year olds are suitable for use after dark 1.2% (13) 4.2% (46) 31.7% (344) 15.3% (166) 47.5% (515) 1084
In general, 11 to 18 year olds in Keyworth are well behaved 3.7% (42) 60.7% (694) 11.5% (131) 4.6% (53) 19.5% (223) 1143
In general, the number of young people hanging around in Keyworth is not excessive 3.2% (37) 54.7% (631) 17.4% (201) 6.8% (79) 17.9% (206) 1154
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14. Please use this space to elaborate on your answers within this section or to express any opinions about young people (and provisions for young people) in Keyworth.
  Response
Count
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The Environment

15. How often do you visit the Nature Reserve?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Daily
0.2% 3
Weekly
1.3% 21
Monthly
5.3% 85
Yearly
6.8% 109
Occasionally
39.7% 638
Never
46.7% 750
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16. How do you feel about the environmental future of Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
Green issues are important to me 31.7% (505) 58.5% (931) 3.3% (53) 0.6% (10) 5.8% (92) 1591
It would be useful to have a map of the local countryside displayed in Keyworth village centre 23.1% (370) 60.8% (973) 4.7% (76) 0.4% (7) 10.9% (175) 1601
I would use an improved public footpath system in the countryside around Keyworth 28.6% (454) 50.6% (803) 6.7% (107) 0.5% (8) 13.6% (216) 1588
I would use additional public seating in and around Keyworth 12.7% (204) 44.4% (711) 19.4% (311) 2.4% (39) 21.0% (337) 1602
A community based, renewable power scheme would be a good idea 13.5% (204) 41.3% (623) 10.7% (161) 4.2% (63) 30.3% (456) 1507
A community compost scheme would be a good idea 15.6% (240) 44.7% (689) 13.7% (211) 3.6% (56) 22.5% (347) 1543
Local shop owners should be responsible for clearing all litter outside their premises 38.8% (623) 42.8% (688) 10.4% (167) 2.5% (40) 5.5% (89) 1607
Keyworth traders should stop issuing plastic bags, start issuing degradable bags and sell reusable bags 41.9% (683) 44.0% (717) 6.0% (98) 1.5% (25) 6.6% (107) 1630
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17. How do you feel about your immediate environment?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
Litter is a big problem in Keyworth 12.6% (202) 36.4% (582) 42.5% (681) 2.1% (33) 6.4% (103) 1601
Dog fouling is a big problem in Keyworth 24.9% (400) 37.8% (608) 31.3% (503) 1.2% (19) 4.9% (78) 1608
Fly tipping is a big problem in Keyworth 3.9% (61) 15.4% (242) 54.9% (863) 2.8% (44) 23.0% (361) 1571
Graffitti is a big problem in Keyworth 2.7% (43) 14.6% (230) 62.3% (984) 3.4% (54) 17.0% (268) 1579
Fly posting is a big problem in Keyworth 3.2% (50) 10.7% (169) 63.2% (994) 3.9% (62) 18.9% (298) 1573
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18. How do you feel about personal safety in Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
I feel safe in Keyworth during the daytime 49.1% (807) 50.1% (824) 0.4% (6) 0.1% (2) 0.4% (6) 1645
I feel safe in Keyworth in the evening 20.3% (328) 56.1% (906) 16.8% (271) 2.2% (36) 4.5% (73) 1614
I would like to join a Neighbourhood Watch scheme 10.9% (162) 36.4% (542) 12.6% (188) 2.0% (30) 38.2% (569) 1491
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  Response
Count
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Leisure

20. How do you feel about leisure opportunities and facilities in Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion Response
Count
The Leisure Centre is important to Keyworth 62.4% (1022) 33.6% (550) 0.8% (13) 0.1% (2) 3.2% (52) 1639
The Platt Lane facilities are important to Keyworth 51.0% (829) 39.1% (635) 1.4% (22) 0.1% (2) 8.4% (136) 1624
Keyworth Village Hall meets my needs 23.6% (379) 52.6% (845) 3.4% (55) 1.2% (19) 19.1% (307) 1605
Leisure facilities surrounding the Village Hall meet my needs 16.3% (257) 49.7% (784) 6.8% (107) 1.3% (20) 26.0% (411) 1579
I am satisfied with services provided by Keyworth Library 31.1% (503) 54.0% (873) 2.2% (36) 0.4% (6) 12.3% (199) 1617
Adult education in Keyworth is sufficient 5.6% (88) 28.8% (451) 20.6% (322) 5.6% (87) 39.5% (618) 1566
The provision of outdoor play areas for under-elevens is satisfactory 2.8% (43) 17.0% (265) 26.8% (417) 17.0% (264) 36.5% (568) 1557
The restriction on organised games on the Keyworth Playing Field (adjacent to the Village Hall) on Sundays should be removed 21.3% (332) 32.0% (499) 16.2% (253) 7.9% (123) 22.7% (354) 1561
Open spaces in and around Keyworth for relaxing and playing games are satisfactory 4.4% (69) 44.1% (690) 24.3% (381) 7.5% (117) 19.7% (309) 1566
It is easy to find information about organisations and events in Keyworth 12.9% (204) 65.6% (1039) 10.8% (171) 2.2% (35) 8.5% (134) 1583
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21. How often do you use Keyworth Leisure Centre?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Daily
1.7% 28
Weekly
18.4% 302
Monthly
5.6% 91
Occasionally
38.6% 633
Never
35.7% 585
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22. What would encourage you to use Keyworth Leisure Centre more?
  Response
Count
Comments will soon be available to view online 529
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  Response
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Health and Welfare

24. The health services provided by the following are satisfactory:
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
The Health Centre 42.8% (710) 47.9% (794) 5.2% (86) 1.9% (32) 2.1% (35) 1657
Chemists/Pharmacies 26.3% (434) 58.8% (970) 10.4% (172) 2.7% (44) 1.9% (31) 1651
Dentists 19.8% (324) 43.7% (715) 14.8% (243) 5.7% (93) 16.0% (262) 1637
Other 6.9% (72) 27.4% (288) 4.7% (49) 1.8% (19) 59.2% (622) 1050
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25. Welfare support in Keyworth is satisfactory for:
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Not applicable Response
Count
The elderly 4.1% (62) 28.0% (425) 10.0% (152) 1.5% (23) 56.4% (856) 1518
The disabled 2.3% (34) 19.9% (295) 8.8% (130) 1.6% (23) 67.4% (997) 1479
The chronically ill 2.2% (32) 15.1% (220) 7.3% (107) 1.4% (21) 74.0% (1081) 1461
Under elevens 1.8% (26) 18.5% (268) 4.2% (61) 1.2% (18) 74.2% (1073) 1446
Carers 1.5% (22) 11.9% (173) 8.5% (123) 2.2% (32) 75.9% (1100) 1450
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  Response
Count
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Transport

27. Which modes of transport do you use frequently to travel within Keyworth? (Tick all that apply)
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Car
74.3% 1242
Bicycle
15.0% 250
Mobility scooter
1.4% 23
Bus
27.6% 462
Foot
83.9% 1402
Other
1.6% 26
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28. Where do obstructions, congestion or lack of visibility cause you problems? (Tick all that apply)
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Main Street
48.8% 768
Church Drive
56.3% 886
The Square
44.4% 699
Church Drive/Fairway junction
43.7% 688
Nowhere within Keyworth
11.0% 173
Other, please comment
34.4% 541
Are there any other areas where you experience problems with obstructions, congestion or lack of visibility? 741
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29. What speed controls would you like to see in Keyworth? (Tick all that apply)
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
None
13.1% 211
Speed ramps
11.6% 187
Camera
18.9% 303
Controls outside schools
47.4% 762
School patrols
30.2% 486
Electronic warning signs
60.9% 978
Other
5.8% 94
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30. How do you feel about transport in and around Keyworth?
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion Response
Count
Public transport from Keyworth to surrounding cities, towns and villages meets my needs 31.7% (515) 50.2% (816) 10.1% (165) 2.4% (39) 5.6% (91) 1626
Public transport for journeys within Keyworth meets my needs 12.9% (205) 35.6% (564) 11.0% (175) 2.6% (41) 37.9% (601) 1586
Cycle tracks should be introduced within Keyworth 15.3% (238) 30.1% (470) 21.7% (338) 7.1% (110) 25.9% (404) 1560
I would use a footpath/cyclepath linking Keyworth with Rushcliffe Country Park 24.3% (379) 31.0% (484) 13.1% (204) 4.6% (71) 27.1% (422) 1560
I would use a cyclepath linking Keyworth with Nottingham City Centre 13.0% (200) 12.9% (198) 27.7% (427) 8.8% (135) 37.7% (580) 1540
Pavements are generally well surfaced 4.0% (64) 39.1% (627) 29.7% (476) 23.9% (384) 3.4% (54) 1605
It is easy to use a pushchair/wheelchair/pram/etc around Keyworth 2.6% (40) 24.8% (382) 19.7% (304) 10.3% (159) 42.6% (658) 1543
I find it easy to cross the road in Keyworth 6.6% (101) 60.5% (926) 24.2% (371) 4.6% (70) 4.1% (62) 1530
Please tell us anywhere you experience difficulty crossing roads within Keyworth 645
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31. Would you use a car sharing scheme?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.1% 286
No
80.9% 1209
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32. How often do you use public parking in Keyworth? (ie, on Bunny Lane, on Church Drive to the rear of Budgens, outside the Village Hall, or in marked bays)
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Daily
15.3% 246
Weekly
39.7% 638
Monthly
3.9% 63
Occasionally
29.1% 468
Never
12.1% 194
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33. For how long do you typically park your vehicle in one of Keyworth's public car parks?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Up to 2 hours
81.1% 1279
Over 2 hours
2.4% 38
Never
16.5% 260
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34. What public car park charges should be introduced in Keyworth?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
First 2 hours free
50.1% 786
All day fixed fee
3.0% 47
None
45.0% 706
Other
2.0% 31
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35. Do you agree that residents only parking zones in Keyworth are a good idea?
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Strongly agree
10.9% 173
Agree
26.9% 428
Disagree
28.6% 455
Strongly disagree
15.7% 250
No opinion
18.0% 286
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  Response
Count
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General

37. Please tell us your age (in years):
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
18 or under
0.4% 7
19-34
6.4% 106
35-49
20.1% 335
50–64
31.6% 527
65 or over
41.5% 692
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38. Please tell us your gender:
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Male
37.1% 573
Female
62.9% 970
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39. Please use this space to express any opinion about Keyworth and its future.
  Response
Count
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