Consultation Phase 8-Minute User Survey

Westmeath Community Development in association with:
     -Westmeath County Council
     -Westmeath LCDC
     -Westmeath Sports Partnership

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* 1. Participant profile:

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* 2. Overall, as a user how would you rate the current Westmeath Recreational offering?

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* 3. As a user how would you rate the current Westmeath Recreational offering?

  Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
Greenways
Walking Trails
Blueways / Canoe Trails
Cycling Trails (non-Greenways)
Urban citizen walking/running
Public swimming sites
Rural wilderness walking/hillwalking
Other trails e.g. bridle, canal
Extreme and endurance type activities (e.g whitewater kayaking/downhill mountainbiking/paragliding)
Access to people of all abilities
Information exchange on recreational opportunities
Training
Family & child friendly offerings
Personal safety
Watersports, including canoeing, kayaking etc

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* 4. Where do you consider are the major 'gaps' in the provision of recreation facilities and infrastructure today within Westmeath?

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* 5. How satisfied are you with the provision in Westmeath today of the following:

  Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
Signage (internal & external)
Mapping and related
Online information and advance notices
Environmental condition/management of recreational facilities/infrastructure
Safety and related considerations
Community health and related messaging
Recreational related festivals and events
Overall management and promotion of recreation within the county

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* 6. Please outline the major obstacles (if any) you see holding back the provision of recreation facilities/infrastructure in Westmeath?

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* 7. Please rate the following statements in relation to their importance:

  1 (no importance) 2 3 4 5 (extremely important)
We need to invest in more urban recreation facilities/infrastructure
We need to invest in more long distance Trails/Greenways/ Blueways
We need to get more young people regularly involved in recreation activities
We need more trainers/coaches/conveners and coordinators
Existing facilities need to be properly maintained, managed and enhanced
We need to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to participate more fully
We need to ensure that there is a reasonable geographical spread of investment in recreation facilities/infrastructure across Westmeath
We need to ensure investment in recreational facilities / infrastructure is concentrated around where most people live in Westmeath
Sports clubs within the county have a greater role to play in promoting, providing and managing broad community recreation provision (outside their core activity)

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* 8. Please identify what you consider to be the Top 3 essential things that need to occur to make a positive difference in the provision of recreation for all in Westmeath over the coming decade?

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* 9. Additional information:

This first Westmeath Recreational Strategy is being funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the LEADER 2014-2020 programme through Westmeath Community Development and supported by Westmeath County Council and Westmeath Sports Partnership

Please note all information supplied is private and confidential to this project. No names are necessary unless you would like to be contacted in future regarding updates on this project. Contact information will be held only for the purposes of creating a Westmeath Recreation Strategy and will not be retained following the completion of the project.

Thank you for taking this survey!

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