Survey of Residents, Businesses and Community Groups

Please answer all those questions you feel are relevant to you. If a question isn't relevant just tick or write N/A (Non applicable). Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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* 1. Question 1: Are you responding as a:

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. What are the 5 top things that you value about the community of St. George?

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* 4. How would you hope to see St. George develop over the next 5 years?

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* 5. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not at all satisfied” and 5 is “very satisfied”, please rate the quality of the infrastructure services in St. George.

  1 (Not at all satisfied) 2 (Partly satisfied) 3 (Satisfied) 4 (More than satisfied) 5 (Very Satisfied)
Policing/Safety
Household trash Collection
Piped water
Piped sewage
Maintenance of roads
Public Parking Facilities
Maintenance/walkability of sidewalks
Public Docks
Ferry facilities/ scheduling
Bus service
Public buildings accessibility and maintenance

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* 6. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not at all satisfied” and 5 is “very satisfied”, please rate the quality of the social services in St. George.

  1 (Not at all satisfied) 2 (Partly satisfied) 3 (Satisfied) 4 (More than satisfied) 5 (Very Satisfied)
Access to any forms of social services
Access to health care locally (clinics, doctors, dentists, opticians etc)
Access to child day care
Access to seniors services and care
Access to youth or family programs
Access to housing programs

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* 7. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not at all satisfied” and 5 is “very satisfied”, please rate the quality of the recreational services/facilities in St. George.

   1 (Not at all satisfied) 2 (Partly satisfied) 3 (Satisfied) 4 (More than satisfied)) 5 (Very satisfied)
Parks accessibility and maintenance
Beach accessibility and maintenance
Recreational/sports facilities and/or community centres

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* 8. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not at all satisfied” and 5 is “very satisfied”, please rate the quality of the cultural support services/facilities in St. George

  1 (Not at all satisfied) 2 (Partly satisfied) 3 (Satisfied) 4 (More than satisfied) 5 (Very satisfied)
Restaurants, cafes and bars
Entertainment venues
Museums
Community festivals and special events
Local produce markets
Retail shopping
Groceries/Pharmacy
Taxi/minibus service

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* 9. Do you feel that St. George has used its World Heritage Site designation effectively to promote the town as a destination?

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* 10. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 is very “strongly agree”, please indicate to what level you agree or disagree with the following statement “St George needs to actively pursue more commercial growth”

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 (Disagree) 3 (Undecided) 4 (Agree) 5 (Strongly agree)
More Commercial Growth

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* 11. How do you generally feel about St George’s as a place to live and why?

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* 12. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is not at all satisfied and 5 is very satisfied, please rate the quality of the housing in St George.

  1 (Not at all satisfied) 2 (Partly satisfied) 3 (Satisfied) 4 (More than satisfied) 5 (Very satisfied)
Affordability
Selection of housing types (range of housing options – studios to full homes)
Quality of housing ((is the rental housing stock well maintained)
Adequate private outdoor space
Adequate parking on site
Units available which are accessible (use by elderly and/or disabled persons)

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* 13. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 is very “strongly agree”, please indicate to what level you agree or disagree with the following statement “St George needs to actively pursue more residential population growth within the Town and surrounding area”

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 (Disagree) 3 (Undecided) 4 (Agree) 5 (Strongly agree)
More Residential Growth

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* 14. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 is very “strongly agree”, please indicate to what level you agree or disagree with the statement “St George is welcoming of newcomers”

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 (Agree) 3 (Undecided) 4 (Disagree) 5 (Strongly agree)
Welcoming to newcomers

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* 15. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “strongly disagree” and 5 is very “strongly agree”, please indicate to what level you agree or disagree with the statement “St George needs to increase tourist numbers”

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 (Agree) 3 (Undecided) 4 (Disagree) 5 (Strongly disagree)
Increase tourist numbers

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* 16. What is your current employment status?

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* 17. If you are currently employed, do you:

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* 18. If you are currently working from home in St. George, do you think that this will likely continue after Covid-19 has become less of a threat?

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* 19. Using a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not important at all” and 5 is “very important”, please rank the following factors in the future development of St. George.

 
A clear vision and plan for the future of the town
Strong infrastructure (maintenance, accessibility and safety)
Conservation of heritage buildings
World Heritage Site Designation
Effective use of heritage assets
Enhanced arts and cultural amenities
Broad range of housing options
Strengthened sense of community cohesion
Better marketing for St. George
Support for small businesses/start ups
Increased diversity in business ownership
Longer opening hours for businesses
Reduced anti-social behaviour
Visitor facilities
Cruise Ship Visitation
Improved signage for visitors
Superyacht services
Boat access to public docks
Traffic flow management
Improved Public parking
Charging stations for electric vehicles
Pedestrianisation of Water Street
Repurposing derelict buildings
Increased shopping opportunities (more, different shops, or home deliveries)
Localised agriculture/food production
Kings Square use and offerings
Defence against sea level rise
Recreation facilities and services
Policing
Health care services
Better cell phone network
Protection of green or space

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* 20. If you are the owner/operator of a business or director of an organisation located in St George, what type of business/organisation do you have

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* 21. How many people do you employ?

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* 22. Using a scale of 1-10 where 1 is “not important at all “and 10 is “very important”, please rank the following criteria to indicate the level of importance each one has in ensuring the GROWTH/SUSTAINABILITY of your business/organisation.

  1 (Not at all important) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Very Important)
Availability of land or buildings
Availability of skilled labour (on-island)
Affordable energy costs
Promotion and marketing of St. George’s
Access to financing
Access to business services
Efficient Development Environment
Proximity to Supply and/or market chains
Access to public transport
Public parking
Access to municipal servicing
Community Policing
Pedestrianisation of Water Street
Cruise ship visitation

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* 23. Please indicate to what level you agree or disagree with the statement that “St George is a good location for a business to locate”.

  1 (Strongly agree) 2 (Agree) 3 (Undecided) 4 (Disagree) 5 (Strongly disagree)
St George is a good location for a business to locate

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* 24. What is the primary reason for locating your business in St. George?

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* 25. How do you expect your company to perform in the next 2 years compared to the last 2 years?

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* 26. What 3 distinctive assets or advantages does St George have on which to build a strong economy

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