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The Community Trust is trialling a way of gathering views and opinions more readily and consistently. You will be asked to follow a link and respond. It usually only takes seconds and will allow us to gauge the feelings of the community. Of course, it doesn’t replace more detailed consultation or other engagement activity, but will hopefully assist in taking forward (or not) ideas and projects.

While we are in an assumed digital savvy era and are due to get superfast broadband soon there are those you might know who are not familiar with modern technology, let us know and we may be able to help.

Our first trial is about the shop and Post Office. The survey is now closed and the results will be announced shortly.


Results of the Community Trust Survey about a Shop and PO on Lismore

There were 109 responses to Q1 and Q2

Q1 98% think a shop is important 76% saying it is extremely important

Q2 100% say a PO is important 78% say it is extremely important

85 responses to Q3, Q4, and Q6 – 26 people left their contact details

Q3 80%% approve of the Trust exploring the idea a community shop and post office

Q4 31 said they were interested in assisting the development of a community shop and post office

Not all 31 left their contact details!

Q6 51% of respondents said they were members of the Community Trust.

Next steps

The Trust will explore the idea of a community shop and PO with the help of some of those who offered to assist. This does not replace or prevent a private sale by the owner.  

The learning from this survey trial linked to community empowerment.  

1)    The response rate was fantastic and very encouraging.

2)    Clear strong feeling about the need for a shop and PO on the island. While the result may seem obvious it is a powerful and potentially useful statistic.

3)    Views can be gathered quickly and effectively by this method

4)    Very careful thought needs to be given to the introduction of the issue, the actual questions and the type and range of multiple-choice answers.

5)    This may have been a lucky novelty approach and future surveys may lead to respondent fatigue.