Delabole Village Cornwall

 
 

 

These are the results of a Survey carried out in Delabole in 2000

 

Village Appraisal Analysis
Shaded numbers are in percentages of total that answered the question
Questions marked with # were multi-tick and are % of the 805 people eligible to answer
The response
Total distributed to h/holds
640
 Total residents response
918
Total returned 
402
Total 11 yrs. Plus
805
Percentage of returns
63
The People
Numbers in italics are totals of ticks
Age group ?
Are you permanently resident in Delabole?
45 to 59
23
208
Yes
99
761
25 to 44
22
198
No
1
8
65 to 74
15
136
11 to 15
8
71
75 to 84
7
67
How long have you lived in Delabole?
5 to 10
7
62
1-5 yrs.
29
230
60 to 64
6
59
6-15 yrs.
26
208
0 to 4
6
51
26-50 yrs.
15
121
18 to 24
4
39
16-25 yrs.
13
101
16 to 17
2
21
Whole life
11
90
85 plus
1
6
51+ yrs.
6
45
Female
56
351
Male
44
443
How did you come to live in Delabole?
Born here
21
186
Are you at present?
Love of country/village life
13
114
An employee
35
271
Availability of housing
12
109
Retired                        
28
223
Retired here
12
103
Self-employed
10
79
Came with family
12
109
In full time education
10
82
Setting up home
10
84
Un-waged h/wife etc.
8
60
Work in area
8
68
Permanently sick/disab.
5
39
Marriage
8
67
Unemployed
2
16
Other
5
43
In training scheme
2
13
Improvement
#In relation to paths and street lights etc.
#Which of the following do you think would
would you like to see more or any of the
improve Delabole  ?
following in Delabole ?
Plant more trees/shrubs flowers
54
438
Cycle paths
49
391
Carnival
49
398
More footpaths
32
259
Dem of derelict buildings/regenera
49
396
More pavements
30
242
Village approach enhancements
49
395
More street lights
26
207
Better planning
27
221
Pelican crossings
26
208
Better security
26
211
Mini roundabouts
25
201
Museum/heritage centre
25
205
Dropped kerbs
20
158
The creation of a Heritage trail
24
197
Traffic islands
13
106
Out of town supermarket
21
170
None of the above
6
48.6
More seating
20
163
Annual music /arts festival
16
125
Arts centre
12
98
None of these
2
15
     
  Housing            
           
  Is this dwelling …?     # Is there need for more accomodation
  Owner occupied 78 312   of the following types in Delabole?  
  NCDC rented 10 38   Low cost sale (starter) 44 358
  Private rented 7 28   Restricted sale to locals 32 258
  H. Asoc. Rented 5 19   Other 24 196
  Other 1 2   No opinion 21 173
          Housing Association 19 149
  Would you support a development that   Sheltered housing 13 104
  might help meet the needs of local people? Owner occupied 13 108
  Yes 95 566      
  No 5 31      
         
         
  Is any individual in your household     If in need of alternative accom.,  
  currently in need of alternative     where do you as a household/  
  accommodation?     individual need to move to ?    
  No 94     Another dwelling in Delabole 57  
  Yes 6     Elsewhere in Delabole 29  
        Outside Delabole within 10 miles 10  
  If your household/individual is     Over 10 miles from Delabole 5  
  unable to move to the accom.        
  of the type needed is it because?     What type of accommodation is  
  Lack of NCDC/H.ass. Homes 33     needed  ?    
  Lack of suitable housing to buy 30     O. occ. lo-cost starter homes 30  
  Price 29     NCDC rented 26  
  Lack of priv. rented accom. 23     Private rented 16  
  Unable to afford moving 10     Housing Association rented 14  
  Other 3     Owner occupied 14  
  No suitable sheltered housing 0     Sheltered accommodation 0  
  Not able to get a job 0     Other 0  
   

Education
# In relation to educational facilities does # If the following classes were provided
Delabole need more or any of the following? would you attend?
Adult ed/evening classes 37 299 Keep-fit 21 169
After school clubs 31 248 Crafts 20 159
No opinion 28 225 Woodwork/ D.I.Y 14 116
Holiday play scheme 27 214 Languages 13 104
More reg. Childminders 11 91 Other suggestions 4 33
Nursery school 9 75
Full day care 9 74 If there was a facility for you to use computers
Playgroup 5 41 /net  with tuition if reqd. would you use it?
Never 46 294
Sometimes 36 233
Frequently 18 115

 

Jobs & Opportunities
If you are in waged employment, what is # Which of these visitor activities are in your
the business of your major employer? view suited to Delabole ?
Local government 30 121 Heritage trail 42 335
Other 20 52 Off-road cycling 38 307
Retail/service industry 10 41 Sightseeing 38 306
Manufacturing other 8 33 Fishing 38 306
Construction 8 33 Horse riding 34 276
Manufacturing/engineer 6 25 Farm visits – trails 35 278
Tourism-hotels b&b etc. 5 19 Photography 31 253
Food processing 4 18 Painting 26 213
Agriculture/Horticulture 3 13 Road cycling 17 134
Transport/comms 3 13 Other 11 86
Financial services 1 5 None 2 17
Where is your main place of work?
Beyond 6m.of Delabole 39 144
Within 6 m. of Delabole 33 123
Within Delabole 27 101
If you are not in waged employment, If you are actively seeking work, 
are you seeking work? are there any barriers that are
Part-time 15-30 H.p.w. 47 preventing you from taking up
Full time 30 hrs.per wk.+ 37  employment,  training or study
Part-time less than 15 h. 17 opportunities?
Lack of  access to transport 26
If you are seeking employment, what No barriers 22
type of work are you looking for? Don’t have the right type of exp. 15
Other 33 Don’t have right quals/training 15
Clerical/secretarial 19 Lack of child care locally 11
Sales 19 Lack of alt care for adult dep. 7
Personal services 14 Disability/ill health 4
Managerial 5
Profess./Technical 5 Would you be interested in taking
Craft/skilled mech. 5 any vocational training oppertunities
Plant operative 0 now or in the future?
No 44
Yes 33
Not sure 22
Transport & Road Safety
How many private cars/vans are used  # Would you like to see any improvements
by your household during the week for  in the bus service with regard to?
journeys to work or education outside of Routes 20 299
Delabole? Timetable 20 294
No. of vehicles 321 Cost 16 231
No opinion 15 229
Do you experience transport difficulties Reliability 13 186
in getting out of Delabole to other places? Access for disabled 10 154
  Never 50 337 Bus stop location 6 87
Occasionally 32 219
Often 18 123 Is street parking a safety risk in Delabole?
Yes 85 565
Does Delabole need better car parks? No 15 98
Yes 91 615
No 9 60
#It is proposed to have a community Would you like to see some form of parking 
bus for Delabole, would you consider control introduced in Delabole?
using it for any of the following ? Yes 81 549
Visits to hos, job cent, bank etc. 36 287 No 19 127
Outings to cinema, theatre etc 36 286
Private hire – , weddings etc. 31 246 Do you think speeding traffic is a problem
Shuttle service 25 204 in Delabole ?
Mystery tours 19 149 Yes 88 614
Would not use it. 18 147 No 12 82
Would you support action to improve
‘danger spots’ on the roads in Delabole?
Yes 97 644
No 3 22
Would you support action to make the junction from the Tintagel link
road at ‘Cock Cro-in’ (The left junction past the Wind Farm) less dangerous     
by preventing vehicles emerging onto the main Delabole – Camelford Road  
Yes 96 640
  No 4 29  
Sports & Leisure
           
  #Would you support the following     # Which new sports clubs/activities would
enhancements and improved you attend in Delabole if they were provided?
   facilities in the playing field  ?     None 33 267
  Visual enhancement 58 464   Keep fit 21 172
  Better children’s area 56 454   Bowls 17 139
  Multi purpose pitch 49 394   Badminton 17 136
  Tennis court 37 294   Skittles 12 95
  Running track 29 237   Snooker 11 91
    Squash 10 81
  # Which new clubs/activities would you   Youth football 10 78
  attend in Delabole if they were provided?   Tennis Volleyball 9 70
  None 34 272   Yoga 9 69
  Gardening club 15 118   Other 9 72
  Art club 12 98   Hockey 8 63
  Children’s creative arts 12 93   Judo 6 46
  Rambling club 10 81   Billiards 5 43
  Senior citizens group 10 77      
  Drama 9 69   # In relation to footpaths and bridleways, 
  Young peoples drama 8 68   would you like to see any of the following?
  Music society 6 48   Maps of local footpaths 52 422
  Choir 5 44   Leaflets of walks available to buy 34 274
  Band 5 42   More bridleways 23 184
  Whist drive 4 34   More guided walks of the area 19 150
         
  Do you feel there is a need for an all   Would you support an off-road cycle trail
  weather multi- purpose sports pitch   linking Delabole with Camelford and 
  in Delabole ?     possibly further ?    
  Yes 80 437   Yes 92 515
No 20 112 No 8 43

 

Development            
           
  # How would you like Delabole to develop? Would you support improving the  
  As a working community 68 544   ‘Liberal Club’ building ?    
  To stay as it is 18 145   Yes 76 380
  As a tourist centre 17 137   No 24 123
  As a commuter community 6 47        
  As a retirement community 5 44   Would you support enlargement of  
  None of these 1 7   the playing fields ‘Pavilion’ to act  
      as a village hall/sports hall    
  # What type(s) of housing development   Yes 82 574
  would be acceptable in Delabole ?     No 18 126
  Small groups (less than10 ) 31 248      
  Single dwellings in controlled loc. 27 220   #Which types of development would
  Infill expansion in Delabole 27 217   you support in Delabole ?    
  Expansion on edge of Delabole 19 154   Light industrial 26 347
  Carefully designed larger groups 8 61   Workshops 25 333
      Small groups of houses 20 264
  If mains gas were available would     Tourism facilities 16 218
  you like to be connected?       Sheltered workshops 11 151
  Yes 59 339   Large estates 1 19
  No 41 233      
         
  Should the following be encouraged in and arou

1. Strongly in favour
2. In favour
3. No strong opinion
4. Have reservations
5. Definatley not
   
    1 2 3 4             5    
  More jobs in Delabole 62 26 9 2          1    
  Small business development 51 32 9 3          4    
  More female work opportunities 46 28 23 1          1    
  Small scale industrial workshops 39 30 16 8          7    
  Tourism develop./ attractions 31 27 18 14       10    
  Call-centre or similar 26 22 37 7          7    
  More overnight tourist accom. 17 30 29 12       12    
   

 

Health & Security          
     
  Do you feel general health facilities     #Is there a need for any of the  
  would improve if Delabole had a     following in Delabole?    
  Health Centre     Housing for the elderly 27 219
  Yes 79 477   Nursing home 24 193
  No 21 127   Well person clinic 23 185
          Family planning clinic 21 168
  #Which, if any, of the following     Baby clinic 16 130
  crimes and anti-social behaviour     Other 2 17
  concern you in Delabole ?          
  Vandalism 72 582   Do you have a health problem  
  Theft 48 385   or disability that restricts your  
  Drunkenness 22 181   lifestyle?    
  Other 8 66   No 75 511
  Not concerned 7 58   Yes 25 172
  Mugging 6 48      
     
  Are there any areas in Delabole      
  in which you feel unsafe?        
  No 76 511    
  Yes 24 139

 

The Environment          
           
  How important is the quality of the     Would you be prepared to keep ceretain items
  countryside around Delabole to you?   separate from your refuse for recycling if a  
  Very important 78 564   separate collection was made?  
  Important 18 130   Yes 86 524
  Not very important 2 15   No 14 88
  No opinion 2 11        
          # Do you use the following?     
  # What do you think should be done     Bottle bank 53 426
   to help protect and enhance the     Newspaper bank 48 388
  local environment of Delabole  ?     Bowithick tip 41 329
  More local employment 56 454   Clothing bank 30 243
  Recycling 46 373   Can bank 22 180
  Improved P. Transport 43 343      
  Energy saving 34 276   Would you use a garden waste skip if 
  Traffic reduction 30 241   available ?    
  Community composting 20 163   Yes 71 419
  Improved rights of way 21 169   No 29 29
  Advice on healthier lifestyles 15 117      
  Car sharing 11 86   Would you support a low (zero) energy
  Nothing 3 26   housing dev. using the latest energy saving 
  Other 2 18   technology?    
        Yes 91 441
  Would you support a small scale non    No 9 42
  landfill waste disposal facility in the area?     
  No 52 280      
  Yes 48 259      
         
  Place of Worship            
           
  #Is your place of worship        
  important to you  ?        
  Weddings & funerals 41 327      
  Every place should have one 33 268      
  As a historic building 24 193      
  As a community focal point 23 184      
  For baptisms 22 181      
  For Sunday worship 16 125      
  other 5 38  

 

Services & Facilities          
           
  # If you  shop in Delabole is it because?   # If you use the local Post Office, please
  You need last minute items 55 441   say what for?    
  You like to support local shops 53 425   Postal services 77 619
  It saves time 24 195   TV Licence/other bills 50 400
  It saves transport costs 23 184   Pensions /allowances 49 397
  You like the social contact 20 161   Council tax 40 321
  Local shops give good value 11 91   Vehicle tax (if available) 26 211
  Don’t have trans to go elsewhere 8 64   Giro bank/savings etc. 24 192
  Other 2 15   Electric credit key 25 200
    Bank 14 114
  Other 16 126
   
   
   
  If an ATM. (Cash machine) opened in    Are the facilities provided in the childrens
  Delabole how often would you use it?   playground ?    
  Weekly 40 277   Poor 71 381
  Never 22 152   Reasonable 24 130
  Occasionally 21 146   Good 5 27
  Don’t know 10 68    
  Monthly 6 44    
     
  What are your views on the standard of the    
  following services in Delabole?        
    Good Reas Poor    
  Fire 94 6 0    
  Ambulance(emergency) 30 50 20    
  Police 6 24 70    
  Police (bobby) 6 5 90    
     
  What are your views on the standard of the    
   following environmental services in Delabole  ?    
    Good Reas Poor    
  Rubbish collection 75 20 5    
  Mains electricity 72 25 3    
  Mains water supply 50 32 10      
  Street lighting 49 29 11    
  Street cleaning 16 40 45    
  Public toilets 16 33 51

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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