In February 2019, the Parish Council conducted a Village Survey to understand the views of residents on life in Keevil – how villagers wanted the village to look in the future in respect of the environment, conservation, housing needs, general wellbeing and other areas, and the qualities and services of most value – so that the council could consider how best to protect and enhance them, and plan ahead.
Feedback on the results was delivered at council meetings in the summer, and working groups involving residents were formed around four key themes: Housing & development, Parking & Traffic (speed & volume), Roads Verges & Rights of Way, and Transport & Bus.
See the DOWNLOADS section below for Survey data
These were informal groups, facilitated by a councillor, with the broad aim of researching relevant matters raised in the survey and reporting back to the council with any recommendations. Three of these groups delivered final reports or recommendations in March 2020, however, with the onset of Covid-19, and then the council elections in May 2021, no further progress could be made. Also in 2021 a new group formed following a petition presented to the council regarding the provision of kissing gates on Rights of Way through local fields.
You can read a more detailed summary report of the above here: Working Groups Report September 2021
In January 2022 the Parish Council concluded a review and agreed three new advisory groups to take things forward: CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT, HIGHWAYS, and ACCESSIBILITY & RIGHTS OF WAY.
Both Highways and Access/ROW are already rolling, and the council are now looking for a handful of residents with a balance of interests to help take the CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT group to the next stage. They’d love to hear from any villager with a passion for the unique character of our parish and the surrounding countryside, and able to spare a little time to help plan for the future; even better if you have a little experience – no matter how latent – in any of the following areas:
- Project management, collaboration & team building, community engagement, digital skills;
- Grants & funding, contract negotiation, law;
- Civil engineering, surveying, property development, land management, data analysis;
- Heritage & conservation, localism & planning policy;
- Climate change, green initiatives, biodiversity.
If you are interested, please email Sarah Dow on email@example.com with a brief outline of your interest, experience, and the help you think you can provide, no later than 7th February 2022.
SURVEY DATA DOWNLOADS
- Cluster Analysis of free text comments:
- Slide deck of chart posters presented at the July meeting: Bar chart deck for boards
- Slide deck of preliminary results delivered at the May meeting: Survey results deck delivered May 2019
- PDF of the complete (anonymous) results here: Data_All_190505
- Raw Excel data here: Keevil Village Survey 2019
Documents from Housing & Development group
- Bar chart deck HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT
- Free text comments HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT
- Free text comments ENVIRONMENT
- Keevil Parish Map
- Review of Keevil VDS and Planning Communication_May 3rd 2018
- Wiltshire Core Strategy: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/adopted-local-plan-jan16-low-res.pdf
- The Village Survival Guide by The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
- About Community Land Trusts
- Wiltshire Council: Planning Policy | Local Plan Review | Local Development Scheme
Documents and links from Parking & Traffic group
- Free text comments TRAFFIC SPEED AND VOLUME
- Free text comments TRAFFIC PARKING
- Free text comments SCHOOL
- Bar chart deck TRAFFIC & PARKING
- Wiltshire Council Temporary Speed Indicator site eligibility and deployment criteria https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/documents/s97175/App1%2016-15.pdf
- Wiltshire policy on 20mph speed limits and zones https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/documents/s63658/HSB-007-13_-_Appendix_1_Wiltshire_Policy_on_20_mph_speed_limits_and_zones1.pdf
- Wiltshire Police Force Procedure Community Speed Watch https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/media/320/Community-Speedwatch-Procedure/pdf/Community_Speedwatch_Procedure.pdf
- Wiltshire County Council Speed Limit Strategy http://wiltshire.gov.uk/speed-limit-strategy.pdf
- Department for Transport: Setting up local speed limits https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/63975/circular-01-2013.pdf
Documents from Roads Verges & ROW group
- Free text comments ROADS VERGES AND BYWAYS
- Bar chart deck ROADS VERGES & BYWAYS