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Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

  • Sport and Physical Activity - the future of Church Farm and Copthall Leisure Centres

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    by JessBTT,

    Feedback Updated 24 February 2016

    We asked

    We asked you to share your views on the future of leisure centres in Barnet. Specifically we asked where you wanted to see the new leisure centre, to the north of the borough, built at either Danegrove Playing Field or Victoria Recreation Ground. We also asked what facilities you would most like to see in this facility and the new Copthall. Finally we wanted to understand what other services you could see yourself receiving from your local leisure centre.

    You said

    The consultation found that residents were very positive about the proposals to re-provide two of the council’s leisure centres. Residents expressed that swimming pools, learner pools, gyms and cafés were the most important facilities to consider whereas sports halls, crèches, climbing walls and diving split opinion.

    There was a balance of opinion among residents in the surveys concerning the location of the new facility to the north of the borough with 35% preferring Danegrove; 34% preferring Victoria Recreation Ground; 7% disagreeing with both and 24% not having an opinion on which site should be used. However Victoria Recreation Ground was the overall preferred option in the drop-in sessions, focus groups and written submissions.

    65% of residents indicated that they would consider accessing library services from their local leisure facility. Less than half of residents indicated that they would consider accessing GP or pharmacy services, however 60% of residents told us that they would consider receiving health advice from a modern centre.

    We did

    The results were used to develop a recommendation paper that went to Policy and Resources Committee on December 16th 2015; the recommendations included the location for the new Church Farm Leisure Centre to be located on Victoria Recreation Ground as well as the facilities mixes for both Victoria Recreation Ground and Copthall.

    The paper’s recommendations were unanimously agreed upon and the committee gave the project permission to move to the next phase, the project is currently involved in planning the next phase of consultation where residents will be able to see more detailed plans of the new sites.


  • Library Strategy Consultation

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    by JessBTT,

    Feedback Updated 23 November 2011

    We asked

    What you thought about our proposed Library Strategy for the future of Barnet Libraries.

    You said

    Most respondents agreed with the Strategy's four objectives to: increase literacy and learning opportunities for children; promote literacy and learning opportunities for adults; engage with communities and offer improved community spaces; provide easy access to a wider world of information. A variety of views were expressed about the proposed changes to the library network. Some concerns were raised regarding changes to Friern Barnet and Hampstead Garden Suburb libraries.

    We did

    We have started to implement the proposals contained within the Library Strategy. A volunteer programme has been introduced and new adult reading group and literacy sessions have been developed with The Reader Organisation, a national reading charity. The Council has invited expressions of interest from the communities of Friern Barnet and Hampstead Garden Suburb for the local delivery of community library facilities.

  • Libraries Review (2010)

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    by JessBTT,

    Feedback Updated 21 November 2011

    We asked

    What you wanted from a modern public library service.

    You said

    That libraries should do more to promote reading and literacy especially amongst children and young people. You also said you wanted improved accessibility, longer opening hours and a better selection of stock. Some respondents said that we should make more use of technology to reduce costs.

    We did

    We used your feedback to develop a new strategy for the Library Service.

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