You will recall back in May, the Parish Council commenced a consultation exercise to see if the local community supported the Community Hub project and also whether they would be prepared to accept an increase in the Council’s precept to cover the costs of loan repayments should a loan be necessary to secure the funding for the project. The results of the consultation are set out below for your information. Following the outcome of the survey, the results have been passed to the Public Works Loan Board and it pleasing to report that the loan application, if needed, has been approved.

1. Are you in favour of Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick Parish Council proceeding with the Barnes Park Community Hub Project?
  On-line Paper Total
Yes 139 80.3% 19 100.0% 158 82.3%
No 34 19.7% 0 0.0% 34 17.7%
Total 173 100% 19 100% 192 100%
2. Are you in favour of Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick Parish Council proceeding with the Barnes Park Community Hub Project if it includes a council tax precept increase of 4.65% which is the equivalent of an additional £5623.20 a year for the purpose of the annual loan repayments (This equates to approximately 48p per household per month based on Band D properties)?
  On-line Paper Total
Yes 117 67.6% 17 89.5% 134 69.8%
No 56 32.4% 2 10.5% 58 30.2%
Total 173 100% 19 100% 192 100%
3. Do you live in the parish of Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick?
  On-line Paper Total
Yes 173 100.0% 19 100.0% 192 100.0%
No 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Total 173 100% 19 100% 192 100%