Datchet Parish Council Environmental Survey
Welcome to the first survey organised by Datchet Parish Council’s Environmental Awareness Working Group. We would like to find out what you think we could all be doing to improve our local environment and hear your ideas for community projects which could be supported by the Parish Council.
Q1) What do you think we should be doing locally to improve biodiversity and support wildlife? Please tick all which apply:
Mow verges less frequently to allow wildflowers to flourish and produce nectar for insects
Plant wildflower meadows
Allow areas of land to ‘re-wild’
Plant more trees
Maintain hedgerows and create new ones
Reduce the use of pesticides/fertilizers in gardens
Grow wildlife-friendly gardens creating habitat for birds, bugs, bees and hedgehogs
Keep watercourses clear for wildlife so water doesn’t stagnate
Protect and enhance Local Wildlife Sites
Q2) What else do you think we should be doing locally to improve biodiversity and support wildlife? (Optional)
Q3) What do you think we should be doing to improve air quality in Datchet? Tick all which apply
Encourage people to walk and cycle and leave their cars at home
Support the creation of more safe cycle routes
Install bicycle parking in the village
Push for improvements to public transport
Install signs to request engines are turned off while waiting at the level crossings
Request signage to route traffic to Windsor from the M4 via Junction 6 and not through Datchet
Reduce speed limits throughout the village to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians
Give priority to pedestrians and cyclists over motor vehicles
Promote use of electric, hydrogen or hybrid cars
Q4) What else do you think we should be doing locally to improve air quality? (Optional.)
Q5) What could the Parish Council do locally to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Promote walking or cycling rather than driving
Investigate improvements to public transport
Publicise details of grants available for improving energy efficiency in the home
Raise awareness of how insulation can help to reduce energy loss in the home
Help residents source information about 100% renewable home energy suppliers
Share information about how solar panels and/or heat pumps might help to reduce energy bills
Promote energy-saving practices such as turning off lights and appliances when not in use, and reducing thermostat temperatures if health allows
Recommend that the energy ratings of home appliances such as light bulbs, vacuum cleaners, etc, are considered before purchase.
Support the repair, recycle and reuse of consumer products, where possible
Q6) What else do you think we should be doing locally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Optional)
Q7) Would you support initiatives to make Parish Council-owned buildings more energy-efficient?
Q8) Do you have any suggestions for local initiatives for repairing, reusing or recycling which would help to make better use of our resources? (You might like to consider some of the following: food, clothing, household appliances, computers, phones and gadgets, furniture, plastic, batteries, print cartridges, crisp packets, etc.) Please give details.
Q9) We have some Borough-serviced recycling facilities: a clothing and shoe recycle point at Allen Way car park; and mixed recycling at Datchet Station car park. Do you have any suggestions for alternative or additional recycling points? Please suggest locations and type of recycling required.
Q10) There are numerous litter and dog bins around the village but we need your help to see if they are correctly positioned and/or become too full. Are you aware of any bins that are often full, or often empty? If so, please list their type and location
Q11) Do you think we need more litter and dog bins around the village? If so, which type, and where could they be located?
Q12) About you. What is your age range?
Prefer not to say
Q13) What is your postcode? (Optional.)
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