Sheffield Green Spaces Forum - Survey
Dear Community groups
We are interested in the relationship between Friends Groups with other Friends Groups, Sheffield City Council, and other organisations. We hope that you will complete this questionnaire survey which should take you around ten minutes.

We will share this data in an anonymised and aggregated format with you, and present it to the Sheffield Green Space Forum at a future meeting. We aim to publish this in an academic paper. Thank you for your time in completing this survey.
Thank you in advance for your help, Dr Nicola Dempsey and Dr Jinvo Nam
Email address *
Please tick here if you do NOT want us to share your anonymised written responses
Part A: About your community group and what you do
1. Name of your Friends Group *
Your answer
2. Name of your park/ green space (if different from above)
Your answer
3. How long YEARs have you been a formal/ constituted group? *
Your answer
4. When did you join this group? (years ago) *
Your answer
5. How much time (hours) do you personally volunteer for this group on average, per week? (Approx) *
Your answer
6. How did you learn about your group? (✔) *
7. Why did you join your group? *
Your answer
8. How many members are in your group? (Approx) *
Your answer
9. How many of these members are ACTIVE? *
Your answer
10. Does your group work with partners or other community groups? (please circle a number) *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
10. a) Do you share ideas with these partners? *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
10. b) Who would you consider to be your MAIN partner-formal or informal? *
11. Do you do maintenance tasks in your park/ green space? *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
11. a) How much time (Hours) does your community group spend on general maintenance per week? *
Your answer
12. Do you raise funding? *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
12. a) How do you raise funds for your community group?
Your answer
13. Does your group evaluate the standard of your green space? *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
14. Have you heard about the Sheffield Standard? *
14. a) Do you know how your park/ green space scores on the Sheffield Standard? *
15. Do you attract new community group members? *
Never
Very often (e.g. weekly)
15. a) How do you attract new community group members?
Your answer
16. Do you work with local businesses? In what capacity? (multiple choices) *
Required
17. How would you describe the following over the last 3 years where 1= Got significantly worse and 7= Got significantly better
17. a) Quality/standard of parks/ green spaces in Sheffield overall *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
17. b) Quality/standard of YOUR park/ green space *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
17. c) Community involvement in your park/ green space *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
17. d) Access to funding *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
17. e) Involvement of partners *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
17. f) Local authority support *
Got significantly worse
Got significantly better
18. Have you heard of the term social prescribing? Social prescribing “enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.” (Kings Fund, 2019) *
18. a) Do you think that GPs should ‘prescribe’ the sorts of activities you do in your group to patients? *
18. b) Would your group be interested in providing a ‘non-clinical service’ that GPs ‘prescribe’ to patients? *
Not at all interested
Very interested
19. How would you describe your relationship with Sheffield City Council?
19. a) I trust Sheffield City Council *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. b) I trust the Parks & Countryside Department of Sheffield City Council *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. c) The Parks & Countryside Department acts in the best interests of my Friends group *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. d) The Parks & Countryside Department acts in the best interests of all parks and green spaces across the city *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. e) The Council’s approach to pruning shrubs/ trees etc. in my park works well *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. f) How would you describe your relationship with your local councillor/s? *
Very poor
Very good
19. g) Does your local councillor/s attend your meetings? *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
20. Who do you think should be involved in the management of park/ green spaces? Please allocate a % to each of the sectors listed below:(This should come to 100 % in total)
Public sector e.g.) SCC ( % )
Your answer
Private sector e.g.) local business ( % )
Your answer
Community/ voluntary e.g. Friends groups ( % )
Your answer
NGOs e.g.) University, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust ( % )
Your answer
Other (please specify) ( % )
Your answer
Part B: About Sheffield Green Spaces Forum (SGSF)
21. How did you hear about the Forum? *
22. Why did you join the Sheffield Green Spaces Forum?
22. a) to share information about policy *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. b) to share information about funding and events *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. c) to share resources, e.g. tools *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. d) to share knowledge and skills e.g. planting/ pruning *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. e) to meet with the Council *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. f) to meet with the University *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. g) to keep up to date with local issues *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. h) to create a stronger voice for all green spaces *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
22. i) other (please specify)
Your answer
23. Do you think Sheffield City Council could improve its role in SGSF by…?
23. a) providing more opportunities to meet local authority *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
23. b) providing updates on Council activity *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
23. c) providing links with practitioners *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
23. d) sharing practical knowledge *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
23. e) other (please specify)
Your answer
24. Do you think the University of Sheffield could improve its role in SGSF by…?
24. a) providing potential resources (e.g. student volunteers) *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
24. b) holding more events *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
24. c) sharing research findings *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
24. d) providing links with practitioners *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
24. e) other (please specify)
Your answer
25. What do you think SGSF should focus on in the next year?
Your answer
26. Do you think Sheffield Green Spaces Forum should meet? *
27. Is the Arts Tower a convenient venue for you? *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
And finally… Part C: About you
28. Your gender *
29. Your age *
Thank you so much for your time!
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
reCAPTCHA
This form was created inside of University of Sheffield. Report Abuse