Statistics for West Mersea Residential Survey

1: Please indicate the maximum number of years any resident of your house has lived on Mersea?

Answer Count % / 656
17-29 years 123 18.8%
30-44 years 147 22.4%
45-59 years 70 10.7%
60-74 years 33 5.0%
6-16 years 179 27.3%
75 and over 5 0.8%
0-5 years 99 15.1%
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2: Travel and Transport - How often do you typically cross The Strood?

Answer Count % / 656
Approximately 2 - 3 times a week 328 50.0%
Every day - one return journey 182 27.7%
Every day - two return journeys 58 8.8%
Approximately 2 - 3 times a month 52 7.9%
Seldom 11 1.7%
once a week 3 0.5%
5-6 times a week 2 0.3%
Once per week 2 0.3%
one or two times a week.[why is this not listed?] 1 0.2%
Sometimes more than once per day 1 0.2%
Actually 10-12 Times per week 1 0.2%
Once a week + 1 0.2%
Once or twice a week 1 0.2%
every weekday - two return journey 1 0.2%
Every weekend 1 0.2%
fairly reguarly 1 0.2%
Five times in a week 1 0.2%
Approximately 4 times a week 1 0.2%
Approximately 5-6 times a week 1 0.2%
Approximately once a month 1 0.2%
Between 4 / 5 times a week 1 0.2%
Can be most days possibly multiple times 1 0.2%
Depends on the day - sometimes several times 1 0.2%
not at all. 1 0.2%
on others 1 0.2%
return journey 1 0.2%
3-4 times a week return journey 1 0.2%
4 -5 times aweek 1 0.2%
4 -5 times per week 1 0.2%
4-5 1 0.2%
4-5 times a week 1 0.2%
5 times a week 1 0.2%
5 times per week 1 0.2%
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3: Travel and Transport - At what times do you typically cross The Strood leaving the Island and returning?

Answer Count % / 656
06:00 to 07:00 40 6.1%
07:00 to 08:00 103 15.7%
08:00 to 09:00 67 10.2%
09:00 to 10:00 81 12.3%
after 10:00 101 15.4%
Varies 182 27.7%
Before 06:00 18 2.7%
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Answer Count % / 656
15:00 to 16:00 73 11.1%
16:00 to 17:00 70 10.7%
17:00 to 18:00 83 12.7%
18:00 to 19:00 41 6.3%
after 19:00 26 4.0%
Varies 224 34.1%
Before 15:00 74 11.3%
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4: Travel and Transport - When crossing The Strood, what is your most regular method of transport?

Answer Count % / 656
Car 597 91.0%
Bus 33 5.0%
Van 9 1.4%
Motor Bike 3 0.5%
Bicycle (pedal bike) 2 0.3%
Varies 2 0.3%
Work van 1 0.2%
boat! 1 0.2%
Commercial Van 1 0.2%
pick up 1 0.2%
Pickup Truck and Trailer 1 0.2%
Taxi 1 0.2%
Vam 1 0.2%
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5: Travel and Transport - How many vehicles does your household have and where do you park them?

Answer Count % / 656
I do not have a vehicle 16 2.4%
On the road 25 3.8%
Other 5 0.8%
Private space away from home 4 0.6%
Public car park 2 0.3%
Garage or drive at home 574 87.5%
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Answer Count % / 656
I do not have a vehicle 2 0.3%
On the road 22 3.4%
Other 2 0.3%
Private space away from home 5 0.8%
Public car park 2 0.3%
Garage or drive at home 343 52.3%
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Answer Count % / 656
I do not have a vehicle 3 0.5%
On the road 11 1.7%
Other 1 0.2%
Private space away from home 4 0.6%
Public car park 1 0.2%
Garage or drive at home 97 14.8%
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Answer Count % / 656
I do not have a vehicle 4 0.6%
On the road 4 0.6%
Other 1 0.2%
Private space away from home 1 0.2%
Public car park 1 0.2%
Garage or drive at home 34 5.2%
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6: Travel and Transport - When ON the island what are your most regular methods of transport?

Answer Count % / 656
Walk 469 71.5%
Car 455 69.4%
Bicycle (pedal bike) 231 35.2%
Bus 20 3.0%
Mobility Scooter 15 2.3%
Motor Bike 7 1.1%
Electric bike 7 1.1%
Van 5 0.8%
Electric car 2 0.3%
Electric/manual wheelchair 1 0.2%
SUP 1 0.2%
We need a bus to come down the Avenues and along Victoria Espenade. I'm 76yrs and cannot carry shopping all the way to the bottom. 1 0.2%
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7: Travel and Transport - How often do members of your household use the existing bus service?

Answer Count % / 656
Occasionally 252 38.4%
Never 231 35.2%
Weekly 83 12.7%
Monthly 43 6.6%
Daily 42 6.4%
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8: Travel and Transport - Do you use a senior citizen bus pass when using the bus service?

Answer Count % / 656
Yes 257 39.2%
No 81 12.3%
Don't have one 77 11.7%
Have one but haven't used it 6 0.9%
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9: Travel and Transport - How do you usually get to the bus stop?

Answer Count % / 656
Walk 380 57.9%
Drive and park 23 3.5%
Get a lift 8 1.2%
Mobility Scooter 4 0.6%
Cycle and lock bike 4 0.6%
not applicable 1 0.2%
  420  

 

10: Travel and Transport - Which of these options would encourage you to use a bus service more?

Answer Count % / 656
Make no difference 138 21.0%
No 10 1.5%
Yes 129 19.7%
  277  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Make no difference 127 19.4%
No 13 2.0%
Yes 136 20.7%
  276  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Make no difference 121 18.4%
No 51 7.8%
Yes 65 9.9%
  237  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Make no difference 130 19.8%
No 34 5.2%
Yes 76 11.6%
  240  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Make no difference 71 10.8%
No 7 1.1%
Yes 255 38.9%
  333  

 

 

11: Travel and Transport - In which locations would you believe it would help to have more yellow lines operative?

Answer Count % / 656
April to Sept only 164 25.0%
No change 116 17.7%
All year round 150 22.9%
  430  

 

Answer Count % / 656
April to Sept only 110 16.8%
No change 109 16.6%
All year round 230 35.1%
  449  

 

Answer Count % / 656
April to Sept only 193 29.4%
No change 117 17.8%
All year round 99 15.1%
  409  

 

Answer Count % / 656
April to Sept only 181 27.6%
No change 60 9.1%
All year round 297 45.3%
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12: Travel and Transport - What advantage would you see for “resident only parking” in some roads on the Island?

Answer Count % / 656
Some advantage 299 45.6%
Big advantage 193 29.4%
No advantage 158 24.1%
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13: Travel and Transport - At which of the following areas do you find it difficult to cross the road?

Answer Count % / 656
Queens Corner 344 52.4%
Barfield Road - Tesco Corner 275 41.9%
High Street / Post Office 194 29.6%
High Street / Church Road Corner 191 29.1%
Coast Road / Monkey Steps 171 26.1%
Barfield Road - School / Coop 170 25.9%
Yorick Road / High Street 162 24.7%
Two Sugars to car park / toilets 54 8.2%
None 3 0.5%
Mill Road 2 0.3%
Upland road 2 0.3%
Where Firs Chase turns at a right angle as cars are frequently parked on the corner. 1 0.2%
You do not give the option on yellow lines to make a statement which i do now regarding the parking outside Yorick Road - Bank to Butchers - I understand they are only stopping for a 'second' but it is dangerous and drivers continue to do this. Al 1 0.2%
Strood where road splits 1 0.2%
Top of G??? lane/ lower Kingsland Road where cars are parked for school runs 1 0.2%
Mill Road / Colchester Road junction 1 0.2%
Mill road corner 1 0.2%
Mill Road/High Street North corner 1 0.2%
much depends on the time of year 1 0.2%
Near the vet 1 0.2%
No where 1 0.2%
Colchester Road corner of Mill Road 1 0.2%
Corner of East Road and Colchester road by the vets. Roundabouit needed at Queens corner . 1 0.2%
East road as pavement ends near to the Fox public house. Causes many people to walk in the road or on residents driveways to avoid incoming traffic 1 0.2%
East Road to Oakwood Ave 1 0.2%
none at present 1 0.2%
None of the above 1 0.2%
None you just have to cross carefully as taught 1 0.2%
Not had a problem 1 0.2%
OUTSIDE MERSEA COURT 1 0.2%
Parked cars and vans a problem 1 0.2%
Prince Albert/Kingsland Road ( Very bad at school times) 1 0.2%
HIGH STREET NORTH 1 0.2%
High Street North / Upland Road 1 0.2%
High street north /tesco 1 0.2%
I do not anywhere 1 0.2%
It is not difficult to cross the road in Mersea 1 0.2%
junction of east road and Oakwood Avenue 1 0.2%
Junction of Rosebank Road / Firs Chase / Firs Road 1 0.2%
Kingsland Road opposite Doctors Surgery/Co-op entrance. So many drivers do not stop at the crossing. 1 0.2%
main road off island areas with no footparths 1 0.2%
Mersea Ave/ High Street North 1 0.2%
Bottom of Wellhouse Hill to Strood Seawall 1 0.2%
CHURCH CORNER 1 0.2%
Church Road and Churchfields and captains rd 1 0.2%
coast road victory road 1 0.2%
but it was mentioned when the BCC took over the car parks that it was there for public use! 1 0.2%
colchester rd. and high street north 1 0.2%
especially just after a high tide. 1 0.2%
Anywhere along East Road particularly between the Oakwood Avenue junctiom 1 0.2%
At Churchfields. 1 0.2%
B1025 and colchester rd 1 0.2%
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14: Travel and Transport - To what extent does the tidal coverage at The Strood (B1025) cause you a problem or inconvenience?

Answer Count % / 656
Only when I forget to look at the Tide Table! 369 56.3%
Seldom 130 19.8%
Frequently 62 9.5%
Never 49 7.5%
Around five times a year 36 5.5%
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15: Future Improvements - Please choose from the following list to which three suggestions you would give most priority?

Answer Count % / 656
better protection of natural habitat 211 32.2%
more buses 20 3.0%
more comprehensive bus route 52 7.9%
more parking 185 28.2%
none of these 53 8.1%
more open space for recreation 86 13.1%
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Answer Count % / 656
better protection of natural habitat 149 22.7%
more buses 47 7.2%
more comprehensive bus route 54 8.2%
more parking 93 14.2%
none of these 52 7.9%
more open space for recreation 106 16.2%
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Answer Count % / 656
better protection of natural habitat 69 10.5%
more buses 36 5.5%
more comprehensive bus route 57 8.7%
more parking 75 11.4%
none of these 104 15.9%
more open space for recreation 70 10.7%
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16: Future Improvements - Please indicate any further suggestions you may have?

Answer Count % / 656
Swimming pool 6 0.9%
Dentist 2 0.3%
Devon 1 0.2%
Doctors 1 0.2%
drs 1 0.2%
due to sheer volume of traffic using road and difficulty of being able to see cars exiting Lawns Close. Residential parking should be allowed in the adjacent Church carpark 1 0.2%
due to the frequency and height of the tides now 1 0.2%
e.g. health centre/doctors surgery/dentist expansion of the school on a different site 1 0.2%
East Road) 1 0.2%
especially during the summer 1 0.2%
especially first time buyers. 1 0.2%
especially in summer months 1 0.2%
ESPECIALLY NEAR RESTAURANTS. 1 0.2%
etc 1 0.2%
etc are progressing. How on earth did BCC build a childrens playground at Cudmore without someone thinking how it would affect the surrounding area 1 0.2%
etc. 1 0.2%
Firs Chase x2 and Rosebank Road - and running up and down Firs Road and Firs Chase - lethal you simply cannot see up or down for traffic parked AND the post office/butchers corner - RED ROUTE not even disabled for 50-75 feet either side 1 0.2%
for example croquet 1 0.2%
Freds customers all using it and people driving along the pavement to post letters. Cars parking on Mill Road is a nightmare. One car in particular parking on High Street north causes problems and they have a drive so do not need to park on the roa 1 0.2%
give preferential service to existing islanders 1 0.2%
hard area 1 0.2%
High Street North 1 0.2%
I am afraid I leave it to such people as you - the Council - to know 1 0.2%
I am in a situation that I was brought up on the island and have no choice but to rent for my young family as I cannot afford to buy. 1 0.2%
I believe it would be more convienient to all... 1 0.2%
I feel that this is a major health and safety issue. There is an increasing time when emergency services are unable to get to residents here and it could easily mean life or death situations. It is very disruptive to daily life. A referendum m 1 0.2%
I think its time to raise the road to make it safer and easier for everyone. 1 0.2%
i.e. A nursng / care home on the Island . Better facilitates for. The younger people 1 0.2%
i.e. More G.P. hours and minor surgery facility. More elderly social care 1 0.2%
if there was a car park as soon as practical on the right hand side as you come onto the island in the farmers fields and improved walk way / footpath along sea wall to walk into anchorage area (via dabchicks) to reduce problems of traffic / parki 1 0.2%
in particular to slow drivers down who are coming down the high street onto high street north! 1 0.2%
is very dangerous and parking 1 0.2%
isn't that why you stood to get on the Council? Please 1 0.2%
joined to the mainland by a bridge and becomes forgotten in time. I know nothing about how to advise you on Future Improvements as I am not involved/knowledgeable in such things 1 0.2%
Kingsland to Uplands Rd and a zebra from Library to Post Office 1 0.2%
less congestion and no one getting stuck causing wasteful resources of emergency services. 1 0.2%
less ramdome cutting " to tidy up" Target mamtananct to the enviromental needs. [your life would be easyer if a spell check had been added] 1 0.2%
less than ten house units per site. 1 0.2%
let alone built. It seems to take years to get anything organised let alone finalised ie the doctors surgery 1 0.2%
library car park is frequently full and the bank car park is closed most of the time. 3. Public toilets at the new kids park recreation opposite school. Many times my children have had to wee in the bushes as there are no toilets near by. 1 0.2%
looks appalling for visitors to the Island. 1 0.2%
maybe a youth club or " old fashioned " milk bar . 1 0.2%
means more jobs 1 0.2%
Mill Road/Oakwood Drive/East Road Have Mini Roundabouts at Fountain and Oakwood junctions 1 0.2%
more comprehensive review of bus services More Park 1 0.2%
more GPs 1 0.2%
more money means more businesses thrive 1 0.2%
more parking required. 1 0.2%
more parking. 1 0.2%
most litter is from residents 1 0.2%
much as I dislike the idea 1 0.2%
near the Glebe and introduce a one-way system - on via Oakwood and off via Mill Road. 1 0.2%
no parking in Mill Road including no parking for residents 1 0.2%
not efficient use of economic resources. No barrier still 1 0.2%
now they are common place. As much as I hate to say it 1 0.2%
often on the actual junction. It's difficult to see to cross the road and extremely dangerous when driving towards Coast Road. 1 0.2%
one-way system round the island. 1 0.2%
Open Oakwood Ave to Colchester road at The Glebe Corner 1 0.2%
or maybe even at waldergraves. I would emply a proper water bailiff and start charging for boat launch for none residents (which would cover costs of employment). Water bailiff to have duristriction on cars parked on yellow lines on town hard and 1 0.2%
or willoughby car park 1 0.2%
paid for out of fines 1 0.2%
parks 1 0.2%
parks etc. There is a huge litter problem particularly during summer months. we need to protect our island and the beautiful natural environment and help teach future generations the importance of caring for it. Recycling bins would be a huge benefi 1 0.2%
pavements need looking after 1 0.2%
play areas (for old people!) etc) 1 0.2%
please 1 0.2%
plus placing it at Queens Corner 1 0.2%
possibly a new junior and secondary school. Expansion brings more money to the Island 1 0.2%
post office delivery centre 1 0.2%
pot holes mainly and tidy hedges some buses can't stay on there side of the road. And more bridleways get the poor horse riders off the road and safer for all. 1 0.2%
power 1 0.2%
prams etc could all use. Similar to what Clacton Walton and Frinton have 1 0.2%
primarily a public swimming pool. 1 0.2%
Prince Albert junction Parking on only 1 side in Yorick Rd 1 0.2%
road surfaces and ongoing provision for youth and elderly support (eg clubs 1 0.2%
Roads (potholes) 1 0.2%
rubbish or fouling. 1 0.2%
school 1 0.2%
school and traffic. 1 0.2%
scouts 1 0.2%
sea defence. 1 0.2%
Seaview Avenue 1 0.2%
serving needs for the nearby school 1 0.2%
sewerage 1 0.2%
Shop 1 0.2%
so not safe when crossing at night. Park & ride for tourists 1 0.2%
some (preferably) Mersea Council owned property to let. Better enforcement for tenants in social housing who are a public nuisance. Make Underwoods into car park with free parking for school drop offs during term time and generally free for RESIDE 1 0.2%
speed bumps to stop cars speeding (Upland Road 1 0.2%
start standing up and be counted in looking after this beautiful place. 1 0.2%
state of the roads and all the pot holes 1 0.2%
such as resident only parking and increase of yellow lines is only useful if it enforced. 1 0.2%
summer holidays town regatta day. One way system down the High Street 1 0.2%
Swimming Pool 1 0.2%
telephone and internet services all need improvements. Litter bins to be increased 1 0.2%
than parts of Colchester closer to town and Lexden which seems to be having work done improving its physical environment on a regular basis. It would also be good to see the long running saga re a new medical practice come to fruition in the near f 1 0.2%
the law in away could educate visitors and residents how to live in village type community ... 1 0.2%
then doctors 1 0.2%
this will greatly reduce the strain on certain roads which are being used for parking cars for out of town shopping etc. 1 0.2%
this would stop people residing in the caravans also help the doctors 1 0.2%
thus reducing traffic past school and through town centre by visitors to sea front etc. 1 0.2%
together with a shuttle bus service. 1 0.2%
unless:- Bigger Dr's surgery with proper parking. Plus another Dr + Nurses. More school places. Good quality road and footpath maintenance. 1 0.2%
Uplands Road 1 0.2%
using mini bus system? 1 0.2%
Victoria Eslanande and other popular areas on Mersea. I have never seen a parking warden enforce the parking restrictions at any of these locations. To be a deterrent it needs to be enforced. 1 0.2%
village greens and trees with tpo's 1 0.2%
water 1 0.2%
water etc 1 0.2%
we are not built for that sort influx of traffic and August Bank Holiday reports on traffic were unbelievable. We all know that the static holiday homes are used all year round which also adds to the stress on the Island - why does no one do anythi 1 0.2%
well need I say more. We share the car park for the Co-op with the dental and medical surgeries and school drops and in Summer it is bedlam 1 0.2%
what is happening there 1 0.2%
when it can FREQUENTLY be deadlock 1 0.2%
which is becoming excessive during summer. 1 0.2%
which seems to have now crept in to every day ie Christmas shopping. Mersea has so much to offer but it is not moving quick enough in forward thinking and noting how the Island shops 1 0.2%
widen the pavement either side with barriers to avoid pedestrians and bird watchers using the road to view wildlife/views. 2. More parking in the town centre 1 0.2%
with litter wardens/pickers/scouts etc utilised. Fines to offenders 1 0.2%
would improve congestion in that area dramatically 1 0.2%
yet I have a neighbour with 5 cars and they're constantly parked on the roads near our houses and make manoeuvring and parking very difficult for everyone else. This is especially bad a weekends when visitors come to each of the nearby houses and t 1 0.2%
Yorick Road 1 0.2%
1 - ANOTHER (OR EXPANDED) DOCTOR'S PRACTICE. 2 - A FEW MORE SHOPS. 3 - MORE PARKING IN ANCHORAGE AREA 1 0.2%
1. A public Swimming Pool 2. Police Station 3. Better or more car parks nearer coast road and high street 1 0.2%
1. Improve and enlarge car parking at the Glebe 2. Open the northern access to Oakwood Drive and make a one way system with Mill Road. 3. Get the doctors' surgery sorted! 4. Make all footpaths wheel-chair accessible. 5. If any large scale housin 1 0.2%
1. Make the strood higher to avoid the increasing tides 1 0.2%
1. Set up a community bus with paid driver/s and expand the Glebe into a mini park and ride on a continuous loop (so every stop serviced every 20 mins) with a minibus at weekends from April-September and at school holiday times to reduce congestion a 1 0.2%
1. There is often congestion near the doctor/ dentist/ Co-op/ garage/ Fred's area of Kingsland Road. Extra parking/ space to drop off/ pick up in this area would be a distinct advantage. 2. I think it important that the recycling facility remain at 1 0.2%
1.Better policing - but I've had enough of people saying that local council tax would have to go up - it wouldn't have to..... Govt. needs to reinvest the money into local policing (the money it took away from policing in the first place). 1 0.2%
20 mph speed limit firs chase 1 0.2%
30mile speed restriction on East Road West Mersea 1 0.2%
4G all weather pitch at the Glebe & Sports Centre 1 0.2%
A bigger Doctors and more police and better monitoring of trees in Reymead wood as some are a danger to public walking through. 1 0.2%
A bridge or raised road to enable people to get on and off the island at all times . Emergency vehicles would also be able to access 1 0.2%
A bridge over the strood! 1 0.2%
A community swimming pool. Local school bus for the island schools 1 0.2%
A hopper bus around the island so old folk can get to the shops and beach and a bridge over the strood 1 0.2%
A means of preventing pavement parking both sides of road between newsagents and post office. 1 0.2%
A one way system for traffic along Yorick Road due to congestion caused by too many cars parked. Or residential parking only. Also 1 0.2%
a one way system on some of the roads 1 0.2%
A park and ride service during the summer 1 0.2%
A permanent/semi-permanent Traffic Warden 1 0.2%
A swimming pool would be nice 1 0.2%
Add round abouts to hot spots on the Island 1 0.2%
All caravan parks to return to a April to October occupancy 1 0.2%
All infrastructure on Mersea needs to be upgraded 1 0.2%
An indoor swimming pool open to the public 1 0.2%
Another doctors surgery!!! Fix all of the pot holes!! Stop the development of houses on Dawes lane. It will cause mayhem on the roads. The island can’t cope as it is. Let alone with more housing and then the summer tourist!! It’s ridiculous! 1 0.2%
another GP surgery or two 1 0.2%
Another school 1 0.2%
Any new housing on the island should be specifically aimed at the islands young population i.e truly affordable 1 0.2%
Any significant new housing development must include support services. A visible Police presence and resident officer(s) 1 0.2%
At least 2+ buses per week plus Saturdays to go down Avenues 1 0.2%
BEACH PARKING WELL CATERED FOR. VILLAGE (SHOPS) NEED MORE IN CENTRE - WHERE? COAST ROAD VISITOR PARKING NEEDED - MAYBE P & R?? 1 0.2%
Better access at peak times to Cudmore Grove. Traffic calming in Coast Road and East road (main road to Cudmore) 1 0.2%
Better infrastructure - parking 1 0.2%
Better infrastructure of the local health system more parking for access to the local areas 1 0.2%
Better parking arrangements Glebe at the weekends get sports group to talk to each other and avoid same dates and times 1 0.2%
Better parking enforcement Charging non residents to launch boats 1 0.2%
Better Parking Enforcement Better Control of Road Speeds 1 0.2%
Better protection of historic buildings 1 0.2%
Better road markings and at junctions Pothole repairs Speed Calming on east road 1 0.2%
Better schooling 1 0.2%
Better sports facilities ie new pavilion and swimming pool 1 0.2%
Better traffic management in the summer when the Food and Drink Festival takes place and other events that attract large numbers. 1 0.2%
Better warning signs at The Strood. The current depth one is in completely the wrong place and is a waste of time Lights / cameras operated by a float system would be a great idea. Once the tide reaches a certain height a float could raise up and ma 1 0.2%
Bigger and Better service by the Doctors Support for teenagers and looking and help for them using and buying drugs on the island More police presents 1 0.2%
Bigger doctor 1 0.2%
Bigger doctor's surgery - and more doctors! 1 0.2%
Bigger medical centre. Swimming pool 1 0.2%
bikes 1 0.2%
Bridge over strood 1 0.2%
Bridge to replace the Strood 1 0.2%
Bus route to East Mersea 1 0.2%
Bus service that takes in The Esplanade and Seaview Avenus 1 0.2%
Caravan and lodge accommodation only open 10 months per year 1 0.2%
Channels around the island are in need of dredging to improve boating facilities. A lot of the roads are badly in need of resurfacing and widening with the increase of summer traffic. 1 0.2%
Chemists that open later at night 1 0.2%
Cleaner public toilets 1 0.2%
Community Pub in West Mersea. Reopen the White Hart 1 0.2%
Connect Oakwood Ave to Colchester Road at Glebe corner and to Victoria Espanade at the South end 1 0.2%
CONSERVATION. ENVIRONMENTAL RENEWABLES. 1 0.2%
Consider some one way systems to improve traffic flow. Better enforcement of no parking near butchers/library area. 1 0.2%
Consideration of public transport. Currently the only destination is Colchester 1 0.2%
Create extended pavements along East Road. Create speed deterants around the island especially on East Road 1 0.2%
Create (with a dab of paint and a few road signs) a roundabout at the junction of Colchester Road and Mill Road 1 0.2%
Current parking restrictions should be better enforced 1 0.2%
Cycle lane / track to Colchester 1 0.2%
Cycle lanes / cycle lane to Colchester/ less housing built as too much traffic already 1 0.2%
Cycle paths to Colchester or all around the island 1 0.2%
Cycling routes to the school to encourage children to be more active 1 0.2%
Difficult parking during the summer months with visitors 1 0.2%
Direct access to Willoughby car park from the Glebe corner via Oakwood. This would relieve much of the visitor traffic from passing through the busy areas of Mersea. This would enable the Victoria Esplanade entrance to be used only for emergency ser 1 0.2%
Direct express buses to Colchester town centre AND STATION. No diversion to Lethe Grove 1 0.2%
Doctors surgery increase Tesco parking improvements Footpath improvements !! 1 0.2%
Doctor's Surgery is an inadequate size for a town. Funding of education needs to be fought for as a collective voice. 1 0.2%
Doctors surgery- relocated to cope with the inevitable increasing population. Strood- maintenance needs to be improved it looks unsightly and the insecure railing pose a potential waste disposal in public areas e.g beach 1 0.2%
Don't allow more homes to be built. We cannot facilitate that many more people from the homes. I think we need to reopen the police station to help keep the island crime at bay. 1 0.2%
Double Yellow lines along Firs chase leading to the Lane Stop parking in Firs chase leading down to the yacht club 1 0.2%
DOUBLE YELLOW LINES ON MILL ROAD TO AVOID HAVING TO WAIT FOR ONCOMING TRAFFIC NEAR THE FREE CHURCH 1 0.2%
Double Yellow lines on South Side of Yorick Road and either side of Beach Road need extending. 1 0.2%
Double yellow lines or parking restrictions on firs road 1 0.2%
Dredge the Strood to build up the Salterns 1 0.2%
Educational/training programme ( run by wildlife experts ) delivered to youngsters who use the skate park and field 1 0.2%
Encourage tourism and support the businessses that rely on it as they are the largest employer and source of revenue on the island. 1 0.2%
Enforce existing parking restrictions 1 0.2%
Enforcement of existing regulations - little point in more yellow lines if not enforced. Traffic speed control - 20MPH limit for 'central' West Mersea. One Way system. 1 0.2%
Faster Busses to Colchester railway stations. Perhaps certain busses could take a more direct route to central Colchester to make it more competitive / attractive alternative to using a car. 1 0.2%
feeder bus from East Mersea to west Mersea 1 0.2%
Fewer Council Houses and more areas to go on country walks 1 0.2%
Fines for motorist parking on footpaths 1 0.2%
Firs Road leading to Firs Chase (down to Coast Rd) - cars parking too close to beginning of Firs Chase (difficult to see approaching cars coming up from Coast Rd) Firs Chase leading to The Lane - pedestrians walking across road and dogs off lead. 1 0.2%
Forbid greedy over-development 1 0.2%
FREE Car Park away from the anchorage and FREE shuttle bus. CCTV in skate park Crabbing control on the causeway Better signage for visitors to the island about parking Access only from WMYC to DSC 1 0.2%
free parking for residents let the grockles pay. secure dog walking area 1 0.2%
FULL TIME ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS. 1 0.2%
Give way markings or roundabout at Queens Corner 1 0.2%
Glebe corner open to Oakwood Ave. Mill Rd oneway system 1 0.2%
Height and Width warnings to commercial transport outside B roads. 1 0.2%
I am not against development. If the planning is done in conjunction with the needs of the island 1 0.2%
I feel that the Strood should be highered as 1 0.2%
I feel that we are now in need of RED parking zones - in particular the "cross-roads" at the corners of Firs Road 1 0.2%
I feel that we would benefit from more affordable properties for younger people for the island to buy 1 0.2%
I live in The Old City area at the bottom of The Lane. The houses in this part of The Coast Road & The Lane have absolutely no on street parking. The April to Sept restrictions have been extended to all year round. This means now that during the Win 1 0.2%
I think generally your all doing a good job. The one thing I think could be improved is Street cleaning putting right any damage 1 0.2%
I think that all residents of West Mersea should have a permit for reduced parking. I love to walk my dog over and around the green area at the bottom of Empress Ave . Beach hut owners pay a £5 fee for a permit and a lot of those people are not even 1 0.2%
I would like to see the field behind the British Legion monitered for the litter. Pavement parking not allowed. e.g. 4x4's parking wherever they like. Speed limits in a number of the Islands roads. Tesco's car park with and exit and entry put i 1 0.2%
I’m happy with the way things are 1 0.2%
If viable a Park and Ride scheme 1 0.2%
Improve bus service to East Mersea 1 0.2%
Improve existing doctors surgery OR open a second surgery. 1 0.2%
Improve the look of the island. It looks shabby. The roads are a mess. The one place that ruins the village centre is the Mica. It is like a warehouse when all around is attractive. Grow some climbers up or plants or get rid of the huge expanse of 1 0.2%
Improve the Strood crossing or add a new crossing route so that we are not cut off. This would ease the burden on emergency services who are frequently called to deal with stranded vehicles. 1 0.2%
Improved sea defences which incorporate a path around the island which pedestrians 1 0.2%
improved sports facilities - space for football and cricket particularly A swimming pool accessible to all residents 1 0.2%
Improvement to road to cudmore grove needs either in and out or road to be widened to take two vehicles 1 0.2%
Improvements to footpaths which are non existent in places such as New Captains Road and narrow and in poor condition in others. This would improve safety and encourage people to walk. 1 0.2%
Improvements to medical practice. 1 0.2%
Improvements to road surfaces on main roads and footpaths 1 0.2%
in the survey you ask about yellow lines to restrict parking. I think it would be more useful if the yellow lines we already have were policed better. 1 0.2%
Increased medical facilities 1 0.2%
Install chicanes containing plants and trees on the main town routes to encourage slower driving and consideration for infirm and older pedestrians. 1 0.2%
instead of levaling over the problem. in the end more cost effective. 1 0.2%
Introduce 20 mph speed limit in Village Introduce one way system 1 0.2%
Introduce lower speed limits all over island 1 0.2%
It would be a good idea for Yorick Road to be made one way to ease congestion caused by inconsiderate parking. This would also make it easier for buses and larger vehicles to travel down Yorick Road. Road and pavement improvements are badly needed 1 0.2%
It would be lovely to have a swimming pool for residents use only 1 0.2%
KEEP FIGHTING TO USE BARCLAYS' CAR PARK OUT OF HOURS. EXPAND CAR PARK OPPOSITE YACHT CLUB. 1 0.2%
Larger doctors surgery 1 0.2%
Leave things as they are No need for change 1 0.2%
Left 1 blank because biggest problem Mersea facing threat to is development of new nuclear power station at Bradwell. 1 0.2%
less boat moorings for more open space dinghy use. 1 0.2%
Less tourist means less crime Holiday camps contribute more to local projects and allow use of facilities to locals I.e pools 1 0.2%
Light railway to Colchester Bus service to Tollesbury connecting at Tolshunt D'Arcy for Maldon 1 0.2%
limit housing development until improvement made to infrastructure and medical services. reinstate police 24 hr attendance including street patrols 1 0.2%
Litter control 1 0.2%
Lots of traffic on High Street North and Big Tesco Lorries parking at shoppers expense. They should deliver at night 1 0.2%
Make Dawes Lane wider for 2 way traffic and improve surface of East Road from Queens Corner to the Fox Inn. 1 0.2%
Make high Street North one way from Tesco to strood. 1 0.2%
MAKE MERSEA MORE WELCOME BY RENEWING THE BARRIERS ALONGSIDE THE STROOD. ARRIVAL AT THE ISLAND LOOKS GHASTLY AT THE MOMENT. 1 0.2%
Make the Tesco car park one entrance in and one entrance out 1 0.2%
Make Yorick road a one way road 1 0.2%
Make Yorick Road one way (the way the bus goes) and put double yellow lines along all that side. Put a roundabout at Queens corner. 1 0.2%
Many road surfaces are in poor condition and need a great deal of attention. 1 0.2%
Maybe shops open all day on a Wednesday. 1 0.2%
Mend potholes and improve pavement surfaces 1 0.2%
Mersea is perfect just as it is. We just need to love and respect each other a little more and count our blessings - we are all so fortunate to live here 1 0.2%
Mersea needs a second or larger medical practice with more regularly available doctors. Put pressure on Essex C C / Highways to properly repair the many roads on the island that badly need decent resurfacing - having a few pot holes filled in (and 1 0.2%
Mini roundabout at queens corner Less HGVs using High St North Less speeding down High St North 1 0.2%
mini roundabout at the Fountain 1 0.2%
More bin collected more frequently. Enforce parking restrictions. Allow free parking for villagers. Repair pot holes in roads and pavements 1 0.2%
More busses to/from Peldon 1 0.2%
More car parking for visitors to avoid congestion on roads 1 0.2%
More car parks away from centre (low cost). More public toilets towards Seaview. 1 0.2%
More conciel atttenshion to the natural habbitat 1 0.2%
More doctors at the surgery. 1 0.2%
More fines for those who park in the incorrect places and think they own the right to inconvenience everyone else. 1 0.2%
More for the teenagers somewhere they can hang out and let it be self governed by them with help of adults . 1 0.2%
More litter bins at strategic points: Outside school 1 0.2%
More monitoring of illegal/inappropriate parking especially at peak times. 1 0.2%
More on road parking restrictions and a park and ride format 1 0.2%
More parking at The Glebe 1 0.2%
more parking available april - september 1 0.2%
More parking for users of the harbour area. Some way of preventing/discouraging parking outside Barclays Bank and adjoining premises. Stop major housing development unless it is all "affordable". Stop all development (increased numbers) of caravans/m 1 0.2%
More parking means a park and ride scheme not on street parking 1 0.2%
more parking on the front and around Coast Road area 1 0.2%
More police presence 1 0.2%
More policing of vehicles parked on yellow lines 1 0.2%
More recreational facilities 1 0.2%
More residential areas residents parking only. 1 0.2%
More short term parking 1 0.2%
More supervision at waterfront for parking 1 0.2%
More visible Police More monitoring of speed limits on Coast Road. 20 mph speed limit throughout West Mersea 1 0.2%
More visible police. More monitoring of speed limits on Coast Road 20mph speed limit throughout West Mersea 1 0.2%
More waste bins in areas where day trippers congregate and bins emptied every day 1 0.2%
Move Sports pitches on Glebe to extend car parking and site sports pitches on Dawes Lane development site then build 200 houses on Brierly Padddocks site 1 0.2%
My priority would be to make to protect the Island from over developement by giving it. a Status such as a Place of Special Interest and Natural Habitat Protection. This may not be the correct wording! 1 0.2%
Need a mini rounderbout on queens corner with a zebra crossing to really slow drivers down before a fatal accident occurs. 1 0.2%
Need more car parks and better parking enforcement 1 0.2%
New health centre and GP surgery 1 0.2%
New railings across the strood it looks so untidy coming across the strood. CCTV in parks More bins e.g cudmore grove not one bin next to the play area only in car park. 1 0.2%
New sports pavilion with swimming pool Get holiday camps to contribute to local town council 1 0.2%
No 12 months caravan occupancy More police presence More speeding control 1 0.2%
No more building ! 1 0.2%
No more buildings being built. 1 0.2%
No more house building 1 0.2%
No more housing No more people Leave the Strood as it is 1 0.2%
No nuckear power station at Bradwell. Inclusion of caravan residents on holiday parks as residents. 1 0.2%
No nuclear redevelopment at Bradwell. More parking enforcement officers and yellow lines. Open up Oakwood Av 1 0.2%
Off roads summer parking 1 0.2%
On the grounds of safety (especially for pedestrians 1 0.2%
One way traffic scheme 1 0.2%
One way traffic system for Mill Road 1 0.2%
One way traffic system for Mill Road and High St North. 1 0.2%
One way traffic system. Improvement to most pavements I.e. Extra width to avoid stepping into road 1 0.2%
One-way system in West Mersea Centre 1 0.2%
Only minimum housing developments 1 0.2%
Open Oakwood Avenue Colchester Road link 1 0.2%
Open up Oaklands from The Glebe through to East Road. 1 0.2%
Open up Oakwood Avenue and investigate making certain roads one way including Oakwood Avenue ( north of East Rd ) Mill Road and Yorick Road for instance. Maybe these roads should have parking on one side only and double yellows on the other side perm 1 0.2%
open up Oakwood Avenue for through traffic 1 0.2%
organised cycle paths would mean safer cycling and more people would do it. 1 0.2%
Park & Ride in weekends 1 0.2%
Park and ride for visitors 1 0.2%
Park and ride from the Glebe area to Coast Road and Victoria Esplanade. 1 0.2%
Park and ride scheme combined with car park at Glebe 1 0.2%
Park and ride service would be beneficial to camp sites and residents. Island residents parking permits to cover all areas not just your home road 1 0.2%
Park and ride summer months 1 0.2%
Park and ride. for all tourists 1 0.2%
Parking restrictions are only effective if they are enforced. I have lived in the Island for four years and regularly visit the front 1 0.2%
Parking around the hard area is a big issue 1 0.2%
Parking controls on yorick! 1 0.2%
Parking for visitors at top of village with bus service to beaches and hard as per Dartmouth 1 0.2%
PARKING NEEDED FOR MILL ROAD RESIDENCE. ALTERNATIVELY OPEN ACCESS ROAD TO NORTH OF OAKWOOD AVENUE FROM GLEBE CORNER: THIS HAS BEEN A PRIORITY FOR MANY YEARS NOW'S THE TIME TO DO IT. 1 0.2%
Parking permit on Victory Road to stop congestion and cars parking across drives 1 0.2%
Parking should be free for Mersea Island residents. This should not apply to mobile home owners or caravan owners Mobile home and Caravan Parks should have a firm planning that they can only use their caravans and mobile home between 1st March to 30 1 0.2%
Path and road need doing to many uneven very hard to walk when you have arthritis in your feeted 1 0.2%
Pavement repairs on Victoria Esplanade 4-way stop or mini roundabout at the Kingsland Road 1 0.2%
Please do NOT build a bridge 1 0.2%
Please introduce a restriction on the number of cars a household can keep on the roads beside their properties. Two cars is more than enough for 99% of families 1 0.2%
Please raise the strood so it doesn't get cut off. It is such a pain when I come home 1 0.2%
Police 1 0.2%
Police presence or traffic wardens on Busy bank Holidays to stop parking chaos from visitors to the island. Ban visitor cars to anchorage area. An enclosed a area for dogs training. 1 0.2%
Pot holes are getting worse The barriers across the Strood are a disgrace 1 0.2%
Prevent all cars from parking in Yorick Road - the disruption to traffic flow is excessive. Provide one main parking site for visitors to use 1 0.2%
Priority parking scheme for residents in car parks particularly in the High Street (Library). 1 0.2%
Prohibition of dog exercising on playing fields and on areas where there are beach huts. In the latter case dogs may be permitted if on a leash. Decent parking facilities for recreation grounds. 20mph speed limit in central area. 1 0.2%
Protect Coast Road from inappropriate development and infilling of waterfront 1 0.2%
Protect infrastructure by curtailing housing development. Where new housing is constructed encourage smaller 1 0.2%
Provide bus inspectors to help improve bus service so drivers respect their paying customers. Also provide CCTV IN Barfield Road park to stop vandalism of the White benches and stop drug taking here ans the Glebe. Provide police officers to prevent i 1 0.2%
Provide park and ride for busiest period of Summer holidays 1 0.2%
Provide sports facilities for the older generation and disabled at the Glebe 1 0.2%
Provision of a suitable sports and leisure complex including a swimming pool. 1 0.2%
Provision of cycle path from West Mersea to Cudmore Grove 1 0.2%
PSO'S to return. Improvements to coast road toilets 1 0.2%
Public swimming pool More rubbish bins 1 0.2%
Put in roundabout atMill roadd /Colchester Road Make it one way through to Oakwood Avenue 1 0.2%
Quiet Garden for elderly residents 1 0.2%
Raise the strood higher Fines for cars on grass verges Fines for allowing hedges to cover footpaths 1 0.2%
Raise the Strood rd 1 0.2%
Raise the Stroud 1 0.2%
Reclaim an area for parking Dredge the harbour and build a floating marina 1 0.2%
Redo the roads so that they last and save money long term 1 0.2%
Reduce speed limit on Mersea to 25mph along East Road 1 0.2%
Ref Q11 - better enforcement of existing parking restrictions & no car wheels on roadside verges! 1 0.2%
Refurbishment of White Hart with Restaurant NOT FLATS 1 0.2%
Reinforcing the double yellow stepping restrictions at the Yorick Road/High Street junction 1 0.2%
Remove all nuclear waste from Bradwell and ban future plans for power station. Acquire former Underwoods Garage for school car park and new surgery. Build suitable access for Cudmore Grove. 1 0.2%
Remove the bottleneck in Mill road 1 0.2%
Remove the fences from the strood 1 0.2%
REPAIR OF ALL PAVEMENTS. 1 0.2%
repair Yorick road properly 1 0.2%
Replace the barriers at the Strood. 1 0.2%
Resident passports Improved local infrastructure including surgery 1 0.2%
Resident police 1 0.2%
Residents only access to the Dabchicks end of Coast Road (it is already signed as such 1 0.2%
Restrict any future building/development to 'brown' field sites 1 0.2%
Restrict parking on Victoria esplanade to encourage visitors to use the car parks. Improve standard of waste bins on the beach. Larger fox proof bins required to obviate waste on the beach and surrounding areas of grass. Grass 1 0.2%
restrict the number of houses and restrict the occupancy rights of caravan owners to maximum 6 months per annum 1 0.2%
Restrict the overdevelopment of bungalow conversions into large mansions. These are destroying the islands character. We need to have more say than Colchester council. 1 0.2%
RETURN OF MERSEA RESIDENT POLICE FORCE. 1 0.2%
Return Parking on coast road so that local buisnesses can be enjoyed by local residents in winter months 1 0.2%
Return village green in Barfield to how it used to be. Tidy up the strood railings 1 0.2%
Rise and fall barriers for the Strood - triggered when the water is above a certain level. 1 0.2%
Road repairs. East road main priority 1 0.2%
Roads like Dawes Lane need upgrade with better signage at junctions Open up Oakland Drive . 1 0.2%
ROUNDABOUTS AT BOTH ENDS OF THE STROOD. 1 0.2%
Roundabouts at each end of Mill road also Bardfield road High street. Central islands at bend by parish church also monkey steps which will make safer crossing of pedestrians and slow those who tend to speed at these points. On the previous ques 1 0.2%
s surgery More Hospitals Dog free beach 1 0.2%
safe cycle route to colchester 1 0.2%
Should like to see better sports facilities on the Island in the form of a modern sports and leisure centre with swimming pool 1 0.2%
Signs to encourage people to take their litter with them when on the beach 1 0.2%
Size restriction for lorries on Island. 20mph speed limit on High Street. Park and ride for visitors to anchorage area. 1 0.2%
Slow traffic down .20mph in some areas especially high St .along Barfield Rd etc. A crossing is needed in couple of places urgently 1 0.2%
Small roundabouts at Queens corner 1 0.2%
Some form of enforcing Law and order ...We then would not need any other improvements 1 0.2%
Some Resident parking on Melrose Road Park & ride for visitors Shuttle bus to harbour 1 0.2%
Some structured activity for teens and resurfacing certain key roads (East Road for example. 1 0.2%
Some yellow lines in Yorrick road staggered for overtaking 1 0.2%
Sort out the roads 1 0.2%
Sort the Stroud railings out 1 0.2%
Speed bumps on roads where car speed. 30mph when entering Mersea. Roads and pavements improved 1 0.2%
Speed check when coming into West Mersea 1 0.2%
Stop building more houses Stop giving council accommodation to others before islanders 1 0.2%
Stopping vehicles parking on pavements andparking one side on narrow streets 1 0.2%
strood- lift to avoid wasting emergency services time & resources constantly used. Also people held up in queues 1 0.2%
Strood railings 1 0.2%
Strood railings are a disgrace. Potholes need attention. We need better parking facilities and I dread the population growing as the infrastructure will be unable to cope i e Doctors. Our beautiful island is falling into disarray. 1 0.2%
Suggestions regarding parking changes 1 0.2%
Swimming pool Youth club 1 0.2%
that the roads are repaired quicker as the damage to cars is getting worse 1 0.2%
The current Post Office is now part of a coffee shop which really doesn't work well. I would suggest it would be better being merged with the library and that the library is open more often so that it becomes a hubb for the community. This could b 1 0.2%
The general state of the road surfaces and pavements on Mersea are very poor and i feel that we tend to get less resources. in these and other areas 1 0.2%
The increase in traffic and the higher tides have meant that the strood is closed for longer periods with attendant tailbacks on both the Mersea Road and the Wigborough Road . Raising the strood level by a metre would maintain 'island status ' but 1 0.2%
The island is generally well provided for although at its limit now. No further housing / caravan living is not required or we shall be over run. Doctors surgery certainly needs urgent consideration to be expanded to cope with present residents. 1 0.2%
The Monkey steps are in need of repair and maintenance. The trees and withies along Coast Road are much better since being cut back last year and many more visitors and locals were enjoying the view from the benches along the road last summer. It w 1 0.2%
The old car dealership vacant building should be turned into a car park 1 0.2%
The parking problem needs to be resolved. There are cars everywhere!!!! 1 0.2%
The route to the school from Queen's corner is lethal. It needs to be redesigned/narrowed so that one lane of cars has to give way to another to slow cars down. Crossing needs to be moved from right outside Drs as too dangerous with Drs 1 0.2%
The stride railings need replacing urgently! They look a mess and let our little island down massively as you approach it. The orange temporary fencing is also a major health and safety hazard as at times these have been sprawled over the road follow 1 0.2%
The Strood crossing needs clear mains powered warning lights (an illuminated sign with a red flashing light) at either end that is activated by a tidal float switch with the specific object of alerting vehicles at night time that water is on the road 1 0.2%
The Strood fencing and signage is a disgrace. Rotary are also starting a 'litter free Mersea' campaign and it would be great if Council could get behind that. 1 0.2%
The yellow lines are ignored and do not help congestion. Stopping the purchase of second homes would make it easier for young family’s to buy. 1 0.2%
There always seems to be cars parked outside the butchers on the corner of Yorick Road even though there are yellow lines. When the bus comes around the corner into Yorick Road it cannot swing round. this causes a queue of cars to form. may be 1 0.2%
There definitely needs to be another school or larger existing or maybe one for east mersea. And the doctors & dentist are not big enough either for the population on mersea 1 0.2%
Tides are getting higher 1 0.2%
To change the speed Limit from 40 -30 on the island as people coming here think its a speed track going to caravans /Beach / etc.. To Stop caravan site owners having more caravans then they have now 1 0.2%
To raise or adapt the Strood to enable more frequent access at high tide. 1 0.2%
Toilets need improving 1 0.2%
Too many holiday homes 1 0.2%
Traffic control around Tesco 1 0.2%
Traffic lights at the Strood 1 0.2%
Turn the old engineer shed at the hammerhead end of the village into a car park 1 0.2%
Upgrading of existing pavements which are often very difficult to negotiate with a wheelchair 1 0.2%
Volume of traffic in Yorick Rd is an issue and danger created by parking. All Yorick Rd should have residents only parking or yellow lines. It is a major bus route and people speed in this road so speed inhibitors should be introduced. I'm surpris 1 0.2%
Walking and driving around the village is made difficult by inconsiderate parking. Yorick Road is a prime example; but there are others such as Firs Chase. This latter example is almost semi blocked by parked cars 1 0.2%
Warning signals/ flashing lights on a float switch 1 0.2%
We need a swimming pool and an artisan market. 1 0.2%
We need more police presence on the island 1 0.2%
We need to look at our infrastructure before any large housing developments are even considered 1 0.2%
We’ve just moved from London and whilst we love the area some of the services are just not up to scratch. We moved for the quiet life so knew it would be very different but no early morning buses 1 0.2%
With more houses 1 0.2%
With the possible increase of housing the road system will need to be improved as there are several road junctions that are possible accident black spots . It had been suggested that a car park be situated near the Glebe corner with park & ride 1 0.2%
would you agree to low rent/ part purchase social housing being built on Mersea to encourage young families to live here 1 0.2%
Yorick Rd needs to have a one way system 1 0.2%
Youth club for teenagers 1 0.2%
affordable housing for local young people and to encourage older residents to downsize. 1 0.2%
and again cars not being left on the pavements along side Tesco's. 1 0.2%
cyclist and mobility scooter uses) - Improve the standard of the footpaths and road surfaces. 1 0.2%
mobility scooters 1 0.2%
the lane and coast road from old lifeboats station to the lane 20 is plenty as they say 1 0.2%
the sites were seasonal March till October and now 11months some 12 . Their not taken into account with housing planning and should be. As this puts strain on the village & roads the doctors /dentist etc. 1 0.2%
bigger local sports centre between Dawes Lane and the Glebe. Zebra Crossing near the school on Barfield Road 1 0.2%
More litter picker-uppers (warriors and Council) Less rubbish scattered after bin days 1 0.2%
Reymead Woods not getting destroyed by 4 lane path ways through it and the waste of money clearing undergrowth that is disturbing wildlife. 1 0.2%
a swimming pool 1 0.2%
about the dangers to wildlife of leaving rubbish around. More refuse bins and dog poo bins around the island. 1 0.2%
all weather surfaces 1 0.2%
already mentioned in your survey as a busy area 1 0.2%
also East Mersea 1 0.2%
and a public swimming baths. 1 0.2%
and crossing road more frequently 1 0.2%
and I see this as a 'fait accompli' 1 0.2%
and maybe the strood could be tidied up 1 0.2%
and nowhere for us residents to park. 1 0.2%
and traffic build up is massive. Modern cars break down and cannot be restarted easily causing further delays I never remember 5.8 m tides 1 0.2%
and will not prevent access by dustbin lorries etc. 1 0.2%
bank holidays 1 0.2%
Barfield Road. 1 0.2%
before this beautiful Island looses its identity 1 0.2%
better pavements 1 0.2%
buses only every half hour and now the threat that the bus won’t even run all the way to the station would leave us needing to buy a second car. The cost of getting on the bus is astronomical too considering the service 1 0.2%
but nobody takes any notice) 1 0.2%
but where. Out of town Glebe Corner with park and ride? 1 0.2%
caravan parks etc. Visitors are abusing the rules. The Councils should stop this; residents have to pick up the tab. 1 0.2%
CCTV at critical points like end of Yorick Road. Also at critical junctions ban Blue Badge parking as I believe they can park anywhere. Investigate Residents concessions at car parks operated by a free card ( card could be sponsered by local buisn 1 0.2%
common sense ought to prevail but a flashing red warning light could register with those lacking in this commodity. The current non functioning installation is less than useless and should never have been funded. 1 0.2%
comprehensive gym etc. 1 0.2%
co-op and the nearby chemists and charity shops. 1 0.2%
Dawes Lane 1 0.2%
decent housing NOT indiscriminate building by house builders on a cram em in basis. Also maybe a sort of retirement village which would then free up housing on the island. Also 1 0.2%
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17: Housing - Which of these following property types would you support in any future housing development?

Answer Count % / 656
Small Houses (2 - 3 bedrooms) 348 53.0%
Small Bungalows (1 - 2 Bedrooms) 316 48.2%
Small Flats 167 25.5%
Bedsits / Studio Flats 97 14.8%
Larger Houses (4+ bedrooms) 75 11.4%
Large Flats 75 11.4%
Larger Bungalows (3 - 5 bedrooms) 71 10.8%
None 7 1.1%
None - do we really need any more? 1 0.2%
None - reduce development as the road network and spaces is not suitable for more builds 1 0.2%
None as we don’t need any more houses 1 0.2%
None until schools and doctors can accommodate a larger population 1 0.2%
NONE!!! 1 0.2%
None. Overcrowded already 1 0.2%
None. The current infrastructure cannot support more housing. 1 0.2%
Nursing Home / Care Facility. 1 0.2%
Part ownership homes so that local young people can get on the property ladder 1 0.2%
Retirement properties in a sheltered accommodation type arrangement 1 0.2%
see previous answer 1 0.2%
Seriously do we need anymore housing developments on this small island?!? We don’t have the space! We will soon be left with no green grass or fields 1 0.2%
Small Terrace Houses 1 0.2%
Social housing 1 0.2%
social housing ('council' houses) 1 0.2%
Social housing providing future residents consider other local residents and do not cause trouble or he ignore the coditions they were provided with beautiful property 1 0.2%
Sorry but support infrastructure needs improving first! 1 0.2%
Starter homes 1 0.2%
Starter homes for children of residents 1 0.2%
Starter homes for younger people wishing to remain on Mersea 1 0.2%
terraced small houses 1 0.2%
The above would only be supported if residents themselves supported the developments. 1 0.2%
The Island cant take any more housing with the current faciclities considering the amount of temporary residents on here during the Summer - (doctors etc) 1 0.2%
We already have a huge estate built in Mersea. Our School is bursting. We cannot get an appointment for our doctor unless we sit on the phone from 8am and just keep redialing in the hope someone will answer. We have an influx of static caravan owners 1 0.2%
We do not need these new estates built on what was meant tobe protected land! Our Drs 1 0.2%
We don't need more housing. 1 0.2%
We need a mix 1 0.2%
We need new infratrsucture first before any more houses 1 0.2%
We need starter homes for local young people 1 0.2%
West mersea alrady too crowded to cope with much more housing 1 0.2%
With the caveat they will not be converted into "Sandbanks" style housing or used as second homes or holidaylets. 1 0.2%
Low cost housing for young people and key workers 1 0.2%
Meesea is over developed and unable to cope with existing infrastructure 1 0.2%
Mersea can ill afford any more housing development other than specifically for local people gaining their first home 1 0.2%
More affordable housing for young people eg coucil housing. 1 0.2%
no further housing development of estates - rebuilding on existing land that is already occupied with houses is fine 1 0.2%
no further housing please unless there is a bridge onto the island and better access to East Road 1 0.2%
No further properties should be built - stop bowing down to Borough/County Council demands. 1 0.2%
No future housing 1 0.2%
No housing developments please! 1 0.2%
No more building 1 0.2%
no more buliding on mersea please 1 0.2%
No more houses 1 0.2%
No more housing 1 0.2%
No more housing needed 1 0.2%
Council property for those that can’t afford to buy 1 0.2%
Entry level family housing is vital if we are to avoid an increasingly older population. 1 0.2%
First time buyer property available for young Mersea residents either to buy or rent - see next question 1 0.2%
First time buyers for local familys 1 0.2%
House with granny annex 1 0.2%
housing for mersea people to stay on mersea. I'm having to live on my mother's sofa with my 4 year old in my old bedroom at the moment because of a relationship breakdown 1 0.2%
Housing scheme 1 0.2%
I do not support any further housing development it is not needed in a coastal village the infrastructure was never designed for extra volume. 1 0.2%
I do not support the housing development. 1 0.2%
- Not to be sold as second homes. 1 0.2%
but I am sure you have figures to work this out. 1 0.2%
but no affordable housing please. If you cant afford to live here dont! 1 0.2%
conciel owred even! MOST local young people are priced out of buying 1 0.2%
flats etc are built 1 0.2%
I've never lived off mersea but feel I'm being pushed out! 1 0.2%
more housing would only cause more problems. 1 0.2%
particularly small houses/bungalows and flats. 1 0.2%
roads and other infrastructure cannot cope! 1 0.2%
such a shame in my opinion. 1 0.2%
there are not enough space at Doctors and school and no police as it is 1 0.2%
we need homes for downsizing and we need homes for the elderly. I do not know what the requirements are for the growing population 1 0.2%
we need homes for growing families 1 0.2%
with small garden/terrace 1 0.2%
3 - 4 bed houses 1 0.2%
A local council limited liability company shared equity sceme allowing true provision for first time buyers from local families who are already a part of the island life and community but who are excluded from living here by profiteering property dev 1 0.2%
A nursing/ care home on the Island would be of considerable community benefit. 1 0.2%
Affordable homes for first time buyers 1 0.2%
Affordable housing 1 0.2%
Affordable housing for local families 1 0.2%
Affordable housing for local people. 1 0.2%
Affordable housing for locals to gain access to the housing market 1 0.2%
Affordable housing options that would allow young residents to be able to stay resident if they choose. 1 0.2%
Affordable in the true sense of the word ? 1 0.2%
Affordable starter homes with priority for local young people. 1 0.2%
Already too many houses for the infrastructure. 1 0.2%
any buiding that local teenagers e.t.c can afford 1 0.2%
Any first time family home type buildings 1 0.2%
  1238  

 

18: Housing - Would you be supportive of extra affordable housing specifically for local people with proven needs?

Answer Count % / 656
Very supportive 397 60.5%
Have no view 130 19.8%
Not supportive 108 16.5%
  635  

 

19: Housing - Would you be supportive of development that either included or consisted of the following for local people?

Answer Count % / 656
Community led Self Build scheme for Purchase / Long Term Rent 267 40.7%
Community led Housing Association scheme 255 38.9%
Community led Custom Build scheme 164 25.0%
  686  

 

20: Environmental - how would you rate your recycling 'performance' currently?

Answer Count % / 656
Need L plates 9 1.4%
Not very good 63 9.6%
Quite Good 120 18.3%
When I remember 19 2.9%
Excellent 405 61.7%
  616  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Need L plates 3 0.5%
Not very good 9 1.4%
Quite Good 112 17.1%
When I remember 6 0.9%
Excellent 500 76.2%
  630  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Need L plates 5 0.8%
Not very good 10 1.5%
Quite Good 132 20.1%
When I remember 8 1.2%
Excellent 474 72.3%
  629  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Need L plates 2 0.3%
Not very good 11 1.7%
Quite Good 99 15.1%
When I remember 10 1.5%
Excellent 508 77.4%
  630  

 

Answer Count % / 656
All goes in my compost 25 3.8%
Have no garden waste 36 5.5%
Not very good 13 2.0%
Put out some out and rest to compost 184 28.0%
Excellent 363 55.3%
  621  

 

 

21: Environmental - How often do you use the local recycling centre in Upland Road?

Answer Count % / 656
Regularly 380 57.9%
Sometimes 231 35.2%
Never 20 3.0%
Take it to the Colchester Centre instead 2 0.3%
  633  

 

22: Environmental - How do you heat your home?

Answer Count % / 656
Gas 449 68.4%
Wood Burning Stove 139 21.2%
Oil 120 18.3%
Electricity (such as Night Storage Heaters) 80 12.2%
Coal 28 4.3%
Ground or Air Source Heat Pump 8 1.2%
Open fire 3 0.5%
Solar Panels 3 0.5%
Open Fire with Smokeless and Logs 2 0.3%
Thermal panels 1 0.2%
Thermalpanels 1 0.2%
underfloor powered by solar panels 1 0.2%
Open fire Logs and smokeless coal 1 0.2%
Open fire / wood/coal 1 0.2%
OPEN FIRE FOR WOOD BURNING IN LIVING ROOM. 1 0.2%
Biomass 1 0.2%
Oil filled electric radiators 1 0.2%
insulation 1 0.2%
logs 1 0.2%
LPG 1 0.2%
direct solar water heating for swimpool 1 0.2%
Electric 1 0.2%
electric fires as Night Storage not sufficient and land lord does not do any repairs to our rented property 1 0.2%
Electric thermostatic radiators not night storage 1 0.2%
Electric underfloor system 1 0.2%
  848  

 

23: Environmental - Which of these Renewable Energy systems do you have at your home?

Answer Count % / 656
None of these 464 70.7%
PV Solar Panels 99 15.1%
Solar Water Heating 26 4.0%
Solar Boost Immersion System 12 1.8%
Air Source Heat Pump 8 1.2%
Battery Storage System (such as Tesla Powerwall) 2 0.3%
Heat recovery system 2 0.3%
We use a company that uses ONLY GREEN ENERGY (Green Star Energy) 2 0.3%
WE WOULD WELCOME ADVICE ON THESE. 1 0.2%
Water butts for toilets 1 0.2%
About to extend and upgrade and intend to use solar and poss air source heat 1 0.2%
I am supportive od 1 0.2%
Biomass boiler 1 0.2%
Ground Source Heat Pump 1 0.2%
ALL COST tomuch to get started 1 0.2%
  622  

 

24: Environmental - What is your principal attitude to the prospect of a new Nuclear Power Station at Bradwell?

Answer Count % / 656
I am against new Nuclear 318 48.5%
I think Nuclear Power is an essential part of the energy mix 147 22.4%
I am in favour of new Nuclear but not at Bradwell 119 18.1%
I would welcome new Nuclear at Bradwell 27 4.1%
I do not care where my electricity comes from 20 3.0%
  631  

 

25: Environmental - Which, if any, of these Renewable Energy systems would you welcome in order to see Mersea become known as an ECO-Island?

Answer Count % / 656
PhotoVoltaic (PV) Solar Panel Array 312 47.6%
Compact Wind Turbine 304 46.3%
Large Ground Source Heat Pump 296 45.1%
Tidal 3 0.5%
None 3 0.5%
Tidal power 2 0.3%
Tidal regeneration 1 0.2%
Tidal Turbine in the Blackwater similar to the Tidal Turbine at Portaferry-Strangford 1 0.2%
Tidal turbines should be investigated as they are more reliable than wind power and Mersea has a decent tide 1 0.2%
Tidal.. 1 0.2%
Tidal/wave power system if ever becomes technically & economically feasible for a small community... 1 0.2%
Tide comes in and out twice a day everyday day use it simples 1 0.2%
Turbines in the Blackwater 1 0.2%
Use tidal power. 1 0.2%
Wave and tide/current powered generators. 1 0.2%
wave power 1 0.2%
we could encourage more solar panels on existing buildings 1 0.2%
not sure 1 0.2%
Nuclear power but not Chinesse - French preferably 1 0.2%
photo Voltaic puy free on all building 1 0.2%
PV is by far the best system for Mersea and it is VERY low cost 1 0.2%
Renewable energy needs to come from a combination of sources - including tidal 1 0.2%
Solar panels provided for each home returning excess to the Grid. This would alleviate need for a large Array 1 0.2%
Solar water heating 1 0.2%
Something that uses the tidal flow of the Blackwater 1 0.2%
Don’t bother wasting our money. 1 0.2%
Don’t know. 1 0.2%
Don't know enough about it but would support eco island 1 0.2%
Dont know enough about these systems 1 0.2%
I don’t know about this 1 0.2%
I dont know enough about what any of the above would invollve to answer 1 0.2%
I need more information as to where these are situated before commenting on 1 0.2%
Inducements for solar panels on all industrial units + compulsory on all new housing 1 0.2%
Insufficent information to give informed answer. 1 0.2%
investigate the feasibility of tidal power generation 1 0.2%
It should be tidal as the sea is round the whole Island. 1 0.2%
I will install it if the government sorts its policy out. 1 0.2%
if it is possible to do so 1 0.2%
the most predictable energy souce and mersea is an island 1 0.2%
a balanced mixtures of others too 1 0.2%
A storage system 1 0.2%
any to be honest 1 0.2%
Anything in this arena would be worth doing. 1 0.2%
community owned and run wind and solar leading to lower energy bills for all 1 0.2%
Tidal barrage 1 0.2%
Tidal electricity generation; 1 0.2%
Tidal is a must! 1 0.2%
much higher insulation in existing and new build ie wear a jumper! 1 0.2%
  962  

 

26: Medical and Healthcare - Which of the following are members of your household registered with?

Answer Count % / 656
Mersea Island Medical Practice (West Mersea Surgery) 598 91.2%
West Mersea Dental Practice (Dentist) 429 65.4%
Optician 2 0.3%
Opticians 1 0.2%
Private for the dentist as no nhs space 1 0.2%
Smile cochester. 1 0.2%
There is no space at Mersea Drs! 1 0.2%
Tim Humphries 1 0.2%
Colchester Helpline 1 0.2%
If I can get an appointment 1 0.2%
Malting Green Layer 1 0.2%
  1037  

 

27: Medical and Healthcare - Which of the following healthcare services on the island do members of your household use?

Answer Count % / 656
Optician 313 47.7%
Physiotherapist 137 20.9%
Chiropodist 82 12.5%
Osteopath 58 8.8%
Hearing Care Centre 46 7.0%
Massage therapist 2 0.3%
None 2 0.3%
Well being 2 0.3%
Wellbeing 1 0.2%
any nhs serive that is FREE 1 0.2%
None of these 1 0.2%
OCCASIONAL ATTENDANCE AT CLINIC. 1 0.2%
Midwife 1 0.2%
Heidi Cornish (Masseuse/Physiotherapist/Holistic Therapist): 110 Coast Road 1 0.2%
I have hearing problems but we have been told by the medical center we have to sort it out ourselves. There is no help for hearing problems 1 0.2%
Jill Jessen. Heidi Cornish 1 0.2%
  650  

 

28: Medical and Healthcare - Which of the following services do any members of your household rely on (if any)?

Answer Count % / 656
Gardener 79 12.0%
Cleaner 58 8.8%
Family Member for care / support 50 7.6%
Visiting Carer / Care Services 17 2.6%
Meals on Wheels / Lunch Club 6 0.9%
None 4 0.6%
Newspaper delivery and milkman 1 0.2%
Helpline 1 0.2%
  216  

 

29: Medical and Healthcare - Which of the following healthcare centres have members of your household (for personal health reasons) visited in the past 5 years?

Answer Count % / 656
Colchester General Hospital 545 83.1%
Colchester Walk-in Centre (Turner Road) 448 68.3%
Essex County Hospital 370 56.4%
Accident and Emergency (A&E) 308 47.0%
Private Hospital or Clinic (e.g. The Oaks) 230 35.1%
Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford 2 0.3%
London 1 0.2%
Private treatment at Chelmsford and Brentwood 1 0.2%
Royal Brompton Hospital 1 0.2%
Royal Marsden 1 0.2%
St Thomas ? 1 0.2%
St Thomas' ? 1 0.2%
TOLLGATE CLINIC 1 0.2%
ZEN CLINIC - DENTIST 1 0.2%
ACUPUNCTURIST 1 0.2%
Addenbrokes Hospital 1 0.2%
Addenbrookes Hospital 1 0.2%
Basildon heart center 1 0.2%
Baslidon Heart Centre 1 0.2%
Braintree Community hospital 1 0.2%
Breast screening unit 1 0.2%
Brilliant service from all. 1 0.2%
broomfield hospital 1 0.2%
Broomfield and Basildon 1 0.2%
Broomfield Hospital and Maldon Hospital 1 0.2%
Ipswich general 1 0.2%
London 1 0.2%
London hospitals and clinics 1 0.2%
Mersea Island Surgery and the Dental Centre 1 0.2%
Mills Road Therapy Centre 1 0.2%
NHS clinic 1 0.2%
out of area hospital 1 0.2%
Physio Centre 1 0.2%
Primary care trust orthotics & paediatry 1 0.2%
Private alternative Practioner 1 0.2%
  1932  

 

30: Medical and Healthcare - Which do you consider to be the three most important issues, if any, that are facing the Mersea Island Practice (West Mersea Surgery)?

Answer Count % / 656
Insufficient GP recruitment 68 10.4%
It is too difficult to obtain an appointment 163 24.8%
Lack of community involvement by the practice 5 0.8%
No issues perceived 29 4.4%
Not applicable 12 1.8%
The current position of the Surgery is inconvenient 3 0.5%
The lack of parking at the Surgery is problematic 16 2.4%
The waiting time for a Surgery appointment is too long 174 26.5%
The lack of weekend and night-time GP / Doctor’s cover 133 20.3%
  603  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Insufficient GP recruitment 64 9.8%
It is too difficult to obtain an appointment 135 20.6%
Lack of community involvement by the practice 9 1.4%
No issues perceived 13 2.0%
Not applicable 10 1.5%
The current position of the Surgery is inconvenient 13 2.0%
The lack of parking at the Surgery is problematic 40 6.1%
The waiting time for a Surgery appointment is too long 152 23.2%
The lack of weekend and night-time GP / Doctor’s cover 103 15.7%
  539  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Insufficient GP recruitment 110 16.8%
It is too difficult to obtain an appointment 67 10.2%
Lack of community involvement by the practice 22 3.4%
No issues perceived 22 3.4%
Not applicable 32 4.9%
The current position of the Surgery is inconvenient 23 3.5%
The lack of parking at the Surgery is problematic 57 8.7%
The waiting time for a Surgery appointment is too long 61 9.3%
The lack of weekend and night-time GP / Doctor’s cover 81 12.3%
  475  

 

 

31: Education - What use do you make of the following educational provisions on the Island?

Answer Count % / 656
Never 4 0.6%
Not Applicable 145 22.1%
Occasionally 1 0.2%
Regularly 2 0.3%
  152  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 44 6.7%
Not Applicable 299 45.6%
Occasionally 7 1.1%
Regularly 65 9.9%
  415  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 44 6.7%
Not Applicable 308 47.0%
Occasionally 3 0.5%
Regularly 49 7.5%
  404  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 57 8.7%
Not Applicable 297 45.3%
Occasionally 11 1.7%
Regularly 30 4.6%
  395  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 114 17.4%
Not Applicable 208 31.7%
Occasionally 48 7.3%
Regularly 20 3.0%
  390  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 95 14.5%
Not Applicable 224 34.1%
Occasionally 44 6.7%
Regularly 14 2.1%
  377  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 67 10.2%
Not Applicable 299 45.6%
Occasionally 11 1.7%
Regularly 6 0.9%
  383  

 

 

32: Education - Please indicate any further thoughts you may have on educational matters...

Answer Count % / 656
None 4 0.6%
IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A SECONDARY SCHOOL ON THE ISLAND 2 0.3%
N/A 2 0.3%
Need secondary on island not send our kids miles for school with kids from troubled families 1 0.2%
No children no experiece re local schooling 1 0.2%
Kimono was superb but Les gave up and hasn't been replaced 1 0.2%
Library needs expansion and development (working EEC) 1 0.2%
Meals better at lower prices 1 0.2%
Mersea council provide a detailed survey on how new housing will affect the school 1 0.2%
Mersea Island school is a very large primary school which currently benefits from a spacious site which enables sufficient space for outside play and activities for the number of Children. However 1 0.2%
Mersea Island School s so big as it is I can not see how there is room for it to grow much more. 1 0.2%
Mersea needs a proper full time day nursery. A secondary school also needed. 1 0.2%
Mersea Primary School is an important facility for outside functions 1 0.2%
Mersea School seems quite good from what I have heard. 1 0.2%
More adult ed on island would be good. Present primary school is quite large enough for site. More green space for them for Forest School and similar would be beneficial. 1 0.2%
More beach/forest outdoor school 1 0.2%
More involvement between state secondary schools and the Island 1 0.2%
More water Sports training. New Kayaks for children 1 0.2%
My son attended West Mersea School and I am a big fan. Having a village school you can walk to and have local friends is a key part of being a community. I would also commend DSC and WMYC for the training they offer to the young and old and see them 1 0.2%
My son has to go into Further Education to complete his A-Levels 1 0.2%
Our Children are now through Education. A community of this size should have it's own secondary education not have to send pupils on a 20/30 minute bus journey that is often impacted by the tidal crossing 1 0.2%
Our school could not support more housing 1 0.2%
Parking is very bad at school opening and closing times 1 0.2%
Primary school to only accept permanent island residential children 1 0.2%
Regarding the current additional housing proposals 1 0.2%
School on Mersea seems to be over crowded and is struggling to Meet the children’s needs 1 0.2%
Secondary School needed on the island 1 0.2%
See previous comments. Amazing teachers are leaving for many reasons. I won't be far behind. Our own money is regukarky spent on resources for the children as funds are so dire. 1 0.2%
Terms too short and Days should be longer. 1 0.2%
Th Primary school is excellent . Its good for young Islanders to go to school on the mainland as it broadens their horizons. More opportunities for adult learning would be good. 1 0.2%
The amount of school age children on the island should give a requirement for urgent action to build a secondary school on the island 1 0.2%
The Island needs a good Secondary School 1 0.2%
The Mersea School is fantastic but it needs investment and new sports fields 1 0.2%
The Primary School is excellent . 1 0.2%
The school dont seem to cope well with the number of children and so as a mother of a child woth additional needs i think some children suffer due to lack of training/interest. 1 0.2%
The school is becoming over subscribed and may need to be extended soon 1 0.2%
The school is essential for the island. The cost of travel for secondary school is far too high and help for those who cannot afford it is not sufficient. 1 0.2%
The school is full. There is no disabled and emergency exit in 2 classrooms. Did more room and IT facilities 1 0.2%
The school is the corner post to our community and has been for a significant period of time. The extra benefited it offers such as wraparound allows me to continue to work 1 0.2%
The school is too late for a primary school we should have two primary schools 1 0.2%
The school needs to retain its fields and outside space. Growth would lead to building on the field - this would be bad! 1 0.2%
The school playing field in Barfield needs toilets so that a whole class doesn't have to return to school because one child needs the loo. 1 0.2%
The school should be given money by the developers building off Dawes Lane. 1 0.2%
The wrap around care at the school is excellent and allows us to work. 1 0.2%
There could be a shortage of secondary school places for Island children in the future due to all the housing proposed in the Colchester area. 1 0.2%
There is a chronic shortage of school places 1 0.2%
There is a need for 0 - 5 yrs full time care for working parents. Only having from 2yrs is difficult and requires off island care or childminder care 1 0.2%
There may be a case for a dedicated secondary school on Mersea (Catchment to include mainland local villages) -or just off the Island. As Mersea population expands this seems to be a no brainer given that Colchester is one of the fastest expanding to 1 0.2%
There needs to be a cheaper bus pass for teenagers attending college. Whilst there are a lot of well off people on the island 1 0.2%
There should be better provision for secondary education over this side of Colchester - especially With the proposed development along Mersea Road and onto Mersea. 1 0.2%
Think we could do with a nursery that could take children younger than 2. The only option on the island for those less than 2 is a childminder. 1 0.2%
To many children in a class 1 0.2%
To my knowledge mersea school is a good school. I have no need for a school yet (mother to a baby) 1 0.2%
Too be taught right from wrong 1 0.2%
Transport to other schools is an issue where payment is required 1 0.2%
Travel to school when NO provision is on the Island MUST BE FREE. 1 0.2%
Two generations of my family have attended Mersea Island School and it has been an excellent primary foundation for secondary school education. 1 0.2%
Two of our children are local head teachers. There is too much pressure on teachers -resulting in stress - caused by a lack of funding and too much bureaucracy. Parents sometimes cause trouble by not supporting the teachers in disciplinary matters. 1 0.2%
Use of school for adult classes in evening. 1 0.2%
VARIOUS ASSOCIATIONS & SOCIETIES RUN INTERESTING TALKS THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS. 1 0.2%
We find the schooling on West Mersea is excellent 1 0.2%
We have no school age children now 1 0.2%
we need a seco dart school or to build another campus for mersea primary splitting infants and juniors 1 0.2%
We need a secondary school on the island. 1 0.2%
We should have a secondary School on the Island. This would help with cost's of using school buses and voluntary group's would be helped by teenage children 1 0.2%
Which the increasing population and the potential that new homes will be built a bigger primary school is needed 1 0.2%
Will be problems if Island population increases too much 1 0.2%
With community growth 1 0.2%
Would be good to have a nursery that offers care to under 2.5 years 1 0.2%
cooking 1 0.2%
all students living on the Island must have access to the school. 1 0.2%
also in the education sector. 1 0.2%
also U3A. 1 0.2%
although I do worry when they need to move on to secondary school. 1 0.2%
and other skills.... 1 0.2%
and would this be provided and established BEFORE the said housing development goes ahead (if it goes ahead)? 1 0.2%
any additional building would no doubt reduce the amount of outside space per child. 1 0.2%
as it is now mandatory that they attend further education between 16-18 1 0.2%
but if there is any more expansion (hopefully not) then a community school on the doorstep I feel would be an asset saving also on the bus journeys each day 1 0.2%
but we have to pay for school transport even though this is a government initiative. The cost of this is £1000 per year I am told. As a Gvt initiative 1 0.2%
class sizes are already large with an average of 60+ children in each year group 1 0.2%
craft 1 0.2%
having six grandchildren been educated there 1 0.2%
his cousins already attend but I’m concerned if new houses are being built that it will start to be overcrowded 1 0.2%
I CAN SEE THE NEED FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL UNIT BECOMING MORE APPARENT IF THERE IS TO BE A COHESIVE FEELING OF COMMUNITY ON MERSEA ISLAND 1 0.2%
it is an important educational resource 1 0.2%
it would not take many more children across each year group to seriously impact the environment and quality of education the children are receiving. And while the school site is relatively large 1 0.2%
not able to get my child in after school activities as always full. 1 0.2%
on the island. 1 0.2%
our grandchildren have attended playgroup and now attend Mersea school 1 0.2%
particularly in primary schools in the area south of Colchester 1 0.2%
such as keep fit/dance classes for Christmas fair for young people and adults. The school could be used far more for extra curricular activities to provide inclome 1 0.2%
surely free school transport should be offered up to 18. 1 0.2%
the nearest is in Abberton. 1 0.2%
the size of the medical facilities and the roads!!! 1 0.2%
there are also a lot of not so well off - who are not in receipt of benefits - if Essex County Council provides a bus service for the schools 1 0.2%
there are enough local children and less transport would be needed 1 0.2%
we find the results are very good . 1 0.2%
what provision is being made for a secondary school on the island? 1 0.2%
what thought has been given to the additional school places and incumbent infrastructure that would need to be provided at the primary school 1 0.2%
where finances and league tables (as for many schools) are dictating the experience that our children receive. 1 0.2%
which can be hard to manage with an ever demanding primary curriculum. The current years 4 and 5 are even larger at c. 70+ children in each cohort - this has necessitated split year classes 1 0.2%
which have proven difficult to manage well and i understand the school therefore aims to avoid in future. Any large scale housing development would inevitably impact the school since the nature of the houses to be built will undoubtedly be such tha 1 0.2%
which is very good with their special needs 1 0.2%
why is this not available for the teens who have to by law attend some form of further education until they are 18/19. 1 0.2%
WITH THE EMPHASIS ON FAMILIES 1 0.2%
2 kids in TLA / 1 in college. No complaints. Journey helps them get used to the idea of working commute 1 0.2%
A day nursery running from 07.00 to 18.00 for working parents 1 0.2%
A larger school if there is going to be more homes on the island 1 0.2%
A permanent/ controlled (Pelican?) crossing between co-op and the school would seem advantageous. A "20 is plenty" zone around the school gates (Barfield and Kingsland would seem sensible. 1 0.2%
A Secondary school on the Island 1 0.2%
ADULT & POST-SCHOOL EDUC. HAS SADLY BECOME TOO EXPENSIVE. 1 0.2%
Adult and Post-school education is too expensive - unaffordable for many 1 0.2%
Adult education classes in the day would be good and as more and more medical appointments use computers lessons for elderly 1 0.2%
Allow the bus to be free for Thurstable School too 1 0.2%
Although nobody in this household is in education 1 0.2%
An already over crowded school - additional housing would add to the problem 1 0.2%
As in 85th and 79th years involvement nil 1 0.2%
Both Brightingsea and Tiptree have a Secondary School. Could consideration be given to one on the Island ? It could take in surrounding villages 1 0.2%
Buses should be free to all local secondary schools with dedicated extra services for morning and evening to coincide with extra uplift for further education 1 0.2%
Children living on an island should be taught to swim at a young age. There are no facilities to do this on the island and the school does not take children to an external facility until they're quite old (by which time fears of swimming may have al 1 0.2%
Choices for Adult Education rather limited. Sparrows pre-school is brilliant. 1 0.2%
Continued provision of primary school & ability to retain staff to enable them to build on 'Good' ofsted 1 0.2%
Didnt know that any adult education services were available 1 0.2%
Essex CC should provide free transport to Thurstable as well as TLA 1 0.2%
Fantastic school. 1 0.2%
Fees for Further Education are much too high. I had considered an Open University Course but I cannot afford it. 1 0.2%
Free school buses to all off Island secondary educational schools 1 0.2%
Greater choice of adult education on the Island 1 0.2%
Has the time come for a secondary school (11-16) on Mersea? 1 0.2%
Have a nursery on the island from 6 months onwards for working parents 1 0.2%
How will the local primary school cope with an increase in population caused by large developments? 1 0.2%
I believe Mersea Island School does an outstanding job. I should like to see provision of a range of adult evening classes to GCSE and A Level - or higher! 1 0.2%
I do not think we should have to pay for our children’s transport to senior school 1 0.2%
I do volunteer at an after school club 1 0.2%
I teach in adult education--there is not enough of it! 1 0.2%
I think there should be free transport to local colleges in Colchester for 16-18 year olds 1 0.2%
I think we should improve the local primary school and have a secondary school 1 0.2%
I understand that the school is a 3 form entry primary and is rated good by ofsted . I would be concerned that any further increase in population through housing development would make this provison extremely difficult if indeed the school strives t 1 0.2%
I worry about the negative impact that an increase in local population would have upon the school. 1 0.2%
I would like to see greater support for the work done by Mersea Island School 1 0.2%
I would like to see more school runs holiday clubs or forest school lessons. Perhaps a dedicated area of the beach just for the school to use. One class a week maybe? 1 0.2%
I’m excited for my little boy to start at the school 1 0.2%
If further development comes to Mersea we need another Primary School situated in East Mersea to divide the catchment area. 1 0.2%
IF THERE IS TO BE MORE HOUSING ON MERSEA ISLAND 1 0.2%
If we have to accept more housing on the Island make sure that more educational provision is made available maybe via " planning gain " from the developers and not by just putting up the prices of the houses. 1 0.2%
if you're increasing the number of homes on Mersea you MUST increase the size of the school 1 0.2%
Important to maintain facilities such as play group and primary school for Mersea Island children 1 0.2%
Increase in housing will increase the number of children attending this already crowded school 1 0.2%
Incredibly large class sizes at Mersea Island School. Due to the strood tide 1 0.2%
Interested in Further Adult Education but current costs too high. 1 0.2%
Introduction of a secondary school to Mersea Island would benefit the children and parents of Mersea especially once the new phase of houses are built . Would also reduce expenditure on school buses provided by council and the expense to parents of t 1 0.2%
Is there potential for a senior annex on MI 1 0.2%
It is vital that we maintain the Primary School on Mersea. 1 0.2%
It may be beneficial for working parents to have a full-time day Nursery on the island that is affordable 1 0.2%
It would be good to have adult education classes on the island 1 0.2%
  161  

 

33: Communications - Telephone, Mobile and Broadband. Please rate your connection?

Answer Count % / 656
Do not have 15 2.3%
Poor 12 1.8%
Satisfactory 148 22.6%
Good 435 66.3%
  610  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Do not have 3 0.5%
Poor 138 21.0%
Satisfactory 246 37.5%
Good 222 33.8%
  609  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Do not have 11 1.7%
Poor 137 20.9%
Satisfactory 265 40.4%
Good 186 28.4%
  599  

 

 

34: Shopping and Retail - Which of the following local sources do you regularly purchase from?

Answer Count % / 656
General Foodstores / Supermarkets 592 90.2%
Pharmacy / Chemist 551 84.0%
Hardware 360 54.9%
Garage / Car Service and Repair 354 54.0%
Garden Supplies 330 50.3%
Butchers 324 49.4%
Electrical Store 282 43.0%
Fishmonger / Local Catch 269 41.0%
Delicatessen / Cake Hole 224 34.1%
Bakers 210 32.0%
Chandlery 154 23.5%
Jewellers 81 12.3%
Petrol Station 3 0.5%
Charity shops 2 0.3%
Chrysaline Crafts/trading post 1 0.2%
Coastal Coffee 1 0.2%
Coop 1 0.2%
costal cafe 1 0.2%
COSTAL CAFFÉ AND POST OFFICE 1 0.2%
Egg supplier and veg producer in East 1 0.2%
Card shop 1 0.2%
Baldwins 1 0.2%
Bank and Post Office 1 0.2%
Beauty Salon 1 0.2%
Bonnets Farm and Yolkal Eggs 1 0.2%
Cafes restaurants and pubs 1 0.2%
Coast inn 1 0.2%
gallery 1 0.2%
gift shops 1 0.2%
we will lose them 1 0.2%
Art Cafe 1 0.2%
Myrtle and Rose; Shabby and; Coastal Bliss; Friends HairDesign; Crysleden Crafts; numerous coffee shops. 1 0.2%
Number 4 (gifts etc) 1 0.2%
Road side sellers. oftern bettter than a shop 1 0.2%
Unless we use the local facilities throughout the year 1 0.2%
We try as a family to use all of the local shops 1 0.2%
Wick Farm butchers 1 0.2%
Florist 1 0.2%
Freds 1 0.2%
Gallery’s and gift shops 1 0.2%
haberdashery 1 0.2%
Haidresser 1 0.2%
Hairdressers. Post Office Takeaway 1 0.2%
  3765  

 

35: Shopping and Retail - Which of the following places do you PREFER for your usual food purchasing?

Answer Count % / 656
Local (on Island and Bonners) 317 48.3%
Mainland (Colchester / Tiptree / Ipswich / Chelmsford etc.) 231 35.2%
Online with home delivery 65 9.9%
Stanway Aldi & Lidl 1 0.2%
Tend to shop on and off the Island for food coincident with travel pattern 1 0.2%
Tesco Colchester 1 0.2%
Use a mixture of Local and Mainland - would prefer to use entirely local but choices are limited and some necessities cannot be bought locally. 1 0.2%
Use Wigborough Meats who deliver onto the Island for free. 1 0.2%
winter times mersea all the time summer time tiptree and colchester can not shop on mersea to many caravans on mersea and NO PARTKING SUMMER TIME 1 0.2%
Mix of all of the above 1 0.2%
nor answered 1 0.2%
Local for top-up 1 0.2%
Main shop in Colchester 1 0.2%
in reality i use mainland supermarkets as they are generally cheaper when feeding a family 1 0.2%
Tiptree for main shop. I prefer the combination. 1 0.2%
vegetables and everyday items local. 1 0.2%
Aldi Witham 1 0.2%
Co op 1 0.2%
Co-op and Tesco. 1 0.2%
COST DRIVEN never go off island on one event only 1 0.2%
However 1 0.2%
I have small children so delivery is easier at the moment 1 0.2%
  632  

 

36: Services - Which of the following local island based services do you or members of your household regularly use?

Answer Count % / 656
Hairdressers / Beautician 434 66.2%
Dry cleaners / clothes washing service 103 15.7%
Insurance Brokers 89 13.6%
None of these 79 12.0%
Accountants / Bookeepers 50 7.6%
Solicitor / Legal Services 43 6.6%
Barbers 2 0.3%
Boatyard 1 0.2%
Bonners 1 0.2%
builder plumber electrician 1 0.2%
Car cleaning (home visit) 1 0.2%
Car servicing and repairs. Marine engine service and repair. Boat maintenance and mooring services. 1 0.2%
Church. 1 0.2%
Cleaning 1 0.2%
COST DRIVEN other places cheaper 1 0.2%
Bank 1 0.2%
garage 1 0.2%
moorings 1 0.2%
pet care 1 0.2%
Sailing Club 1 0.2%
window cleaner 1 0.2%
Accountant 1 0.2%
Takeaway. Post Office. Gym 1 0.2%
Parish Church services 1 0.2%
pet grooming 1 0.2%
Post office 1 0.2%
Restaurants and pubs 1 0.2%
Library 1 0.2%
Mersea Mowers & Blowers 1 0.2%
  822  

 

37: Services - How important are the following Island service providers to you?

Answer Count % / 656
Not important 61 9.3%
occasional use 110 16.8%
online only 9 1.4%
only visit to use Cash Machine 131 20.0%
vital 290 44.2%
  601  

 

Answer Count % / 656
have alternative arrangements 4 0.6%
occasional use 202 30.8%
vital 410 62.5%
  616  

 

Answer Count % / 656
never visit 107 16.3%
occasional use 260 39.6%
vital 239 36.4%
  606  

 

 

38: How often do you visit the local Island cafés, pubs, clubs, takeaways and restaurants?

Answer Count % / 656
monthly 156 23.8%
never 21 3.2%
seldom 131 20.0%
weekly 228 34.8%
every day 20 3.0%
  556  

 

Answer Count % / 656
monthly 255 38.9%
never 14 2.1%
seldom 170 25.9%
weekly 138 21.0%
every day 2 0.3%
  579  

 

Answer Count % / 656
monthly 120 18.3%
never 63 9.6%
seldom 145 22.1%
weekly 201 30.6%
every day 13 2.0%
  542  

 

Answer Count % / 656
monthly 233 35.5%
never 29 4.4%
seldom 137 20.9%
weekly 122 18.6%
every day 29 4.4%
  550  

 

Answer Count % / 656
monthly 161 24.5%
never 51 7.8%
seldom 143 21.8%
weekly 189 28.8%
every day 12 1.8%
  556  

 

 

39: Places of Worship - which churches and / or places of worship do you attend?

Answer Count % / 656
West Mersea Parish Church 171 26.1%
East Mersea Parish Church 38 5.8%
Free Church 26 4.0%
Catholic Church - Barfield Road 18 2.7%
Somewhere off the Island 14 2.1%
Methodist Church 8 1.2%
City Road chapel (evenings) 4 0.6%
none 3 0.5%
Other place of worship on the Island 2 0.3%
St Leonard.s Church Lexden 1 0.2%
St Mary Peldon. 1 0.2%
Only on certain occasions e.g. Remembrance Sunday. 1 0.2%
No place of worship required. 1 0.2%
1. Good Friday march of witness - Kingsland Road to Library. 2. Mersea Court lounge 1 0.2%
Church of Scientoligy 1 0.2%
I do not feel I have to attend church to pray 1 0.2%
I don't! 1 0.2%
East Road Brethren Assembly 1 0.2%
  293  

 

40: Historical and Heritage - In addition to the buildings and structures already listed by Historic England please indicate if you think any others qualify?

Answer Count % / 656
The white hart 7 1.1%
White hart 5 0.8%
White Hart Hotel Victory Hotel Dog & Pheasant 1 0.2%
White Hart Hotel Rose cottage Coast road Gardeners Cottage for Orleans coast Road 1 0.2%
White Hart pub 1 0.2%
White Hart Public House. 1 0.2%
White Hart should be kept as a pub. Most villages have a pub and church close together. 1 0.2%
Yes - the White Hart is at the centreand heart of the village and should be protected. It’s criminal that it is being left to decay 1 0.2%
The white Hart pub and hotel. It's a beautiful part of mersea history 1 0.2%
The White Hart pub. 1 0.2%
The White Hart The Windmill base Rose Cottage 1 0.2%
THE WHITE HART. THE OLD COASTAL DEFENCES. 1 0.2%
Unable to access 1 0.2%
Water Tower 1 0.2%
West Mersea Parish church 1 0.2%
East Mersea Hall 1 0.2%
housing in Rewsalls Lane 1 0.2%
so that it will end up being demolished and turned into charmless residential units doing nothing to preserve to heritage of the village centre. 1 0.2%
The Dog and Pheasant 1 0.2%
The Glebe 1 0.2%
The Lane 1 0.2%
the Roman Pharos covered by bungalows on Beach Rd 1 0.2%
The village hall 1 0.2%
these should be preserved in situ. 1 0.2%
Anchorage area. 1 0.2%
ANY LARGE GARDENSthats what give the best feel to the area. even an over grown area is better than another building. 1 0.2%
Any old building with character - such a shame to see so many being knocked down and soulless contemporary building put up in their place 1 0.2%
City Hall - Church in The Lane Church - top end of Seaview Avenue 1 0.2%
Dog and pheasant pub. Water tower. The Nutshell. The White Hart. The Barrow. 1 0.2%
East Mersea Church and the waterfront in West needs to be protected. 1 0.2%
East Mersea: Old Rectory 1 0.2%
Have no particular view 1 0.2%
Houseboats? 1 0.2%
I think that The White Hart pub should be preserved because of its history and the fact that we have no pub in the centre of the Village. 1 0.2%
If any future development reveals any ancient buildings etc. 1 0.2%
Most of these listed buildings are miles away from Mersea Island why are we being asked our opinion on these. 1 0.2%
Never knew there were so many 1 0.2%
No access to internet so unable to find out which are listed 1 0.2%
Not aware of any extra 1 0.2%
Nutshell 1 0.2%
Old WW 2 Coastal defences; White Hart Pub 1 0.2%
Oyster pits. Old/real houseboats 1 0.2%
Packing shed ? 1 0.2%
Packing shed and the old school building 1 0.2%
Remaining existing Second World War Defences . 1 0.2%
Rose Cottage Coast Road 1 0.2%
STROOD SHOULD BE LISTED. 1 0.2%
Ten The Square. 1 0.2%
The Barrow 1 0.2%
The Company Shed 1 0.2%
The old White Hart pub 1 0.2%
The round house in Mill Road - the base of the windmill. 1 0.2%
The timber black bitumen coated cottage Possibly 38;Kingsland Road 1 0.2%
  63  

 

41: Facilities and Amenities - What are your thoughts on the following questions about the beach areas?

Answer Count % / 656
Beach Road 22 3.4%
Cudmore Grove 33 5.0%
Esplanade 173 26.4%
I don't visit the beach 23 3.5%
Kingsland 42 6.4%
Monkey 130 19.8%
Seaview 87 13.3%
Waldegraves 11 1.7%
Shingle / Besom Point 80 12.2%
  601  

 

Answer Count % / 656
I can't swim 33 5.0%
Never 323 49.2%
Seldom 167 25.5%
Often 64 9.8%
  587  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Needs to improve 142 21.6%
Poor 21 3.2%
Satisfactory 372 56.7%
Excellent 51 7.8%
  586  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Only allowed in the winter 64 9.8%
Only when on a lead 166 25.3%
Should not be allowed 36 5.5%
Summer on lead 47 7.2%
No objections 289 44.1%
  602  

 

 

42: Facilities and Amenities - How often do you or any member of your household visit or use any of the following facilities on the island?

Answer Count % / 656
Never 121 18.4%
Occasionally 222 33.8%
Often 204 31.1%
  547  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 58 8.8%
Occasionally 280 42.7%
Often 225 34.3%
  563  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 78 11.9%
Occasionally 294 44.8%
Often 185 28.2%
  557  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 92 14.0%
Occasionally 260 39.6%
Often 191 29.1%
  543  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 191 29.1%
Occasionally 218 33.2%
Often 133 20.3%
  542  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 45 6.9%
Occasionally 236 36.0%
Often 282 43.0%
  563  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 266 40.5%
Occasionally 210 32.0%
Often 64 9.8%
  540  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 59 9.0%
Occasionally 355 54.1%
Often 158 24.1%
  572  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 243 37.0%
Occasionally 228 34.8%
Often 64 9.8%
  535  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 376 57.3%
Occasionally 109 16.6%
Often 41 6.3%
  526  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 291 44.4%
Occasionally 168 25.6%
Often 78 11.9%
  537  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 422 64.3%
Occasionally 62 9.5%
Often 39 5.9%
  523  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 456 69.5%
Occasionally 41 6.3%
Often 17 2.6%
  514  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 286 43.6%
Occasionally 186 28.4%
Often 70 10.7%
  542  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Cudmore Grove 19 2.9%
Fairhaven 27 4.1%
Library 167 25.5%
Never use them 178 27.1%
Willoughby 49 7.5%
Coast Road 150 22.9%
  590  

 

 

43: Facilities and Amenities - What improvements, if any, could be made to footpaths and facilities for better accessibility?

Answer Count % / 656
clean them up support a footpath 1 0.2%
puddles 1 0.2%
alot seem to be pushed up from tree roots and they are very narrow 1 0.2%
also to do it on front curtilages. 1 0.2%
although there are odd exceptions that would benefit from a more thorough oversight as regards their general condition. 1 0.2%
and litter is not removed 1 0.2%
and nettles 1 0.2%
and overgrown hedges. 1 0.2%
and particularly at night when cracks and potholes may not be seem. It's also time that the island had a proper public swimming pool. 1 0.2%
and raised areas on footpaths are dangerous for walking. some residents need to trim their hedges as they go over the paths in some areas 1 0.2%
at the moment they are not pedestrian friendly. 1 0.2%
be kept clearer of foliage and dog poo 1 0.2%
be resurfaced 1 0.2%
better lighting 1 0.2%
brambles and nettles etc cut back 1 0.2%
brambles and weeds. Lighting 1 0.2%
brambles etc 1 0.2%
brambles etc which obstruct pavement Create better access to sea wall on north shore of island and restore continuous sea wall path along southern shore. 1 0.2%
bushes for mobility scooters More drop curbs for mobility scooters 1 0.2%
bushes need cutting back and dog mess cleared. 1 0.2%
but lots of children play near beach 1 0.2%
by providing more bins and being tougher on foulers. 1 0.2%
clean more regularly in summer months. New play area on esplanade needed. Great one being done off Barfield Rd 1 0.2%
cut back hedges 1 0.2%
cyclists 1 0.2%
eg Mill Road 1 0.2%
especially Coast Road near Dukes. 1 0.2%
especially where tree roots have disturbed paths. More dropped kerb areas. Better beach access for wheelchair users. 1 0.2%
footpath repairing and clearing 1 0.2%
for those whose joints are ageing walking say from Wellhouse to the Coop can be a painful experience that encourages the use of a car. The roads layout date from horse and cart days and so do the pavements or lack of. 1 0.2%
generally for weeds 1 0.2%
I often see elderly people struggling with the paths and having to take mobility chairs on to the roads which is dangerous. They should be able to get about the island using paths. 1 0.2%
if a pedestrian width only drop kerb was installed adjacent to the play area it would also be very helpful for parents with prams and buggies wanting to use the play area. It should be noted that all the way along Glebe View there is a double height 1 0.2%
in good repair and work 1 0.2%
kept clear of stinging nettles/brambles. 1 0.2%
Lighting 1 0.2%
much better maintained - frequently seriously overgrown. Some of the roads require footpaths - it is impossibly to get to the Strood Crossing without walking on the road at some point and impossible to walk to Waldergraves from West Mersea without 1 0.2%
neither are there any litter bins to put litter in . 1 0.2%
nettles and surface. 1 0.2%
Nice to have a cycle path around the whole island 1 0.2%
one has to step into the road to pass each other. If householders don't comply 1 0.2%
over grown weeds dog fouling 1 0.2%
particularly Church Road south side. Spray weeds down the High Street. Repair Strood fencing. Replace bus stop on Kingsland Rd. All these make West Mersea look un-cared for. 1 0.2%
particularly on the avenues and around Melrose and Yorick Avenue are in a terrible state and unusable if you have a pushchair. 1 0.2%
particularly to avoid elderly neighbours falling over and injuring themselves 1 0.2%
people need to be able to use these facilities especially Mersea. we have many visitors and locals. 1 0.2%
plus some paths have over growing hedges making it dangerous to step (or drive )off the path into the road. (it seems that heges are allowed to grow beyond the boundries) 1 0.2%
poor play equipment there. 1 0.2%
sea & huts 1 0.2%
should be made to keep them clear of overhanging branches 1 0.2%
SO AVOIDING THE DANGEROUS ROAD TO MONKEY STEPS. 1 0.2%
some are ok but some are getting overgrown. 1 0.2%
some I remember from my childhood - a long time ago! 1 0.2%
some in bags. Used by people to take drugs. Littered 1 0.2%
stinging nettles and brambles cut back 1 0.2%
the Council could cut the hedge and add the cost to the Council tax bill for that property. 1 0.2%
the foot paths become very over grown with weeds and plants from adjoining gardens 1 0.2%
The footpaths need clearing to make them more accessible 1 0.2%
those on St.Peter's Road are particularly difficult to negotiate due to over hanging and intrusive vegetation. 1 0.2%
to create a circular walk away from the busy traffic. 1 0.2%
to rejoin the footpath already existing 1 0.2%
too much Tarmac broken up and potholes 1 0.2%
Trimmed hedges. 1 0.2%
trips and falls. 1 0.2%
uneven and dangerous. Overgrown with weeds and overhanging branches. 1 0.2%
wheelchair and mobility scooter users. There is no drop kerb on Glebe View to give access to the Glebe facilities for the aforementioned group 1 0.2%
with breaches repaired or bridged. Other paths in Essex are maintained properly why not Mersea 1 0.2%
All work should be advantages to wild life not wipe cut it out. 1 0.2%
Clearing leaves 1 0.2%
(WARNING SIGN) NEEDED FOR FOOTPATH THAT RUNS FROM PEONY CLOSE ACCESS ACROSS COLCHESTER ROAD TO FOOTPATH OPPOSITE ON A BLIND BEND. 1 0.2%
1 - CLEARER SIGNPOSTING. 2 - CLEAN UP OF RUBBISH AND WEEDS. 1 0.2%
1. Make them wheel chair friendly 2. Cut back encroaching vegetation Make it clear whether bicycles are allowed. 1 0.2%
A boardwalk at the back of the beach 1 0.2%
a cycle track round the island is badly needed!!! 1 0.2%
A FOOTPATH FROM THE CHURCH DIRECTLY TO THE BEACH 1 0.2%
A gravel topping to the seawall footpath from Dabchicks towards the Strood. 1 0.2%
A lot of the pavements appear to need resurfacing and levelling 1 0.2%
A path similar to what they have in Clacton Walton and Frinton . A proper concrete path wide enough for everyone to use. 1 0.2%
A route down to the seawall path from Colchester Road that doesn't involve walking on the main road. Repairs to the seawall and a better path to link up the footpath across the strood to make round the island walks more feasible. 1 0.2%
Accessibility ok for me. 1 0.2%
All footpaths could do with more regular cutting back and bark chippings so they don't get too muddy 1 0.2%
All Toilets should be available to the public all year. We live in a civilised country 1 0.2%
As previously mentioned the surface condition of many footpaths and road surfaces make it unsafe for pedestrians 1 0.2%
Basic repairs 1 0.2%
Be made wider 1 0.2%
Better access and more access to toilets. 1 0.2%
BETTER ACCESSIBILITY FOR MOBILITY SCOOTER. 1 0.2%
Better and more maintenance. 1 0.2%
Better disabled access dropped kerbs 1 0.2%
Better foliage and grass control More pothole maintenance 1 0.2%
Better lighting 1 0.2%
Better lighting More bins Toilets at skate park area 1 0.2%
Better maintained by adjoining property owners 1 0.2%
Better maintenance 1 0.2%
Better Maintenance eg hedge cutting and good repairs to footpaths 1 0.2%
Better maintenance of FP24 (cut back nettles etc) Householders required to cut back hedges 1 0.2%
Better maintenance required 1 0.2%
Better signage? 1 0.2%
Better signposting of round the island walk 1 0.2%
Better Surfaces Less weeds Better Contro; of Dog Fouling 1 0.2%
Bikes should be allowed as long as they give priority to pedestrians 1 0.2%
bushes etc cut back to make access clear. People to clear up dog mess 1 0.2%
Car park at Glebe 1 0.2%
CCTV at the new park on Barfield Road 1 0.2%
Clean up footpath Barfield Road to PO 1 0.2%
Cleaned and foliage cut back more often 1 0.2%
Cleaner and bushes cut back 1 0.2%
Cleaner and less smelly toilets 1 0.2%
Cleaner toilets. Both Esplanade toilets need complete refurb and should be open all year around 1 0.2%
clear weeds. widen. check they are level & safe. fill potholes! Refurb toilets 1 0.2%
Clearance of weeds and litter. Use to be cleaned better 10 years ago. 1 0.2%
cleared of weeds and overgrown hedges and shrubs 1 0.2%
Clearly marked direct seawall path(way) around the island. A cycle pathway from West Mersea to East Mersea avoiding roads (which are very dangerous) 1 0.2%
Collapsed sea wall at mersea outdoors a concern 1 0.2%
Contact owners of private property with overhanging foliage to trim and maintain! (Especially on narrow footpaths.) 1 0.2%
Control dog mess. Better signposting 1 0.2%
COULD BE CLEANER - HEDGES CUT BACK. 1 0.2%
Could be cut back and clearer 1 0.2%
Could be cut back more often 1 0.2%
Crossings to make it easier to cross roads and ramps for buggies. 1 0.2%
Cut back overgrown areas. Fill in muddy / puddled areas. keep dogs on leads. improve soft sea wall paths. improve Coast Road footways. 1 0.2%
Cut back overgrown foliage More sweeping kill weeds in Summer Salt / Grit in Winter when icy 1 0.2%
Cut back the weeds 1 0.2%
cut the hedges back to boundaries to allow pedestrians to walk on actual footway also to improve footway surfaces 1 0.2%
Cutting back new growth in spring / summer. 1 0.2%
Cutting back of foliage and brambles 1 0.2%
Cutting back of plant life. Resurfacing between Barfield Road through to post office corner. Widening pavements in High Street. 1 0.2%
Cutting hedges back alongside walkways More dog poo bins and clearing mess on gunnels 1 0.2%
Cycle path between East and West mersea 1 0.2%
Cycle path from East to West Mersea. Footpath connection from Strood to Pyfleet 1 0.2%
Cycle paths would be good- perhaps a cycle route around the island? 1 0.2%
Cycle track between East and West Mersea would be good. 1 0.2%
Ddouble kerb at entrance to the Glebe. From Glebe view makes access difficult for wheelchairs and prams/pushchairs 1 0.2%
Dog fouling a problem. Public toilets for WMP 1 0.2%
DOG POO ISSUES. REGULAR CLEARING OF LITTER AND HEDGES. 1 0.2%
Easily made more visible by adding lighting! Quite frightening walking through footpaths without any light in the dark. Especially the one between st Peter's road/church road and st Peter's road to victory road 1 0.2%
Encroaching undergrowth on pathways 1 0.2%
Enforce the maintainance of hedges encroaching over sidewalks ....Ie ...Mersea Avenue . Discourage vehicles parking across greensward ...and entrances to private gateways with drop down kerbs . 1 0.2%
Ensure all hedges on footpaths are cut back 1 0.2%
ensure hedges are trimmed regularly 1 0.2%
ENSURE THAT PATH FROM TOP OF LANE & THEN DOWN TO SEAWALL PAST FELDY VIEW & CARAVAN SITE IS PASSABLE & NOT OVERGROWN OR BOGGY. THE ACCESSIBILITY IS INCONSISTENT. 1 0.2%
Ensuring level surfaces to reduce slips 1 0.2%
Ensuring the plants are cut back 1 0.2%
Esplanade needs access from Oakwood to reduce traffic in summer. Footpaths need resurfacing on Esplanade 1 0.2%
Even paths 1 0.2%
Everyone should clear snow on their properties and pavements. Fine people who allow hedges to overhang pavement & allow litter on drives. 1 0.2%
Fairhaven Avenue has wide verges which could be used to improve footpaths which are narrow and dangerous in places. 1 0.2%
Fill in potholes and make better for pushchair and keep vegetation cut back 1 0.2%
Follies and footpaths in village are often muddy and slippery. Overhanging hedges often a problem. 1 0.2%
Follies need to be tidied up 1 0.2%
Footpath adjacent to oyster pits on Coast Road should be improved in some way. 1 0.2%
Footpath between Post Office and Boots Chemist is unkempt 1 0.2%
Footpath hedges need cutting regularly. Footpaths should be kept in good repair. 1 0.2%
Footpaths and roads really need resurfacing to keep safe 1 0.2%
Footpaths are not good. Over-growing foliage. Dog and human poo 1 0.2%
Footpaths are terrible very dangerous 1 0.2%
Footpaths be cut back and cleared for easier access 1 0.2%
Footpaths could be kept clearer 1 0.2%
Footpaths in east Mersea need clearing some are completely impassable. 1 0.2%
Footpaths in need of repair Upgrade all public toilets so they are clean 1 0.2%
Footpaths maintenance is variable. We tend to maintain one closest to us as we use it regularly. 1 0.2%
Footpaths need better maintenance 1 0.2%
Footpaths need repairing/weeding and should be made accessible for wheelchairs as some pavements are not wide enough for disabled vehicles/chairs. Cyclists should dismount to keep pedestrians safe and some form of lighting would be helpful in eveni 1 0.2%
Footpaths need to be better Maintained and signposted 1 0.2%
Footpaths need to be better maintained and signposted. They are very overgrown and neglected. Dog mess is a significant problem on the footpaths all year round and am reluctant to use even the easily accessible footpaths in West Mersea in the dark b 1 0.2%
FOOTPATHS NEED TO BE BETTER MAINTAINED WITH CLEARER SIGNAGE. 1 0.2%
Footpaths need to be better signposted and much 1 0.2%
Footpaths very poorly maintained 1 0.2%
General repair and improvement. Cutting back of weeds etc. Garden roadside hedges cut back off parks by owners 1 0.2%
General upkeep.... This should include repathing of pathways and trimming of shrubs and hedges alongside the paths to make them wider to stop you having to walk in the road where either its less uneven on foot or to avoid the bushes that take over t 1 0.2%
Happy with existing 1 0.2%
Happy with things. Local council workers do a great job. Please let them get on with it! 1 0.2%
Have the brambles and nettles on the footpaths cut back more often! 1 0.2%
Hedge Cutting 1 0.2%
Hedge trimming 1 0.2%
Hedges along footpaths should be cut back creating a wider footpath. Tree roots on some footpaths are a trip hazard 1 0.2%
Hedges and brambles cut back...some form of lighting in winter 1 0.2%
Hedges and trees cut back for mobility chairs 1 0.2%
Hedges cut back so I can get my mobility scooter on paths without scratching it 1 0.2%
Hedges on corners need to be kept cut back as very difficult to see what's coming round the corner. 1 0.2%
Hedges should be cut back 1 0.2%
Hedges should be cut back regularly Litter should be picked up 1 0.2%
Hedgetrimming 1 0.2%
Home owners need to trim back their hedges which grow over footpaths. Some of the footpaths a very uneven and could cause trips/falls. Some are overgrown with weeds/ nettle. 1 0.2%
Householders whose boundaries are alongside public footpaths 1 0.2%
I don't have a problem with them 1 0.2%
I find the footpaths across the island are generally well maintained and signposted 1 0.2%
I have written & received negative reply to the fact that some not all areas of footpaths have a steep camber on them making it very difficult for wheel & push chair users 1 0.2%
I regularly walk through the 2 footpaths leading from Suffolk Avenue to Oakwood Avenue. The footpaths should be cleared of weeds. Last week I caught my foot in a weed and i nearly fell over. If this was an elderly person then they would have falle 1 0.2%
I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT OVERHANGING BRANCHES AND FOLIAGE IS TRIMMED BACK. FAILURE TO DO THIS CAN CAUSE EYE INJURIES AND IT LOOKS UNSIGHTLY. 1 0.2%
Improve sea wall against erosion 1 0.2%
Improved & better maintained footpaths 1 0.2%
Improved lighting Better Hedge and weed management 1 0.2%
Improved lighting in follies 1 0.2%
Improved surfacing and wider in some areas 1 0.2%
In general the pavements on Mersea are too narrow or non existent. This wasn't an issue until I had to push a buggy around. Once you try this you realise how poor and dangerous they are 1 0.2%
In Seaview alot of paths need new tarmac. The fallen leaves are not collected and are very dangerous when wet. Need more litter bins 1 0.2%
It would be good to have a footpath away from the busy road (B1025) from the sea wall (near Strood) to Peony Chase 1 0.2%
It would be more convenient to have parking on the road and not on any public footpaths. In addition the full extent of all footpaths should be available for use 1 0.2%
Just being keep clear & tidy 1 0.2%
Keep existing footpaths in good repair 1 0.2%
KEEP FOOTPATHS CLEAR - GROUND LEVEL BY COUNCIL. OVERHEAD GROWTH FROM ADJACENT PROPERTIES - OWNERS SHOULD BE MADE TO CUT BACK. 1 0.2%
Keep footpaths clear from weeds etc 1 0.2%
Keep hedges trimmed 1 0.2%
Keep in good repair and free of vehicles (including parked and stopped vehicles where pedestrians expect to cross) 1 0.2%
Keep in good repair MN 1 0.2%
Keep the full width cleared in all footpaths between houses. 1 0.2%
Keep the weeds killed so that they can be used and clean the dog mess up 1 0.2%
Keep the width of paths more free from overgrown bushes and trees. Keep cleaner from dog mess 1 0.2%
Keep them cut back 1 0.2%
Keep them open please. 1 0.2%
Keeping clear of overhead plant growth. Level surfaces. 1 0.2%
Keeping cut for Easier access 1 0.2%
Keeping footpaths clear and well signposted 1 0.2%
Keeping the hedgerows cut back. Stopping dog fouling. 1 0.2%
Keeping the pathways clear. Greenery cut back 1 0.2%
Keeping them clear of overgrown trees and bushes 1 0.2%
KEPT CLEAR SO WE CAN WALK ON THEM. 1 0.2%
Kept well maintained 1 0.2%
Leaf sweeping in Autumn (St Peters - Victory Avenue path) 1 0.2%
Less Mud 1 0.2%
Level so disabled people can use comfortably 1 0.2%
Levelling and repairing 1 0.2%
lighting 1 0.2%
Lights to stay on all night 1 0.2%
Look at the jetty and the constant fullness of visitors using foldable chairs and completely ignoring signs to only crab in grey areas. Also more should be done on kerbing speed of jet skis and motor boats 1 0.2%
Maintain overhanging braanches and sweeping 1 0.2%
maintained ie not overgrown with stinging nettles. The footpaths are a disgrace especially those poorly lit 1 0.2%
Maintenance of paths!! Pot holes are dangerous! 1 0.2%
Make all footpaths usable by mobility scooters and walking with sticks by pedestrians 1 0.2%
Make wheelchair accessible 1 0.2%
Making sure that private citizens ensure that the footpath in front of their homes is clear of hedges (overgrown). Making sure that stinging nettles and brambles are kept trimmed back 1 0.2%
Many are not maintained eg: overgrown Farmers tend to plough up paths 1 0.2%
Many of footpaths are overgrown with hedges and weeds 1 0.2%
Many of the footpaths 1 0.2%
Many of the footpaths need resurfacing -- very bumpy for elderly walkers 1 0.2%
Many of the footpaths need resurfacing as they are very bumpy for elderly walkers 1 0.2%
Mend the uneven surfaces where tree roots have broken through 1 0.2%
More bins for dog waste 1 0.2%
More cutting back of brambles and nettles. 1 0.2%
More cyckling paths pls 1 0.2%
More dog bins 1 0.2%
More dog poo bins 1 0.2%
More dog poo bins and more general litter bins 1 0.2%
More footpaths 1 0.2%
More frequent repairs of cracked pavements 1 0.2%
More level surfaces 1 0.2%
more lighting 1 0.2%
more permissive footpaths around agricultural land with landowner consent and seasonal restrictions if needed for harvest and bird nesting periods. 1 0.2%
More regular cutting back of adjacent trees /plants 1 0.2%
More regular strimming of the paths 1 0.2%
More regular trimming along paths. 1 0.2%
More trimming and less muddy 1 0.2%
More wood bark on ground Prune 1 0.2%
Most footpaths need repairing & lots of people need to cut back their bushes. 1 0.2%
Most pavements on the island are uneven due to repeated alterations and poor repairs 1 0.2%
Need to be OPEN more. 1 0.2%
Need widening and resurfacing in areas 1 0.2%
New toilets to serve the park and play area rather than be ‘entertained’ by teenagers blatantly using the bushes when I walk through which they find very amusing and I find objectionable. 1 0.2%
No comment ; too elderly to have a strong opion 1 0.2%
none - would not like to see the Island's paths to be all tarmacked. Having some a bit more difficult to access or negotiate enhances the countryside. 1 0.2%
ONLY USE WHEN DESPERATE. NEED REFURBISHMENT. 1 0.2%
Overgrown hedges and verges better cut. 1 0.2%
Overhanging branches and bushes need to be cut back - some footpaths are very narrow because of that. Low branches can be dangerous. Often lots of dogs mess which makes walking unpleasant. 1 0.2%
Owners of properties along footpaths should keep overhanging planting cut back so they don’t obstruct footpaths. 1 0.2%
parths with views 1 0.2%
Paths and access all good 1 0.2%
Pavement repairs Cut back trees 1 0.2%
Pavements need immediate attention 1 0.2%
Pavements should be improved 1 0.2%
Pedestrian priority at Glebe entrance. Discourage cars from using Glebe especially those using Pavilion Bar. Bike racks at Glebe 1 0.2%
Pick up leaves Trim 1 0.2%
Please keep what we have! 1 0.2%
potholes 1 0.2%
Produce a walkers (and an alternative for cyclists and horse riders) showing the public rights of way and paths across the whole island 1 0.2%
Proper surfacing of the cut through between St Peters and Chirchfields / Art Cafe 1 0.2%
properly enforce no waiting/parking regulations. Stop vehicles parking on pavements. Commission Residents Only Parking in roads near the Anchorage/Coast Rd during the tourist season 1 0.2%
Provision of Maps so we know what is available 1 0.2%
Public rights of way maintained. e.g the pathway from Empress Ave along edge of Seaview to Cross lane got far too overgrown during summer 1 0.2%
Put weed killer on the weeds to the keep the footpaths clear. Put pea shingle on muddy parts of the footpaths 1 0.2%
Rebuild sea wall 1 0.2%
Rebuild the toilets! (If they weren’t so grotty they would be far more accessible) 1 0.2%
Regular attention to overgrowing vegetation. Whose responsibility is this anyway? Dog mess 1 0.2%
Regular cleaning 1 0.2%
Regular cleaning and clearance of overhanging trees/shrubs. Lighting where there is none. Make them cycle friendly or at least allowable. 1 0.2%
Regular cutting back of plant growth - please request property owners to do this 1 0.2%
regular maintenance e.g cutting back nettles and hedge overgrowth. 1 0.2%
Regular maintenance of footpaths 1 0.2%
Regular maintenance to stop the overgrowth of vegetation. 1 0.2%
Regular trimming of undergrowth when it blocks the pathways. Regular replenishing of bark surfaces on the pathways. 1 0.2%
regularly maintained from overhanging branches/nettles 1 0.2%
Renewed surfaces so that they are flat and don't pose trip hazards 1 0.2%
Repair footpaths 1 0.2%
Repair the sea wall between the Youth Camp and Cudmore Grove. Dog walkers must keep dogs on a lead and clear up their mess. 1 0.2%
Repairs need to be carried out more frequently. 1 0.2%
Repairs to footpaths and clearing back vegetation 1 0.2%
Resurfaced. 1 0.2%
Round the island cycle track/footpath would make a great tourist attraction... 1 0.2%
Sea wall foot paths past Mersea Outdoors to Cudmore grove need urgent attention as they are a massive hazard and visual impact to the island is appalling 1 0.2%
Sea wall footpath should be upgraded with a hard surface (could just be scalpings) such as exists between Walton and Clacton 1 0.2%
Sea wall repairs 1 0.2%
seek opinions on moving dogs out of Cudmore Park and off all beaches. Provide a single field and no other facility. Should dogs not be on leads on footpaths and all public open spaces if not banned from them 1 0.2%
Should be tidied up more often. 1 0.2%
Signposted designated round the island footpath that is easily joined from the park and ride point. 1 0.2%
Signposts and footpaths require greater regular maintenance 1 0.2%
Smoother paths 1 0.2%
Smoother surfaces 1 0.2%
Some footpaths (ie pavements) need resurfacing. Some have not been lowered for wheelchair access. 1 0.2%
Some of the footpaths are showing considerable wear makes it dangerous for people less steady on their feet 1 0.2%
Some widering & leveling for wheel chairs e.t.c. [top of sea walls 1 0.2%
sometimes grass cut. litter Dumped rubbish 1 0.2%
spread wood chippings on unmade paths more frequently in damp weather to reduce thick mud on walks 1 0.2%
Stick a broom through them now and again!! 1 0.2%
Stop cars parking on footpaths especially on High Street and Church Road. 1 0.2%
Stop residents blocking access to footpaths. Better maintenance of pavements and roads. 1 0.2%
Stop vehicles parking half on the pavements. Make householders cut back hedges that overhang the footpaths. There are far too many places when this means two people travelling in the opposite direction 1 0.2%
Strumming in summer 1 0.2%
Surface of footpath between post office and bar field road needs replacing. 1 0.2%
Surfacing 1 0.2%
SWEEP FOOOTPATHS - BETWEEN OAKWOOD AVE & QUEEN ANNE NEVER SWEPT!!! COULD BE DANGEROUS WITH THE FALLEN LEAVES. 1 0.2%
The follies and footpaths joining others Surfaces are in disrepair and often overgrown need more TLC to encourage people to use them. Often dog excrement not picked up puts public off using them. In Summer bins near the beaches need emptying much m 1 0.2%
The follys should be kept clean and tidy the foliage should be kept trimmed 1 0.2%
the foot paths have a camber towards the roads inparticular at drop curb points & this is a problem for my wife when using her mobility scooter.plus the paths are to narrow in places either due to hedges or poles 1 0.2%
The foot paths should be better maintained as some a very dangerous 1 0.2%
The footpath between Seaview and Cross Lane is often difficult to negotiate because of plant growth later in the season. Signage to destinations on central footpaths could assist visitor navigation. 1 0.2%
The footpaths or 'follies' are a wonderful asset to walking on the island but if more of these were paved there would be better access for wheelchair use. 1 0.2%
The footpaths should be kept clear of weeds and the hedges trimmed.I live on a footpath and keep the area around my house clear but it is difficult to cut the hedges and keep the stinging nettles trimmed especially in the growing season. 1 0.2%
The general condition of footpaths is bad 1 0.2%
The last time I walked through 1 0.2%
The overhang of plants/trees from adjacent gardens could be cleared to give better accessibility 1 0.2%
The path that bounds the Feldy Woodland Cemetery to the sea wall is in need of more regular maintenance. Fencing 1 0.2%
The pavements in Seaview 1 0.2%
The surface pof the car park at the Glebe is an accident waiting to happen. More parking at the Glebe is essential. 1 0.2%
The wall going to cudmore back in order 1 0.2%
There are stretches of road that don't have a footpath and people have to walk in the road. This needs addressing. Corner of High St North/Mersea Road and outside the library. 1 0.2%
There needs to be serious repairs undertaken to the Glebe car park and s footoath lair linking old and new Glebe. The tennis Club needs to be open to wider community use - currently feels like a very elitist set up for a limited section of the commun 1 0.2%
They need clearing more often 1 0.2%
They need to be maintained. They are so important and not much attention is given to them. 1 0.2%
They should be kept clean. Some footpaths in East Mersea are inaccessible 1 0.2%
They should be properly mauntained 1 0.2%
To be cleaned and tied up. Lots of over hanging branches and dog poo 1 0.2%
To be kept well maintained and clear of overhanging brambles and bushes 1 0.2%
To keep trimmed and more bridleways needed 1 0.2%
Toilet in area of Monkey Steps 1 0.2%
Toilets could be in better repair 1 0.2%
TRIMMING OF UNDERGROWTH 1 0.2%
Undergrowth and trees on footpaths need to be kept under control to allow unimpeded access 1 0.2%
Urgently need resurfacing 1 0.2%
Vegetation growth controlled better 1 0.2%
Very dirty and old fashioned chainpulls that children cannot reach at Willoughby 1 0.2%
Weed and bramble maintenance 1 0.2%
Weed clearance would help. 1 0.2%
Weed Kill the walkways (those that are not beside the roads) in the town area Repair - remove trip hazards on footpaths and get residence to trim hedges back to their boundary and not encroach on the footpaths 1 0.2%
What we use are OK 1 0.2%
WHY ONLY ONE OPTION FOR PUBLIC TOILETS USED MOST? 1 0.2%
  355  

 

44: Facilities and Amenities - What is your view on the idea of implementing a charging system to be able to make use of the public toilets?

Answer Count % / 656
Not in favour 292 44.5%
In favour 190 29.0%
No opinion 104 15.9%
in favour as long as free for disabled users with special key 1 0.2%
In favour of charging April -September. 1 0.2%
In summer time only 1 0.2%
Island residents already pay for the use of these through increased council tax 1 0.2%
It would cost more to implement and collect the money! 1 0.2%
its' beeter for people to use the facilities rather than not and leave the area smelly 1 0.2%
Mersea residents given pass/swipe cards 1 0.2%
Might be a good idea. But as I don't use them I cannot comment. 1 0.2%
Not n favour unless it was necessary to close them otherwise 1 0.2%
Only if other villages in area do. 1 0.2%
Reasonable cost Ie no more than 20p 1 0.2%
Small charge 1 0.2%
Spending a penny used to be common as did toilet attendants who maintained a clean facility. 1 0.2%
the Ladies toilets in Coast Road always have a wet floor and a lack of toilet paper - would be happy to pay to have the standard of clean toilets found at Frinton 1 0.2%
Thought we had an increase in our council tax to pay for this. Will we get council tax returned if charging system is implemented? If so 1 0.2%
Vaguely in favour but would not want people who needed to use them to be unable to. 1 0.2%
Would lead to corner use e.t.c. as all LOOS are in publice areas 1 0.2%
and therefore should not be liable to pay again. 1 0.2%
but have a swipe card or other system for locals. 1 0.2%
c} be of a cost that was not extortionate or you will find that to be very unpopular particularly with an elderly local population who need to use them frequently when out shopping 1 0.2%
etc. On the whole I am against the idea. 1 0.2%
I am in favour of those who use paying. 1 0.2%
if not no 1 0.2%
might be an option. I think people who live on the island shouldn't have to pay 1 0.2%
small fee for visitors. 1 0.2%
the facilities themselves would need a) considerable upgrading. b) cleaning more frequently 1 0.2%
walking dogs 1 0.2%
where you have to pay. Differnet for the Mens toilet as the fishermen require these toilets as a facility and will not wish to pay on a regular basis. 1 0.2%
a charge of around 20 pence would seem appropriate 1 0.2%
but only if accessible with credit card as well as cash and free for disabled 1 0.2%
But only if it makes money. 1 0.2%
But what happens if you don't have change or the machine is broken? 1 0.2%
Charge for non locals 1 0.2%
Charge it to the local rates 1 0.2%
Charging for a basic need of humans should never be allowed 1 0.2%
Concerned that for small amounts of money concerned the cost of repairing vandalised money boxes would be unrealistic 1 0.2%
Depends on cost - if too much it will encourage people to use open spaces (bushes/trees) instead! 1 0.2%
Free for residents 1 0.2%
Having a non classified disability it would not be practical for me to pay but the condition of the WC on coast road is appalling 1 0.2%
If it improves the service yeas 1 0.2%
If it meant an upgrade of facilities at present I wouldn’t use any of them unless really desperate ! 1 0.2%
If they are updated and kept to a high standard 1 0.2%
If this meant they were clean and presentable I have no issue 1 0.2%
If you are going to charge 1 0.2%
  630  

 

45: Facilities and Amenities - What is your view on West Mersea's open spaces as an amenity?

Answer Count % / 656
More needed 237 36.1%
No more needed 218 33.2%
No opinion 149 22.7%
  604  

 

46: Sports and Recreation - How often do you or any members of your household play or support any of these sport and recreational activities at the Glebe?

Answer Count % / 656
Never 473 72.1%
Occasionally 22 3.4%
Spectator / supporter 40 6.1%
Often 25 3.8%
  560  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 371 56.6%
Occasionally 21 3.2%
Spectator / supporter only 63 9.6%
Often 35 5.3%
  490  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 402 61.3%
Occasionally 35 5.3%
Spectator / supporter only 12 1.8%
Often 18 2.7%
  467  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 449 68.4%
Occasionally 4 0.6%
Spectator / supporter only 5 0.8%
Often 3 0.5%
  461  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 429 65.4%
Occasionally 18 2.7%
Spectator / supporter only 5 0.8%
Often 11 1.7%
  463  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 441 67.2%
Occasionally 13 2.0%
Spectator / supporter only 2 0.3%
Often 3 0.5%
  459  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 395 60.2%
Occasionally 20 3.0%
Spectator / supporter only 47 7.2%
Often 14 2.1%
  476  

 

 

47: Sports and Recreation - How often do you or any members of your household take part in the following recreational or sporting activities?

Answer Count % / 656
Never 282 43.0%
Occasionally 121 18.4%
Often 144 22.0%
  547  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 408 62.2%
Occasionally 55 8.4%
Often 34 5.2%
  497  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 360 54.9%
Occasionally 91 13.9%
Often 59 9.0%
  510  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 363 55.3%
Occasionally 79 12.0%
Often 58 8.8%
  500  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 62 9.5%
Occasionally 156 23.8%
Often 330 50.3%
  548  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 463 70.6%
Occasionally 22 3.4%
Often 8 1.2%
  493  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 166 25.3%
Occasionally 206 31.4%
Often 151 23.0%
  523  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 365 55.6%
Occasionally 88 13.4%
Often 45 6.9%
  498  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 273 41.6%
Occasionally 120 18.3%
Often 120 18.3%
  513  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Never 447 68.1%
Occasionally 17 2.6%
Often 36 5.5%
  500  

 

 

48: Sports and Recreation - What are the details of the sporting and recreational facilities that were not included in the two previous questions that you take part in?

Answer Count % / 656
None 8 1.2%
Swimming 8 1.2%
WALKING 3 0.5%
yoga 3 0.5%
?? 2 0.3%
The Loft Gym 2 0.3%
Rounders 2 0.3%
Swimming pool 2 0.3%
Golf 2 0.3%
ballroom dancing 2 0.3%
Allotment Gardening 2 0.3%
Croquet 2 0.3%
Dog walking 2 0.3%
Dog Walking at the glebe 1 0.2%
Dog walking on beach 1 0.2%
Dog walking on the beach 1 0.2%
Don’t understand the question 1 0.2%
Excercise at home 1 0.2%
Family walks 1 0.2%
Fishing 1 0.2%
Fishing and Bird watching. Wellhouse lakes or Waldegrave lakes. 1 0.2%
Fishing at Cudmore 1 0.2%
Fishing at Wellhouse lakes 1 0.2%
Football 1 0.2%
Football needs to be removed as I don't feel safe when there is a group of hooligans on the Glebe 1 0.2%
Current parking at the Glebe totally inadequate 1 0.2%
Dabchiks sailing club 1 0.2%
ditto 1 0.2%
Allotments 1 0.2%
Angling and water skiing 1 0.2%
BADMINTON AT MICA 1 0.2%
birdwatching 1 0.2%
Bowling on the green at MIBO ?? 1 0.2%
Bridge in MICA 1 0.2%
Ceilidh dance at the MICA. Morris dance- but not on the island. 1 0.2%
Chidren's "free form" games activities - kites etc 1 0.2%
Chidren's "free form" games activities - kites etc. 1 0.2%
Clay pigeon shooting 1 0.2%
Colchester gym 1 0.2%
community lead art and craft classes 1 0.2%
at Cudmore Grove 1 0.2%
bands 1 0.2%
BOTH HOME & AT THE ALLOTMENT. 1 0.2%
boxing 1 0.2%
bridge 1 0.2%
dog walking 1 0.2%
fishing 1 0.2%
judo and karate clubs. 1 0.2%
on sea walls around footpaths and the glebe 1 0.2%
seafood foraging at low tide. 1 0.2%
Water skiing down the strood and in the river 1 0.2%
Yoga. Methodist Church Hall - 2 Yoga classes. 1 0.2%
Golf in Tiptree 1 0.2%
Golf is our main sport but obviously there is no golf course on Mersea. 1 0.2%
Golf/driving range + pitch & putt @ Waldegraves 1 0.2%
Grass needs better management 1 0.2%
I am confused! 1 0.2%
I am too old to take part 1 0.2%
I am too old!! 1 0.2%
I SWIM 2 OR 3 TIMES EVERY WEEK (OFF THE ISLAND AS NO FACILITY HERE) 1 0.2%
I THINK A SWIMMING POOL IS A NECESSARY FACILITY IN ANY COMMUNITY. 1 0.2%
I think the sports clubs that use the glebe should pay more to the council towards the outlay the council makes to provide money 1 0.2%
I used to join in many but am too old and infirm 1 0.2%
Jive at the MICA. 1 0.2%
Keep fit at British Legion Hall 1 0.2%
Kids rugby 1 0.2%
Kite flying 1 0.2%
Line dancing church hall 1 0.2%
Metal detecting. Beachcombing. 1 0.2%
MICA - Hula Hoop 1 0.2%
Mica-ceilidh 1 0.2%
MINDFULLNESS COURSES - NOT EXPENSIVE ONES. 1 0.2%
more parking please 1 0.2%
SWIMMING - PRESTED HALL. SWIMMING ON BEACH SUMMER. 1 0.2%
Swimming - we need a pool for the children to learn to swim as we are surrounded by the sea 1 0.2%
Swimming bigger gym at Tiptree 1 0.2%
Swimming for residents only 1 0.2%
Swimming in a pool 1 0.2%
Swimming indoor 1 0.2%
Swimming off island 1 0.2%
swimming off the island 1 0.2%
None - not interested in sport at all 1 0.2%
orinteering. 1 0.2%
OUR RECREATION IS GARDENING 1 0.2%
Park Run 1 0.2%
Parkour 1 0.2%
Parkrun 1 0.2%
Pilates 1 0.2%
Pilates at church hall 1 0.2%
Pilates at Methodist Church 1 0.2%
Pilates at the Methodist Church 1 0.2%
Play football in Colchester as we need a all weather floodlit 5 aside pitch 1 0.2%
Public Swimming pool 1 0.2%
Repair Car park and install lighting..Ban dogs. 1 0.2%
Swimming. 1 0.2%
T 1 0.2%
Tai Chi at Legion Hall 1 0.2%
Tennis and Swimming at home or on Friends court/pool 1 0.2%
social activities 1 0.2%
Spectator 1 0.2%
Speed boat 1 0.2%
Squash 1 0.2%
Stretch and tone at the library on Monday am -- good use of an empty facility 1 0.2%
Swim regularly but have to go into Colchester 1 0.2%
Theatre and art off island 1 0.2%
Various Martial Arts. 1 0.2%
All Stars Cricket and social cricket and football. 1 0.2%
Walking/Running 1 0.2%
Walks and rambles 1 0.2%
Water Skiing and Wakeboarding 1 0.2%
Would love a swimming pool a much needded facility for residents 1 0.2%
x 1 0.2%
Yoga - Methodist Church. 1 0.2%
Yoga at tennis club 1 0.2%
Yoga at the Methodist Church 1 0.2%
Yoga classes 1 0.2%
yoga classes at the tennis club 1 0.2%
Yoga. 1 0.2%
Zumba and keep fit. Judo at the school in the evening 1 0.2%
  146  

 

49: Sports and Recreation - What is your view on recreational space for organised sports on the Island?

Answer Count % / 656
No opinion 241 36.7%
No more needed 223 34.0%
More needed 135 20.6%
  599  

 

50: Caravans and Tourism - How and when does the increase of visitors to the Island affect you?

Answer Count % / 656
During the summer months only 325 49.5%
An increase of visitors benefits the Island 100 15.2%
Does not adversely affect me 93 14.2%
All year round 80 12.2%
  598  

 

51: Caravans and Tourism - How and when does the level of visitor parking affect you?

Answer Count % / 656
During the summer months only 382 58.2%
Does not adversely affect me 125 19.1%
All year round 91 13.9%
  598  

 

52: Caravans and Tourism - What is your view on the number of Static Caravans or Lodges / Chalets on the Island?

Answer Count % / 656
Sufficient 495 75.5%
No opinion 100 15.2%
Insufficient 3 0.5%
  598  

 

53: Caravans and Tourism - What is your view on available space for Camping or Touring Vans on the Island?

Answer Count % / 656
Sufficient 451 68.8%
No opinion 118 18.0%
Insufficient for Camping only 22 3.4%
Insufficient 7 1.1%
  598  

 

54: Crime and Safety - Do you, or any member of your household, already belong to, or would consider joining, any of the following local organisations?

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 276 42.1%
Not possible 225 34.3%
Already a member 72 11.0%
  573  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 85 13.0%
Not possible 382 58.2%
Already a member 28 4.3%
  495  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 116 17.7%
Not possible 371 56.6%
Already a member 7 1.1%
  494  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 90 13.7%
Not possible 396 60.4%
Already a member 2 0.3%
  488  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 63 9.6%
Not possible 400 61.0%
Already a member 28 4.3%
  491  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 40 6.1%
Not possible 442 67.4%
Already a member 1 0.2%
  483  

 

Answer Count % / 656
Might consider 183 27.9%
Not possible 266 40.5%
Already a member 28 4.3%
  477  

 

 

55: Crime and Safety - Would any member of the household consider becoming a Police Special Constable (voluntary part-time post)?

Answer Count % / 656
No 537 81.9%
Yes but only if restricted to Mersea Island only 44 6.7%
Yes 17 2.6%
  598  

 

56: Crime and Safety - Would you support introducing an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera at the Strood to help deter crime and detect suspicious vehicles?

Answer Count % / 656
Yes 492 75.0%
No 106 16.2%
  598  

 

57: Crime and Safety - In which area, if any, on the Island do you not feel safe?

Answer Count % / 656
None 15 2.3%
I feel safe everywhere 3 0.5%
I feel safe everywhere on the island 2 0.3%
N/a 2 0.3%
Everywhere 2 0.3%
Nowhere 2 0.3%
Wellhouse 2 0.3%
No particular area 2 0.3%
No where 2 0.3%
No Police Presence 1 0.2%
No problem at the moment 1 0.2%
No street lights at night. No police - it's not acceptable 1 0.2%
Wellhouse Estate. My son has had hassle from a family there 1 0.2%
Wellhouse 1 0.2%
When I've upset the wife! 1 0.2%
When our travelling friends arrive 1 0.2%
when street lights are switched off 1 0.2%
When the street lights are off. I don't feel save anywhere at night partly because of the state of the roads and pavements 1 0.2%
WHERE THERE ARE NO FOOTPATHS. SOME OF THE FOLLIES WHERE THE LIGHTING IS INADEQUATE. 1 0.2%
Whole length of High Street North. Uplands Road. East Road. East Mersea Road. Part of Dawes Lane 1 0.2%
Worried to walk anywhere when the street lights are turned off 1 0.2%
Nowhere is free from petty crime 1 0.2%
Nowhere on Mersea (although unfortunately standards are deteriorating...) 1 0.2%
Only on the Roads with inadequate footpaths. Many motorists seem to ignore the speed limit completely. 1 0.2%
OUTSIDE MY HOUSE ON SOME EVENINGS (USUALLY THURSDAYS/FRIDAYS) WHEN THERE IS A CAR STOPPED AT THE END OF THE FOLLY RUNNING BETWEEN UPLAND ROAD AND CHATSWORTH ROAD. THE ENGINE IS RUNNING 1 0.2%
Outside the Fox Inn drunks get into their cars and drive off-- no police presence 1 0.2%
People dump rubbish mainly tyres down my lane. Also drug users have started coming down and getting stuck in the mud. I don't want to walk in the evenings any more because of it. 1 0.2%
Perhaps the footpaths from Church Road through to Victory Road are avoided when alone after dark. 1 0.2%
Personal safety feels good 1 0.2%
Protection is limited because policing is undertaken from Colchester and therefore crime 1 0.2%
Put police on the Island Put traffic wardens on the island Stop cars and vans from dangerous parking 1 0.2%
Regatta Day as there is a lack of police presence despite the large volume of people walking along Coast Road during the day and during the evening. Greater police presence 1 0.2%
Regatta Saturday down the front 1 0.2%
Road safety - Road to East Mersea 1 0.2%
Roads definitely .... And crime ...from intoxication 1 0.2%
Rowdy youths 1 0.2%
Rushmere Close best avoided 1 0.2%
safe everywhere 1 0.2%
Safe in all areas. 1 0.2%
SELDOM PLACE OURSELVES IN SUCH A POSITION. 1 0.2%
Some alley ways at night. Restricted lighting. 1 0.2%
Some of the follies are not well lit and can feel vulnerable when using them. 1 0.2%
Spar area at night. 1 0.2%
Spar shop area at night. 1 0.2%
Spar shop at night 1 0.2%
The fence is removed by grays close and school field. Needs a small gate and light .it is so dark. In this areason. I am so nervous .I live here 1 0.2%
The follies and unlit areas after dark 1 0.2%
The long ginnel connecting Melrose Rd to High St and the ginned off of Raymead Close towards Tesco. 1 0.2%
The roads are the only area I don’t feel particularly safe 1 0.2%
the whole island once the street lights have gone out 1 0.2%
Theft is rife on island 1 0.2%
There are no specific areas on the Island. However 1 0.2%
There is not one area of the island that i do not feel safe generally 1 0.2%
There needs to be more of a visible presence of police all over the island. Would be good to have at least one permanent pcso's or policeman posted on the island all of the time. I would happily contribute to this 1 0.2%
There’s a lot of drug dealing in seaview carpark and along Victoria esplanade. Also there’s a lot of drink driving and people driving with no licence on the island! 1 0.2%
Top end of Oakwood Ave (near Glebe) and in the wooded area near coop skate ramps 1 0.2%
Top of Kingsland Road and Tesco s where groups of youths tend to congregate. 1 0.2%
Trout line beach 1 0.2%
Unlit areas and Windsor flats 1 0.2%
UNLIT FOLLIES. 1 0.2%
Unlit footpaths in winter months despite it being early evening 1 0.2%
Unlit roads at night 1 0.2%
Unspecified unlit areas I.e. When the street lights are off or broken 1 0.2%
Upland Road- when unlit( between midnight and 6am 1 0.2%
USING ANY OF CASH MACHINES AFTER DARK - TESCO 1 0.2%
Using Coast Road car park after dark (as extension for Coast Inn car park!) 1 0.2%
USING FOOTPATHS AT NIGHT. 1 0.2%
Walking along the jetty when overcrowded 1 0.2%
Walking and 1 0.2%
Walking down Willoughby Avenue. Its unlit most of the way down 1 0.2%
Walking through footpaths 1 0.2%
Walking through various footpaths e.g post office to air ambulance shop. 1 0.2%
We always feel safe 1 0.2%
WE DON'T REALLY GO OUT AT NIGHT. 1 0.2%
We feel safe over the whole of the island 1 0.2%
We generally feel safe on the island but don't go out much in the dark evenings. 1 0.2%
We miss the recent crimes section in the Courier 1 0.2%
We would not use the follies at night 1 0.2%
Well house 1 0.2%
everywhere is potentially unsafe as there is no police presence and no chance of any arriving on the island in less than 30 minutes 1 0.2%
Feel Safe all the time 1 0.2%
Feel safe anywhere on Island 1 0.2%
Feel safe in all of Mersea. Facebook 'mersea locals' group always see issues with something 1 0.2%
Feel very safe in my local area (Achorage to High Street). 1 0.2%
Flats Everywhere when street lights go out 1 0.2%
Follies in the dark 1 0.2%
Follies on dark nights 1 0.2%
Folly between Church Road and St. Peter's Road in the dark. 1 0.2%
Footpaths Beach huts at night Coast Road The Avenues 1 0.2%
Frankly in my own flat ! Carrington court 1 0.2%
From the Victory to Dabchicks when there are large crowds of people around and fast road traffic is trying to push through the crowds. 1 0.2%
Generally feel safe but more visible police walking the streets would reassure people. 1 0.2%
Generally I feel safe everywhere on the island 1 0.2%
Generally OK all areas 1 0.2%
Glebe 1 0.2%
Have a proper police presence back on the island 1 0.2%
Having just recently moved on to the Island last I feel safe here. 1 0.2%
Having lived in London for many years 1 0.2%
Having no police presence on island worries me. As and when they are required they are minimum of 15 mins away... far too long in emergency 1 0.2%
High street to coast road. Victoria Esplanade to Monkey Steps 1 0.2%
I always feel safe 1 0.2%
I always feel safe on the Island. 1 0.2%
I do not feel any area is a proiblem 1 0.2%
I do not feel safe late at night as there are rarely any police available in time to be effective. 1 0.2%
I do not feel threatened anywhere on the Island at the moment 1 0.2%
I don't ever feel unsafe 1 0.2%
I feel completely safe everywhere on Mersea Island 1 0.2%
I feel safe anywhere on island 1 0.2%
I feel safe at all times and in all places on this island. 1 0.2%
I feel safe every where on the island except in the height of summer when there are so many more people about. 1 0.2%
N/A Generally safe everywhere 1 0.2%
Near flats 1 0.2%
Near the Spar 1 0.2%
night times when the street lights are off can be scary if you are out and about but generally feel this is a safe environment 1 0.2%
no area 1 0.2%
No area on the island that I do not feel safe 1 0.2%
no issues yet 1 0.2%
no longer feel safe walking anywhere after dark. 1 0.2%
None feel safe everywhere 1 0.2%
none of it. In principle the whole island is unsafe because of a total lack of policing and distance to the island from the nearest police responders. Also unsafe from lack of surveillance of the coastal access and the Strood 1 0.2%
None that immediately spring to mind 1 0.2%
NONE Door knockers are sometimes a problem 1 0.2%
None. 1 0.2%
Not a specific area in summer months but in winter lack of lighting makes us feel unsafe especially when we have no police on Island. 1 0.2%
Not happy with the fact there is no Police residency on the Island. 1 0.2%
I feel safe everywhere on the island. 1 0.2%
I feel safe everywhere. I would assume that some teenagers may not feel safe in the dark areas inhabited of a night time - especially in the park and fields opposite the school which seems to be a favourite for those who wish to not have their activ 1 0.2%
I feel safe generally on the island 1 0.2%
I feel safe in most places. The only fear I have is large groups of youth 1 0.2%
I feel safe on all of Mersea Island 1 0.2%
I feel safe on Mersea! 1 0.2%
I feel safe on the Island 1 0.2%
I feel safe where ever I go 1 0.2%
I feel save at the present time 1 0.2%
I feel v. safe here 1 0.2%
I was scared once when a man came to my door late at night. i did not open the door. i was alone with my dogs. i called out what do you want and he said 'did i need a window cleaner'? it disturbed me as it was late at night and i was on my ow 1 0.2%
In no area do I not feel safe. 1 0.2%
In the follies which are not lit 1 0.2%
In the follies. They are poorly lit at night 1 0.2%
Insufficient police presence on the island and very poor reaction times ( if any) when called regarding unsocial behaviour 1 0.2%
Island needs a regular police presence to make ALL areas safer - from the stats I have seen 1 0.2%
Just safety for proerty and possessions 1 0.2%
Lack of police presence a major concern 1 0.2%
local surgy simple missstakes happening 1 0.2%
Mersea Park 1 0.2%
More smiling polite faces. Even children here are polite and respectful unlike many places I have lived. 1 0.2%
Most areas ok Main concern is what is the police response time when problems do occur ? 1 0.2%
Most ares are relatively ok only if there is sufficient street lighting. I.e they should be on during the hours of darkness 1 0.2%
Most of the Island is very safe 1 0.2%
Most of the island. 1 0.2%
My family feels very safe on Mersea Island. We are happy to be part of the community. 1 0.2%
junction of East Road. 1 0.2%
legion field 1 0.2%
Our great young people are usually blamed for some nonsense. They are far better behaved than my generation was (50). They need to join 'Liverpool or Hull locals' and see what the real world has to 1 0.2%
petty) crime. 1 0.2%
worry about. 1 0.2%
and in particular 1 0.2%
and long may it remain so! 1 0.2%
AND THE WINDOW NEAREST THE PAVEMENT IS WOUND DOWN. PEOPLE COME DOWN THE ALLEY 1 0.2%
as we have close to NO Police presence. When I first moved here there were at least 4 full time Police 1 0.2%
at least so far 1 0.2%
BARCLAYS 1 0.2%
but guess anywhere that groups of youngsters congregate might make me feel uneasy. 1 0.2%
but have had a number of break inns and bike thefts 1 0.2%
but i am always aware of the minimal police presence on the Island 1 0.2%
but maybe more wary once the street lights go out. 1 0.2%
but my fears have so far been groundless. 1 0.2%
BUT THERE IS NEVER A POLICE RESPONSE - IN FACT I DO NOT BOTHER TO REPORT IT NOW AS NOTHING IS DONE. BUT I FEEL VULNERABLE IF I WISH TO WALK MY DOGS WHEN THIS VEHICLE IS THERE. 1 0.2%
but..... Burglaries are on the increase as is theft from vehicles 1 0.2%
can be undertaken knowing it will be some time before police can attend. 1 0.2%
close-knit island community that looks out for its members but it is important that any new housing goes to supporting the current youngsters that want to stay living on that island rather than attracting non-local London overspill. 1 0.2%
CO-OP 1 0.2%
crime is on the increase on the island 1 0.2%
crime rate is higher at wellhouse and Carrington court but with no policing on the island it's enevitable. Ideally if we had police here again 1 0.2%
cycling on our roads. Many drivers do not ease their speed when approaching other road users. Some have little awareness of the width of their vehicle . 1 0.2%
do not know how the next fifteen years will effect my opion 1 0.2%
especially the state of the roads and pavements and frightening 1 0.2%
garden farm area 1 0.2%
Glebe 1 0.2%
hopefully the crime would drop. 1 0.2%
I can appreciate how extraordinarily lucky we are to live within a peaceful 1 0.2%
I do not feel comfortable nor at ease with large crowds that are now un-policed; e.g. 1 0.2%
I would like to see a local police presence 1 0.2%
ie reinstatement of the Police Station on Mersea would be appreciated especially during the Summer months as there has been increased spates of thefts in the past few years 1 0.2%
ie trying to obtain car keys by trying to force entry into houses whilst the occupant has been in the house. Not everyone can afford security cameras looking out on their driveways - which is the police response to such incidents. 1 0.2%
it felt more like a high street town centre where drink often flows freely. It spoilt the occasion to such an extent that I will think twice before bringing my small grandchildren to the regatta and much loved evening firework display in 2018. It wa 1 0.2%
it is dangerous 1 0.2%
it's the crimes committed that need dealing with. 1 0.2%
mainly petty 1 0.2%
Mersea Regatta and Fireworks. Last year there was a marked increase in the number of adults drinking alcohol whilst waiting for the fireworks to begin. The bins were overflowing with bottles (some broken) and cans. Many had consumed too much and thi 1 0.2%
noisy from pedestrians and speeding cars and motorbikes at all hours of the night and morning 1 0.2%
now 1 0.2%
particularly 1 0.2%
particularly during a high tide. 1 0.2%
particularly in West Mersea. 1 0.2%
PETROL STATION. PERHAPS BETTER LIGHTING WOULD IMPROVE THINGS. 1 0.2%
possibly due to no Police presence on Mersea at all. 1 0.2%
Skate Park - all OK during daylight but not so much after dark 1 0.2%
so safety of "things" very low. It is shame that you cant even leave your bike outside a shop anymore. My only other concern is the level of drink driving on the island and scale of drugs that are readily available 1 0.2%
TALK TO THE PASSENGER THROUGH CAR WINDOW - THEN GO AWAY AGAIN. I KNOW THAT THIS IS A DRUG-DEALING VEHICLE 1 0.2%
THE RADIO/MUSIC IS ON 1 0.2%
theft of bikes and shop lifting a real issue 1 0.2%
this is because of the drivers not the actual roads 1 0.2%
to the level he has been paid compensation for assault from the family. 1 0.2%
with the population 50% higher we have none. Hence the increase in (thankfully 1 0.2%
with threatening behaviour towards householders 1 0.2%
I have never felt unsafe on Mersea 1 0.2%
Some poorly lite side roads 1 0.2%
2 Sugar area attracts kids to hang around. CCTV near beach huts 1 0.2%
After dark in mid town 1 0.2%
All 1 0.2%
All areas because of lack of police presence 1 0.2%
ALL IS SAFE FOR ME 1 0.2%
all is safe for mi 1 0.2%
Alleys at night - not well enough lit 1 0.2%
Alleyway near Reymead Close 1 0.2%
Always aware when going out at night that there is no police presents 1 0.2%
Always feel safe. 1 0.2%
Any area after dark where young gather 1 0.2%
Anywhere after dark 1 0.2%
Anywhere where there are no street lighting. It would also be a good idea to install CCTV to stop the vandalism of the white stone seats in the park in Barfield Road. Lets see how long the new play equipment last with out being vandalised. At least 1 0.2%
Around the spar area 1 0.2%
At night when it is dark in the village as no street lights 1 0.2%
BACK OF LEGION FIELD. FOLLIES AT NIGHT. 1 0.2%
Badly lit streets at night 1 0.2%
Barfield Road Tesco corner and Park entrance after dark particularly in Summer due to lack of police attention at anytime 1 0.2%
Beach front at night 1 0.2%
Beach hut area at night 1 0.2%
By the spar shop. 1 0.2%
Can be any road if the street lights are off 1 0.2%
Carrington court 1 0.2%
Coast Road at night during summer months 1 0.2%
Coast Road with no pavements and speeding motorists 1 0.2%
Coopers Beach Campsite. 1 0.2%
Council estates and the Glebe when there are footballers about 1 0.2%
Crossing the road outside my house on high Street north. Number 7. 1 0.2%
Do not feel as safe as use to as the lack of Police presence on the island is worrying. In view of the fact we get cut off by water would feel much happier having police available. 1 0.2%
Do not feel safe cycling on East Road to East Mersea due to high speed traffic. More prevalent in the summer. 1 0.2%
Do not feel unsafe anywhere 1 0.2%
Do not feel unsafe anywhere. 1 0.2%
Don't feel as safe in our homes as we used to 1 0.2%
Don't feel safe at all 1 0.2%
East road especially up to the waldergrave turning. 1 0.2%
Esplanade covered seating shelter in the evening time. 1 0.2%
Esplanade near to the Fairburn avenue toilets and shelter. 1 0.2%
Evening and night time during summer months when the island is subject to minor criminal damage and generally anti social behaviour mostly from caravan site residents and visitors from Colchester 1 0.2%
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58: Community - What cultural activity that is currently not provided in West Mersea would you like to be available?

Answer Count % / 656
Swimming Pool 8 1.2%
Public swimming pool 5 0.8%
None 2 0.3%
youth club 2 0.3%
Cinema 2 0.3%
Cinema......small one to show independent and mainstream films 1 0.2%
Classical concerts 1 0.2%
Cribbage 1 0.2%
Curling Shuffleboard 1 0.2%
enough provided 1 0.2%
Evening classes 1 0.2%
Extend adult & child education (cultural) opportunities 1 0.2%
General Craft Club Quilting/ Patchwork Regular Walking group 1 0.2%
Get other theatre groups to put on plays at the Mica 1 0.2%
I am happy with the facilities provided i.e. The MICA Centre. 1 0.2%
I believe the island is well served 1 0.2%
I feel we are well served at Mersea. 1 0.2%
I would be interested in joining a U3A group on the island 1 0.2%
Indoor soccer 1 0.2%
Instrumental ensembles 1 0.2%
It would be very beneficial if there could be more travelling theatre productions here. Also current affair programmes to be asked here. 1 0.2%
Language lessons 1 0.2%
Line dancing 1 0.2%
MICA needs to publicise their events more. Film nights with CURRENT films 1 0.2%
More adult education 1 0.2%
more art galleries 1 0.2%
More art galleries and a theatre 1 0.2%
More arts and crafts eg knitting 1 0.2%
More groups for young infants / children 1 0.2%
More informal classes ( painting 1 0.2%
More jazz/swing/big band and/or classical music 1 0.2%
More live music. I particularly enjoyed the evening jam sessions at the Coast Inn where any musician/singer could turn up and take part. 1 0.2%
More music events 1 0.2%
More non sport based activities for children/teenagers 1 0.2%
More restaurants and a swimming pool 1 0.2%
More singing groups 1 0.2%
Most are covered 1 0.2%
N/A 1 0.2%
National touring arts organisations 1 0.2%
No comment 1 0.2%
and has never been very diverse! 1 0.2%
community - perhaps part-time - boutique cinema showing current films. 1 0.2%
craft and produce stalls. 1 0.2%
dance 1 0.2%
e.g. via WEA 1 0.2%
especially in the winter. So it's not just MIPS 1 0.2%
etc. Be on the circuit for Folk Bards & original artists to perform. 1 0.2%
hockey and cricket. Swimming. 1 0.2%
it is a wonderful venue for some 'bigger names' similar to 'The Essex Barn' over at Great Bardfield. 1 0.2%
LIKE IT USED TO BE 1 0.2%
music 1 0.2%
opera etc or cinema . A swimming pool would be good ! Swimming pool. 1 0.2%
or similar. 1 0.2%
painting 1 0.2%
sewing 1 0.2%
the arts etc) made available at low cost so that people on lower incomes are catered for and this could help people with mental health and social problems. 1 0.2%
A better designed building on the Glebe area to offer a more comprehensive range of social activities ...under one banner ... 1 0.2%
A choral society. U3A. Adult Education. 1 0.2%
A cinema 1 0.2%
a cinema would be nice. 1 0.2%
A Community Harvest event is needed to let all people know what is already available 1 0.2%
A couple of decent restaurants. Wheeler's empty shed and The White Lion for a start. 1 0.2%
A decent community Pub in the centre of West Mersea. (What has happened to the White Hart? Is it just 'land banked' till it falls down and Flats are built there?) 1 0.2%
A monthly Farmers Market with local food 1 0.2%
A professionally run marina complex very little available on the East coast with goog facilities 1 0.2%
A public swimming pool 1 0.2%
A small 1 0.2%
A small theatre/cinema facility 1 0.2%
A Swimming Pool and an Outdoor Gym. 1 0.2%
A visiting circus used to be a local regular attraction. A youth cinema may find support. 1 0.2%
Adult education classes - languages - computers Activities to occupy youth 1 0.2%
ADULT LEARNING COURSES AT THE MICA OR SCHOOL WOULD BE VERY NICE 1 0.2%
AFFORDABLE BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS. 1 0.2%
Already a member of Mersea Island Lions Club 1 0.2%
already catered for. 1 0.2%
Ballroom dancingInstruction 1 0.2%
Belly dancing lessons 1 0.2%
Bird watching 1 0.2%
Boatbuilding courses 1 0.2%
Canaster card afternoon 1 0.2%
cant think of anything 1 0.2%
Can't think of anything. 1 0.2%
Ceroc Dancing 1 0.2%
none required 1 0.2%
NOTHING TO ADD. 1 0.2%
Old fashioned Board Games Club Writers Group 1 0.2%
Open air cinema in summer Public swimming pool . 1 0.2%
Operatic Society 1 0.2%
out door muisic Nature walks 1 0.2%
Outdoor cinema Maritime heretage 1 0.2%
Painting Class 1 0.2%
Possibly a greater variety of musical performance to be offered at the MICA Centre. Potentially 1 0.2%
Proper small cinema/ theatre space Artisan workshops 1 0.2%
REGULAR FILM NIGHTS. 1 0.2%
REPAIR WORKSHOP "MAN SHED" COMMUNALLY RUN. 1 0.2%
Satisfactory for us as it stands at present 1 0.2%
Small theatre like the Headgate. Also a medium sized sit-down venue 1 0.2%
Speed check on vehicles particularly East Road 1 0.2%
Squash sport - cheaper. Only available at mica which involves having a monthly membership PLUS daily usage for squash courts at extortionate prices. 1 0.2%
St George's day street fair 1 0.2%
Sufficient for me at present 1 0.2%
Swimming club 1 0.2%
Swimming pool! 1 0.2%
SWIMMING POOL. CLASSICAL CONCERTS. 1 0.2%
SWIMMING POOL. USE OF CARAVAN SITES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 1 0.2%
The Island is well served 1 0.2%
THEATRE LIVE STREAMING? LIVE AND OUTDOOR THEATRE? 1 0.2%
There are plenty for the elderly like myself 1 0.2%
There is ample for all tastes 1 0.2%
Think we are well provided for. 1 0.2%
Too many 'White Brexiteers' to achieve any culture here. Lived here for 41 years since age 9 1 0.2%
U3A 1 0.2%
U3A Classical music society 1 0.2%
University of the third age 1 0.2%
Varied sporting classes 1 0.2%
Visiting theatre at MICA 1 0.2%
Water park for the kids 1 0.2%
We are lucky to have all we have 1 0.2%
We believe we do very well on Mersea & have a huge range of sporting & cultural activities available to us - you only have to look for them... 1 0.2%
We have a wonderful selection of community groups which I think serve the village well. So well done to them and lets help give the funding and support they need to continue 1 0.2%
Welsh Society 1 0.2%
Would like more varied theatre at the Mica eg invite Eastern Angles to include on tour. Would like a quarterly comedy club eg at Mica. 1 0.2%
Yoga Retreat venue for tutors to hire from around the country for weekend retreats 1 0.2%
Youth centre/ cafe for teenagers 1 0.2%
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59: Community - Please choose your top four community projects from the following in order of preference.

Answer Count % / 656
More open space including sports pitches 7 1.1%
Multi-use pavilion on Glebe 21 3.2%
New Surgery 316 48.2%
None of these 12 1.8%
Outdoor Adult keep-fit exercise equipment 12 1.8%
Outdoor multi-use games area (MUGA) 5 0.8%
Park and Ride scheme with shuttle bus 30 4.6%
Swimming Pool 137 20.9%
Youth Club 22 3.4%
All day pre-school nursery care facility 19 2.9%
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Answer Count % / 656
More open space including sports pitches 27 4.1%
Multi-use pavilion on Glebe 50 7.6%
New Surgery 92 14.0%
None of these 17 2.6%
Outdoor Adult keep-fit exercise equipment 34 5.2%
Outdoor multi-use games area (MUGA) 8 1.2%
Park and Ride scheme with shuttle bus 75 11.4%
Swimming Pool 149 22.7%
Youth Club 80 12.2%
All day pre-school nursery care facility 22 3.4%
  554  

 

Answer Count % / 656
More open space including sports pitches 20 3.0%
Multi-use pavilion on Glebe 42 6.4%
New Surgery 45 6.9%
None of these 34 5.2%
Outdoor Adult keep-fit exercise equipment 51 7.8%
Outdoor multi-use games area (MUGA) 22 3.4%
Park and Ride scheme with shuttle bus 73 11.1%
Swimming Pool 77 11.7%
Youth Club 85 13.0%
All day pre-school nursery care facility 29 4.4%
  478  

 

Answer Count % / 656
More open space including sports pitches 21 3.2%
Multi-use pavilion on Glebe 43 6.6%
New Surgery 29 4.4%
None of these 56 8.5%
Outdoor Adult keep-fit exercise equipment 47 7.2%
Outdoor multi-use games area (MUGA) 35 5.3%
Park and Ride scheme with shuttle bus 48 7.3%
Swimming Pool 33 5.0%
Youth Club 82 12.5%
All day pre-school nursery care facility 25 3.8%
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60: Community - What sort of project would you like to see in West Mersea?

Answer Count % / 656
Swimming Pool 16 2.4%
Youth Club 5 0.8%
Park and Ride 3 0.5%
A Youth club 2 0.3%
A swimming Pool 2 0.3%
A swimming pool is badly needed for all ages 1 0.2%
A swimming pool would be a wonderful addition to West Mersea 1 0.2%
A swimming pool/ spa centre 1 0.2%
Youth club Day nursery 1 0.2%
Youth club for all school ages 1 0.2%
Youth orientated projects 1 0.2%
Swimming pool & water park like Maldon 1 0.2%
Swimming pool is the number one and more support for those that are involved with the history of the island. I would like to see more encouragement of facilities for the young on the island. 1 0.2%
Swimming pool on Mersea 1 0.2%
Swimming Pool Train Station 1 0.2%
Swimming pool. 1 0.2%
The closed down White Heart ? pub in prime position opposite the Church and centre of town to be refurbished.Ideally into a good quality social area such as Public House/Wine Bar/Hotel.At present it is an eyesore to the village and always brings crit 1 0.2%
The council spent more time looking after residents and not so much on visitors 1 0.2%
The proposed Dawes Lane development site should be purchased and retained by WMTC for the long term benefit of the community. Sustainable development is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generatio 1 0.2%
The UK's First Litter Free Island - Support the Rotary project! (Please) 1 0.2%
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE - SOME DAYTIME COURSES. 1 0.2%
To be able to visit lonely elderly people to chat to them. 1 0.2%
To put the wall back along the sea wall 1 0.2%
Traffic speed control 1 0.2%
Warden controlled housing 1 0.2%
We have many talented people on the island and a community based craft center where our young talented artists can work would be great. This would give them a chance to launch their careers and work alongside established artists and craftsmen. This 1 0.2%
We need a new medical centre 1 0.2%
We need a project to keep the youth of Mersea off of the streets 1 0.2%
We need better shops and to get this we need traffic calming 1 0.2%
We need to reduce traffic but maintain visitors. Park and ride away form the anchorage and town would be good. We need to prevent all the houses being bought up as second homes for rich Londoners (take a leaf out of St Ives' book). We need to tid 1 0.2%
We should renovate the black/white old pub opposite St Peter & St Paul Church. West Mersea needs a boutique hotel and that site would be perfect. It makes the area look run down at the moment - such a shame. 1 0.2%
Yorick Road being one way 1 0.2%
Youth centre 1 0.2%
Affordable housing for local families 1 0.2%
An end to the tyranny of the car culture 1 0.2%
An over 55's Singles Club 1 0.2%
Any increase needs to be able to support itself. 1 0.2%
Anything that benefits the island as a whole 1 0.2%
Anything to help young people join together and get on with each other. 1 0.2%
As answered above 1 0.2%
AS INDICATED IN QUESTION 59. 1 0.2%
AS MENTIONED BEFORE A SWIMMING POOL. 1 0.2%
As Q 25- mersea to be self sufficient in green energy. 1 0.2%
As stated a marina with a community centre /accommodation complex open all year round. 1 0.2%
Ask me later... 1 0.2%
beach cleaning in summer months and deterents for those caught leaving their rubbish. More bins 1 0.2%
Better sea defences 1 0.2%
Better traffic management. 1 0.2%
Bike hire 1 0.2%
Buddy scheme to ensure aged folks living alone get regular contact (phone call 1 0.2%
CCTV around the Island 1 0.2%
Clean up the roads 1 0.2%
Clean up the Waterfront 1 0.2%
Community allotment/garden. 1 0.2%
Community bus service to supermarkets of the island for those of us that can't drive 1 0.2%
Community energy scheme and Area for very small startup business to rent a space cheaply. 1 0.2%
Community service for visit for lonely and or to take to a community event 1 0.2%
Community sports centre at Glebe with swimming pool 1 0.2%
Continuing the Green Mersea efforts looks great 1 0.2%
Cycle path 1 0.2%
CYCLE PATHS TO EAST AROUND ISLAND. 1 0.2%
Demolition of council houses 1 0.2%
Doctors walk in centre 1 0.2%
Drugs and alcohol and youth services 1 0.2%
Flashing lights activated by water covering Strood to tell people that if they cross it is at their own risk and they will be charged £X (£2000?) if they need to be recovered. 1 0.2%
FOR THE POPULATION I THINK MOST AREAS ARE COVERED. USE THEM OR LOSE THEM. 1 0.2%
Glebe parking scheme 1 0.2%
Good sport opportunities for teenagers 1 0.2%
Highering of the Strood 1 0.2%
Hockey Pitch 1 0.2%
HOSPITAL TRANSPORT 1 0.2%
I think Mersea would really benefit form an indoor swimming pool. I think there needs to be a project to clean up and dispose of all the old rotten and decomposing boats between the hard and the dabchicks which are an eyesore and a hazard. 1 0.2%
I think we are well provided for in general. 1 0.2%
I would like to see the Island become totally self sufficient for electricity by using large wind turbines/solar farm. This would also mean that all new builds would have to have solar panels/thermal water heaters as a compulsory part of any plann 1 0.2%
If more housing is going to be built then more activities are needed for children and youngish adults 1 0.2%
If policing is not going to be met nationally or by local councils .....How about self funding ? 1 0.2%
Indoor pool 1 0.2%
Indoor swimming pool 1 0.2%
Introduction of Residents parking along Coast Road from the yacht club to Dabchicks sailing club. Also other areas where residents do not have on road parking. 1 0.2%
Lights at glebe 1 0.2%
limit further development to local needs of starter homes for people working in the locality 1 0.2%
Litter free island 1 0.2%
Litter wardens and wildlife projects 1 0.2%
Local bus service for the island. 1 0.2%
Local pub or restuarant in the village on the site of the White Heart 1 0.2%
Local sustainability and resilence. Local power generation and food production 1 0.2%
Maintaining the seawalls better 1 0.2%
making the island look less shabby. The road onto the island just passed the Strood is a mess 1 0.2%
Marina 1 0.2%
Meet your neighbour coffee sessions 1 0.2%
Men in Sheds 1 0.2%
More controlled use of the hammerhead coast road 1 0.2%
More disabled facilities 1 0.2%
More 'family' events e.g. 1 0.2%
More for retired elderly people eg new language and mental stimulation in a social setting 1 0.2%
More indoor facilities for youths 1 0.2%
More local business support for the school 1 0.2%
More police on fott or bicycle 1 0.2%
More purposeful activities for young people. 1 0.2%
Most are covered 1 0.2%
Neighbourhood watch 1 0.2%
New health centre and GP Surgery 1 0.2%
New health centre at Underwoods 1 0.2%
New pavilion with swimming pool 1 0.2%
New sports pavillion with swimming pool 1 0.2%
New surgery 1 0.2%
New Surgery and at least one permanent member of the Police force 1 0.2%
New surgery and dentists' premises urgently needed 1 0.2%
None immediately spring to mind. 1 0.2%
None That I can think of. 1 0.2%
Nothing new 1 0.2%
off road cycle links around the island and into colchester via other villages 1 0.2%
ON THE WHOLE 1 0.2%
Over 50's walking football Over 50's walking netball 1 0.2%
Parents course (for teenagers with drug and alcohol problems)so parents can see the signs before it to late mersea has always had a drug problem 1 0.2%
'Pay as you go' MICA 1 0.2%
Planting more woodland particularly for the red squirrels ( would be better use of Brierly Paddocks) 1 0.2%
POLICE 1 0.2%
Police around more .it's completely insane in summer .speeding vehicles and aggression 1 0.2%
Possibly where the elderly residents could spend time with the school children. They could share a wealth of stories and children lift the spirits of lonely people 1 0.2%
Proper community centre / village hall rather than a secondhand bus garage........ Could be incorporated in a multipurpose building at the Glebe. Or could be the old Underwoods Garage with the MICA becoming the new medical centre 1 0.2%
provision of a cycle path between West Mersea and Cudmore Grove 1 0.2%
public swimming pool 1 0.2%
Public Swimming pool and youth club 1 0.2%
Raising funds for swimming pool 1 0.2%
reduce number of caravans!!! 1 0.2%
Refurbishment of Sea Scouts building in the lane is desperately needed. 1 0.2%
Refurbishment of the White Hart 1 0.2%
Regular litter picking 1 0.2%
Renewable energy schemes and low cost housing for local people. The cost of buying on the island is prohibitive for many 1 0.2%
Repair the roads especially the verge/hole outside my house in St Peters Road!! 1 0.2%
Replacement of Strood fencing/ barriers. Perhaps a regular (Spring and Autumn) 'tidy up Mersea (litter 1 0.2%
Rerouting of roads around the Glebe 1 0.2%
Road repairs Better checks by building inspectors of what is built against planning permissions 1 0.2%
Saturday market selling local produce. 1 0.2%
Science project of some kind to inspire kids 1 0.2%
Secondary school 1 0.2%
Seconds school 1 0.2%
SELF SUFFICIENCY SCHEME WHERE THE COMMUNITY PROVIDES ENOUGH FOOD / POWER ETC TO RUN INDEPENDENTLY. 1 0.2%
Shared community veg growing Community Swap shop / bartering scheme (includes skills not just material objects) More cycle tracks e.g from West to East 1 0.2%
Some authority required to handle tourist cars in the summer 1 0.2%
Some kind of outreach project - there seem to be quite a few familiar faces amongst those people involved in the community in assorted activities - i.e. there are a lot of people who "do" 1 0.2%
Some kind of transport that takes in the Avenues 1 0.2%
Something for 14-19 year olds 1 0.2%
Something for teenagers 1 0.2%
Something for the Teenagers who do not like or have access to sailing and watersports. 1 0.2%
Something for the youth of the island. Those not interested in sport/sailing are really not catered for. They have nowhere to meet for coffee etc so hang around streets. My children had the Youth Club and the Caddy Shack ( A while ago) but my 1 0.2%
Sports centre and swimming pool. - school holiday activities for School children of all ages. 1 0.2%
Sports facility with pool sauna steam room - swimming lessons. Life saving lessons. 1 0.2%
Sports Venue at the Glebe 1 0.2%
STUDENT RUN 'RICKSHAW' SERVICE IN SUMMER / TRICYCLE FOR 2 PASSENGERS. DROP-IN CENTRE FOR ELDERLY. 1 0.2%
(perhaps the Lions minibus could shuttle bus. Parents could volunteer to drive it once in a while). 1 0.2%
a local cinema. 1 0.2%
but there are also a lot of people who do not seem to be involved with the community and perhaps some sort of initiative to get them involved might be a good idea - but what form that might take? - I haven't a clue. 1 0.2%
changing facilities football 1 0.2%
clubhouse open for toilet facilities and refreshments 1 0.2%
dances 1 0.2%
Esplanade and Coast Road to shops 1 0.2%
football table 1 0.2%
free parking / free park and ride 1 0.2%
free to school / college kids. Youth Camp open once a month for 15 - 19 year old kids to have a party. It helps lots of inner city kids from poorer areas which is a great thing. Not all kids here are wealthy and I think something could be done f 1 0.2%
free toilets and planning to be approved for the White Hart 1 0.2%
let the people who make from these people worry about them 1 0.2%
LIFE HERE IS PRETTY GOOD. 1 0.2%
like the discovery center at Notley 1 0.2%
Mill Road area 1 0.2%
music and singing - anything where young children can come with adults and be welcomed! 1 0.2%
sort the pot holes and mend the Strood barriers 1 0.2%
street signs cleaning etc.) campaign. 1 0.2%
such as a coffee shop with pool table 1 0.2%
such as planning 1 0.2%
suggest it be based within a new Sports hall at the Glebe 1 0.2%
table tennis etc 1 0.2%
that was free 1 0.2%
that were lost under local government reorganisation. Distancing from CBC which is large and remote. Provide us with the challenge and dignity of running what we can for ourselves and taking responsibility for ourselves to a greater degree. 1 0.2%
the empty shops in Barfield Road. Look at how pretty Alburgh and Southwold are. We could make Mersea more like that. 1 0.2%
the Mica is an eyesore and makes the village look like a warehouse has been plonked there. 1 0.2%
there does appear to be a lack of smaller houses to rent. Improvements to local bus scheme 1 0.2%
There is no central point in the village. 1 0.2%
to tackle people feeling isolated and alone especially if they don't have family on the island. 1 0.2%
visit etc) from a nominated “buddy” 1 0.2%
West to East 1 0.2%
with lower cost for younger people to enable them to work or attend college. 1 0.2%
A community policing / town watch hub 1 0.2%
A drop in centre catering for all ages where people can drop in for a coffee and chat (provision for child activities so that parents can use the facility too) 1 0.2%
A drop-in centre to support people from any age group to meet others especially those with social problems or feeling isolated 1 0.2%
A farmers market 1 0.2%
A health centre fit for purpose. 1 0.2%
A Lido 1 0.2%
A multi functional health-care facility. Providing several skills under one roof. 1 0.2%
A new sports centre with a swimming pool for all ages and a dedicated cycle path all around the island. 1 0.2%
A NURSING HOME FOR MERSEA FOLKS WHO NEED MORE THAN COMMUNITY CARE CAN PROVIDE - SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO OFF THE ISLAND AWAY FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 1 0.2%
A Nursing Home. 1 0.2%
A restoration of political powers 1 0.2%
a secondary level school 1 0.2%
A support youth facility 1 0.2%
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61: Community - What one thing would you most like to see in West Mersea?

Answer Count % / 656
Swimming pool 32 4.9%
a swimming pool 7 1.1%
Swimming Pool. 5 0.8%
New surgery 5 0.8%
Public swimming pool 3 0.5%
Police 3 0.5%
police presence 2 0.3%
No more housing 2 0.3%
Nursing home 2 0.3%
Marina 2 0.3%
Fewer caravans 2 0.3%
Free park and ride for visitors 1 0.2%
Free parking for those living on the island and better bus service to the train station. 1 0.2%
Good community Pub where the old White Heart stands.Good example would be the Wetherspoons In Beccles or many other town centres where there effort to make all ages across the community welcome selling food and drink at reasonable prices. In turn th 1 0.2%
Happy with West Mersey as it is. More parking helpful. 1 0.2%
Hotel 1 0.2%
I heard on the radio about a scheme where you invited a lonely person for dinner. i thought that was a good idea. i feel sorry for people who are lonely and live on their own. may be there should be some sort of voluntary community group who vis 1 0.2%
I think Mersea is an idyllic place. 1 0.2%
Improved access to doctors 1 0.2%
Improved waste collection on the beaches 1 0.2%
Increased medical services - similar to drop-In Centre in Turner Road 1 0.2%
INDOOR POOL FOR ALL. 1 0.2%
Indoor Swimming Pool 1 0.2%
Interdependent community projects inter generational support 1 0.2%
Island round bus service 1 0.2%
It looking like a clean nice place. Juust tubs if flowers will not do. the roads are a mess and the Mica is an eyesore and ruins the whole ambience of the village. 1 0.2%
It's pretty good as it is 1 0.2%
Keep the status quo. Too many annoying and expensive ideas from the unqualified 1 0.2%
Large car parking and road alteration at the Glebe to include mini bus shuttle in summer 1 0.2%
Larger medical center 1 0.2%
Larger rubbish bins to cope with summer visitors' rubbish.. 1 0.2%
Leave as it is. 1 0.2%
Leave it as it is no more development 1 0.2%
Leave the open farmland open. We have enough horses on Mersea 1 0.2%
Less Buildding 1 0.2%
Less car parking by non residents on Coast Road / The Lane / Firs Chase! 1 0.2%
less cars. 1 0.2%
Less conversion of small bungalows to large houses 1 0.2%
Less development 1 0.2%
Less Housing and in-filling 1 0.2%
Less litter 1 0.2%
Less litter Inc dog poo! 1 0.2%
Less motor traffic 1 0.2%
Less new housing and hence less traffic 1 0.2%
Less People 1 0.2%
Less restriction on garden waste recycling Moratorium on large scale new ddevelopments 1 0.2%
Less visitors in the summer parking across driveways and on yellow lines 1 0.2%
Lights at glebe 1 0.2%
Local Policing 1 0.2%
A swimming pool. 1 0.2%
A swimming pool. 1 0.2%
A vegetarian restaurant 1 0.2%
A very large securely fenced field for safely letting dogs off lead (like they have at Copford) 1 0.2%
A youth club. Somewhere for young people to meet and have appropriate activities would be good. 1 0.2%
additional Small supermarkets 1 0.2%
Address excessive speeding. No more caravan expansion. Development for Locals only. 1 0.2%
Adequate policing which is not happening at the moment 1 0.2%
Affordable 3 - 4 bed homes 1 0.2%
Affordable housing for local families. 1 0.2%
ALTERNATIVE TO TIP (IF IT IS CLOSED) SUCH AS A REGULAR GARDEN PICK-UP 1 0.2%
An extended Surgery provision a.s.a.p. 1 0.2%
As 60 1 0.2%
As above - decent community Pub in West Mersea centre. 1 0.2%
AS ABOVE. 1 0.2%
As previous question 1 0.2%
As previously said something for the Youth. 1 0.2%
Bandstand on the Eplanade Green 1 0.2%
Better access to the sea shore along Coast Road particularly Village Green 241 1 0.2%
Better control of the hammerhead. Better arrangements for visitors and their cars. 1 0.2%
Better facilities to manage/cope with influx of people during the summer and with more housing 1 0.2%
Better medical facilities and police presence 1 0.2%
Better parking facilities 1 0.2%
better pavements 1 0.2%
Better policing on the Island with our own PCOs 1 0.2%
Better quality pavements 1 0.2%
Better sea defences 1 0.2%
Better street cleaning and emptying of bins. Monkey beach is a disgrace in summer even with the increased collections. Visitors just don't seem to have any respect. Could we get local food takeaways to join rest of the island on a thoughtfulness ca 1 0.2%
Better surgery facilities with x-ray minor injury etc 1 0.2%
Bigger doctors 1 0.2%
Border control 1 0.2%
Cinema 1 0.2%
Cleaner Waterfront Traffic Free 1 0.2%
Community power source 1 0.2%
Community swimming pool 1 0.2%
Cottage Hospital type building supporting hospital leavers & those withh simple care needs that force people out of their homes 1 0.2%
Council more for residents and not tourist or visitors that do nothing for most residents unless you have a pub or Restuarant Not one of them supports Strood cam and they are the ones that Profit!! 1 0.2%
Dedicated landing sites for air ambulance 1 0.2%
Direct access from the Glebe corner to the back of Willerby Road car park. Although this would mean more traffic down Oakwood Ave. it would reduce the traffic down the other avenues that lead to the Esplanade 1 0.2%
ditto 60 1 0.2%
Drugs dealer being court! 1 0.2%
Enlarged Community Association building 1 0.2%
& STATIC SKIP FOR COMMUNITY USE. 1 0.2%
A SWIMMING POOL 1 0.2%
all the money seems to be spent on Colchester 1 0.2%
and West Mersea seems to be left out. 1 0.2%
but if you cant drive round Colchester 1 0.2%
but the whole Xmas light thing is a bit lacking and a big Christmas market could take off.. 1 0.2%
eg top of Victory Rd 1 0.2%
EITHER IN THE PARK OR GLEBE AREAS. 1 0.2%
especially around the anchorage and Victoria Esplanade 1 0.2%
Health centre & Police offices 1 0.2%
horse chestnut) and along coast road. Restoration of hedges on agricultural land with associated ponds that have all been destroyed. Area of fields between Strood and Firs Chase caravan site to be wooded area for public use. 1 0.2%
include a clinic and much more modern. 1 0.2%
it needs to be bigger 1 0.2%
IT`S PERFECT 1 0.2%
junction of Rosebank/Firs 1 0.2%
more shops appealing to younger peopke 1 0.2%
particularly in summer. 1 0.2%
proper village hall / community centre large enough to cater for village meetings 1 0.2%
sorry 1 0.2%
strood and Esplanade 1 0.2%
suggest it be based within a new Sports hall at the Glebe 1 0.2%
top of St Peters 1 0.2%
walnut 1 0.2%
weekends and school holidays. 1 0.2%
WHEN PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO PAY TO USE WILLOUGHBY CAR PARK BUT CLOG UP OAKWOOD AVENUE INSTEAD. 1 0.2%
when the road is flooded the Strood cannot be used & it will slow down traffic at any other time as the drivers will be more relliant on keeping a eye on the road. 1 0.2%
with greater restrictions on access/parking around the island for visitor cars. 1 0.2%
you shouldn't be driving round here either. 1 0.2%
More native trees and planting in residential areas where there are none and in any other available space. Greenery and in residential areas is very important for mental health 1 0.2%
20 mph limit along Coast Road 1 0.2%
A public swimming pool. 1 0.2%
A bigger and better surgery 1 0.2%
A boating lake along the Coast Road for model boats 1 0.2%
A bus service that goes up and down The Avenues 1 0.2%
A cinema 1 0.2%
A clear view with no nuclear power station! 1 0.2%
a decent medical practice 1 0.2%
a decent pub 1 0.2%
A dentist we can get registered at 1 0.2%
A good restaurant 1 0.2%
A marina 1 0.2%
A Mediterranean restaurant on the site of the White Hart 1 0.2%
A mini roundabout at Queens Corner. This may help with the traffic flow at this busy area 1 0.2%
A new Doctors surgery 1 0.2%
A new doctors surgery to reduce waiting times 1 0.2%
A new larger medical practice 1 0.2%
A new surgery . And a sports hall / venue 1 0.2%
A new surgery to cope with the ever increasing island population 1 0.2%
A Nursing Home. 1 0.2%
A pedestrianised town centre. 1 0.2%
A permanent police presence 1 0.2%
a Police man 1 0.2%
A police officer. 1 0.2%
A POLICE PRESENCE! 1 0.2%
A police station again. Or at least regular police patrolling 1 0.2%
A police station with a police presence 1 0.2%
A police station with a regular " Bobby on the beat" 1 0.2%
A police station. This doesn't seem to have been mentioned anywhere previously in this survey. 1 0.2%
A policeman 1 0.2%
A proper marina which allowed better access to boats 1 0.2%
A Public indoor swimming pool 1 0.2%
A public swimming pool 1 0.2%
A regular island based police officer 1 0.2%
A regular Policeman ...like what we just paid huge amounts of money for ..and are now contemplating pulling the lot down ....so that really gives me a second choice ....Get some power back to Mersea community and allows us to run our affairs ? 1 0.2%
A seaside train running alongside the Esplanade to the main village during the summer months. 1 0.2%
A secondary school 1 0.2%
A sensible and practical view of the ill thought mass of new housing. 1 0.2%
A Sign at the ends of the strood saying that there will be a charge for rescue. It might make them think more if there was a charge for rescue either ambulance RAC Fire Brigade or Police 1 0.2%
Mersea residents put before outsiders or profit 1 0.2%
mint pool 1 0.2%
More & better shops. 1 0.2%
More Bins and a campaign to keep Mersea tidy 1 0.2%
More bins on street corners up from beaches for dog mess and food packaging from takeaways and picnics 1 0.2%
More bins on the beach. 1 0.2%
More car parking facilities to enable buisnesses to move trade 1 0.2%
More Car Parks Footpaths resurfaced 1 0.2%
More community events and fundraisers 1 0.2%
More open spaces 1 0.2%
More parking facilites 1 0.2%
More Police coverage 1 0.2%
More police officers 1 0.2%
More police on the beat/police station. 1 0.2%
More police presence 1 0.2%
More police presence 1 0.2%
More Police! 1 0.2%
More policemen in their own LOCAL station 1 0.2%
More Policemen. Public toilets by the Skate Park / Playground. 1 0.2%
More Policing 1 0.2%
More Rubbish bins everywhere 1 0.2%
More shops 1 0.2%
More shops more social housing 1 0.2%
More support for Ambulance Service 1 0.2%
More tree planting and restoration of trees that used to be in village centre (beech 1 0.2%
More trees. 1 0.2%
more visible policing - 1 0.2%
Most covered 1 0.2%
MUGA/Sports Centre 1 0.2%
Natural swimming pond 1 0.2%
Need Police 1 0.2%
New health centre. With all health care integrated in one building. 1 0.2%
New Doctors Surgery/Health Centre 1 0.2%
New health centre and GP Surgery 1 0.2%
New railings on Stroud East Road resurfaced Footpath / cycle route Fox Inn to Waldergraves No dogs on beach in summer 1 0.2%
Nursing/ Care home. 1 0.2%
Occasional uniformed policeman on the Island 1 0.2%
One Way Road System 1 0.2%
out of town parking for commuters by bus with bus stop 1 0.2%
Owing to the attitude of WMTC and certain sports clubs historically we may have missed the opportunity to have multi use sports pavilion at the Glebe. Let's do something for the benefit of the youth of the island. 1 0.2%
Park and Ride facility with shuttle bus 1 0.2%
Park and ride with permits for parking on the road for residence 1 0.2%
Parking enforcement in the summer 1 0.2%
Parking wardens and harbour police especially in summer 1 0.2%
Pdestrian crossings 1 0.2%
Pedestrian crossing needed 1 0.2%
Permanent policing 1 0.2%
No more housing development. 1 0.2%
No more pot holes! 1 0.2%
NO RESIDENT PARKING IN MILL ROAD WHICH BLOCKS TRAFFIC FLOW. SOME CONTROL OVER PARKING IN OAKWOOD AVENUE 1 0.2%
No tourist to spoil our lovely island Only islanders to get community housing on islands 1 0.2%
Not turn it into a Canvey island! 1 0.2%
NOTHING 1 0.2%
New surgery and bridge 1 0.2%
NEW SURGERY. 1 0.2%
No more building 1 0.2%
NO MORE HOUSES. NEW SURGERY. NEW SCHOOL. 1 0.2%
Public swimming pool for residents only 1 0.2%
Public toilets should be steam cleaned once a year. 1 0.2%
Raise strood so no traffic hold ups 1 0.2%