Analysis of the Consultation Event for the Kafel Centre

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The consultation event involved a visioning question "Imagine in ten years time the Kafel Centre is serving the people in our community in a positive way. What do you see physically in the garden and what activities do you see taking place?" In groups of six, participants drew ideas for the garden or wrote suggestions down. Each group fed back their ideas which were then grouped under relevant headings (e.g. plants, access, seating etc.) to create a spider diagram on the wall. Once all the ideas had been recorded, each person was given 5 stars to vote which heading/s were most important to them. They could put all their stars under one heading if there was one thing they felt strongly about, likewise there was no pressure to use all the stars.

The results were:

Interpretation (signage, mosaics, gates, floor designs)
Play area
Fountain
Access (paths, disabled access)
Planting (flowers, trees, shrubs to represent cultures & attract wildlife
Security (lighting, railings)
Sundial
Time Capsule
Seating

38
23
14
13
11
10
10
7
1

Analysis of Questionnaires

Q. What would you like to see in the Garden?

Where possible, the responses to the question were recorded under the same headings used during the consultation to allow for comparisons. Responses were recorded using the written information and also ideas drawn on the plan of the site which was reproduced in the questionnaire.

Planting (flowers, trees, shrubs to represent cultures & attract wildlife
Fountain
Seating
Play Area
Access (paths, disabled access)
Interpretation (signage, mosaics, gates, floor designs)
Security (lighting, railings)
Grass Area
Pond

79
51
41
29
26
23
22
20
19

Q. What would you use the Garden for?

Relaxing
Socialising
Playing
Walking
BBQs/Picnics
Reading
Outdoor Activities (including football)
Growing flowers and vegetables
Studying
Educating people about different cultures

46
27
21
10
7
7
5
5
1
2

Q. When would you be able to use the garden?

Mornings
Afternoons
Evenings
Weekends
Anytime

20
40
37
6
15

The above responses show the garden would be well used at all times during the day. The low response for weekends could be due to people including weekends in their answers to what time of day they would use the garden,

Most popular Elements from the Consultation and Questionnaires

The responses from the questionnaires were combined with the feedback from the consultation event, to give an indicating of the most popular elements to be included in the Multi-Cultural Garden.

 

Planting
Fountain
Interpretation
Play Area
Seating
Access
Security
Grass/lawn
Pond
Sundial
Time Capsule

Consultation

11
14
38
23
1
13
10
-
-
10
7

Questionnaires

79
51
23
29
41
26
22
20
19
-
-

Total

90
66
61
52
42
39
32
20
19
10
7