Survey on the Rural estate - our findings
Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey on the Rural Estate just before Christmas. There were 196 responses and we received some very useful feedback. Overall people said they were unaware of the Rural Estate and in particular, its connection to Nene Park Trust.
There were some general concerns raised around encouraging more people to use the area and keeping the area rural and not urbanising and commercialising it. Others commented that the area should primarily be maintained as an area for wildlife and low disturbance activities. The majority of respondents said they were very interested in visiting the area and would welcome more information.
We are now moving forward with the project which will focus on signing routes to the area from key points within Ferry Meadows, Castor and Ailsworth. The signs will be complimentary to, and in keeping with, the natural rural environment. Once the signs are in place, information will be posted on our website and social media. Information will also be available from the Visitor Centre and at local amenities.
We have tried to address your queries and concerns in a separate page that can be viewed here.