PUBLIC MEETING,
WED 22 MAY 2002

Alston Town Hall

 

BRAINSTORMING

The purpose of the brainstorming was just to get some quick reactions from people.Participants were asked not to think too deeply about this exercise. They were asked to call out the pros & cons of living on Alston Moor.

PROS

CONS

Beautiful scenery
Expensive groceries
Small community
Lack of public transport
Geographic location
Geographic location
Community spirit
Wind & rain
Hedgehogs
Expensive homes
Red squirrels
Lack of decent jobs
Safe environment
Lack of things to do (especially for young people but also for adults)
Good schools
Lack of resident police
Good hospital and healthcare
Motorbikes
Artistic people
Lack of a traffic warden
Walking
 
Tourists
 
Range of services for a small population
 
Shops
 
Everyone talks to one another
 

The second part of the brainstorming exercise was to generate a Wish List.

Participants were urged to think freely, and not to constrain their wishes by only considering what was possible to achieve.

The results follow:

Cinema
Swimming pool
No vandalism
Gym
Craft centre
Recycling centre
Less litter
Vandal-proof seating
Skate park
Night club
Wind farm
Full industrial units
Decent jobs, especially for young people
More public transport
Restaurant
Indian takeaway
Cable TV
Solicitor's office
Staying dry and warm when looking over the fells
Locally-grown food
Youth club(s)
An occupied Police house
More garages
Better parking

 

 
 
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