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Supporting Bewdley on the home front

Nearly 1,500 residents in and around Bewdley Parish responded to the paper and online survey establishing their current and future housing needs.  The aim of the survey was to gather evidence to help ensure that future developments are, as far as possible, in tune with the needs of the community.  Results showed that 213 extra [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

A leisurely approach to town planning

Over the past twelve months Market Drayton, a market town in North Shropshire, has been consulting with its residents and its wider community on the future development of the town. With the assistance of Data Orchard it has developed a Neighbourhood Plan with a strong focus on health and wellbeing, facilitated by plans to improve [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

The future of libraries and council customer services – capturing the public’s views

Over 2,200 people responded to the public consultation on the future of libraries and council customer services that Data Orchard ran for Herefordshire Council. We used a range of techniques to ensure a broad range of people could give their views, from regular library users to lapsed or non-users. The results of the consultation were [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

National survey on data in charities and social enterprises live until 31st July

The Data Evolution survey on data in the social sector is live until 31st July 2016. If you're a charity or social enterprise working in England or Wales please take part. It'll only take about 5 minutes.  Do invite others to take part too. For more information about this exciting project with our partners DataKindUK [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Charities, Data Evolution, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Data Evolution Project Launched

We're delighted to announce the launch of our Data Evolution project exploring how charities and social enterprises are adapting and transforming through their use of data. We have workshops on 19th May in London and 25th May Hereford, there's a national survey launching in June, a growing community, information and resources being developed on the [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Charities, Data Evolution, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Weston-under-Penyard: the first of many!

Data Orchard are proud to have helped Weston-under-Penyard become the first parish in Herefordshire with an approved neighbourhood plan, which will give the parish greater influence over local planning and development decisions over the next 15 years and beyond. The construction of the plan has been a major undertaking for the community, requiring a huge commitment [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Power Of Data

Imagine a world where your 'belief and passion' is backed up by ‘powerful evidence’ which is ‘beautifully communicated’. Find out about recent advances unlocking the power of data for social good. Leaders from charities and social enterprises are warmly invited to join us for this lunchtime seminar on 10th February in Hereford find details and [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Business, Data Evolution|0 Comments

Crunching data on business, fast broadband and economic growth

We have recently completed some detailed data analysis for a European project on rural economic development, faster broadband and advanced ICT. The CREATE project (Connecting Rural Enterprise for A Transnational Economy) hired Data Orchard to gather, collate, and make sense of a range of data sets. These included data from face to face interviews, local [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Neighbourhood Planning – Thirty and Rising

Data Orchard is celebrating success with more than 30 Neighbourhood Plan groups in the West Midlands. Working with towns and villages across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, the company has been providing a range of support services. These include project management, advice on governance and budgets, survey design and analysis, support with public consultation and engagement [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Business|0 Comments

Herefordshire’s sustainable route map

Excited to be at the launch of the digital platform for Herefordshire's sustainable route map in October 2015. Something we've been working on collaboratively with the Bulmer's Foundation and others for about two years. It has huge potential for organisations to share and make more effective use of data, to find long-term solutions to complex [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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