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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Data Orchard will be on the streets in Ross-on-Wye over the next couple of weeks. On behalf of Herefordshire Council, we'll be talking to people to gather data on the digital skills that residents have. This information will feed into data already collected throughout Herefordshire for comparison with the national picture.