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We Asked, You Said, We Did

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We Asked

We asked specialist companies to submit a design for a new outdoor gym for all abilities and we put the choice of five designs to the public vote.

We wrote to 720 residents living near the recreation ground, we asked parents of pupils attending St Mary and All Saints Primary School and users of Coley Community Centre to choose their preferred option.  We also asked people to vote online.

During the consultation, you said you wanted a better description of the equipment. So we asked the companies to provide additional information which included a description of their equipment and its functions.

You Said

We received 115 votes in total, with the winning design, number 4 from TGO (The Great Outdoor Gym Company, receiving 38% the votes.

The results of the consultation are tabled below:

Choice of design

All Saints School

Coley CC

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TOTAL

RANKING

1

CALOO

 

 

2

 

5

 

5

 

12

 

 

3rd

2

HAGS

 

 

8

 

26

 

8

 

42

 

2nd

3

SUTCLIFFE

 

 

0

 

3

 

3

 

6

 

5th

4

TGO

 

 

7

 

33

 

4

 

44

 

1st

5

WICKSTEED

 

 

2

 

5

 

4

 

11

 

4th

 

TOTAL

 

 

19

 

72

 

24

 

115

 

We Did

The winning scheme was returned to the school and community centre for the public to view. More details on the winning scheme.

It is anticipated that work on the new gym area will begin in September 2019 and be ready for use by the half term week in October.

We Asked

We asked specialist playground companies to submit a design for a new play area for children up to the age of 12 years for all abilities and we put the choice of five playground designs to the public vote.

We wrote to 200 residents living near the playground, we asked pupils attending Wilson Primary School and users of Rivermead Leisure Complex to choose their preferred option.  We also asked people to vote online.

During the consultation, you said you wanted a better description of the equipment. So we asked the playground companies to provide additional information which included a description of their equipment and its functions.

You Said

We received over 800 votes in total, with the winning design, number 2 from Kompan, receiving over half the votes.  It was overwhelmingly the favourite choice of the school children.

The results of the consultation are tabled below:

Choice of design

Rivermead

Wilson Primary

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TOTAL

RANKING

1

HAGS-SMP

 

 

9

 

29

 

0

 

38

 

5th

2

KOMPAN

 

 

123

 

249

 

57

 

429

 

1st

3

PROLUDIC

 

 

30

 

34

 

81

 

145

 

3rd

 

4

SUTCLIFFE

 

 

18

 

20

 

2

 

40

 

4th

5

WICKSTEED

 

 

49

 

103

 

5

 

157

 

2nd

 

TOTAL

 

 

229

 

435

 

145

 

809

 

 

We Did

The winning scheme was returned to Wilson Primary School and Rivermead Leisure Complex for the children and public to view.  More details on the winning scheme.

It is anticipated that work on the new play area will begin in September 2019 and be ready for use by the half term week in October.

We Asked

Your views on:

  • A proposed relocation of the Council’s Learning Disability respite service from its main building at 118 Whitley Wood in South Reading.
  • What is important about the service, now and for the future

You Said

  • You agreed that the Council should be making the best use of its resources and look to relocate the Learning Disability respite service to a more suitable building.
  • You agreed the Council should take the opportunity to review the future aspirations for the service.
  • You said the top priorities were: securing a suitable alternative building for the service, providing sensitivity and support to those who use the service, and that the relocation is well managed.  You also said that accessibility of the building, access to support staff, and flexibility of the service was a key priority.

We Did

  • We have taken on board the feedback you’ve given us and it is being considered alongside a wider review of our buildings.  We have used the feedback to explore some of the options going forward.
  • We have presented our key findings to Councillors and they have agreed to our recommendation to explore and discuss the options in more detail.