The Doric Park Survey went live on Survey Monkey on Wednesday 17th March 2021 and finished at 3pm on Friday 26th March 2021. No votes were counted after this time. A total of 817 completed responses were received, all of which were  received online. Trowbridge Town Council received no completed surveys either over the telephone or in paper form.

Before postcodes were checked, and any postcodes outside of the Trowbridge boundary removed, the results were:

Q1, Do you support the Town Council’s proposal that it develops a 3rd Generation Artificial Turf Pitch (3GATP) and associated facilities at Doric Park?

Yes – 679
No – 138

How surveys were checked and then removed
All results were downloaded to Excel. Every postcode was checked to make sure it sat within the Trowbridge boundary, regardless of whether respondents reported themselves as a Trowbridge resident or not.

Votes were removed when

  • Postcode was not within in Trowbridge boundary
  • Postcode not added or completed fully
  • Postcode was not recognised as a valid postcode

Discarded Surveys
A total of 232 surveys were discarded for the reasons listed above.

Note – Five surveys are in the area of Woodmarsh, North Bradley. This area is due to be moved into the Trowbridge boundary. These were removed however, all five votes, voted Yes when asked: Do you support the Town Council’s proposal that it develops a 3rd Generation Artificial Turf Pitch (3GATP) and associated facilities at Doric Park?

From the discarded surveys: When asked: Do you support the Town Council’s proposal that it develops a 3rd Generation Artificial Turf Pitch (3GATP) and associated facilities at Doric Park?

Yes – 214
No – 18

Postcodes listed in the Trowbridge area
Total of 585 surveys were remaining.

When asked:  Do you support the Town Council’s proposal that it develops a 3rd Generation Artificial Turf Pitch (3GATP) and associated facilities at Doric Park?

The results were as follows:

Yes – 465
No – 120

There is a 95% confidence rate that this trend would continue if the whole population of Trowbridge (27,000 residents) were to vote, with a margin of error of 4%.

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