Priorities in Argyle Survey Responses

Introduction

On Canada Day, the Argyle Community association asked the residents of Argyle to prioritize the issues that are most important to them in their communities.  Residents placed a sticker beside items on the list that they felt were a priority and also added other priority items to the list throughout the day.

Survey Results

Total stickers collected: 319
Total number of priorities identified: 35
Top 10 priorities are listed below in green

Action Plan

Shift London

Keep residents informed through social media, email, the website and events about the status of Shift London in Argyle.  The Argyle Community Association could organize a community meeting with representatives from Shift London to gather more information and express their concerns.

Bike Paths

For phase 2 of the survey, residents will be asked to identify specific locations where they would like to see bike paths built in Argyle.  This information will be sent to the appropriate City of London personnel and relevant community groups, who can take next steps to build more bike paths.  If there is interest in creating a committee to address this issue further, the Board of Directors is willing and able to help support them in their goals.

Argyle Recreation Complex

Keep residents informed through social media, email, the website and events about the status of Argyle Recreation Complex.  The Argyle Community Association would like to organize a community meeting to gather and document the needs and requirements of residents for the recreation center.  These requirements will be sent to the City of London to use during the design and building process.

Trees

For phase 2 of the survey, residents will be asked to identify specific locations where they would like to see trees planted in Argyle.  This information will be sent to ReForest London, London Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program, the City of London and other relevant community groups to help them identify priority areas for their planting programs in 2016 and beyond. The Argyle Community Association will endeavor to keep residents informed of tree plantings, sales and events in Argyle through social media, email and the website.

Santa Clause Parade

The Argyle Community Association will continue to keep residents updated on the progress of the 2015 Santa Clause Parade.  The ACA will also endeavor to submit a float for the parade.

Family Centre

The Family Centre is now open and the Argyle Community Association will continue to keep residents informed of the programs at the Family Centre through social media, email and the website.

Roads (pot holes)

For phase 2 of the survey, residents will be asked to identify specific roads that have pot holes or other issues that need to be fixed.  This information will be sent to the appropriate City of London personnel, who can take next steps to fix problematic roads.  If there is interest in creating a committee to address this issue further, the Board of Directors is willing and able to help support them in their goals.

Walking Paths

For phase 2 of the survey, residents will be asked to identify specific locations where they would like to see bike paths built in Argyle.  This information will be sent to the appropriate City of London personnel, who can take next steps to build the walking paths.  If there is interest in creating a committee to address this issue further, the Board of Directors is willing and able to help support them in their goals.

Movies in the Park

With support from Argyle residents, the Argyle Community Association will support an application for a grant to organize movies in the park for next summer.

Senior’s Centre

During the Argyle Recreation Complex community meeting, residents will be asked to identify the programs they would like to participate in at the new recreation complex.  Residents will also be asked to identify any programs that could be run in the meantime, with suitable locations for these activities to take place.

Conclusion

The Argyle Community Association will use the results from this survey to continue to engage residents to get more involved in their community.  Additionally, these statistics will not only act as a platform for positive conversation, they will also provide quantitative evidence that reflect priorities of the Argyle community and will be used to gather support for initiatives that have a positive impact on the Argyle community.

Please note, the action plans for priorities in Argyle will change and evolve as we make more connections and gain support from the community.

Please contact Kristin Haight with any feedback about this report or if you are interested in getting involved in any of these initiatives by sending an e-mail to communicationsargyle@gmail.com.