In early January we sent out an 8 question survey asking our members about the information they would like to receive about the PH Council activities and also whether they believe that the PHCA can play a role in providing the needed information.
The survey was sent out to 340 households in both the Rural and Urban Wards. We received 114 responses (34% response rate). Since we use a “free” version of the survey software we could only tabulate the answers from 100 of the 114 responses. This did not affect the survey results.
The complete survey results are available by clicking on this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-D2DHYQX8/
(NOTE: run your mouse over the questions to see the full text)
Some highlights are:
- 75% of the respondents believe that the residents of Port Hope need an organization like the PHCA, 20% are unsure and 5% said No.
- Over 90% of the respondents would read a PHCA monthly newsletter and/or blog.
- As to which topics are of the most interest, 90% indicated “anything that affects my taxes and services” and 71% would like to hear “updates of campaign promises by Councillors and the Mayor”.
A great number of comments were received from survey participants and these are available when you access the survey.
Using the survey results, we have had some deliberations about the need and future of the PHCA and what it should be doing.
We have concluded that the publication of a monthly newsletter/blog – The Port Hope Citizen – reporting on MPH Council’s activities and decisions would be the most valuable role we can play.
The present PHCA management committee has the expertise to both create and publish a monthly newsletter. What it does not have is the time to collect information, interview Councillors and other people and attend Council meetings.
However, there is a way we can achieve our vision and that is with the help of our members.
PHCA will be sponsoring 2 meetings in the near future – one in the Rural Ward and another in the Urban Ward.
The purpose of the meetings will be to show what we want to publish and how anyone can contribute to the effort. We will announce the 2 meeting dates and location in the near future PROVIDING there is enough interest from our community.
If you would like to be part of a community publication group please send us an email to email@example.com or phone us at 905 797 3025.
Last modified: February 1, 2019