This research looked at children and young people's views on a range of topics that included crime, volunteering, what local services are important to them and what they do in their spare time. It was conducted between 7 January and 7 February 2013. In total 108 responses were received.
- The three most commonly chosen services/things that respondents identified as the most important to them were secondary education (65%), children's social care (52%) and children with special educational needs (46%).
- The three most commonly chosen services/things that respondents identified as the least important to them were roads and bridges (49%), Welfare Rights (44%) and waste management (32%).
- The three places where the largest proportion of respondents said they feel safe are their home (98% feel safe), at school (86% feel safe), and at a youth centre (85% feel safe).
- The three places where the largest proportion of respondents said they feel unsafe are parks (38%), the town centre closest to them (31%) and the street or streets closest to their house (22%).
- Respondents said that crime and anti-social behaviour (27%) and bullying (23%) are what they worry about most in terms of staying safe.
- Over two fifths of respondents said that over the last 12 months, they had given unpaid help to someone who was not a relative (44%).
- Just less than half of respondents who had given unpaid help over the last 12 months said they had done so at least once a week (44%).
- Respondents were asked which three activities, from a list, they would most like to do in their free time that they don't currently do. The most common responses were play sport (37%), listen to and/or play music (35%) and attend youth clubs/groups (35%).
- Nearly three quarters of respondents said that they feel positive about the future (72%), only about one in every twenty respondents said they feel quite negative (6%) and no respondents said that they feel very negative.
- Over two thirds of respondents think that people from different backgrounds get on well in their area (70%). No respondents think that people from different backgrounds do not get on at all in their area.