Thanks to funding we received from the Bradford VCS Asset Based Community Development fund, we were able to carry out some research with key stakeholders of Brackenhill Park in Bradford.
We promised that we would:
- Carry out a survey of park users
- Carry out a young people’s survey with children from the local primary schools
- Conduct semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders: Friends of Brackenhill Park, Council Wardens, Officers from the Parks and Landscapes department, and members of Brackenhill Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School’s School Council’s
In total, we had 89 responses to the online park user survey, and over 150 responses to the survey we gave to the schoolchildren from Brackenhill Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School. We also conducted semi-structured interviews with Cllr Joanne Dodds (Chair of Friends of Brackenhill Park), three local Council Wardens, one officer from the Parks and Landscapes department at BMDC, and members of the School Councils of Brackenhill Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School.
Stay tuned for the final results of this research, conducted and written up largely by two volunteer students from the University of Leeds, undertaking a second year module.