Fleet Pond Society is currently carrying out a visitor survey of the Pond. You may have already bumped into members of our survey team (see pictures above and below) and been kind enough to answer a few questions. But if you haven’t and you’d like to contribute online we’d be delighted to hear from you.
I know that filling out forms can be an annoying business, so you might be wondering if it’s worth your time to participate – the answer to this is a very definite yes!
Colin Gray writes:
“Public money is spent on the management and maintenance of the Pond to keep it a safe and an enjoyable place to visit. To justify the money spent it is important to know how many people use it for recreation, what they use it for and in which area they live.
The area they live is important as it shows that the Pond does not just provide an amenity for people in Fleet but serves a much wider community. This proves its value and also justifies the use of public money from Hart District Council rather than Fleet Town Council.
It also helps if we need to ask for grant aid from neighbouring authorities like Rushmoor Borough Council for specific projects.
Finally it helps our future plans if we know what visitors would like that is not currently available.”
So, if you could spare the time to fill out the form and send it back, it would be greatly appreciated 🙂