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Charlwood survey results


Speeding through the village emerged as a significant problem with three quarters of respondents saying that it was an issue. Almost as many wanted additional measures to address the problem, despite acknowledgement that the electronic warning sign is having some effect (rated an average of 2.4 on a scale of 1 to 5). The main ideas suggested were humps, more electronic signs, cameras, narrowing the carriageway to allow traffic in one direction at a time and more police patrols.


Even more people (more than 80%) had some level of dissatisfaction with some aspect of highways whether roads, pavements, hedges, verges or ditches. Ifield Road was consistently picked out as having problems with potholes,  flooding and inadequate clearance of ditches and gullies.

School Transport

There was a small majority of people who thought cars taking children to school were not causing a congestion problem. Nevertheless,  there was still strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school and for the idea that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport.


People were almost evenly divided on whether the Council should collect more items for recycling, with many feeling that the Council is doing enough already. By contrast, 73% of people answered the question about more business recycling and, with one exception, everyone was in favour.

Youth Facilities

The current level of youth provision was not rated highly with an average score of 2.2 on a scale of 1 to 5. The most common suggestion was for a Youth Club.