Welwyn Garden City’s Campus West praised in survey – of 2008

SERVICES at Campus West in WGC have been praised by more than 1,000 people in “newly released data”.

However, the survey results just issued by Welwyn Hatfield Council do not rate the 2009 services but the 2008 ones. A council spokeswoman explained to the Welwyn Hatfield Times why the data has taken so long to be made public.

“The survey was carried out throughout January and February 2009, looking back at 2008,” she said.

“The results were then collated and this was then taken to the social overview and scrutiny committee meeting on November 23.

“The reason it took so long is because we did the analysis internally as the data received was huge and required time to analyse to be sure of the results.”

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The survey elicited responses from 1,065 people, nearly 60 per cent of whom visit the venue once a month.

A total of 30.1 per cent of users rated the cinema as the most popular service and 19.09 per cent of people voted for the theatre.

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The biggest crowd puller for under 17s, with nearly 40 per cent having attended, was the pantomime.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for leisure and community said: “Many thanks to all those who took part in the survey – the results are very encouraging and gives us great information to help shape the service even better in the future.”

On the list for next year’s improvements are: extended caf� hours, reupholstering of cinema seats, film festivals and ‘A’ list stars.

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