(R66) CRYSTAL PALACE CAMPAIGN - IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE - 11 September 2001
SUNDAY TWIST TO
CRYSTAL PALACE CONSULTATION
Over 200 people using Crystal Palace Park facilities last Sunday completed questionnaires indicating their wishes for future regeneration of the site. The survey exercise was co-ordinated by Janet More of the Crystal Palace Campaign. It was a further variant to the ongoing local consultation -- the first ever in the Park's history -- launched by the Campaign after Bromley council last May abandoned the hugely opposed 20-screen multiplex.
The CPC have distributed 35,000 questionnaires in the five London borough areas immediately adjacent to the Park, and are continuing the survey work this autumn by taking the questionnaires to schools and other organisations. Last Sunday most of those responding came from further afield -- some swimmers come regularly from Essex -- indicating that the historic Park and its facilities are, as the Campaign has always maintained, a national as well as a local asset.
A large majority of survey respondents have added thoughtful written remarks to the completed surveys. CPC spokesman Fred Emery stated:
"The fascinating variety of the responses means that the full analysis of the responses is more time consuming than we expected. But the Campaign intends to complete the analysis and publish a full report by the end of the year with result that we anticipate will cause many of the politicians' assumptions to be revised."
Note to Editors: Photographs of Janet More (to left on top pic and right on lower pic) interviewing respondents attached as page 2.
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