HU12 Online – Reader Survey Feedback

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FOLLOWING OUR SURVEY of readers in August 2012, in which 46 people responded, HU12 Online is publishing its first findings today.

  • The majority of our readers are female (65.9%) and the majority were within the age range 46 – 60 years old (43.5%). There was actually only one respondent under the age of 25.
  • Where respondents were from: The majority of those responding to the question came from Hedon (64%). Of the 25 places in Holderness we aim to cover, there were respondents from only 8 of them: Burstwick, Hedon, Hull, Keyingham, Patrington, Paull, Preston and Thorngumbald – although one person said that HU12 Online should have more coverage of “forgotten” Withernsea.
  • 37% (17) of respondents visited the website about 2-3 times a week. Only 19.6% (9) looked at the website everyday.
  • People  mostly read; Community News (88.6%) on HU12 Online, then What’s On? (65.9%), Entertainment (43.2%) and Parish/Town Council news (40.9%).
  • Leisure time/hobby interests that people shared and could be covered on HU12 Online, included; sport (21 people shared an interest in football, rugby, swimming, Zumba and/or a variety of other sports), cooking/food (12 people shared this interest), gardening (7 people), books/reading (6 people) and walking (5).
Respondents made several suggestions for additional content on HU12 Online, including;
  • competitions including quizzes and crosswords;
  • more about community groups;
  • more about sport, more about young people and sport;
  • information about shopping, money-off vouchers, promotions and other offers (from local businesses, shops and attractions);
  • leisure groups to join on evenings and weekends;
  • information on live music and musicians;
  • information on eating out, pub food, menus;
  • More information from Withernsea, Thorngumbald and Hull.

This has indicated some general information which HU12 Online will use to shape its coverage over the next few months. However to a large extent, we will still rely on you – our readers – on sending in your own local news, press releases and event notices.

Thank you to all those that took part in our Reader Survey 2012.

The winner of our £10 prize (drawn at random) was Lesley Panton from Patrington.

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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