HU12 Online – Reader Survey Feedback

..we will try to incorporate readers’ ideas..

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.

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About Ray Duffill (Editor) 3097 Articles
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 founded the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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