Statistics: Potential for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport

With a view to gathering evidence to support projects or funding bids in the future, we asked people in Brierley Hill their thoughts on having more history, heritage, arts, culture and sporting activities in the town.

Some of the survey work was part of the Brierley Hill perception survey carried out by English Heritage in 2010, in preparation for the Brierley Hillness project. Feedback questionnaires for event attendees and participants also offer us further data. Methodologies for data collection are explained in Survey Work.

Brierley Hill Perception Survey

200 respondents were asked if they thought there was enough information available for children to learn about the history of Brierley Hill

  • 39% of people thought there was NOT enough information was available for children to learn
  • 22% did not agree or disagree
  • 39% of people thought there was enough.

Results from respondents from Brierley Hill only

  • 39% of people thought there was NOT enough information was available for children to learn about the history of Brierley Hill
  • 21% neither agreed nor disagreed
  • 40% of people thought there was enough information.

Respondents were asked if they were interested in the following things:

1. I would like to know more about the history of Brierley Hill and the High Street Conservation Area

  • 66% of respondents from Brierley Hill said yes (74/112)
  • Compared to 66% of those living outside Brierley Hill and in the Dudley Borough (58/88).
  1. I would like to see more cultural, art and sporting activities and events in Brierley Hill
  •  83% of respondents from Brierley Hill said yes (93/112)
  • Compared to 89% of those living outside Brierley Hill and in the Dudley Borough (78/88).

Audience feedback from One Boy. One Town. One Big Idea! performance

76 feedback forms were returned (18 February, Civic Hall) although not everyone completed all the questions.

  • 33 respondents live in Brierley Hill
  • 36 respondents live elsewhere in Dudley Borough
  • 5 respondents lived outside Dudley Borough

76 respondents were asked if they agreed that arts and heritage projects can help build a strong sense of community in the town

  • 97% (74/76) agreed they could help build a strong sense of community in the town.
  • 3% (2/76) neither agreed or disagreed

Results from respondents from Brierley Hill only

  • 100% (33) of people agreed that they could help build a strong sense of community in the town.

71  people responded to the statement: I would you like to know more about the history of Brierley Hill.

  • 70% (50) said they would like to know more about the history of Brierley Hill
  • 30% (21) said they would not.

Results from respondents from Brierley Hill only

  • 71% (22/31) said they would like to know more about the history of Brierley Hill
  • 29% (9) said they would not.

69  people responded to the statement: I would like to see more cultural, art and sporting activities and events in Brierley Hill.

  • 94% (65) said they would like to see more cultural, arts and sporting activities in Brierley Hill
  • 6% (4) said they would not.

Results from respondents from Brierley Hill only

  • 97% (29/30) said they would like to see more cultural, arts and sporting activities in Brierley Hill
  • 3% (1) said they would not.

One Boy, One Town, One Big Idea!

Post-project evaluation from two local schools involved in the Dudley Performing Arts production.

17 children self-completed the evaluation form supplied by English Heritage on the day of the performance.

  • 7 children were from Belle Vue 7 (aged 7)
  • 10 children were from Blanford Mere (aged 9 and 10)

 Headline Statistics

  •  100% of children who responded to the evaluation said that taking part in the project has helped them learn about the history and heritage of Brierley Hill.
  • 77% of children who responded to the evaluation said that taking part in the project has made them feel differently about living in Brierley Hill.
  • 67% of children who responded to the evaluation said that taking part in the project has made them feel more proud to live in Brierley Hill.
  • 77% of children who responded to the evaluation said that they would like to be involved in more school projects about Brierley Hill.
  • 45% of children who responded to the evaluation said that they had spent more time talking to their family about old buildings in Brierley Hill, 55% said they had not.
  • 100% of children who responded to the evaluation said they had enjoyed working with DPA, 89% said A LOT!
  • 94% of children who responded to the evaluation said that taking part in the project has made them feel more confident.

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