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South Woodham Ferrers Town Council has commissioned Alpha Parking Ltd to undertake
Parking Occupancy surveys around five car parks in the town centre; Asda, Barons Road,
Brickfields, Knight Street and the Leisure Centre. Four survey days took place to reflect
occupancy levels during term time and half term as well as a weekday and a weekend day.
Questionnaires (shown in appendix A) were given to a sample of users at the car parks to
determine their purpose of visit as well as their usual frequency and duration of use.
A total of 1,176 user questionnaires were completed:
> Wednesday 28
August 2019 (school half term) – 308 questionnaires complete
> Saturday 31
August 2019 (school half term) – 412 questionnaires complete
> Wednesday 25
September 2019 (school term time) – 200 questionnaires complete
> Saturday 28
September (school term time) - 256 questionnaires complete
The graphs on pages 6 to 11 are based on these results.