Have your say

"What is good about Aboyne now?"
"How could we make Aboyne better in the future?"

To help us understand what our community thinks is good about our village  but also where we can make improvements, we need to know the aspirations and priorities of the people who live in, work in or regularly visit Aboyne

Autumn 2023 Community Survey

In September and October 2023 we asked all residents, businesses, clubs and  interest groups in Aboyne to complete a survey, and also people who visit and use the village.

The survey was available online to everyone who lives, works in or visits Aboyne. We also distributed 1500 surveys to all households in Aboyne and through local businesses, who also kindly took in completed paper surveys.

We are delighted to have received over 400 responses, which is a great result!

Survey questions

In our survey, we looked at 14 themes:

Moving around - Public transport - Traffic and parking - Streets and spaces - Natural space - Play and recreation - Facilities and services - Work and local economy - Housing and community - Social interaction - Identity and belonging - Feeling safe - Care and maintenance - Influence and sense of control

These themes are from "The Place Standard Tool", which guidance recommends. This tool is  widely respected for effective and objective community engagement

For more information on the  questions that we asked, see "Things to think about"

We’re now reading your responses and working on next steps - see Spring 2024 Engagement - materials for further information 

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