The first of our 5 Reader Surveys has been completed and we are happy to report that there is a huge appetite out there for local community news in print.
Hills to Hawkesbury Community News Publisher Diana Paton said the responses to the survey showed that people value the community connection that their local paper gives them. The survey was accessed by a QR code printed in the January editions of our fortnightly newspaper and 70 people responded.
Diana said: “We were interested to know what people liked about the paper and what they didn’t like and also what stories and subjects did they want to see more of. People said they loved the content and the quality of the product and in particular the stories on local news and local people. They also liked the emergency services page and the puzzle pages. There was no negative feedback. What people generally wanted to see more of was more stories on what crime was happening in the area and a regular gardening column.”
All survey recipients were put into a draw for a $100 voucher to spend at the Richmond Inn.
Our first winner was Linda from Kings Langley who has been reading the paper for several years.
She said: “I love reading local news and finding out what is going on and I love the history pages.”