Tilbury Riverside Booking Hall
How can it be used as a heritage centre?
We were on-site at the recent Port Open Day (1st April) conducting research, and we had a tremendous response from attendees: 209 questionnaires completed and some very positive feedback about the project.
The Open Day survey asked people about their previous visits to Tilbury Riverside and what they would like to see at a new heritage centre. There was a lot of enthusiasm for offering views over the river and interpreting the story of migration – Empire Windrush, £10 Poms, etc.
The next stage for public consultation is a wider-ranging online survey, which will address some of the limitations of the initial Open Day survey. The most important area we need to address is demographic: more than 60% of respondents to our survey at the Open Day were over 55 years of age and almost all were regular ‘users’ of local heritage. While this feedback was vitally important for demonstrating the enthusiasm for local history to potential funders, we also need to represent the views of the wider community. We’re looking to extend the survey to community and youth groups particularly.
To complete the on-line survey, follow this link.