Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) Feedback Questionnaire

This questionnaire has been created by the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UFU and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). This is an anonymous survey and all information provided will remain confidential.
If you have any queries please contact smorrell@ufuhq.com

  • 1. Are you an Ulster Farmers' Union member? *
    1. Are you an Ulster Farmers' Union member?
  • 2. Which of the following best describes your main farming activity? (Choose one) *
    2. Which of the following best describes your main farming activity? (Choose one)
  • 3. Where is your farm located (Council area)? *
    3. Where is your farm located (Council area)?
  • 4. Have you ever had NIEA visit? *
    4. Have you ever had NIEA visit?
  • 5. What was the nature of this visit? (please tick all relevant answers)
  • 6. Was there any further action following the visit?
    6. Was there any further action following the visit?
  • 6a. If yes, what action was taken?
  • 6b. If you received further visits, how many visits did you receive?
    6b. If you received further visits, how many visits did you receive?
  • 7. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the NIEA visit
    7. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the NIEA visit Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
    Contact and advice before the visit
    The approach and professionalism of the NIEA officer
    Information provded during the visit
    Information provided after the visit, where necessary
    The clarity of the outcome of the visit e.g. if any actions are required
    The inspection visit overall
  • 8. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the NIEA guidance available
    8. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the NIEA guidance available Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
    Availability of NIEA's guidance
    Usefulness of NIEA's guidance
    NIEA's response time to a request for guidance
  • 9. Which sources of environmental guidance have you used and how satisfied were you with the service?
    9. Which sources of environmental guidance have you used and how satisfied were you with the service? Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Have not used
    DAERA website
    Netregs: www.netregs.org.uk
    NIEA Publications e.g. leaflets/booklets
    Face-to-face with NIEA staff
    Telephone conversation with NIEA staff
  • 10. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:
    10. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
    NIEA staff do their best to put me at ease and are professional and pleasant
    NIEA works well with farm businesses in seeking to protect the environment
    NIEA staff have a high level of expertise in environmental matters
    NIEA staff understand technical and business matters affecting my farm
    NIEA co-ordinates it’s work with other public sector bodies and regulators
    NIEA staff are fair and reasonable in their response to regulatory matters
  • 11. Would you be interested in attending environmental training events? E.g. conservation grazing, hay meadow/moorland/woodland management, habitat survey and designation, environmental inspections. *
    11. Would you be interested in attending environmental training events? E.g. conservation grazing, hay meadow/moorland/woodland management, habitat survey and designation, environmental inspections.
  • 12. How important do you think a healthy environment is for productive agriculture? *
    12. How important do you think a healthy environment is for productive agriculture?
  • 13. Are you part of a Farm Quality Assurance Scheme? *
    13. Are you part of a Farm Quality Assurance Scheme?