In 2018, Northam Town Council hold a public consultation with surveys being delivered to the whole Council area. There was a 12.5% return rate with 95% showing dissatisfaction with the TDC plans and 95% of respondents wanting to see the Park handed over to Northam Town Council. This year also saw the Park featured in The Mail on Sunday (see image).  In 2018 the population of Westward Ho! was 2,266. There was also a petition presented to TDC with over 4,000 signatures from accross the Northam Town Council Area.  So there is clearly huge public support.