Published: Thursday, 6th December 2018
How do you feel about where you live and the services you receive? Broadland District Council is asking residents for their views and priorities as it creates a new business plan to shape services into the future and allocates a budget for 2019/20 to achieve those goals. One lucky participant who completes the survey will be chosen at random to win £100 in shopping vouchers.
One lucky participant who completes the survey will be chosen at random to win £100 in shopping vouchers.
An independent company, Insight Track, has been commissioned to run this confidential survey on behalf of the council so residents can contribute freely.
The results will show on which services residents feel the council’s efforts and resources should be concentrated - whether that’s to do with employment opportunities, antisocial behaviour, open spaces or any other aspect of life in Broadland which the council can influence.
Leader of the council, Shaun Vincent, explained:
“Reduced levels of council funding from central government make budgeting challenging and it’s even more important that decisions are based on our residents’ priorities. Your feedback will help us set our budget so it’s very important that as many residents as possible have their say.”
This survey follows a similar one prior to the creation of the existing business plan which was drawn up to cover the years from 2015 to 2019. That plan set out the ambitions the council planned to focus on during those years in order to achieve the overall vision of a strong and vibrant Broadland, with more jobs, more homes and more opportunities for all.
“That plan focused on economic success, environmental excellence, well housed communities, health and wellbeing, keeping down anti-social behaviour and continuing to provide high quality, value for money services on our own or as a trusted partner,” added Councillor Vincent. “It may be that these are still the key concerns but residents might want us to focus on one area more than another. Either way, the plan can only be the best for Broadland if as many people contribute as possible.”
Residents can take part in the survey online until 31st December 2018 and all surveys received by the closing date will qualify for a prize draw to win a £100 shopping voucher. A copy of the full terms and conditions can be obtained from Broadland District Council on request by contacting Stephen Fennell on 01603 430524 or firstname.lastname@example.org