Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Wychavon's Residents' Survey.

The annual questionnaire, which will run from 5 September to 3 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services.

This year, the survey includes questions on what makes an area a good place to live and priorities for improvement. It also asks for views on community strengths, loneliness and isolation and our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Feedback will be used to improve services and the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. A summary of the results will be published anonymously on the council website.

Last year, the survey received 1,280 responses. While the majority of respondents were happy with their local area as a place to live, concerns about rubbish and littering had increased.

To help address this the council launched outdoor anti-litter educational sessions in schools, which to date more than 500 children have participated in. It also continued to promote its Adopt a Street scheme, which now involves more than 600 individuals, businesses and community groups carrying out litter picks in their area on a regular basis.

The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete but progress can be saved so it can be completed in stages.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: "The Residents' Survey is set to return this weekend and we want to hear what really matters to you. By providing us with honest feedback, it allows us to make changes to our services and improve the lives of our residents."

To be the first to receive the survey, please sign up for email updates by visiting www.wychavon.gov.uk/consultations. The survey will also be available at this link from 5 September until midnight on 3 October.

Paper copies can be sent on request, please call Customer Services on 01386 565000.

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