Residents are being asked to give Cherwell District Council marks out of ten as the authority launches its annual survey.
The consultation is a key indicator of how happy residents are with the council’s work. It also provides them the opportunity to say which services they want to protect in the future.
The Annual Satisfaction Survey can be filled in via the council’s website and anyone who lives in the district can take part. It is managed by an independent company and all responses are anonymous. The data gathered is used to improve services and help direct resources to where they will have the most impact.
Councillor Barry Wood, Cherwell District Council’s leader, said: “The survey is our residents’ chance to let us know how well we are performing and how they want us to spend their council tax in future.
“We’ve been running it for ten years now and it covers all of our services, from sports and leisure to waste and recycling, job creation and the handling of anti-social behaviour.
“The survey is a streamlined and direct way for residents to make their views known to the councillors who take decisions on their behalf.”
This year’s survey asks residents to have their say on:
> How the council should respond to having its funding cut by central government
> The value for money the council provides
> Which services should be prioritised in future
> Cleanliness of streets, parks and leisure facilities
> Satisfaction with waste collection, recycling and other services
The survey is being undertaken on behalf of Cherwell District Council by Marketing Means and all the answers are confidential. You can find it at www.cherwell.gov.uk/
Residents without internet access can visit their local library to complete the survey.