Council reflects public priorities

PUBLISHED: 18:24 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 May 2010

The District Council s Policy and Resources Committee will be told later this week that the Council s priorities are also the key priorities of residents, according to the results of a recent survey. The questionnaire was distributed with council tax bil

The District Council's Policy and Resources Committee will be told later this week that the Council's priorities are also the key priorities of residents, according to the results of a recent survey.

The questionnaire was distributed with council tax bills earlier this year asking residents which services should be priorities for the Council. After 2,400 questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 7.4 percent. The results for the top priorities of residents were:

Recycling

Refuse and Street Cleaning

Environment

Car Parking

Community Safety

The survey also asked residents which services should be top of the list for increased spending and the following came out top:

Recycling

Environment

Concession bus fares

Community safety

District Council Chief Executive John Hill said: "All of these services are key priorities for the Council. Efforts to increase recycling levels are proving to be particularly successful with less rubbish going to landfill. Concession fares is another success story. A new free scheme for people age 60 or over, as well as those with disabilities, will be launched on October 1, thanks to East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. In addiction our decision not to close the Sacist Gate public toilets were also influenced by the results of this survey. I am particularly pleased that the survey has confirmed that the Council is concentrating its efforts and its budget on the services that really matter to residents.

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