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What you told us in 2002

The "Tell us what you think" booklet (displayed right) was circulated to 10,000 households with a further 6,000 being made available to libraries, schools, information centres, community centres and leisure centres to name a few.

The following gives a breakdown of the key issues coming out of the consultation in terms of percentage of respondents:

  • 64% of you said more visible/appropriately targeted policing was needed
  • 61% had concerns with household/corporate waste disposal
  • 56% had concerns with the availability of affordable/decent quality housing
  • 55% said that leisure and recreational facilities were insufficient in the local area and difficult to access
  • 53% said that bus services need to increase and improve
  • 48% said that local job creation is required through supporting businesses
  • 41% said we need improved transport systems
  • 40% had concerns with access/choice in educational services
  • 39% said that we need provision of more affordable recreational facilities, clubs and support services for young people
  • 37% raised the issue of waiting times for GP's, operations and dentists
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