I have spent some time today looking at the results of the Council’s residents’ survey. You can see the whole thing here.
Very early in our administration we set three priorities:
- cleaner streets
- safer communities
- value for money.
As a result my eyes were drawn to this table right at the end of the document. It shows the top four concerns expressed by residents by year.
It shows that the Council has succeeded in making a difference in all three areas as measured by residents’ perceptions.
- concern about litter/dirt on streets has step-by-step gone down from 30% to 20%
- concern about crime has gone down from above 40% to below 30%
- concern about the level of the council tax has slumped dramatically from 40% to 16%.