Living in Lancashire Wave 43
|Purpose||To consult the public about local measures and fostering|
Satisfaction with the council
|Commissioned by||Policy and Performance Communications Service|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||15/11/2013 - 20/12/2013|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence|
|Number in sample||2676|
|Number of responses||1266|
|Key findings||Local measures report
- Just under two-thirds of respondents (64%) agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together while around one in seven (13%) disagree.
- Around nine-tenths of respondents (88%) are satisfied with their local area as a place to live.
- Respondents feel that the most important things that make somewhere a good place to live are the level of crime (58%), health services (52%), clean streets (52%), affordable decent housing (45%) and education provision (39%).
- The things that respondents feel most need improving in their area are road and pavement repairs (55%), activities for teenagers (41%), job prospects (39%), the level of traffic congestion (37%) and clean streets (31%).
- Around half of respondents (48%) agree that overall the quality of the county council's services are good.
- A third of respondents (33%) agree that they can influence decisions affecting their local area, but over half (53%) feel they can't.
- Over two-fifths of respondents (43%) can't remember hearing/seeing anything that promoted fostering in the last 12 months.
- Over a fifth of respondents (21%) say that they can remember hearing or seeing a fostering campaign from Lancashire County Council in the last 12 months.
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