Living in Lancashire Wave 43

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Purpose To consult the public about local measures and fostering
Subject Community engagement
Satisfaction with the council
Other topic
Commissioned by Policy and Performance Communications Service
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with 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
Response rate 47%
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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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Melissa Sherliker
01772 535019