Budget consultation 2014

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Purpose To obtain an indication of the service areas that residents believe should be budget priorities for the coming years.
Subject Budget and council priorities
Commissioned by Business Intelligence Team
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Life in Lancashire panel
Date 14/11/2014 - 05/12/2014
Undertaken by Business Intelligence Team


Number in sample 2474
Number of responses 1549
Response rate 62%
Key findings Services for older people (59%), primary and secondary education (47%) and repairing roads and bridges (43%) are seen as the highest spending priorities for the coming years.

Museums (45%), adult education (29%) and country parks, open spaces and picnic sites (27%) are seen as the lowest priorities.

Around four-fifths of respondents (84%) agree that they appreciate that in the current climate there are difficult budget decisions that the county council needs to make.

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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Rebecca Robinson
01772 537787

Email: rebecca.robinson@lancashire.gov.uk