To hep with this, a residents’ survey will be taking place from 5 November until 9 December.
Independent research company, BMG Research, will be knocking on residents’ doors and asking adults of different ages, backgrounds and lifestyles to share their views. The researchers will conduct face-to-face interviews with 1,250 adults across the borough.
People will be asked a range of questions, including:
- What they think of the local area
- How satisfied they are with council services
- Their awareness of the council’s financial challenges
- What they think of the new council’s priorities
- Their views on community volunteering
Feedback gathered from the survey will help inform the council in its decision making and its plans for improving local services.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council said: “This survey is an ideal opportunity for Ealing residents to tell us what they think are the good and bad things about their local area. Their opinions and experiences will be invaluable in helping us to develop our policies and priorities. I’d like to reassure all who take part that they will be doing so in complete confidence that what they tell us will remain strictly confidential.”
The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and no names or other identifying details will be passed to the council or any other organisation.
All researchers working for BMG Research on this survey will carry a letter identifying they are carrying out the survey on behalf of the council but if a resident has any concerns please contact Sharon Gowland, Research Manager at BMG Research on 0121 333 6006 or Rajiv Ahlawat, Research and Performance Manager at Ealing Council on 020 8825 6380.
The results of the survey will be available next year.