Have your say on highways and transport in Gloucestershire
People in Gloucestershire are being asked for their views on highways and transport in the county - A questionnaire is being sent to a random sample of 4500 local residents during July.
Although participation is voluntary, residents who do receive a copy are being urged to take part as their feedback could help assess which services need to be prioritised and improved.
Gloucestershire County Council is one of 75 local authorities to sign up to the survey, which is putting the same questions to people in other parts of the country.
The idea is to allow Local Authorities to compare results, share in best practice and identify opportunities to work together in the future.
Nigel Riglar, commissioning director for communities and infrastructure at Gloucestershire County Council said, “This is about understanding customer views better and working together to deliver the best possible outcomes for local residents.
“By looking at results from the 75 councils taking part we can identify areas of best practice and spot national, regional and local trends.”
Will Windsor Clive, cabinet member for communities at Gloucestershire County Council said, “ We have suffered extensive road damage caused by severe weather events over the past five years. Since then we have invested in repairing potholes and protecting roads against future damage.”
“We recently launched a pilot scheme called fix first to simplify the way we deal with potholes and work more closely with communities to repair the damage they tell us needs doing. This is directly acting on feedback local people have given us.”
“The results from this national survey will give us more feedback which can be used to shape the way we do things.”
This is the fifth year of the survey, arranged by the National Highways and Transport Network (NHT) and results are expected later this year.
The survey questionnaire is 12 pages long and covers all aspects of local highway and transport services (e.g. from the condition or roads and footways to the quality of local bus services). The questionnaire should be completed in around 20 minutes.