The survey asked a number of questions that relate to local services. The have been agreed with local councillors from the ward. We asked people to suggest how satisfied they are with these services, and provided some space for additional information about their neighbourhood and what can be done to make it an even better place to live.
Participant where asked to show how satisfies they are with each of the following: Advice Services (Including debt advice); Activities for Teenagers; Housing; Street Cleanliness; Community Activities; Access to the Internet; Education Provision – Including Adult Learning; Facilities for Young Children; Health Services; Job Prospects; Parks, Open Spaces, Sports and Leisure; and Public Transport.
The survey shows there is high level of dissatisfaction with activities for children of all ages and a feeling that there is a lack of suitable play facilities in particular. ‘Street Cleanliness’ also scored high on dissatisfaction, as did access to ‘Public Transport’. Overall ‘Clean Streets’ and ‘Public Transport’ were identified as the highest priorities for the area.
The East Local Area Partnership has since held a roadshow event with representative from the services highlighted in the survey, this has enabled them to respond directly to local residents. The information from the survey has also fed into the process for identifying the priorities for the Manor and Castle Ward, for the period 2016/17. The ward priorities are used to help members make decisions about how they allocate ‘Ward Pot’ funding.
You can read more about the East LAP, ‘Ward Priorities’ and ‘Ward Pots’ by following this link https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/in-your-area/your-local-area/east.html