Angus Citizens’ Survey

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ANGUS Council will next week begin to carry out its biennial Angus Citizens’ Survey, which gathers opinions and views from residents on life in the county.

From Monday, October 3, the company Research Resource will begin contacting around 1,500 people across all eight wards.

The 2009 survey showed a positive picture of life in Angus with over nine out of 10 people stating that they were either “very” or “fairly” satisfied with the quality of life in Angus (93%).

Areas that received positive ratings included: satisfaction with neighbourhoods and services; ease of access to facilities and services and satisfaction with the environment.

Areas that reported less positively were: drug problems in neighbourhoods; satisfaction with provision of and access to local youth facilities; anti-social behaviour; and the extent to which respondents believe they have some degree of influence over decisions which affects their neighbourhood.

The survey was also designed to establish views in regard to Angus Council. Again, overall, there were high levels of satisfaction with over seven out of 10 people agreeing that the council offers a good range of services.