UPDATE & RESULTS: 19 February 2016

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UPDATE & RESULTS: 19 February 2016

Thank you to everyone who took the time to take part in this consultation. 

By 18 February we had 324 responses. 

A few more responses came in after the due date but have not affected the overall results. 

Services that directly affected the respondents, in order of % choosing service, top 12 only:

  1. Waste and recycling collections and bring centres 92%

  2. Elections and electoral registration 75%

  3. Food hygiene 72%

  4. Public conveniences, 63%

  5. Public health and safety  58%

  6. Beaches, seafronts, coastal control 55%

  7. Parks, playgrounds, open spaces 54%

  8. Air and water quality monitoring 48%

  9. Supporting heritage and local museums 41%

  10. Planning applications and enforcement 40%

  11. Supporting arts, culture, local events and organisations 39%

  12. Conservation and conservation areas 38%

Respondents said these services are in their top 5 most important services, in order of % choosing service, top 12 only:

  1. Waste and recycling collections and bring centres  82%

  2. Beaches and seafronts, coastal control 45%

  3. Food hygiene 42%

  4. Public conveniences 36%

  5. Planning applications and planning enforcement  26%

  6. Parks, playgrounds and open spaces 23%

  7. Public health and safety  equal 7 with Elections and electoral registration 21%

  9.  Supporting arts, culture, local events and organisations 18%

  10. Conservation, conservation areas equal 10 with Council Tax payments and reduction scheme  17%

  12. Supporting heritage and local museums 15%

Council Tax: freeze, raise 1.94% or raise by some other amount?

61% said raise Council Tax by 1.94%

11% said raise Council Tax but by more than 1.94%

5% said raise Council Tax but by less than 1.94%

21% said freeze Council Tax

Some respondents did not answer this question.

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