Have your say on council’s services

East Riding Council is inviting people to have their say about council services.

The council has launched its Have Your Say 2014 survey and wants as many people as possible to take part.

All people have to do is visit the council website www.eastriding.gov.uk then click on the Have Your Say link on the home page, go to Consultation and choose the East Riding Residents Survey.

Councillor Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for community involvement and performance, said: “The survey is a great way for residents to let us know their views about the way the councils does things and what they think about living in the East Riding.

“We can use the answers and opinions people provide to help us prioritise and redesign services in the future, allocate resources and also influence our Business planning for 2015.

“The council has a good record of listening to residents to help us shape the way we deliver services.

“This, together with our forward planning and strong financial management, means we can continue to provide value for money and high quality services efficiently and effectively, with the help of residents.”

The Have Your Say 2014 survey asks questions about various aspects of the council and the East Riding as a place to live, how much people use the council website and new technology generally, what they think the council’s spending priorities should be going forward and what they think of some specific health and care services.

Gillian Barley, the council’s performance management group manager, said: “The survey is easy to do and does not take much time to complete so hopefully lots of people will take the opportunity to share their views.

“We want people from all walks of life and of all generations to take part and, if anyone is particularly interested, their participation could lead to involvement in other consultation opportunities in the future.

“Any residents can take part in the survey, including people who don’t have internet access at home. If they are library users, they can access the website survey at any library using the People’s Network.”

The council is also carrying out a telephone survey to complement the website version.

The online survey will be available on East Riding Council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk until the end of April.

You can also access the survey directly by typing http://bit.ly/PTKftZ into your browser.