Notts residents to have a say in national waste survey

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE residents’ views on the county’s waste services are to be compared with others across England in a pilot household waste and recycling public satisfaction survey.

The County Council has signed up to take part in the survey which asks householders the same questions, whether they live in Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire, Blackpool or Hull.

Being held for the first time this year, it will enable local authorities to compare results, share in best practice and identify opportunities to work together in the future.

The questionnaire is being sent to a random sample of 4,000 Notts residents this week, with local and national results expected to be published early in the New Year. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents receiving a copy are being urged to take part.

“The results will enable us to find out what people in Nottinghamshire think about these important services,” says Coun Richard Butler, chairman of the County Council’s environment and sustainability committee.

“It will provide one of several ways in which the County Council can assess how it is performing and which services to prioritise, and to improve.

“This is not about producing a league table but more about understanding customer views better and working together to deliver the best possible outcomes for local residents.

“I would urge anyone receiving one of the sample surveys to take part.”

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For further information please contact Ian Wheeler, senior media officer, on 0115 977 3757 or email ian.wheeler@nottscc.gov.uk