Residents’ views are being sought on their priorities, needs, and aspirations for the future.
The 2021 Residents Perception Survey is now live and runs until Friday 3 September. The survey is available for 6,000 randomly selected residents to complete.
Residents who have been invited to participate would have received a letter through the post, signed by the council’s interim Chief Executive, Andy Lewis, and M.E.L. Research Ltd.
There are three ways to access the survey – the letter will contain a link and QR code to complete it online. In addition to this, anyone who does not fill in the survey will receive a paper copy of the survey. A helpline is also available to ensure anyone who has trouble filling it in, can get help to do so.
Following the closing date, the survey results will be posted on Your Say Southend, allowing residents to view and understand the data and results even if they did not participate in the survey.
Cllr Ian Gilbert, leader of the council, said: “With the effect the coronavirus pandemic has had on our town and residents, we want to understand how we can effectively support them through the recovery period.
“We want to better understand how your life has been affected, and what the council can do to better prioritise the needs of the Borough and community. Please make sure you look out in the post to see if you have been selected to complete the survey and use this opportunity to give us your views.”