THURROCK Council has published the results of a survey on how people feel about living in the borough.
In November – December 2016, 1,000 telephone interviews were conducted among a sample of Thurrock residents, with representative quotas set during fieldwork by ward, age and gender.
The survey is set to be discussed at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Tory-run cabinet.
In the meantime, here is a snapshot of the results as well as a link to the full survey.
1. Approaching seven in ten residents (69%) are satisfied with their local area as a place to live, whilst two in ten indicate some degree of dissatisfaction (19%). There is a significant variation in levels of satisfaction indicated by residents dependent on the ward they live in; those living in wards in the North and North East of the borough (Corringham and Fobbing – 89%, Stanford-le-Hope West – 89%, Orsett – 88% and Stanford East and Corringham Town – 87%) indicate significantly higher than average levels of satisfaction, whilst those residents living in wards in the South of the borough (Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park – 52%, Grays Riverside – 49% and Tilbury St Chads – 47%) indicate significantly lower than average levels of satisfaction.
2. Just over half of residents (55%) are satisfied with the way Thurrock Council runs things, by contrast, nearly three in ten state they are dissatisfied (28%). Just over one in ten (13%) think the way Thurrock Council runs things has got better in the last 12 months, three in ten (31%) think it has got worse, whilst around half feel it has stayed the same (53%).
3. Less than half of residents (45%) agree that Thurrock Council provides value for money. Around one in four disagree (26%).
Full results can be found here