Villagers will be in poll position
POLLSTERS are to go into Fenland villages – and part of Wisbech – to see if life is improving following Government investment. Residents are being given the opportunity to have their say during a Government survey into neighbourhood improvement programmes
POLLSTERS are to go into Fenland villages - and part of Wisbech - to see if life is improving following Government investment.
Residents are being given the opportunity to have their say during a Government survey into neighbourhood improvement programmes.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is carrying out the exercise as part of a national evaluation of Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder programmes - such as the Fenland Links scheme.
Randomly selected people living in Parson Drove, Wisbech St Mary, Elm, Christchurch and Wisbech's Waterlees Ward will be invited to take part between January and March. Interviewers from NOP and MORI will carry out the research.
The Fenland Links Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder programme covers the four parishes and Waterlees and is funded by central government, and is designed to improve the delivery of local services to meet the needs of local residents.
The survey will provide service providers working in Fenland with information by asking local people what they think of the area in which they live, the services they receive and how service provision could be improved. A similar survey was carried out in 2004.
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Councillor Jill Tuck, chairman of the Fenland Links Management Board, said: "This is an important opportunity for local people to have their say on what they feel about local services and the way they are delivered.
"It is especially important as Fenland Links is one of only two rural pathfinders targeted by this survey. I would encourage anyone selected for the survey to take this opportunity to make their views known.