Survey residents happy with city life
THE vast majority of residents in Nottingham are satisfied to be living in the city, according to a new survey.
The 2012 Citizens' Survey was carried out by the city council in December, and the results have just been released.
2,000 Nottingham residents took part in the survey and 84 per cent said they were satisfied with their local area as a place to live.
This was down one percent from the previous year. The responses also showed that:
70 per cent of respondents believe that the city council provides value for money
66 per cent said they were satisfied with the way the council runs things
71 per cent said they feel the council kept them very or fairly well informed
89 per cent said they felt that their local area was a place where people from different backgrounds got on well together.
Council leader Jon Collins said: "I am pleased that such a high proportion of people are happy living in Nottingham, as the city council has a big part to play in this.
"The fact that two-thirds of people are satisfied with the city council, at a time when Government cuts are forcing us to make some tough decisions about services, shows that we are continuing to focus on the things that matter to local people."
The top factors that people complained about included crime, dirty streets and road and pavement repairs. There were also calls for more activities for teenagers.