Wyre residents are being urged to share their views on the borough and help shape services in their neighbourhoods.

Wyre Council wants to know what people think about everything from rubbish collections and affordable housing to job opportunities and anti-social behaviour, in its biennial survey Life In Wyre.

Leader of Wyre Council, Councillor Peter Gibson, said: “This is an opportunity to directly influence council services and priorities in your area. We want to hear about what we’re doing well and how we can improve.

“84% of residents told us in the last survey that they were satisfied with the area they live in however they also made it clear that more needed to be done about environmental crime including fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering.

“Since then, tackling this issue has been a top priority; we’ve introduced online reporting where locations can be mapped and invested in systems that allow incidents to be picked up on mobile devices by officers who can respond immediately.

“I want to encourage as many people as possible to spare a few minutes and tell us what they think, as the opinions of residents are fundamental in planning how the council operates in the future.”

Health services were also highlighted as a priority in the 2012 survey in terms of making somewhere a good place to live. As a result, the council has collaborated with NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Lancashire County Council’s Public Health Team this time around to ask questions about health provision across the borough.

Dr Tony Naughton, the CCG’s clinical chief officer, said: “We want to make sure that health services locally meet people’s needs, and I would like to thank people in advance for taking the time to give their views.”

A sample of 3000 residents across the borough have been sent a survey in the post and anyone can complete the survey online at wyre.gov.uk/lifeinwyre. Responses must be received by 16 November.

As a thank you, everyone who completes the survey has the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win four tickets to the Christmas pantomime Cinderella at Marine Hall in Fleetwood.

wyre.gov.uk/lifeinwyre

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