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Lichfield residents urged to have their say via new online tool

Computer keyboard. Pic: lapideo

Computer keyboard. Pic: lapideo

People will be able to have their say on public consultations thanks to the launch of a new online tool.

Lichfield District Council launched Voice it! – an online consultation centre that allows everyone to comment on all the public consultations the council holds.

Nina Dawes, Chief Executive of Lichfield District Council, said:

“We hope lots of people use Voice it! to tell us their views, so that we can base our decisions on the issues that are important to local people.”

The new site is being launched with the council’s residents’ survey, which is local people’s chance to tell the local authority about what they like and do not like about living in the district.

Nina added:

“We work together with all of the other agencies in our district – such as health, the county council, the voluntary sector, police and fire – to plan services into the future. We need to check that we are focussing on the things that are important to our residents.

“We also deliver a wide range of services across the district, from collecting waste and recycling, to running leisure centres, through to cleaning local streets. We ask our residents to give us their views through face-to-face meetings and questionnaires to find out if we’re doing a good enough job. Our residents’ survey will tell us where we’ve got it right, and where we need to improve.”

The council has posted 300 copies of the survey to residents across the district, and hopes lots more local people will complete it online at before the February 5 closing date.

On top of a one-stop-shop for the council’s consultations, Voice it! will soon have a wealth of consultations that are being held by partner organisations – such as the local primary care trust, the fire service and the police.

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