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People in Lichfield and Burntwood asked for views on region’s roads

People are being given the chance to have their say on the state of the region’s roads as part of a new survey.

Around 3,300 homes across Staffordshire are being asked for their views as part of the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey.

The survey results will help councils to prioritise their plans and work together on projects after the results are published in October.

Those who receive a survey can complete the paper version or give their views online.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways and transport, Cllr Helen Fisher, said: “This survey will enable people to have their say on our highways operations and also inform us about the views and priorities of our residents.

“The same survey is being used nationwide which means we can spot trends, share expertise and work more collaboratively where appropriate.

“In addition, a standard survey across the country means all councils participating get better value for money. I’d urge people who receive a form to complete one as their views are valuable to us and can help shape future decision making.”  

Last year’s survey results and more information is available at

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  1. TheDoc

    26th June, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Not sure how other’s view this, but in my eyes “3,300 homes across Staffordshire” does not seem enough to highlight the serious issues of places like Burntwood?

    I may be wrong here, but this just seems like shifting the responsibilities from the people we elect the fix our roads, to just asking 3,300 staffordshire households for their view.

    Surely Helen Fisher from Burntwood South should be raising the issues of Burntwood. I know she’s leading the highways initiative, but can’t we just get our roads fixed without a questionnaire?

  2. Toast

    26th June, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Short answer: awful.

    Longer answer: bloody awful.

  3. Darryl

    26th June, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Does seems like an odd way to determine your priorities.

    How are the 3300 selected?

  4. Steve

    26th June, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Helen Fisher. You can’t beat a good pothole.

    Cars swerve violently, to avoid them. They are dangerous for cyclists.

    It would be better to stop wasting money on surveys and PR and to actually fill in a few of the potholes.

  5. Roy Appleby

    26th June, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Short answer Crap!! While the SCC keep giving priority to HGVs over residents the situation will only get worse. I hope I get a questionnaire.

  6. Rob Birch

    26th June, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    What a total waste of time, money and resources. Cllr Fisher can find out how people feel for free by reading the letters pages to local newspapers, by looking at the comments on here or even try looking through paperwork for the numerous claims people have in for damaged tyres, wheels and suspension on their cars. God forbid she could actually do a surgery like the Labour Councillors do and make the time to speak to the public face to face, though I suppose Theresa May showed after the Grenfell fire that face to face public engagement wasn’t really a Tory trait.

    It begs the following questions:

    What new information does she expect this to reveal that they haven’t already been told?

    What will she do with that information, and how will that actually make a difference to the roads?

    How many pot holes can be fixed with the money spent on this survey?

    This is yet another smoke and mirrors Tory initiative to make you think they are interested in your views. A bit like the fake objections to building on the Green Belt.

    I’m guessing that repairing the roads is becoming a priority for the Tories with their constant U-turns. Let’s hope Theresa May has a second magic money tree to fund the required repairs and improvements this pointless survey will inevitably highlight. The very same problems the public have been telling the controlling Tories about for the last couple of years.

  7. Adam Elsdon

    27th June, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Staffordshire council Roads and Highways trained engineers should be surveying the roads and completing the works, but they don’t have the budget, so we get this weak sticking plaster of a “plan” if you can call it that to make it look like they are doing something.
    It is time this Conservative council started petitioning central government on increasing the budget it receives.