Still time for views to Gosport Borough Council

GOSPORT residents have until the end of Sunday – December 5 – to let Gosport Borough Council know their views on how it can help local people in the future.

The council says the idea behind the survey is to find out how it can ensure its services to reflect the priorities of the people in the borough.

Feedback is being collected via an anonymous survey which asks about a range of issues:

  • how the pandemic has affected people’s finances, health and wellbeing;
  • transport in the borough;
  • the ways residents prefer to contact the council and use its services;
  • how much people get involved with their local community or voluntary groups.

It takes about 10 minutes to complete the basic questions though there are a number of sections which have boxes where respondents can add comments so completing the survey may take a little longer.

The online survey can be accessed HERE. Alternatively, if residents can’t get online, they can call 023 9258 4242 and council staff will take them through the questions on the phone.

Gosport Borough Council Leader Councillor Graham Burgess, said: “We’re really grateful to the many people who have already taken part in the survey, but we’d urge anyone who hasn’t had their say to do so this week.

“Everyone’s views are important. The council is planning for the future and we want to make sure we understand the needs of local people.”

A recent consultation on the council’s draft Economic Development Strategy attracted responses from just 38 people – the Office for National Statistics estimates that in June 2020, the population of Gosport was 84,679 of which 68,208 were over the age of 16.

When it comes to what the council can and should be doing to provide the services residents want, it can be expected that many more will take the opportunity to make their views known.

Photo (top): Gosport Town Hall