During the last few weeks we distributed personalised surveys to local people in Town Close. We enclosed freepost envelopes and the return rate was well over 25% - not bad for a party political survey. Here are the results (more or less) in full.
Take careful note of the voting intentions - as this survey was sent to people of all political sorts and none. All figures are percentages.
How would you vote in an election tomorrow?
Green Party 30
Liberal Democrat 22
Are you in favour of Norwich going Unitary?
Don't Known 45
Are you satified with the state of your local park?
Do you think that council tax is...
Too High 72
Too Low 1
About Right 27
What should happen to the junction at the corner of Brazengate and Grove Road?
The no-entry sign should be abolished 45
The no-entry sign should be strongly enforced by the police 36
Don't Know 19
Are you concerned about parking in your area?
Would you like to see your area become a 20mph zone?
What is your view of the bus service in Norwich?
(The rest do not regularly travel by bus)
Where are the local litter hotspots?
These all appeared several times: Tesco Express (Grove Road), Lakenham Way, Brazengate, Trafford Road, Unthank Road
Do you support a twin bin system for Norwich with waste one week and recycling the next?
I will let you decide which of those are worthy of note, but keep in mind that roughly two thirds of respondants would vote for a left-wing party and less than 30% are out-and-out Conservatives so you cannot say that the response group is biased.
I think the council should note the numbers of people not informed about unitary as a priority (we shall see if this is matched in other areas).
What do you think?