Getting a feel for what people think about Plymouth

Plymouth residents are being asked: What do you think about where you live?

Over 8,000 questionnaires will be dropping on doormats across the city from next week (5 February) as part of a randomly-selected sample of Plymouth residents.

The short questionnaire is designed to find out about what people think of Plymouth, how they feel about their local area and how they are feel about their life at the moment.

The survey, which is a jointly-funded venture between Plymouth City Council and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, will give the organisations a city-wide perspective, looking at views of residents across all wards and different areas of the city and between different groups of people.

Councillor Leader Ian Bowyer said: “I’d urge anyone who gets one of these surveys to fill it in as it will give us a snapshot of what our residents think about their city, their community as well as their own health and well-being.

“Both organisations have an important role in improving the lives of Plymouth residents and the information we gather will help us track how people feel about the city and where we need to consider better targeting resources.”

The survey is different to previous residents’ surveys as it is asking people to think more about how they feel about the city. The aim is to repeat the survey in future years to track the city’s progress towards the vision to become one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities where an outstanding quality of life is enjoyed by everyone and whether the city is working together to achieve this.

Areas of covered by the survey include:

  1. Your city – perception of Plymouth and levels of volunteering across the city
  2. Your local area – feelings of belonging, feelings of safety and community involvement
  3. Your life – personal health and wellbeing.

Anyone who receives a copy of the questionnaire should either complete it online or return it in the pre-paid envelope provided by 16 March. The results of the survey will be published in May 2018.