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Place Survey 2008

Local, county and country results

The aim of the national Place Survey is to measure people's perception of, and satisfaction with their area, community life and local services. The results were published in June 2009. Here's a summary of the key data for St Albans, Hertfordshire and England.

 

Question/topic

St Albans City & District Council

Hertfordshire County Council

England

% of people who are very or fairly satisfied with:

%

%

%

  • keeping public land clear of litter
  • refuse collection
  • doorstep recycling
  • local tips/ recycling centres
  • local transport information
  • local bus services
  • sport/leisure facilities
  • libraries
  • museums/galleries
  • theatres/concert halls
  • parks and open spaces
  • 60.3
  • 74.1
  • 72.1
  • 81.3
  • 36.9
  • 38.9
  • 43.0
  • 67.5
  • 53.3
  • 52.5
  • 86.3
  • 58.6
  • 75.6
  • 68.3
  • 71.2
  • 41.1
  • 45.3
  • 52.1
  • 72.6
  • 40.9
  • 43.8
  • 75.9
  • 56.9
  • 77.6
  • 69.8
  • 71.2
  • 48.0
  • 55.2
  • 46.2
  • 69.0
  • 41.5
  • 13.2
  • 68.5

% who strongly or tend to agree that local council provides value for money

29.2

33.6

33.2

% who are very or fairly satisfied with how the council runs things

41.9

45.9

45.4

% who would like to be more involved in the decisions that affect their local area

25.7

24.8

26.6

% who agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together

85.3

81.2

76.4

% who feel they belong to their immediate neighbourhood

59.9

56.8

58.7

% who have been involved in decisions that affect the local area

15.5

13.3

14

% who agree that they can influence decisions in their local area

26.7

27.0

28.9

% who are satisfied with their local area as a place to live

90.3

83.9

79.7

% who have given unpaid help at least once per month over the past 12 months

29.4

26.0

23.2

% who think that anti-social behaviour is a problem in their local area

10.1

16.3

20.0

% who agree that the police and other local public services are successfully dealing with anti-socal behaviour and crime in their local area

28.2

27.3

26.3

% who agree that in their local area parents take enough responsibility for their children

45.4

33.2

29.6

% who think there is a problem with people not treating each other with respect and consideration in their local area

16.7

26.2

31.2

% who agree that the police and other local public services seek people's views about anti-social behaviour and crime in their local area

19.7

21.9

24.8

% who feel informed about what to do in the event of a large-scale emergency

10.6

12.2

15.3

% who think that drunk and rowdy behaviour is a problem in their local area

18.6

27.2

29

% who think that drug use or drug dealing is a problem in their local area

15.6

24.9

30.5

% who say their health is good or very good

84.0

80.3

75.8

% people aged 65 and over who are satisfied with both home and neighbourhood

88.2

85.8

83.9

% who think that older people in their local area get the help and support they need to continue to live at home for as long as they want to

23.0

26.8

30.0

% who would say that they have been treated with respect and consideration by their local public services in the last year

77.4

75.9

72.4

Results from England can be downloaded from the communities and local government website.

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