How do you want Nottinghamshire to look in 10 years’ time? This is just one of the big questions being posed by Nottinghamshire County Council in their ‘Big Notts Survey’ which opens on 2 August 2021 to all Nottinghamshire residents.
Feedback from the survey will form the cornerstone of the council’s new ambitious Council Plan that looks to the next 10 years and beyond whilst setting out its detailed priorities for the next four years.
The survey seeks to understand residents worries through the pandemic and what opportunities they think the recovery could bring, whilst asking everyone to consider what they want for themselves their families and their local area in the next 10 years.
All residents will be able to take part by completing the online survey at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/bignottssurvey or can pick-up a printed copy from 9 August at all county libraries, Children’s Centres and other council buildings. The council will also be inviting residents to share their hopes and concerns for the future of Nottinghamshire through its social media channels and will be engaging directly with a range of people who regularly use its services.
Councillor Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This conversation with our residents comes at a unique and unparalleled time as we emerge from a pandemic that has altered all our lives and as the council creates its long-term vision to build a better Nottinghamshire for all.
We are totally committed to listening to and taking on board whatever people say needs to be done to improve our county. Every voice is important, and we want to reach out to those who often go unheard to make sure we build a future Nottinghamshire that benefits everyone.”
Councillor Bradley continued: “Over the last few months as we’ve started to recover from the pandemic the council has got off to a flying start. We’ve declared a climate emergency with a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, held our first meeting of the cross-party Highways Review Panel to review how we can best keep our roads in a good state of repair, and also attracted major funding into the county to support essential pubic services such as adult social care, school rebuilding programmes, flood prevention schemes and major road improvements. But we want to do much more, and we want the Council Plan to be the blueprint for how we can achieve and deliver on this.”
Councillor Bruce Laughton, Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council added: “The people of Nottinghamshire are industrious, talented, and forward looking and we trust them to tell us what’s most needed to make Nottinghamshire a success. We want everyone to complete the survey and to be bold and aspirational so the council and its partners can work together to do all they can to make it a reality.”
The survey will close on 19 September. Results from the survey will help inform and shape the Council Plan which will considered by the council in Autumn 2021.