More than 3,000 residents will receive a letter in the coming weeks asking for their views on the highways and transport services locally as part of an independent national survey by the National Highways and Transport Network.
North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE are one of 111 local authorities signed up to the standardised survey that will ask a random sample of residents the exact same question set in each local authority. Responses for each local authority will be used to provide an opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify opportunities for future collaboration on projects.
The survey will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3,300 residents from Monday 7 June, followed by a reminder, with local and national results due to be published in October 2021. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “Working alongside our regeneration partner, ENGIE, we are committed to continually engaging with residents to understand their views and take action when we can. Our involvement in this national survey provides another opportunity for us to understand the local views of our highways and transport service, benchmarked against the views of residents in other areas.
“Data collection of this scale will also support the continued work within the service, providing an invaluable insight across England and the region to spot emerging trends and identify solutions or steps that can be taken to support or address arising issues.
“If you do receive a letter, please take some time to be part of our sample locally and ensure we can get a good level of feedback to support the data collection here. In taking the time to have your say, you will be helping to shape the future of the highway and transport service.”
The results will provide highway officials with greater insight into views and perceptions of the highways and transport service locally to support future improvements.