Survey to be launched asking for residents' views on Derbyshire's roads

Derbyshire residents are to be asked what they think about how the council looks after its roads and other transport services.

Around 3,300 people countywide, chosen randomly, are to be asked for their feedback on how Derbyshire County Council maintains its highways.

As part of the 2019 National Highways Transport Public Satisfaction Survey residents will be asked to rate how the council manages roadworks, deals with congestion and looks after its pavements and footpaths.

Local residents will also be asked to say what they think about bus and community transport services supported by the council, road safety, cycling routes and how easy it is to get to, and use, highways-related facilities.

The survey is being sent out from Friday 7 June, with results being published in late October.

This year 111 authorities have signed up to take part in the questionnaire. The results rank individual authorities against each other. 

Derbyshire has taken part in the survey since it was first launched in 2008. Last year the council rated top for how it is doing compared to other county councils nationally who took part.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said: “Keeping Derbyshire moving is a top priority for us so understanding what is important to local residents will help us to deliver the most efficient and effective services.”

Councillor Spencer added: “By comparing results with other councils it helps us to share best practice for the benefit of the people of Derbyshire and I would encourage anyone who receives a copy of this survey to have their say to help inform our services.”

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