Families urged to have their say
Published Monday 23rd July 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Southend residents are being invited to take part in a survey which aims to find out how services for families can be improved.
Their responses will help organisations across the town work out the most appropriate ways to plan their budgets and services in future.
The aim is to give families a stronger voice,and make sure their views can be heard well before budget decisions are made.
Findings from the consultation will be shared between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, children's centres, the Southend Together Partnership, local health services, the Southend University Hospital Trust, Southend Association of Voluntary Services and many more.
To take part in the survey residents can fill in specially printed Family-on-Sea postcards in libraries, children's centres and other locations.
The survey asks: "What do you feel could be improved for families in Southend-on-Sea ? Your answer can be about any service, facility, area, or anything in Southend-on-Sea ."
Responses can be submitted in the drop boxes available at the venues where the survey postcards are found, e-mailed to email@example.com or sent via Twitter #familyonsea
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, Councillor James Courtenay, said: "We are very keen to hear the views of families about what they would like to see changed or improved in our town and we hope as many people as possible will take part.
"The consultation will offer a snapshot of opinions about services and facilities in the town and we very much look forward to receiving feedback from residents.
"We can then take this into account as we go forward to consider future priorities and plan future budgets."