More than 2,000 people have already given their views on living in the borough to the Council which is a great response. However, the survey needs to be representative of the whole of the local population and currently the figures of those who have taken part show people aged under 34 and those who are employed are underrepresented.
Cllr Lottie Parfitt-Reid, MBC Lead Member for Communities and Public Engagement, said:
Everyone’s opinion and views are really important to us as the Residents’ Survey forms the basis of where we will improve our services in the future. The more data we have from different groups and ages the more valuable the results will be.
We are delighted with the responses we have had so far and thank you to all that have completed it, but we really would like to hear from everyone and in particular those aged between 18 and 34 as well as those working in order to get the fullest picture we can.
The survey runs until Sunday 4 September so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Please tell us what you think of your County Town and help to shape the future Maidstone.
Every resident who completes the survey can enter into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes including:
Everyone who enters the prize draw is also eligible for a seven day gym pass at Maidstone Leisure Centre, to participate tick the relevant box at the end of the survey and provide contact details. The survey is open to residents aged 18 or over.
MBC staff will be attending local events in the town centre and across the borough with the survey, for a list of these and a link to complete the survey follow the link: https://LetsTalkMaidstone.uk.engagementhq.com/resident-survey-2022-2.
If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Consulation@maidstone.gov.uk