Between July and August 2016, West Sussex County Council asked residents which key council services were important to them. The survey also asked residents for their views on future Council Tax increases.
In total, 2,588 people responded to the survey. ‘Keeping you safe’ came out as the top priority for residents, followed by ‘Providing education and schools’. Two-thirds of those who responded were in favour of a Council Tax increase of 3.75% or more.
Common themes for what residents felt was important for the future of West Sussex were:
- striking the right balance between providing affordable housing
- limiting the number of housing developments
- improving and upgrading infrastructure and roads throughout the county.
The results are in and really interesting. You can see a summary below, along with survey results for 2014: