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Major new survey will shape life in North East Lincolnshire

Major new survey will shape life in North East Lincolnshire Grimsby
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Major new survey will shape life in North East Lincolnshire

An important new survey that gives people the chance to have a say on the future of life in North East Lincolnshire has been launched.

The extensive survey covers many aspects of life, including health and wellbeing, community life, environment, economy and housing, crime and safety, and skills and learning.

The last time a similar survey was carried out was in 2017 and it led to major changes in the area.

It involves North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and Healthwatch NEL, who have come together to launch the Our Place, Our Future survey.

The survey responses will help organisations to understand how they can work better to tackle challenges and make the most of opportunities.

Things implemented as a result of the feedback from the 2017 survey included conducting a review of the council website, with a completely new site launching in September this year.

Dealing with drug-related crime and antisocial behaviour remains a top priority for all partners based on the 2017 survey results.

The Police and Crime Commissioner provides the Community Safety Partnership with a Crime Reduction Fund which has supported a number of ASB reduction projects based on the views given in the last survey, such as youth activities via Ghetto Park, Fusion Boxing, Climb 4, Grimsby in Bloom and the YMCA.

Participants will be in with the chance to bag some top prizes, including a night away in a hotel which includes a spa day for two, as well as a supercar driving experience, firefighter experience, a bike, a month’s free gym membership at a Lincs Inspire leisure centre, a season parking permit, a family pass to the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “It’s really important that people have the chance to share their views and we are here to listen to them.”

The Our Place, Our Future survey can be completed online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say or over the phone, by calling (01472) 324380 to arrange a suitable time.

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