Barnsley Council signs up to national survey

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Members of the public in Barnsley are to be asked their views on the town’s highways and transport services.

Barnsley Council is one of 70 local authorities to sign up to a survey that will ask members of the public exactly the same questions.

It will ask for views on the condition of the roads to the quality of local bus services.

The survey, which is being run for the sixth year, enables councils to compare results, share in best practice and identify opportunities to work together in the future.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of 4,500 Barnsley residents in July and results will be published in the autumn.

Counc Roy Miller, Barnsley Council’s cabinet spokesman for Development, Environment and Culture, said: “There are clear benefits to conducting a public survey in this way.

“As well as providing excellent value for money, it also enables everyone involved to identify areas of best practice and spot national, regional and local trends.

“This is not about producing a league table to champion one geographical area over another, it is about understanding customer views better and working together to deliver the best possible outcomes.”