Quality of life survey will help plan for the future

thisisoxfordshire: Quality of life survey will help plan for the future Quality of life survey will help plan for the future

ESTATE residents are being asked what they think about living where they do.

About 2,000 people living in areas including Barton, Wood Farm, Rose HIll and Cutteslowe, are being urged to complete the Quality of Life Survey.

Oxford City Council says the results of the new annual survey will be used by the authority to get an insight into life in the neighbourhoods and to understand what people think about themselves, their neighbourhood, local services and priorities. The results will be used to help plan changes over the next two years.

Steve Curran, council board member for Youth and Communities, said: “The survey results will give officers the ability to track changes and improve the quality of life in the neighbourhoods of Oxford. It will also help in giving the residents a voice in what is important to them in their local area.” The survey has been compiled by the city council, Oxfordshire Healthwatch, and Oxford University Careers Service.

More than 5,500 surveys will be delivered through doors on the estates and council officers will be available to chat to residents at events.

The officers will be at Blackbird Leys Community Centre from 10.30am to 1pm and the Wood Farm Community Cafe from noon to 2pm on Wednesday, Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley on Thursday from 10am to 4pm, Barton Neighbourhood Centre from 10am to noon on Saturday, and Cutteslowe Community Centre on Monday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Visit http://surveymonkey.com/s/QualityofLifeOxford and for more information contact the city council’s neighbourhood partnership team at communities@oxford.gov.uk or 01865 252828.

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6:59am Tue 1 Apr 14

Myron Blatz says...

Another survey - wonder how much this one has cost the council tax payers? There is also a 'smell' of the management team looking how it can further-reduce its liabilities - must be nearly a decade since City Council tried to offload its Council Tenants onto housing associations, but which Tenants overwhelmingly rejected! Meanwhile its bloated top management continue to make cuts - blaming County and the Coalition wherever it can, as the May council elections loom ever-closer, and its councillors come out into the daylight to knock on elector's doors and remind people who their local city councillors actually are, and why they spend so much money on providing all that election rubbish from the four main political parties and their candidates - many of whom will be total strangers from outside the Ward they want to represent! The only good news is that after spending hundreds of thousands of pounds in fighting for the closure of Temple Cowley and building of a new pool complex at Blackbird Leys, City Council may now sell the Temple Cowley site for redevelopment as a pool and leisure complex, plus 30 or so homes. So, yet another u-bend turn by Labour, as its majority on City Council takes a potential big knock sideways, as the Coalition's economic policies seem to be working - which is more than can be said for the city council's 'bombsite' where the Cowley Community Centre used to be! Maybe one question from tbe proposed Survey will be when's our new Cowley Community Centre finally going to be built, and is it going to be a proper commumity centre, or another one of Cllr Price's joke community spaces?
Another survey - wonder how much this one has cost the council tax payers? There is also a 'smell' of the management team looking how it can further-reduce its liabilities - must be nearly a decade since City Council tried to offload its Council Tenants onto housing associations, but which Tenants overwhelmingly rejected! Meanwhile its bloated top management continue to make cuts - blaming County and the Coalition wherever it can, as the May council elections loom ever-closer, and its councillors come out into the daylight to knock on elector's doors and remind people who their local city councillors actually are, and why they spend so much money on providing all that election rubbish from the four main political parties and their candidates - many of whom will be total strangers from outside the Ward they want to represent! The only good news is that after spending hundreds of thousands of pounds in fighting for the closure of Temple Cowley and building of a new pool complex at Blackbird Leys, City Council may now sell the Temple Cowley site for redevelopment as a pool and leisure complex, plus 30 or so homes. So, yet another u-bend turn by Labour, as its majority on City Council takes a potential big knock sideways, as the Coalition's economic policies seem to be working - which is more than can be said for the city council's 'bombsite' where the Cowley Community Centre used to be! Maybe one question from tbe proposed Survey will be when's our new Cowley Community Centre finally going to be built, and is it going to be a proper commumity centre, or another one of Cllr Price's joke community spaces? Myron Blatz
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10:36am Tue 1 Apr 14

mytaxes says...

I was told recently that a councillor stated they could not paint a rusty parking pole in the street as there was no money because of the "cuts". It seems that the cuts are used as an excuse for everything apart from when they want to waste money then there is an abundance.
I was told recently that a councillor stated they could not paint a rusty parking pole in the street as there was no money because of the "cuts". It seems that the cuts are used as an excuse for everything apart from when they want to waste money then there is an abundance. mytaxes
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