Residents are asked to help shape services

Thousands of residents are being invited to shape North Tyneside and improve services.

More than 4,000 borough residents are receiving postal questionnaires from North Tyneside Council asking them for feedback on a range of issues.

Officials are hoping those who take part will help give a better view of life in North Tyneside.

Mayor Norma Redfearn, said: “The annual Residents’ Survey is a very important way of letting us know the views of local residents.

“These views help us to develop and improve our services as well as the local area.

“I’d ask all households who receive a questionnaire to take the time to complete it – the more we receive, the better picture we’ll have of the views of residents.”

Households selected to take part in the survey are chosen at random and all feedback remains anonymous and confidential.

Households have until Friday, October 30, to complete and return their questionnaire in the pre-paid envelope provided.

The survey is being managed on behalf of the council by the independent research company, Ipsos Mori.