Residents are thanked for giving an input into services

RESIDENTS have been thanked for having their say helping to shape the future of services in the borough.

More than 1,000 people give their views to North Tyneside Council through ‘Voicing Your Choice’ questionnaires, seeking feedback on three key areas of spend for the authority.

Others spoke to council officers who were at shopping centres, community buildings and events.

Mayor Linda Arkley said: “From the comments I have received it appears that the public have enjoyed having the option of engaging with the council in a different way in their communities.

“The feedback we have gathered will be extremely helpful in helping the cabinet, together with officers, in both shaping services and future spending plans.”

Feedback was gathered around three key areas – choices for people – services delivered to adults, children and families; choices for services – how the council is delivering services; and choices for places – including reducing the council’s carbon footprint and energy costs.

It will be used towards the council’s aim of achieving £47m efficiencies over four years.