Residents’ Survey launches

As a District Council we provide a number of essential services such as waste and recycling, environmental health, sports and leisure, parks and open spaces and action on climate change.

To make sure we continue to commit resources to best meet our residents’ priorities we want to know what local people think about the services we provide.

That’s why, once again, we are reaching out to people across the District and asking for responses in our Residents’ Survey. 

The questionnaire takes place every two years to help us understand what people think about Council services, how they are provided and how money is spent.

It offers an important opportunity to gauge public satisfaction and gain feedback which can help us identify where we can make improvements.

An integral part of our vision is to be driven by what matters to our residents and so it’s essential for us to understand their priorities. This allows us to focus resources and work with the community and partners in doing our best to deliver those priorities.

As we do every year we are also asking for views on any change in Council Tax. Currently the average household’s contribution to Blaby District Council is just £3.53 per week from the total amount of Council Tax paid.

The bulk of the rest goes to Leicestershire County Council (74%) with allocations also to Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the local Parish Council. 

For 2024/24 the Council is proposing to increase its proportion of the Council Tax requirement by 2.99%, that’s about 11p a week and just over £5 a year for the average household. We are keen to hear what residents think about this increase. 

People can have their say here:     

The closing date is Sunday 25 February at 9pm.

Results of the survey will be reviewed and used by the Council when making decisions on future services. Views on Council Tax will be taken into account when the Council makes its final decision on the 2024/25 budget shortly after the consultation closes.