Cornwall is becoming greener, cleaner, safer and a better place to live according to local residents


Cornwall Council’s commitment to tackling climate change and making Cornwall a better place to live is starting to pay off for the Lib Dem led authority according to the Council’s s latest resident survey.

Cornwall Council’s commitment to tackling climate change and making Cornwall a better place to live is starting to pay off for the Lib Dem led authority according to the Council’s s latest resident survey.

There have been significant increases in residents agreeing that Cornwall Council is making the area greener, cleaner, safer, and a better place to live, whilst the percentage of residents agreeing that Cornwall Council is efficient and well run has also increased, up a whopping 20% since 2017.

Edwina Hannaford, Lib Dem portfolio holder for climate change at the Council said, “I am delighted that the Council’s work on tackling climate change and making the area greener is being recognised by the public through our surveys. We have made a great start since we declared a Climate Emergency last year with the launch of our Forest for Cornwall project, the start of retrofitting Council Homes to make them more energy efficient and the introduction of greener buses. Of course, there is a lot more to do and we will continue to lead the way on this.”

Rob Nolan, Lib Dem portfolio holder for the Environment added, “From speaking to people as I travel around Cornwall there is a real perception that things are getting better for residents and it is nice that is showing in public satisfaction through our survey. Greener, cleaner, safer and a better place to live. What is not to like.”

Cornwall as a better place to live

   •  The percentage of people agreeing that Cornwall Council is making the area greener continues to increase (up 10 points since the last survey, and 21 points since 2017)
   •  The percentage of people agreeing that Cornwall Council is making the area cleaner increased significantly (up 13 percentage points since the last survey)
   •  The percentage of people agreeing that Cornwall Council is making the area safer continues to increase (up 12 points since the last survey, 21 points since 2017)
   •  The percentage of people agreeing that Cornwall Council is making the area a better place to live continues to increase (up 5 points since the last survey, and 21 points since 2017)

Satisfaction with many key services has significantly improved

   •  Resident satisfaction has significantly increased with how the Council keeps public land clear of litter and refuse, up 13 points since the last survey
   •  Resident satisfaction with Cornwall Council’s street cleaning has significantly increased (up 11% since 2017), reflecting our above average performance in national surveys
   •  Resident satisfaction with Cornwall Council’s road maintenance has significantly increased (up 13 points) in line with above average performance in national surveys
   •  Resident satisfaction with library services has significantly increased, up 10 points on the last survey
   •  Resident satisfaction with the way the Council provides sports and leisure facilities is back up to Autumn 2018 levels, 8 percentage points higher than in 2017
   •  Resident satisfaction with parks and open spaces has continued to increase significantly (up 7 percentage points since the last survey and 11 points since 2017)

Perceptions of the Council

   • There was a significant increase in the percentage of residents who agree that Cornwall Council is efficient and well run (up 5 points since the last survey and 20 points since 2017)


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