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What kind of city do we want to live in?

 
We have recently held a series of focus groups with residents and stakeholders who have discussed some of the challenges that we face in the future. The following statements represent the main issues they raised and list of services which residents think are essential, now we'd like to know what you think and how far you agree with the following statements. Please complete your survey by Monday 9 July, thank you for your time.
 
1. Young people should be a priority
We need to concentrate on their education so that they are prepared for work and for being responsible citizens. *
We need to concentrate on their education so that they are prepared for work and for being responsible citizens.
 
2. There will be more pressure on unpaid carers in the future.
So we need to make sure the support services they need are in place now. *
So we need to make sure the support services they need are in place now.
 
3. A range of good local shops and services are vital ingredients in good places to live.
Shopping locally reduces traffic and helps people get to know each other. *
Shopping locally reduces traffic and helps people get to know each other.
 
4. Resources should be targeted at the most vulnerable people in the city.
Social care for adults and children must be our priority. *
Social care for adults and children must be our priority.
 
5. We need to make sure we are getting the most from our partners in the city.
Businesses, the universities, voluntary organisations and the council need to work harder together to create prosperity. *
Businesses, the universities, voluntary organisations and the council need to work harder together to create prosperity.
 
6. We aren't prepared to compromise on local environmental standards.
If council services are reduced local people will step in to close the gaps. *
If council services are reduced local people will step in to close the gaps.
 
7. We need to invest in our assets - people, transport links, our natural and built environment.
Promote these with confidence to businesses and bring jobs to the city. *
Promote these with confidence to businesses and bring jobs to the city.
 
8. Too much gets spent on the city centre environment.
The residential neighbourhoods should have a bigger share. *
The residential neighbourhoods should have a bigger share.
 
9. Everyone should have the opportunity to go to an excellent school and achieve their full potential.
We must address the postcode lottery and make schools more equal. *
We must address the postcode lottery and make schools more equal.
 
10. Private businesses should be encouraged to invest more in the community.
We want to see them sponsoring libraries, community buildings, local services and activities. *
We want to see them sponsoring libraries, community buildings, local services and activities.
 
11. Voluntary and community groups rather than the council are best placed to support vulnerable people.
Funding must be granted so they can provide consistent services. *
Funding must be granted so they can provide consistent services.
 
12. It is the council and its partners that should set the tone and create incentives for active citizenship.
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13. We should make jobs and training for young people a priority rather than investing in older workers.
Apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering by young people are more important and the retirement age should be lower. *
Apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering by young people are more important and the retirement age should be lower.
 
14. The deprived areas shouldn't get more than the better off ones.
The same should be spent in each neighbourhood regardless of their problems. *
The same should be spent in each neighbourhood regardless of their problems.
 
15. Small businesses will create jobs in the future.
We need to encourage entrepreneurs and retain graduates so that they create wealth and job opportunities. *
We need to encourage entrepreneurs and retain graduates so that they create wealth and job opportunities.
 
16. We want vibrant neighbourhoods with a good range of local services, life time homes and affordable public transport that links us to job oppotunities.
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